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Z790 Taichi Lite, Intel® Z790 Chipset, LGA 1700, 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4, E-ATX Motherboard

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  • Manufacturer: ASROCK
  • MPN: Z790 TAICHI LITE
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Z790 Taichi Lite, Intel® Z790 Chipset, LGA 1700, 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4, E-ATX Motherboard

PHILOSOPHY OF INFINITE POTENTIAL

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

  • Supports 13th Gen & 12th Gen and next gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1700)
  • 24+1+2 Power Phase, 105A SPS for VCore+GT with Enlarged Heatsink Armor
  • Supports DDR5 7200MHz (OC)
  • 2 PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, 2 Thunderbolt™ Type-C
  • Realtek ALC4082 5.1 CH HD Audio Codec,
    ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, WIMA Audio Caps,
    Nahimic Audio
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5 x4)
    4 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 2 Thunderbolt™ 4/USB4 Type-C
    1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Front Type-C
    (Supports 60W Fast Charging 20V/3A)
    2 Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A
    10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 Rear, 4 Front)
  • Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN, Intel® 1G LAN,
    Killer 802.11ax (WiFi 6E) + Bluetooth 5.3
  • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
  • Supports ASRock Auto Driver Installer,
    Lightning Gaming Ports, Ultra USB Power
Unique Feature 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 6EModule
- Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
- Front Panel Type-C 60W Fast Charging (20V/3A)
- ASRock Lightning Gaming Ports
EZ Update
- ASRock Auto Driver Installer
CPU - Supports 13th Gen & 12th Gen and next gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1700)
- Supports Intel® Hybrid Technology
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
- Supports Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB)
- Supports Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT)
- Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine
Chipset - Intel® Z790
Memory - Dual Channel DDR5 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR5 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR5 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 7200+(OC)*
- Max. capacity of system memory: 192GB
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0
*1DPC 1R Up to 7200+ MHz (OC), 4800 MHz Natively.
1DPC 2R Up to 6000+ MHz (OC), 4400 MHz Natively.
2DPC 1R Up to 6000+ MHz (OC), 4000 MHz Natively.
2DPC 2R Up to 4800+ MHz (OC), 3600 MHz Natively.
BIOS - 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Graphics - Intel® Xe Graphics Architecture (Gen 12)
- 1 x HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible, supports HDCP 2.3 and max. resolution up to 4K 60Hz
- 2 x 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 are GPU integrated.
**Supports two 4K displays or one 8K display
Only the CPU's embedded graphics can be displayed through Thunderbolt™ ports. If you want to display to a Thunderbolt™ monitor, please use CPU models with embedded graphics.
Thunderbolt™ graphics output may not be compatible with certain Type-C monitors. Please use graphics card outputs instead.
Audio - 5.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC4082 Audio Codec)
- WIMA Audio Capacitors (For Front Outputs)
- ESS SABRE9218 DAC for Front Panel Audio (130dB SNR)
- Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
- Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
- Nahimic Audio
LAN 1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Killer E3100G)
- Supports Killer LAN Software
- Supports Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
1 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel® I219V)
Wireless LAN - 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E Module
- Supports IEEE 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 Bluetooth 5.3 + High speed class II
- Supports MU-MIMO
- Supports Killer LAN Software
- Supports Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
*® Windows® 11. The availability will depend on the different regulation status of each country and region. It will be activated (for supported countries) through Windows® Update and software updates once available.
A 6GHz compatible router is required for 6E functionality.
Slots CPU:
- 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1 and PCIE2), support x16 or x8/x8 modes*
Chipset:
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3), supports x4 mode*
- 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi module and Intel® CNVio/CNVio2 (Integrated WiFi/BT)

- Supports AMD CrossFire™
- 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slots (PCIE1 and PCIE2)
*If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE1 will downgrade to x8 mode.
If PCIE2 is occupied, M2_1 will be disabled.
If PCIE3 is occupied, SATA3_0~3 will be disabled.
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Storage CPU:
- 1 x Blazing M.2 Socket (M2_1, Key M), supports type 2280 PCIe Gen5x4 (128 Gb/s) mode*
- 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_2, Key M), supports type 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode**
Chipset:
- 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3, Key M), supports type 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode*
- 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_4, Key M), supports type 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode*
- 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_5, Key M), supports type 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode*
- 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors**
*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.
**If PCIE3 is occupied, SATA3_0~3 will be disabled.
RAID - Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 NVMe storage devices
USB - 2 x USB4 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C (Rear)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (Front)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (Rear)
- 10 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 Rear, 4 Front)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (2 Rear, 4 Front)
*All USB ports support ESD Protection
Connector - 1 x SPI TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
- 1 x RGB LED Header*
- 3 x Addressable LED Headers**
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)***
- 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
- 6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x 12V 6 pin Power Connector for Fast Charging (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
- 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s)******
- 1 x Clear CMOS Button
- 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
- 1 x Power Button with LED
- 1 x Reset Button with LED
*Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip
**Support in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip
***CPU_FAN1 supports the fan power up to 1A (12W).
****CPU_FAN2/WP_3A supports the fan power up to 3A (36W).
*****CHA_FAN1~6/WP support the fan power up to 2A (24W).
CPU_FAN2/WP_3A and CHA_FAN1~6/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
******Supports USB PD 3.0 up to 20V@3A (60W) fast charging when you install PSU's Power Cable to the 12V 6 pin Power Connector.If the 12V 6 pin Power Connector is not plugged, this header supports USB PD 3.0 up to 9V@3A (27W) fast charging.
Rear Panel I/O - 2 x Antenna Ports
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 2 x USB4 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C Ports (40 Gb/s for USB4 protocol; 40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol)*
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
- 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (USB32_12 are Lightning Gaming Ports. USB32_34 support Ultra USB Power.)
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports
- 1 x Line Out Jack (Gold Audio Jack)
- 1 x Microphone Input Jack (Gold Audio Jack)
*Supports USB PD 3.0 up to 9V@3A (27W) / 5V@3A (15W) charging
Software and UEFI Software
- ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning)
- Killer Control Center
- ASRock Polychrome SYNC*
UEFI
- ASRock EZ Mode
- ASRock Full HD UEFI
- ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
- ASRock Auto Driver Installer
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
*These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Accessories - 1 x User Manual
- 4 x SATA Data Cables
- 1 x Wireless Dongle USB Bracket
- 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5/6 GHz Antenna
- 4 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
Form Factor - EATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 10.5-in, 30.5 cm x 26.7 cm
- 8 Layer PCB
OS - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 11 64-bit
Certifications - FCC, CE
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
- CEC Tier II ready