Asrock Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4

MX00126392 Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4
MX00126392 Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4 MX00126392 Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4 MX00126392 Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4 MX00126392 Z790 TAICHI w/ DDR5-7200+ OC, Dual PCIe 5.0 x16, 5x NVMe PCIe 5.0 M.2, Killer™ 2.5 GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, ThunderBolt™ 4

Product Info

TAICHI: The Philosophy of Infinite Potential

Taichi represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential. This ASROck Motherboard fulfills every task – with style! Become like water. Shapeless, formless, versatile for any situation.

This ASROCK Z790 TAICHi Motherboard for Intel® LGA 1700 represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential! This is truly a high quality Motherboard that fulfills every task with style!

ASROCK Z790 Taichi Socket AM5 Motherboard:

  • Supports LGA 1700 13th Gen & 12thsup> Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 24+1+2 Phase Power Design, SPS for VCore+GT
  • 4x DDR5 DIMMs, supports up to DDR5-7200+ OC
  • 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x M.2 Key-E for WiFi
  • Graphics Outputs: 1x HDMI port, 2x USB4 Type-C ports w/ DisplayPort outputs via Alt Display Mode
  • 5.1 HD Audio w/ Content Protection, ESS SABRE9218 DAC, WIMA Audio Caps, Nahimic 3D Positional Audio
  • 1x Blazing M.2 (PCIe 5 x4), 4x Hyper M.2 (PCIe 4 x4), 8x SATA III, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 10x USB 3.2 Gen1 & 6x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1x Killer 2.5Gb LAN + 1x Intel® 1Gb LAN ports
  • Killer 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth v5.3



Optimized VRM Design

SPS (Smart Power Stage)
Dr.MOS design features the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology. It’s optimized for monitoring current and temperature of each phase, thus delivering smoother and neater power to the CPU with enhanced performance and OC capability.

24+1+2 Power Phase Design
Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

8 Layer PCB design

The 8 Layer PCB provides stable signal traces and power shapes delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency, ensures a reliable and long-lasting system while delivering ultimate performance without any compromise.


Extreme Overclocking Performance

DDR5 XMP & EXPO Support*
Derived from the "built for stable and reliable" design concept, ASRock does not compromise details. This motherboard is built with low-loss materials, so enthusiasts can enjoy DDR5 Overclocking by enabling the pre-tested profiles. Please Make sure the memory modules are Intel® XMP / AMD EXPO™ capable.

Reinforced DIMM Slot
The reinforced DIMM slot is surfaced mounted directly onto the Motherboard, which provides a much stronger physical strength as well as a more stable memory signal. With this superior revolutionary structural engineering design, it is able to dramatically overclock DRAM modules up to insane frequencies of DDR5-7200+!

DIY Friendly Design
There is a high risk of damaging RAM modules if AC power isn’t disconnected properly during removal or installation. To prevent this, ASRock has implemented a trouble free protection circuit on every one of their DDR5 Motherboards. This significantly lowers the risk of damaging your memory module.

* There are certain risks involved with memory overclocking that may, among other things affect your system's stability. Overclocking is done at your own risk and possible expense. EXPO/XMP profile support varies by different system configurations, individual RAM modules and Motherboards.

PCIe 5.0 Slots w/ Surface-Mount Tech

Compared to conventional DIP style PCIe slots, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximizes stability under high speeds; this is a key breakthrough fully supporting the lighting speeds of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard - up to 128GBps! So get ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.

PCIe Gen5 Blazing M.2

The Blazing M.2 accommodates the latest PCI Express 5.0 standard to perform twice the bandwidth compared to previous generation, with a breathtaking 128Gb/s transfer speed, it is ready to unleash the full potential of future ultrafast SSDs.

Composite VRM Heatsink
This Motherboard is equipped with a composite VRM heatsink combining a cooling fan, bigger aluminum sink and heat pipe for maximum heat dissipation.

M.2 Fan-Heatsink
To unleash the full potential of the latest PCIe Gen5 x4 M.2 SSD, a M.2 Fan Sink was specially designed for ASRock motherboard. It is able to deliver maximum cooling performance for stability and maintaining top performance.

Anti-Drop Screw
Tired of dropping screws or screws missing inside chassis? The enhanced M.2 heatsink with anti-drop screw design that make sure installation process more easily.


Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB 4 Type-C Combo Port Technology

The latest Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB 4 Type-C technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C ports available; offering a fast, simple connection at work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfers up to 40Gbps (even on USB 4), and can easily connect external DisplayPort compatible Monitors, Thunderbolt™ and USB Type-C enabled devices with a single Thunderbolt 4 or / USB 4 Type-C cable!

Enjoy PD v3.0 Fast Charging!
Simply plug in PD Fast Charging compatible Smart Phones and Devices into one of the Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB 4 Type-C Combo Ports to activate this superfast charging rate; up to 20Vdc @ 3A, 60W! After quickly communicating with your attached Device, the Motherboard automatically sends the proper Voltage and Current that your Devices asks for, to give you the fastest, safest quick charging possible!

