The ASRock X399 Taichi is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket TR4 socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket TR4||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||AMD||Onboard GPU||no|
|CPU Chipset||AMD X399||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||ATX||SATA 1.0||8|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Rear||4||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 3.0 Rear||12||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||Not sure||Back Panel I/O|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
The ASRock X399 Taichi uses the AMD Socket TR4 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASRock X399 Taichi should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The ASRock X399 Taichi does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The ASRock X399 Taichi does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The ASRock X399 Taichi has 4 USB 2.0 slots and 12 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.