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Computex Organizer confirms the arrival of ASRock AMD X670E motherboards

ASRock is gearing up to showcase several cutting-edge motherboards at Computex 2022 next week. The company’s first AMD Socket AM5 motherboards for Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 processors will be revealed to all. an official ASRock Computex Event Videospotted by Twitter komachiis in line for May 26. The video page indicates that ASRock will share details of its X670E Taichi, X670E Taichi Carrara and other motherboards.

Four motherboards are mentioned in the Computex video details. The two most interesting boards are the X670E Taichi and the X670E Taichi Carrara.

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Key features of these next-gen AM5 motherboards are PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support. They also support Thunderbolt 4, which could come via a third-party chip (we don’t know yet if AMD’s 600-series chipsets will have native Thunderbolt 4 support).

ASRock’s Taichi motherboards are typically the company’s flagship products featuring high-end components and specs with the mighty antics of overclockers in mind. To learn more, you might want to check out some of our recent ASRock Taichi motherboard reviews, like the ASRock Z690 (Intel) Taichi or the ASRock B550 (AMD) Taichi Razer Edition.

The new ASRock X670E Taichi and X670E Taichi Carrara are designed for speed with the “26-phase SPS Dr.MOS design”, which is considered the most powerful offered by ASRock. We don’t know what sets the Carrara version apart, but it’s said to be a special edition to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary.

These are all the specs we have for these AM5 motherboards at the moment. However, we reported Gigabyte’s confirmation of its AMD X670 motherboards for Ryzen 7000 processors earlier today. Gigabyte has explicitly stated that its X670 motherboards come with a PCIe 5.0 slot for next-gen graphics cards, DDR5 support, and an M.2 interface for the incoming crop of PCIe 5.0 SSDs with up to at 14 GB/s – all of these stats are in line with previous information from AMD. Unfortunately, at this point we don’t know the difference between the X670E and X670 motherboard chipsets. We also don’t know if any AMD partners will present AM5 motherboards of other levels, such as the expected B660 models.

ASRock’s Computex presentation will also include AMD workstation motherboards. The preview video indicates that the small form factor PC and component maker is going to showcase a new WRX80 Creator motherboard for existing or possibly new Ryzen Threadripper chips.

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Finally, we’ll see the final version of ASRock’s controversial Z690 PG Riptide NFT Edition for Intel Alder Lake processors. ASRock teased the arrival of this motherboard in early March, when some people still believed that NFTs weren’t some elaborate Web 3.0 joke. We now know that the “first ever motherboard co-designed by thousands of people” will be unboxed on May 26th.