ASRock X99 Taichi Review

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h0lymikes

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Hey I had a question,
Does this motherboard support Dolby Digital Live? I would really like to hook up my pc to a Stereo Receiver for gaming in 5.1 surround.
 

michael_732

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lolz... x-99... really? while x-99-ers have no real reason to go x-299 and their boards should still be good. for anyone without lga-2011-3... don't bother. ryzen 7 1700 and a motherboard can be had for less than the intel cpu with better performance and way lower thermals. only regret i had (only momentary) was not having the lovely quad channel memory. now i can wait for august and get a threadripper with 64 pcie lanes plus a motherboard for the same $1,000 that the x-299 cpu i'd be interested in would cost without a motherboard and with 20 fewer pcie lanes.
i mean quad sli at x16 for all four, where the intel would have to drop gpu's to x8. puh-leeze, no contest.
 

michael_732

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hard on the mobo? no, it's an excellent mobo.
i'm hard on someone pitching x99 in the summer of 2017. X99 had been the only way to build a pc with a high core count and high ipc. it's not any more, in fact, the subset of people who must have quad channel (non ecc) memory is vanishingly small. ryxzen has changed all of that from a purely technical perspective. furthermore, while x299 may not be the way to go, at least now we have a superior alternative (as the regular ryzen has been kicking posteriors) for those who need quad channel, ECC or non-ecc motherboards for handling heavy multi-threaded workloads in Threadripper. hey don't get me wrong, i've been an intel guy for decades...it's just that AMD has won hedt, server (epyc), and consumer (ryzen) cpu architectures for this generation of products. intel will be back as soon as they fire some hangers-on and get back to the real work we all know they can do.
 

Glock24

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Unless Broadwell-E CPU prices are rock-bottom cehap right now, I don't see the point of this review. Yes I know X299 has been a train wreck, but the "lower end" i7-7800X and i7-7820X are faster and cheaper than the Broadwell-E equivalents. And of course, Ryzen and Threadripper may be a better alternative for a lot of people with ECC support and more PCI-E lanes on X399.
 

Kirk1975

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Micheal_732 My comments were directed towards the author of the article. I do not wish to get into an argument about which platform is better or worse than the other. I was just pointing out that the motherboard in question seems to be unfairly burdened with the brunt of what is historically a problem with Broadwell-E in it of itself.
 

Kirk1975

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Michael_732 my comments were directed towards the author of this article. I have no intentions of arguing whether or not one platfotm is better than another. Such a debate would become too heated and pointless, as each platform brings it's own merits and shortcomings to the table. In the spirit of the article at hand I believr the author may have overlooked well known shortcomings of the Broadwell-E platform, and pinned these shortcomings on the board itself.
 

michael_732

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i agree with you. in their great wisdom, Intel is repeating mistakes and making consumers their beta-testers. that is what i dislike. i have nothing but respect for Intel engineers, and jeers for the marketing and product finalization teams.
 

BrushyBill

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Bought mine last year when it came out. This review seems a little late to the table.... I'm running a 5820k @4.7Ghz on 1.25v Been stable since I put it together last year.
 
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