X570 motherboard features: The AMD X570 Motherboard Overview: Over 35+ Motherboards Analyzed

The AMD X570 Motherboard Overview: Over 35+ Motherboards Analyzed

by Gavin Bonshoron July 9, 2019 8:00 AM EST

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During Computex 2019, AMD’s CEO Dr Lisa Su introduced the company’s newest AM4 platform chipset, the X570.  Designed to support the new AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors, X570 is just as big of an update as the new Zen 2 architecture is. On paper, it has a lot of talking points: the new PCIe 4.0 interface, the 11 W operating TDP, and more USB 3.1 G2 connectivity for vendors to work with. In this article, we’ll be analysing all of the available X570 motherboards we could find.

Among the biggest additions to AMD’s AM4 platform is the introduction of PCIe 4.0 support, courtesy of the new X570 chipset. X570 marks the first consumer motherboard chipset to feature native PCIe 4.0 – which can double the bandwidth available for everything from SSDs to video cards, offering the opportunity to improve performance when these peripherals get bus-bottlenecked.

Better still, PCIe 4.0 isn’t just a feature of the X570 chipset; the Ryzen 3000 series also support PCIe 4.0 for the integrated PCIe lanes that the CPUs are directly hosting, thanks to the I/O die at the heart of each chip. As a result, the X570 chipset and Ryzen 3000 even use PCIe 4. 0 to talk to each other, with that link consuming 4 dedicated lanes from each chip.

Directly comparing AMD’s trio of AM4 X-series chipsets, the X570 chipset naturally adds the aforementioned PCIe 4.0 lane support, an improvement over the predecessors’ X470 and X370’s last-gen PCIe 3.0 standard.

Another big plus to the new X570 chipset is more support for USB 3.1 Gen2, as well as AMD allowing motherboard manufacturers to play with 12 flexible PCIe 4.0 lanes (Out of the total of 24; 4x for CPU, 8x fixed for PCIe) to implement features how they wish. With the flexible I/O lanes, vendors can add features such as SATA ports, PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, or even 3 more PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 slots.

AMD X570, X470 and X370 Chipset Comparison
Feature X570 X470 X370
PCIe Interface (to peripherals) 4.0 2.0 2.0
Max PCH PCIe Lanes 24 24 24
USB 3. 1 Gen2 8 2 2
Max USB 3.1 (Gen2/Gen1) 8/4 2/6 2/6
DDR4 Support 3200 2933 2667
Max SATA Ports 8 8 8
PCIe GPU Config x16
x8/x8
x8/x8+x8*
x16
x8/x8
x8/x8+x4
x16
x8/x8
x8/x8+x4
Memory Channels (Dual) 2/2 2/2 2/2
Integrated 802.11ac WiFi MAC N N N
Chipset TDP 11W 4.8W 6.8W
Overclocking Support Y Y Y
XFR2/PB2 Support Y Y N

One of the biggest changes in the chipset is within its architecture. The X570 chipset is the first Ryzen chipset to be manufactured and designed in-house by AMD, with some helping ASMedia IP blocks. Previously, with the X470 and X370 chipsets, those chipsets were directly developed and produced by ASMedia, with the company building them on a 55nm process.

Meanwhile, we’ve also seen chipset TDPs rise and fall over the generations. The X370 started things off at 6.8 W, and X470 improved upon things to bring the chipset TDP down to 4.8 W. However for X570, thanks to the high power costs of PCIe 4.0 the TDP of the chipset has gone back up, and significantly so; even the lower-power version of the chip still has an 11 W TDP.

As a result of the increased power consumption of the X570 chipset, better chipset cooling is required. All but one of the motherboards launching in this first round of products are featuring an actively cooled chipset heatsink. While it is expected that AMD will be working on improving their chipset TDP for future generations, for now the increased power has forced manufacturers to implement more premium and more effective ways of keeping the X570 chipset and various other motherboard components cooler.

