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ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: March 27, 2017
Product Name: X370 Taichi
Part Number: X370 Taichi
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories


Now that we have gone over the X370 Taichi 's features and specifications, it is time to examine the packaging and then crack open the box to take a look at the bundled accessories. Let's check it out:



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It should come as no surprise that the X370 Taichi's packaging looks exceptionally similar to that of the X99 Taichi. We have no complaints about it, since nothing else on the market looks similar.

The front of the packaging is adorned with the usual array of AMD-related badges and logos, while the back of the box is packed with all the features that make this particular model unique in some way. There is also a nice specifications list, as well as a handy diagram highlighting the connectivity on the rear I/O panel.



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Once you remove the outside packaging, you are greeted with an inner box - with a handle - that contains two separate sections, the top half contains the accessories, software and documentation, while the bottom half holds the motherboard in an anti-static bag.

Usually, we have nothing more to say about how the motherboard is packaged, but ASRock have upped the game by protecting it in a nice foam cradle and also securing it with zip ties. We have never seen a motherboard this well protected from the bumps and bruises of shipping.



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The X370 Taichi's accessories bundle is small, but the basics are there. There is a bunch of documentation, a ASRock sticker, and the driver/software DVD. There are four SATA 6Gb/s cables (which is a little stingy given the ten SATA ports), a rear I/O panel cover, two Wi-Fi antennas, and a screw for installing an M.2 SSD.

Although it wasn't included in our review sample, retail packages will ship with a free SLI HB Bridge, which is a pretty sweet bonus.
 
 
 

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