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ASRock Announces Taichi Lite Motherboards: Same Specs, Less RGB

At Computex last month, ASRock announced two new Taichi-inspired motherboards called the Taichi Lite, based on a ‘light’ approach to aesthetics and design. Today, ASRock officially unveiled its new Taichi Lite series his motherboards to the market, with his two new models ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite (Intel) and his B650E Taichi Lite (AMD). Both models have the same set of controllers as the ‘non-light’ variant, but there are two main differences. His onboard RGB LED lighting has been reduced and the overall design is simpler.

There are now a plethora of RGB-covered components, peripherals, and accessories on the market that allow users to create rainbow-themed disco in anyone’s home, but there’s something else on the spectrum. There are also sides. Not everyone likes his RGB much. These days, when it comes to bright clusters of RGB LED lighting radiating from everything, some vendors such as MSI use their Unify series motherboards to deliver the expected level of performance while being sleek and stylish. We create RGB-less designs that are equally as good at what you do.

ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite Motherboard

ASRock hasn’t completely removed all RGB LEDs from the PCB as much as MSI’s Unify series, but the ASRock Taichi Lite series certainly removes a lot of zones. Interestingly, ASRock has reduced the colors on the heatsink and opted for a simpler design with an emphasis on black, silver and gray for an overall cleaner look. One of the key fundamental changes is removing a lot of the “armor” covering the bottom half of the board. On his original Z790 Taichi, this looks great too. A user who does not need the RGB LED lighting can turn off his RGB LED lighting using the firmware or software provided by each vendor. This is the case with most motherboards, at least the ones we’ve tested over the years.

ASRock Z790 Taichi and the newer, lighter Z790 Taichi Lite share exact core specifications, so users can be confident that both boards will perform similarly. Key specs include the advertised 24+1+2 power delivery, 105A smart power stage and support for up to DDR5-7200 memory. ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite features an upgraded audio configuration with a Realtek ALC4082 HD audio codec that does the heavy lifting of audio processing, while an ESS Saber 9218 DAC and WIMA audio cap add even more quality to its onboard audio capabilities. Layers are added. There are also two of his Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports and a front panel USB 3.2×2 Type-C header that supports 60W fast charging.

ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard

Moving on to the ASRock B650E Taichi Lite, it follows a similar path to the Z790 Taichi Lite in that it takes a lighter approach to aesthetics compared to its counterpart (the regular B650E Taichi on this board). increase. Based on the cheaper B650E for AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 series processors, ASRock also touts a massive 24+2+1 power delivery with support for DDR5-6600 memory, the same Realtek ALC4082/ESS Sabre as the current It features a combination of 9218 DACs. Taichi model of the generation. There’s also one USB4 spec Type-C port with a front panel USB 3.2 G2x2 header, but it doesn’t have 60W charging capability.

The ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite for Intel’s 13th Generation Core series processors and the B650E Taichi Lite for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 chips include similar network configurations. It consists of a single Killer E3100 2.5 GbE controller and an unspecified Killer-based Wi-Fi 6E CNVi that also supports BT 5.3 devices. ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite has an extra Ethernet port powered by Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet controller.

As for pricing, ASRock has emphasized that the Taichi Lite series motherboards are cheaper than regular Taichi motherboards, but at the time of this writing ASRock does not offer MSRP. Both ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite and B650E Taichi Lite are expected to start rolling out to retail channels immediately.

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