Tagential to the X570 chipset itself, this new generation of motherboards have forced vendors to keep a closer eye on their power delivery designs and to make sure that they’re following AMD’s new specification for the 105TDP class chips which require current delivery of up to and above 140A. Notably motherboard vendors have said that the upcoming 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X was the baseline for which the new VRM designs were validated against. In particular, this means using better heatsinks so that the MOSFETs themselves can keep their collective cool.

Finally, while more a product of the Ryzen 3000 CPU itself, memory support has also been improved thanks to a better IMC on the Ryzen 3000. Thanks to this supported frequency boost, some motherboard vendors are advertising speeds of up to DDR4-4400, which were unheard of for an AMD processor until now. Even base frequencies have improved for the X570/Ryzen3000 platform, as the maximum officially supported memory frequency has now increased to DDR4-3200, up from DDR4-2933 on X470/Ryzen2000, and DDR4-2667 on X370/Ryzen1000.

We investigated in our Ryzen 7 Memory Scaling piece back in 2017, we found out that the Infinity Fabric Interconnect scales well with frequency, and it is something that we will be analysing once again when we get the initial launch of the Ryzen 3000 series and X570 motherboards out of the way, and potentially allow vendors to work and improve on their early launch firmware versions for AMD’s new 7nm silicon.

The Current X570 Product Stack: 35+ New Motherboards Announced

With the importance of the Ryzen 3000 product launch for AMD underscoring the large potential of the new CPU, motherboard manufacturers have been lining up masses of X570 boards, all with the aim in offering users differentiating configurations in terms of connectivity, components, as well as price points.

Below is the current X570 product stack announced for launch, including models from all the usual suspects: ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI, as well as solitary additions from Biostar with its X570 GT8 Racing, and Colorful with its iGame X570 CVN Gaming Pro V14 model. It is expected that even more boards will be introduced in the future, as motherboard vendors gain experience and feedback with their first round of boards.

ASRock:

A total of 10 new boards, with a mixture of gaming-focused boards including the Phantom Gaming series, as well as the X570 Creator – which is as the name says, aimed at professionals and content creators. The Taichi makes a comeback, and it’s rumoured that a higher end X570 Taichi Ultimate will make an appearance before the end of the year. ASRock also has rear panel Thunderbolt 3 on a couple of boards, which some users will appreciate.

ASUS:

The largest X570 product stack with 12 new models. However the large number is a bit overstating things, since it comes as a consequence of ASUS offering both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi versions of some of its boards. The new Crosshair VIII models dominate the high-end segment, while the small form factor Impact series makes its highly anticipated comeback after a couple of years. In the mid-range, there are the ROG Strix gaming branded models, while the Pro WS X570-Ace caters to workstations. Users looking for models without an overly aggressive gaming theme will find the ASUS Prime more their style, while the entry-level TUF Gaming brand also makes an appearance.

Biostar:

Just one board for the launch of the X570 chipset: the X570 Racing GT8. This is an ATX model, and we’ve been told that Biostar will be releasing a mini-ITX model (most likely the X570GTN) in the coming months.

Colorful:

Just one model for launch day. Colorful or iGame are mainly sold in the Asian markets, so we don’t expect them to be available in the western world anytime soon.

GIGABYTE:

9 boards, with a varied range stretching from the highly-equipped flagship X570 Aorus Xtreme, all the way down to the X570 Gaming X. GIGABYTE is one of just three vendors (along with ASRock & ASUS) who has a mini-ITX model.

MSI:

The smallest X570 product stack from the big four vendors with a total of 7 new boards. This is partially because unlike some of the other vendors, MSI isn’t releasing dueling Wi-Fi/non-WI-Fi versions of the same boards; instead either a board includes Wi-Fi 6 as a standard feature or no Wi-Fi at all. MSI also has the board with the most impressive accessory bundle, with the X570 Godlike including a 10 GigE NIC in addition to its 2.5 GigE NIC on the rear panel. It’s nice to see MSI going better than Gigabit when compared with X470.