Lightning Fast USB Gaming Ports
Aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts! Lightning Gaming Ports are sourced from two different controller interfaces that assist gamers in connecting the high speed mice/keyboard with the lower jitter and latency!

Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfers, which is twice as fast as previous USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, providing blazing fast data transfers via USB Type-C that always plugs in correctly the first time.

Ultra USB Power
Provides stable power and better sound experience! Ultra USB Power provides 5Vdc power transformed from the +12Vdc power rail, so any voltage drops are much smaller under heavy loading, and prevents noise from other attached USB Devices and optional RGB LED Strips.


In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across Polychrome RGB Sync-Certified Accessories to create their specific lighting effects.
* The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 5Vdc @ 3A (15W), up to 80 LEDs with a length under 2 meters.
* The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 12Vdc @ 3A (36W) with a length under 2 meters.
* A Group = Addressable RGB Header, B Group = Standar RGB Header

Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax Tri-Band Wireless Networking

WiFi 6E technology has extended to the whole new 6GHz spectrum band, providing more WiFi capability and giving an even better and faster internet traffic. In addition to deliver higher speeds, the WiFi 6E also enhances the lower latency and supports service levels that are equivalent to 5G networks!
* Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band) is supported by Microsoft® Windows® 11 and compatible 6GHz 6E Routers. The availability will depend on the different regulation status of each country and region. Activation of Wifi 6E requires the latest Windows® Update Software Updates once available.

feature feature

KiLLER Networking

KiLLER E3100 + AX1675
The Killer Ethernet controller is designed specially for competitive gamers and performance-hungry users, this motherboard comes with both Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet & WiFi 6E solution, the enhanced detection and prioritization engine provides the ultimate networking experience for gaming and multimedia applications.

KiLLER Doubleshot Pro
Killer DoubleShot Pro allows the use of both the Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet interfaces work at the same time which will give the end user max throughput as high as 4.9 Gbps, it automatically utilizes the fastest network connection for high priority traffic, this ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.

Killer Networking Benefits:

  • More Speed: DoubleShot Pro Technology delivers the maximum speed and throughput possible for your computer by allowing your computer to use all of your network adapters at the same time
  • More Intelligent: The Killer Prioritization Engine to automatically classify and prioritize high priority traffic like online games, streaming video, and high quality audio to be handled by the systems fastest network interface. This will provide users with a higher quality experience with fewer interruptions
  • More Control: Utilize the Killer Control Center 2.0 to see and manage which network connection your applications are using. Set limits using Visual Bandwidth Control or shut them down completely with application blocking, so they don’t interfere with higher priority apps

High Definition Audio & Sound Effects

Embrace the audio stunning performance with ES9218 SABRE DAC!

  • True Hi-Fi Audio; No distorted Digital signals
  • SNR: 130dB (Signal to Noise Ratio)
  • THD+N: 112dB (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)
  • Supports High Impedance Headphones up to 600Ω

NAHIMIC 3D Positional Audio

Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.

Enhance Communication Quality
The Powerful algorithms to ensure the best noise-free conversation, giving a constant vocal level no matter the distance from your mic. The Nahimic audio engine dynamically clear the sound and remove interference noise and lower the voice variation. Result is a better comprehension and less fatigue.

  • Static Noise Suppression
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Lateral Sound Cancellation
  • Voice Stabilizer

Ultimate Gaming Experiences

Sound Tracker
The Sound Tracker uses a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360° on a radar for a full immersion during the game.

Works on all Devices!
Enjoy the vibrant and high-quality Surround Sound on all your favorite audio devices: Jack, USB, Bluetooth, HDMI, S/PDIF. Nahimic is compatible with all of your favorite audio tools and ensures the best sound with any of them. Nahimic measure and improve to optimize our technology and offer you the best experience.

Additional Information:

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Rear I/O:



Supports all Intel® 13th and 12th Gen Processors for Socket LGA 1700

System Requirements

  • Windows® 11 / 10*, 64bit
    Windows® 10 use requires the Version 21H2 Update or higher


Make and Model ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard
Part Number Z790 Taichi
Windows® Support Windows® 11 / 10, 64 bit
CPU Support Supports Intel® 13th and 12th Gen Processors for Socket LGA 1700
Chipset Intel® Z790 Chipset
CPU Socket Socket LGA 1700
Memory 4x DDR5 RAM Slots, 192GB Maximum (4x 48GB) non-ECC Un-buffered Memory

Supports Overclocked DDR5 RAM up to DDR5-7200+ MHz

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)
Onboard Graphics CPU Integrated Intel® Xe Graphics Supported:
1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible, supports HDCP 2.3 and resolutions up to 4K / 60Hz
2x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4, supports HDCP 2.3 and max. resolution up to 8K 60Hz*
* Intel® UHD Graphics built-in visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which have an Integrated GPU
** Supports 2x 4K displays or 2x 8K display. Only the CPU's embedded graphics can be displayed through Thunderbolt™ ports. Thunderbolt™ graphics output may not be compatible with certain Type-C monitors. In those cases, ASRock recommends using a graphics card instead.
Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1 and PCIE2), supports x16 or x8/x8 modes
*15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slots (PCIE1 and PCIE2)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3), supports x4 mode

1x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi module and Intel® CNVio / CNVio2 (Integrated WiFi/BT Module)

If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE1 will downgrade to x8 mode.
If PCIE3 is occupied, SATA3_0~3 will be disabled.

