ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review
UEFI Explored pt.2
The Tool tab is where you can find a bunch of the handy tools that ASRock have developed to make setting up the motherboard a little more user friendly. The RGB LED sub-menu is where you can simply enable or disable the onboard LEDs that are under the chipset heatsink. The Easy RAID and Easy Driver Installers simplify the job of installing drivers via the included DVD. The Instant Flash tool allows you to update the UEFI from a storage device, while the Internet Flash is a unique feature that permits users to update the UEFI directly from the internet. Both are quick, painless, and take the worry out of BIOS flashing.
The H/W Monitor tab is mostly dedicated to monitoring the various voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds. This whole section is really quite impressive, it has all the essential temperature and voltage readouts, as well as truly excellent and comprehensive fan control functionality.
The Security tab is where you can set the Supervisor Password, as well as a subordinate User Password. By doing so, you can enable the Secure Boot option.
The Boot tab is essentially where you set storage device priority, select the boot drive, enable/disable Fast Boot or the full screen logo, and ton of other boot settings that can help with the installation or troubleshooting of various OS installations.
You can either hit F10 key or enter the Exit tab in order to save your settings and exit the UEFI. We wish ASRock implemented a pop-up window that lists the changes you made during the session. If and when you want to reset all the settings, the Load UEFI Defaults will obviously come in handy.
- 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