X570 Motherboards Available at Launch (07/07)
Model Size Price
(Amazon)
Price
(Newegg)
ASRock X570 Aqua E-ATX
ASRock X570 Taichi ATX $339 $300
ASRock X570 Creator ATX
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X ATX $350
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX $155
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 mITX
ASRock X570 Steel Legend ATX $260 $200
ASRock X570 Extreme4 ATX $240
ASRock X570 Pro4 ATX $170
ASRock X570M Pro4 mATX $186
       
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ATX $700 $700
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WIFI ATX $380
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ATX $360
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact mDTX
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX $330 $330
ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX $300
ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming mITX
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus WIFI ATX $200 $200
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus ATX $190 $190
ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace ATX $380 $380
ASUS Prime X570-Pro ATX $250 $250
ASUS Prime X570-P ATX $170 $170
       
Biostar X570 Racing GT8 ATX
       
Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14 ATX
       
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme E-ATX $700
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master ATX $360
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Ultra ATX $300 $300
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro WIFI ATX $270
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro ATX
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite WIFI ATX
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite ATX $200 $200
GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI mITX $220
GIGABYTE X570 Gaming X ATX $170
       
MSI MEG X570 Godlike E-ATX $700 $700
MSI MEG X570 Ace ATX $370 $370
MSI Prestige X570 Creation E-ATX $500
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI ATX $260 $260
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI ATX $210 $210
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus ATX $170
MSI X570-A Pro ATX $160

On the next page is a summary of each board’s power delivery system, with each subsequent page containing a brief analysis/rundown of all the individual boards.

X570 Power Delivery Specification & Comparison
The AMD X570 Chipset, What’s New?X570 Power Delivery Specification & ComparisonASRock X570 AquaASRock X570 TaichiASRock X570 CreatorASRock X570 Phantom Gaming XASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3ASRock X570 Steel LegendASRock X570 Extreme4ASRock X570 Pro4 & X570M Pro4ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII FormulaASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WIFIASUS ROG Crosshair VIII ImpactASUS ROG Strix X570-E GamingASUS ROG Strix X570-F GamingASUS ROG Strix X570-I GamingASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus & X570-Plus WIFIASUS Pro WS X570-AceASUS Prime X570-ProASUS Prime X570-PBiostar X570 Racing GT8Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14GIGABYTE X570 Aorus XtremeGIGABYTE X570 Aorus MasterGIGABYTE X570 Aorus UltraGIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro & X570 Aorus Pro WIFIGIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite & X570 Aorus Elite WIFIGIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFIGIGABYTE X570 Gaming XMSI MEG X570 GodlikeMSI MEG X570 AceMSI MEG X570 UnifyMSI Prestige X570 CreationMSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFIMSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFIMSI MPG X570 Gaming PlusMSI X570-A ProChoosing The Right X570 Motherboard

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X570 motherboard list, specs, and chipset features

The X570 is the flagship Ryzen chipset that supports Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) and 5000 (Zen 3) CPUs. The chipset features the AM4 CPU socket. AMD released the X570 in July 2019 and, more than two years later, the X570 remains the high-end option for all future Ryzen owners. The X570 is the first chipset designed in-house and manufactured by AMD. If you want to find out more about X570 motherboards or motherboards in general, visit Levvvel’s motherboard section, it includes a ton of helpful buying guides and informational articles.

X570’s most important update is PCIe 4.0 support, including PCIe 4.0 lanes present on the chipset. The X570 also comes with a ton of USB 3.2 10Gbps connectivity. Further, the X570 is the only Ryzen chipset (at the moment) that features PCIe 4.0 CPU-chipset link (x4 PCIe 4.0). On the flip side, it’s also the only chipset on the market right now that requires active cooling since its TDP is 11W. AMD fixed this issue with the X570S refresh but more on that later. Before we delve into X570 hardware specs, check out the full X570 motherboard list below.

X570 motherboard list

Manufacturer:

SATAIII:

PCIe x16:

PCIe x4:

PCIe x1:

Wi-Fi:

X570 chipset features

AM4 Socket

The X570 chipset features the fantastic AM4 CPU socket. AMD has used the AM4 socket for five CPU generations – Athlon X4, Zen, Zen+, Zen 2, and Zen 3 – and there’s a chance that the upcoming Zen 3D CPU lineup is also AM4-based. The AM4 can be found on motherboards rocking eight different chipsets, which is a noteworthy achievement. Especially when we look at Intel and their practice of limiting each chipset to one or two CPU generations. For instance, the latest Z690 chipset and motherboards support Alder Lake and will most likely also support the upcoming Raptor Lake CPU generation.