Supports AMD CrossFire™ on the PCIe 5.0 x16 Slots

Storage Supports NVMe SSD as the boot disk

1x Blazing M.2 Socket (M2_1, Key M), for a 2280 PCIe Gen5 x4 Card
1x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_2, Key M), for a 2280 PCIe Gen4 x4 Card
1x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3, Key M), for a 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4 x4 Card
1x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_4, Key M), for a 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4 x4 Card
1x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_5, Key M), for a 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4 x4 Card
*Supports Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE1 will downgrade to x8 mode
If PCIE2 is occupied, M2_1 will be disabled
M2_1 and M2_2 cannot be populated simultaneously

8x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors**
**If PCIE3 is occupied, SATA3_0~3 will be disabled.
Raid Options M.2 NVMe Storage: Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5
SATA Storage: Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10*
* SATA_A1_A2, SATA_B1_B2 and SATA_B3_B4 do not support RAID function.
USB Ports* Rear USB Ports:*
2x USB4 Thunderbolt™ 4 (40Gbps) / USB 4 (40Gbps) Type-C Combo ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
6x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports

Front USB Header Ports*:
1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20Bps) Type-C port via USB Header
4x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports via 2x USB Headers
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports via 2x USB Headers

* All USB ports and headers support ESD Protection
LAN Killer™ E3100G LAN Chipset:
1x 2.5Gb RJ45 LAN port
2.5GB port Supports Killer™ LAN Software

1x 1Gb RJ45 LAN port
1 GB port Supports Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6E Wireless Chipset:
Tri Band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Supports Dual-Band 2x2 160MHz with extended 6GHz band support*
2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
Supports MU-MIMO
Supports Killer LAN Software
Supports Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
Bluetooth Wi-Fi 6E Wireless Chipset:
Bluetooth® v5.3 w/ High Speed Class II
Audio Realtek® ALC4082 Codec + ESS ES9280AQ Combo DAC / HPA:
7.1-Channel USB High Performance Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback on front panel

1x Front Audio (JAUD) Header
1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
5x 3.5mm Gold Plated Audio Jacks

Rear I/O 2x ThunderBolt 4 (40Gbps) / USB 4 (40Gbps) Type-C Combo ports w/ PD Fast Charging up to 27W
2x USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
6x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Type-A ports
* All USB ports support ESD Protection

2x WiFi Antenna jacks
1x RJ-45 2.5Gbps LAN port
1x RJ45 1 Gbps LAN port

1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
1x 3.5mm Line Out Jack (Gold Audio Jack)
1x 3.5mm Mic In Jack (Gold Audio Jack)

1x HDMI Port

Internal I/O Connectors 1x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
2x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1x 12V 6 pin Power Connector for Fast Charging (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)***

1x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
6x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****

1x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s)******
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
2x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports)

1x Power LED and Speaker Header

1x SPI TPM Header

1x RGB LED Header*
3x Addressable LED Headers**

1x Dr. Debug with LED
1x Power Button with LED
1x Reset Button with LED

1x Front Panel Audio Connector

1x Clear CMOS Button
LED Support 1x EZ LED Control Switch
4x EZ Debug LED
1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
Software Features ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning)
Killer™ Control Center
ASRock Polychrome SYNC
UEFI ASRock Auto Driver Installer
ASRock Easy RAID Installer
ASRock EZ Mode
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
Bios 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Unique Features Superb Productivity:
- PCIe Gen5 (Graphics, M.2)
- Dual Channel DDR5
- USB4 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C Ports (40 Gb/s)

Rock-Solid Durability:
- 24+1+2 Power Phase, 105A SPS for VCore+GT with Enlarged Heatsink Armor
- Flexible Integrated I/O Shield
- Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)

Ultrafast Connectivity:
- Killer 2.5G LAN, Killer 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E Module
- Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
- Front Panel Type-C 60W Fast Charging (20Vdc @ 3A, 60W)
- ASRock Lightning Gaming Ports EZ Update
- ASRock Auto Driver Installer
Certs CE, FCC
CEC Tier II ready
ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
Form Factor E-ATX Form Factor
Dimensions (LxW) 305 x 267mm
Weight N/A

Package Contents

  • ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard
  • 1x User Manual
  • 4x SATA Data Cables
  • 1x Wireless Dongle USB Bracket
  • 2x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5/6 GHz Antennas
  • 4x Screws for M.2 Sockets