a series of new products, including multiple X670 motherboards and Radeon graphics cards, as well as new mini-hosts. There are three
motherboards released by ASRock this time. The X670E Taichi and X670E Steel Legend for high-end users and enthusiasts, and the X670E PRO RS for mainstream users, both support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. ASRock also has a special edition motherboard called the X670E Taichi Carrara to celebrate its 20th birthday.
X670E Taichi adopts a 26-phase SPS Dr.MOS design, only a pair of PCIe x16 slots are provided, sharing 16 PCIe 5.0 lanes from the CPU, while there are also four M.2 slots, of which the M.2 slot next to the memory may support PCIe 5.0. ASRock equips the motherboard with one USB Type-C Gen 3.2 2×2 (20 Gbps) port, one HDMI port, multiple USB-A ports, eight SATA ports, a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, and Wi-Fi 6E support, features Killer’s chip, Realtek ALC4082 audio solution, and ESS Sabre 9218 DAC.
The X670E Taichi also has at least six fan ports, several USB 3.0 headers, power, reset and clear CMOS buttons commonly found on high-end motherboards, and more. The X670E Taichi Carrara is a special edition based on the X670E Taichi. It inherits all the functions of the original, and adopts a marbled pattern, and perhaps some unusual designs.
ASRock currently does not provide photos of the X670E Steel Legend, which is said to be powered by an 18-phase design, equipped with a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and a PCIe 4.0 x4 slot, as well as four M.2 slots. There is also a USB Type-C Gen 3.2 2×2 (20 Gbps) port, four SATA ports, an HDMI port, a DP port, and two Ethernet ports (2.5 Gbps+1 Gbps) with Realtek ALC1220 audio solution, Wi-Fi 6E support, and a front USB-C port.
The X670E Pro RS uses a 16-phase power supply design and may be the cheapest X670E motherboard which is equipped with a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and two PCIe 4.0 x4 slots (one of which is a PCIe x1 lane), multiple M.2 slots, and two of the six SATA ports share lanes. The motherboard will also offer USB Type-C Gen 3.2 2×2 (20 Gbps) ports with 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, Realtek ALC897 audio solution, no Wi-Fi module, but M.2 E- key slot.
ASRock also launched a variety of Radeon graphics cards, including Radeon RX 6950 XT/ Radeon RX 6750 XT/ Radeon RX 6650 XT products, included in OC Formula, Phantom Gaming, and Challenger product lines. ASRock offers a variety of exclusive features such as a ring fan, ultra-fit heatpipe, metal frame, metal backplate, and Polychrome SYNC technology, among others.
At the beginning of this year, ASRock released the 8-liter DeskMeet series of barebones, with optional Intel B660 and AMD X300 platforms. The 8-liter DeskMeet series of barebones with Intel B660 is compatible with Intel’s latest 12th generation Core desktop processors, while the 8-liter DeskMeet series of barebones with AMD X300 supports AM4 interface CPU and APU (TDP up to 65W), which can provide excellent high-load multitasking performance. ASRock says the new barebones are available now.
DeskMeet series is an extension product based on the Mini-ITX platform, its overall size is 168(W)x219.3(D)x218.3(H)mm, and the installation height of the CPU cooler does not exceed 54mm. On this basis, ASRock has made relevant optimizations, simplified the wires required internally, and provided a custom power supply with 80 PLUS bronze certification and a rated power of 500W. The Intel B660 platform has a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, two M.2 2280 slots (both support PCIe 4.0 x4), an M.2 2230 slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and three SATA3 ports. The AMD X300 platform has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, an M.2 2280 slot (both support PCIe 3.0 x4), an M.2 2230 slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and two SATA3 ports.
In addition, ASRock also launched a new DeskMini series, which uses the Intel B660 platform, is equipped with USB Type-C Gen 3.2 2×2 (20 Gbps) ports, and provides an M.2 slot that supports the PCIe 5.0 standard, and has four video outputs interface.