X570 hardware specs

The most notable new feature found on the X570 chipset – and, later, on the B550 chipset – is PCIe 4. 0 support. With twenty usable PCIe 4.0 lanes – twenty-four in total minus four lanes used for chipset downlink – from the CPU along with sixteen PCIe 4.0 lanes on the chipset itself, the X570 has access to a whopping 36 PCIe 4.0 lanes in total. While sixteen CPU PCIe lanes are reserved for graphics, OEMs can combine four into the following configurations:

  • 1×4 NVMe
  • 1×2 NVMe + 2 SATA III

It’s worth noting that the X570 supports multi-GPU setups, in which case the sixteen PCIe 4.0 lanes can work in x8/x8 mode across two x16 PCIe slots. As for the sixteen chipset PCIe 4.0 lanes, manufacturers can combine eight into the following configurations:

  • 1×4 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 2×2 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 4×1 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 4x SATA III
  • 1×4 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 2×2 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 4×1 PCIe 4.0 lanes
  • 4x SATA III

OEMs can freely combine the remaining eight lanes into multiple x1, x2, x3, x4 lanes or one x8 lane (for the third x16 PCIe slot), but they cannot transform them to SATA III ports. This allows X570 motherboards to come with a bunch of different configurations, depending on the manufacturer design. Most motherboard vendors opted for multiple PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots for high-speed PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage drives. As for the SATA III support, you can have up to sixteen SATA III ports. The chipset has four native SATA III ports on top of the ten SATA III ports available via PCIe 4.0 lanes.

The X570 has impressive USB support. The CPU includes four USB 3.2 10Gbps ports, with the chipset providing eight 10Gbps ports. That’s potential for up to twelve USB 3.2 10Gbps ports. The X570 also includes support for up to four USB 2.0 ports. Another first for the X570, aside from PCIe 4.0 support, is native DDR4 support that finally broke the 3000 MT/s limit, reaching DDR4 3200. Finally, showing that they matured as a company, AMD designed the X570 in-house. AMD has designed and manufactured older chipsets in cooperation with ASMedia.

Not all features of the X570 were improvements over the older chipsets. Chipset’s TPD is 11W, a massive increase of the X470 TDP of only 4.8W. The increase meant that X570 motherboards had to use active cooling, which increased noise and introduced one extra point of failure. AMD knew that high TDP was an issue. To solve the high TDP issue, the company has released a refresh of the X570, dubbed X570S, in 2021. The S version has lower TDP, with other specs intact. Thanks to the lower TDP, motherboards rocking the X570S chipset use passive cooling. Finally, like most Ryzen chipsets, the X570 supports overclocking.

CPU compatibility

The X570 chipset currently supports Ryzen 3000 & 5000 CPUs. This includes Ryzen 5000 APUs such as the 5600G. On the other hand, this doesn’t include Ryzen 3000 APUs such as the popular 3400G. Finally, the chipset can run Ryzen 4000 APUs, which are OEM-exclusive. In other words, Ryzen 4000 APUs can only be found in prebuilt systems or on the used market.

Regarding future CPU support, there’s a high chance the X570 and B550 chipsets will support the upcoming Zen 3D CPU lineup. Zen 3D will include AMD’s 3D Cache technology, die shrink, and other minor improvements. At the moment, Zen 3D is designed as a short-term answer to the excellent Alder Lake CPU series from Intel and is set for release in early 2022. Zen 4, which should bring a slew of improvements along with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, will most definitely use the new AM5 CPU socket. AMD should release Zen 4 in late 2022.

X570 vs X470 vs A520 vs B550

Below we’re comparing the X570 with its direct predecessor, the X470. On top of that, we’re also comparing the current flagship Ryzen chipset with the rest of the current Ryzen chipset lineup, the entry-level A520 and the mid-range option, the B550.

