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ASRock DeskMini & X99 Taichi Win Taiwan Excellence Award 2017

December 15, 2016, TAIPEI, Taiwan —ASRock products are honored with the prestigious 2017 Taiwan Excellence Award once again! Hold by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a total of 1188 products from more than 500 manufacturers participated this time, yet only 528 products were awarded after 4 months of rigorous selection. Among them, a handful of mini-computers & motherboards successfully beat the competition in the category of PC Hardware and Accessories- ASRock DeskMini hit outstanding scores from industry/government authorities with its excellent expandability, while X99 Taichi motherboard made the winning goal with the perfect balance between its cost-effective price and premium features.

X99 Taichi

The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, providing stable signal traces and power shapes. The PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. It supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules and has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports built on the rear i/o. Even more, dual Intel® LAN with Teaming function allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.

"Taichi" in Chinese represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential. It's ASRock's biggest offering in the easy-to-use, rock-solidly stable line of motherboards that fulfils every task – specially designed for all-round PC users who want a motherboard packed with the premium specification. Who says the first-class is expensive?


ASRock DeskMini is based on the latest Mini Socket Technology Extended form factor, otherwise known as Mini-STX. Contrary to other run-of-the-mill small form factor systems, not only does DeskMini allow users to swap the CPU according to their own choice, it also packs enough headroom for a standard Intel® box fan plus two 2.5 inch disk drives, all into the 1.92-liter chassis.

Three graphic outputs (D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort) that serve all kinds of possible displays while two SATA3 headers support additional 2.5" HDDs or SSDs. Intel® Gigabit LAN that provides lower CPU utilization, enhanced stability and your most wanted performance. A USB 3.0 Type-C connector with reversible design located on the front I/O that drives up to 5Gbps data transfer rates. 

DeskMini 110 offers two M.2 slots, One for supporting a Wi-Fi & BT module, and another for ultrafast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 SSDs. Moreover, this is an energy-smart Mini-PC is powered by 19V DC adapters, can save up to 14% electricity compare to the conventional power supply.

Outstanding all along

ASRock DeskMini and X99 Taichi have been widely praised by consumers and the media since launch. They have received glorification during the Computex Taipei 2016 and recommended by well-known media such as TechPowerUp, TweakTown and Hong Kong HKEPC.

Winning Taiwan Excellence Award once again repaid the effort all along the way, with the spirit of self–transcendence, ASRock will continue to uphold the attitude of hard work and innovative brand value.

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