ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: October 24, 2017
Product Name: X299 Taichi
Part Number: X299 Taichi
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the X299 Taichi features and specifications in the introduction, 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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Aside from a switch to a black-on-black colour scheme, the X299 Taichi's packaging looks essentially identical to that of the X370 Taichi and X99 Taichi. That's not a problem for us since it is still a good looking box, and why fix what's not broken.

The front of the packaging is adorned with the usual array of Intel-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 an abbreviated 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 X299 Taichi's accessories bundle won't blow anyone away, but the fundamentals are there. There is a bunch of documentation, an ASRock sticker, a driver/software DVD, and even a postcard. There are also four SATA 6Gb/s cables (which is a little stingy given the ten SATA ports), a rear I/O panel cover, an M.2 screw, two Wi-Fi antennas, a two-way SLI HB bridge, and a three-way SLI bridge.

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