X570 vs X470

The X470 chipset is the direct predecessor of the X570, a flagship chipset for the Zen+ (Ryzen 2000) CPU series. The differences between the two are massive. For instance, the X470 has only  eight usable PCIe 3.0 lanes coming from the chipset, while the X570 features sixteen PCIe 4. 0 lanes. Next, the X470 supports up to two USB 3.2 10Gbps and six USB 3.2 5Gbps ports, while its successor can have up to eight USB 3.2 10Gbps ports. The chipset link in the X470 is x4 PCIe 3.0, while the X570 has an upgraded x4 PCIe 4.0 CPU-chipset link.

The X470 also comes with, now nowhere to be seen, SATA Express support as well as AMD’s unsuccessful StoreMI technology. Both chipsets support multi-GPU setups as well as overclocking. When it comes to CPU support, the X470 can work with Ryzen 3000 and 5000 CPUs via BIOS updates. However, updating the BIOS to support the Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) lineup means removing support for other CPUs without a way to roll back the BIOS update. AMD planned to restrict most X470 motherboards to Zen 2 but a massive uproar from Ryzen owners made the company to switch its original stance.

While not as transforming as the X570, the X470 was the first Ryzen chipset to work fine with high-speed memory (DDR4 over 3000MT/s) despite officially supporting DDR4 2933. Also, with a TDP of only 4.8W, the X470 didn’t require active cooling. Nowadays, there’s no reason to get an X470 motherboard. For older Ryzen parts, you have still pretty solid and quite cheap B450 motherboards, while the B550 and X570 present much better options for newer Ryzen CPUs. An X470 motherboard could be a solid choice for a budget NAS or server setup, but only if you find it dirt cheap or have one laying around that you’re not using anymore.

X570 vs A520

The A520 is an entry-level chipset limited to PCIe 3.0 despite being the same generation as the X570. Other limits include lack of overclocking support, limited high-speed USB support, and only six PCIe 3.0 lanes coming from the chipset. Of course, being entry-level means that A520 motherboards have – on average – lower quality VRMs and audio sections, as well as significantly reduced features compared to the X570 motherboard lineup. Overall, the A520 is okay for bulk purchases and ultra-budget setups but if you’re thinking about getting a Zen 2 or Zen 3 CPU, stick to X570 and B550 motherboards.

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X570 vs B550

On paper, the X570 is much better than the B550. The flagship chipset has sixteen more PCIe 4.0 lanes, support for six more USB 3.2 10Gbps ports, CPU-chipset link that’s PCIe 4.0 and not PCIe 3.0, and support for multi-GPU setups. In reality, though, the B550 is almost as good as the X570 and, in many cases, a better choice than the latter. When it comes to real-life usage, the only notable upgrade the X570 has over the B550 is the ability to run more than one PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. SLI and Crossfire are dead, Ryzen CPUs come with four USB 3.2 10Gbps ports upping the max number of high-speed USB ports on B550 boards to six, and the PCIe 4.0 chipset link doesn’t bring any performance improvements.

When it comes to motherboard specs, both B550 and X570 boards come with excellent VRMs and audio solutions (on average), and they both have plenty of USB ports and expansion slots. The B550 motherboard lineup has a slight advantage since even the budget B550 boards come with 2. 5Gbps LAN as default, which isn’t true for budget X570 models. Finally, the B550 chipset doesn’t require active cooling. The cooling issue was solved with the X570S refresh, but the higher average price remains.

In the vast majority of scenarios, a B550 board is a better choice than an X570 model. We only advise for an X570 board over a B550 if you need multiple PCIe 4.0 SSDs. For everything else, save a bit of cash and go with the B550.

Explaining DIMM slots, M.2 slots, form factor, etc.

Form factor – There are three main motherboard form factors, at least when it comes to consumer-grade models: ATX, mATX, and Mini-ITX. If you want to find more about motherboard form factors, check out our motherboard form factor guide.

DIMM Slots – Dual in-line memory module, or DIMM, is a slot that hosts RAM modules. More popular names for DIMM slots are memory slots and RAM slots. Most motherboards either come with two or four DIMM slots. In the case of X570 boards, you’ll hardly find a motherboard rocking two memory slots.

