ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review
Feature Testing: ASRock RGB LED
If you’re not a fan of RGB LED lighting, the X370 Taichi might just be the motherboard for you. The ASRock RGB LED feature on this motherboard is essentially limited to four LEDs placed under the chipset cooler. However, if you want to expand that there are two RGB headers on which you can plug 5050 RGB LED strips up 12V/3A (36W). ASRock have also added another RGB header near the CPU fan headers, since the AMD Wraith Spire and Wraith Max coolers both feature RGB lighting and it can be controlled from within the ASRock RGB LED utility. Although those two coolers are impossible to buy, we are sure that other manufacturers will be offering RGB-enabled cooling solutions.
These RGB LEDs can be controlled using the aforementioned utility or even a special section in the UEFI BIOS. The lights can be adjusted to a number of different colours and customized to create cool lighting effects. The presets can cause the LEDs to change shades breathe, strobe, cycle through all the colours, fade in and out, flash on and off, just statically display one colour, and more. You can also adjust the speed at which these LEDs turn on and off.
With only four onboard LEDs you obviously aren’t going to be witnessing any magical light shows on this motherboard. However, the LEDs are bright and colourful, and they certainly add a little razzle-dazzle to a system. Those wanting more definitely have that opportunity thanks to the three onboard headers, which is two more than we have seen on any other motherboard.
Here is a little live action look at RGB LED feature on the ASRock X370 Taichi:
- Packaging & Accessories
- A Closer Look at the X370 Taichi
- A Closer Look at the X370 Taichi pt.2
- Hardware Installation
- UEFI Explored
- UEFI Explored pt.2
- Included Software
- Test Setups & Methodology
- Feature Testing: ASRock RGB LED
- Feature Testing: Onboard Audio
- Feature Testing: M.2 x4 - PCI-E 3.0 vs. PCI-E 2.0
- Manual Overclocking Results
- System Benchmarks
- Gaming Benchmarks
- Voltage Regulation / Power Consumption