When AMD was preparing the Ryzen Threadripper processors on the X399 platform, the makers could do it very carefully because they did not create a huge range of models for them. At first, there was only one thing that is in contrast to the tiny heap of boards for the X299 platform (of course, we have to remember that the processors for starting the price of the platform and the whole is massively bigger lability). The models with the TR4 socket are still quite small, here and there, but somewhere there is one that has come out one that is special for the attention. This is the first board smaller than the ATX, the ASRock bay made by MicroATX
This model is called the X399M Taichi and will be smart where you want to use a smaller blade because MicroATX does not have so much PCI Express expansion (24.4 inches – 24.4 cm (30.5 in. – 24.4 cm ATX)), which are generally not so popular today. But it is not as limited as the Mini-ITX format, but the socket TR4 does not even boot (ASRock has managed the X299 platform but there is a socket
The board should be in many similar to the large model X399 Taichi, from which it accepts design and design. Preserved is the sound card on the Realtor ALC1220, a pair of gigabit Intel sockets and an integrated wireless module. The U.2 connector for the enterprise NVMe SSD and the three-slot M.2 slot for NVMe modules, they all have PCI Express 3.0-4 connectivity available. For SATA drives, there are eight ports on the back panel, there are two USB 3.1 ports, one of them type C. Whether it's a USB 3.1 connector on the front panel, we do not know it. The model X399 Taichi does not have it, so the X399M Tachi variant may well not be such a shit
The differences in the dimensions are especially at two places. The board has only three PCI ExpressÂ's 3.0 Ã-16 slots with a boot, connected to a full-connectivity processor. The last two do not have a gap between them; between the first slot and the second slot is a slot. It could theoretically be filled with a PCI ExpressÂ Ã-1 or Ã-4 slot, but the space was restored for one slot M.2
Only four memory slots  The remaining two M.2 slots are vertically mounted on the right side of the PCB, which adds the main weakness of the X399M Taichi. As you might not have noticed, this board has only nine DIMM slots for DDR4 memory. It does not matter to you if you only have four modules, but you can not install the maximum RAM capacity that the Threadripper permits. With today's 16GB modules, you can only get 64GB. It would probably be nice if there was a microATX model with eight slots for DDR4 and other M.2 slots. (1967)
The Power Strike Stands, or the need for a rear side of a PCB like a Mini-ITX board (which is not true for a lot of hobbies)
according to the ASRock 11 print message, it seems that it could be the same as the ATX model Taichi. It looks like its cooling, with a smaller passive located above the TR4 slot and another higher passive between the connectors and left-hand slots for RAM, this second module is heat-coupled using a heatpipe. For enthusiasts, such a debug screen will also contain some RGB LED illumination.
ASRock will be exposed to CES 2018 at a weekend, so it will some mistaken information could be confirmed. The price and the time when you start selling is not known. So let's not know if the MicroATX model will be a bit cheaper to learn the X399 platform – where the boards are pretty expensive – getting more accessible