Review ASRock B550 Taichi Review: Blurring the lines between X570 and B550

tiggers97

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At this price point its better to just go X570.

These B550 boards should be $200 and lower not higher!
Was just going to say the same thing. Might as well spend the same money on the X570 Tai Chi. I didn't really see much of anything to tip the scales in the B550s favor at this price point; newer hardware, no chipset fan, maybe better VRM over already pretty good VRM's.
 
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hypocrisyforever

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Was just going to say the same thing. Might as well spend the same money on the X570 Tai Chi. I didn't really see much of anything to tip the scales in the B550s favor at this price point; newer hardware, no chipset fan, maybe better VRM over already pretty good VRM's.
I'm of the exact same mindset. I'm now in the market for a good board for an 3900x and had settled on the X570 Tai Chi since it seemed a good value at $300. Of course, now the whole MOBO market is wiped out stock-wise from COVID and the tariffs. Somehow the B550 is priced at the same $300, but is the board that is in stock. So the B550 with less features is priced the same as the X570 with more features, but only the lower-grade one is in stock. Go figure.
 

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