M.2 Slots – M.2 slots can be found on every modern motherboard. The M.2 standard was developed for many potential uses, but the vast majority of M.2 devices are SSDs and wireless adapters. In the context of this list, the number of M.2 slots equals the number of M.2 slots for storage devices.

SATA III Ports – SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) is a storage device standard that has dominated the PC space for over a decade. The M.2 standard replaced it in the meantime, but the good old SATA is still alive because many users still rock HDDs and SATA SSDs.

BIOS Flashback button – The BIOS Flashback allows users to update their motherboard BIOS without a CPU. This can be super useful when you’re updating to a new CPU but don’t have the old one to use for the BIOS update or when buying a new board that doesn’t natively support the CPU you’re planning to pair it with. And since X570 motherboards come without native Ryzen 5000 support, chances are you’ll have to update the BIOS in case you’ve gotten an X570 + Ryzen 5000 combo. With that said, by now, most X570 should support Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) CPU generation out-of-the-box.

ASUS X570 Series — The best 2019 AMD Ryzen motherboards

Steel yourself for screaming speeds, insane bandwidth and intense satisfaction with the all-new ASUS X570 series motherboards. They’re primed for mighty AMD Ryzen processors, pumped with high-performance PCIe 4.0 and pitched at whatever level you desire. Whether you’re crafting for raw gaming power, striving for style or building for business, the ASUS X570 motherboard lineup is loaded with innovative features to boost your build.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS


  • Extreme Power Solutions

    Over-engineered components including teamed power stages, and multi-layered PCBs with optimized layout ensure ASUS X570 motherboards are ready to fuel and sustain the multi-threaded muscle of 3rd Gen Ryzen processors.


    Learn More About Teamed Power Stages


  • High-performance Chipset and M.

    2 Cooling

    To cater for various build styles and preferences, the ASUS X570 motherboard lineup features models with active or passive chipset cooling, and robust M.2 heatsinks to keep temperatures in check.


  • WiFi 6E AX210*

    The latest WiFi 6E technology** takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It has triple the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band, providing up to seven 160 MHz frequency bands to guarantee fast, high-efficiency wireless connectivity for gaming thrills and more. Enjoy lower ping times on crowded networks, along with improved coverage and throughput.

    *Available on selected models.
    **WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. Learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6E ecosystem at www.asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E



  • Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

    ASUS X570 series’ Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.


  • Thoughtful Flourishes For Easier DIY

    The M.2 Q-Latch makes drive installation wonderfully easy by replacing fiddly screws with a simple locking mechanism.


  • Realize True Ryzen Performance

    The Dynamic OC Switcher automatically switches between Precision Boost Overdrive and manual overclocking modes, making it easy to optimize system performance for all workloads.

    *Available on selected models.


CHOOSE YOUR X570


  • ROG CROSSHAIR

    Overclockers & extreme gamers

    New


  • ROG STRIX

    Style-conscious gamers

    New


  • TUF GAMING

    Casual gamers & first-time builders

    New


  • PRIME

    All-round PC builders


  • ProArt

    Creative Professionals

    New


  • Pro

    Workstations

ROG Crosshair VIII motherboards feature comprehensive cooling and OptiMem III to support their massive power and to ensure stable, high-performance memory, creating the perfect foundation for AMD Ryzen rigs.

ROG CROSSHAIR VIII Extreme

The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme motherboard sits atop the X570 range. Expertly tuned for ultimate performance, it features a new passive cooling design with a large heatsink armor to counter the immense heat generated by overclocking. Add to that a Dynamic OC Switcher, high-speed memory support, and comprehensive control over water- and fan-based cooling, and you get the performance marvel that is Crosshair VIII Extreme.

  • Learn More About
    ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme


ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

Upgraded power delivery, passive chipset cooling, and stealthy aesthetics allow the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero to strike from the shadows and form a menacing duo with AMD Zen 3.

  • Learn More About
    ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero


The ROG Strix X570 motherboard is packed with blazingly fast wireless networking and DIY-friendly features and customization options ― all there to help you build a formidable gaming weapon that’s infused with ROG cred.

ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING WIFI II

The ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II motherboard delivers the quintessential ROG experience. Bristling with features such as new passive chipset cooling, WiFi 6E, plus improved overclocking and audio performance, it also offers DIY-friendly conveniences to help seasoned builders and beginners alike. With futuristic aesthetics complemented by onboard RGB illumination, the Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II motherboard has everything you need to build a formidable gaming rig that rises above the rest.

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    Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II


TUF GAMING X570-PRO WIFI II

Legendary durability and reliability are now accessible to all ― in the TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II motherboard. Brimming over with features, it includes the latest WiFi 6E and 2.5 Gb Ethernet for supersmooth online gaming via a wireless or wired connection. It also features Two-way AI Noise Cancelation for crystal-clear communication. On top of all that, you’ll benefit from extensive component compatibility ― so you’ll always find the right gear for your build.

  • Learn More About
    TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II


PRIME

Prime X570 motherboards provide the perfect balance between power, performance and appearance. Overclocking and intelligent cooling are made accessible to all, underscored by monochromatic style.

  • Learn More About
    Prime X570-Pro


ProArt X570-CREATOR WIFI

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AMD’s X570 platform: is it worth upgrading to a new motherboard?

With the release of AMD’s X570 platform earlier this month, a whole raft of new motherboards are in the wild sporting exciting new features and purporting to best support new 3rd-gen Ryzen processors and RX 5700 series graphics cards. With those reviews now out, it’s time to take a closer look at the features of the X570 platform and why you may — or may not — want to upgrade. We took a close look at the entire X570 motherboard lineup from AMD partner MSI at a recent press event, so we’ll use their boards as the basis of our analysis here. So: here’s what you need to know about X570, including what PCIe 4.0 is actually good for, how much power these motherboards actually draw and why you may be better off sticking with an earlier-gen motherboard for your 3rd-gen Ryzen build.

The obvious place to begin is on PCI Express 4.0 — after all, that’s exactly where AMD execs spent most of their time when X570 was first announced. In short, the PCIe standard has continued to evolve in quite a linear fashion, with a doubling in per-lane throughput for each new iteration. Previous-gen PCIe 3.0 allows for 32GB/s of bidirectional bandwidth in each x16 slot, so version 4.0 provides around 64GB/s in the same x16 slot or 32GB/s in an x8 slot. This all sounds great, but what what is this extra speed actually good for?

While graphics cards seem like the obvious benefactors of any bandwidth improvements to PCIe, they’re actually not really limited by the PCIe interface outside of a handful of largely synthetic scenarios. Instead, it’s other devices, like PCIe-attached solid state drives and 10-gigabit network add-in cards, that will make the case for PCIe 4. 0 for this generation. One of the first PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the Phison PS5016-E16, is capable of sequential read speeds in excess of 5000MB/s, in comparison to leading PCIe 3.0 drives which generally top out around 3500MB/s. Of course, these drives aren’t substantially faster when it comes to game load times thanks to similar random I/O figures, but content creators working with Ultra HD footage may find the sequential speed increase alone worth paying for.

New SSDs like Corsair’s MP600 (above) make the case for PCIe 4.0

It’s also possible to combine multiple M.2 drives on specially-designed add-in cards, such as MSI’s M.2 Xpander-Z Gen4, to achieve sequential read speeds of over 9000MB/s. Of course, this add-in card is an rather expensive proposition, coming only with MSI’s top two motherboards and still requiring the purchase of four high-end M.2 NVMe SSDs.

Of course, PCIe is expensive to implement, so don’t be surprised if you see motherboards, particularly entry-level and mid-range products, with a mix of PCIe 3. 0 and PCIe 4.0 lanes. For the moment, this arrangement will make sense as there are few PCIe 4.0 cards on the market, but full PCIe 4.0 boards may be more future-proof.

As well as supporting PCIe 4.0, X570 motherboards are also designed to best accommodate the requirements of AMD’s beefy new 3rd-gen Ryzen processors, especially the high-end Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 chips that boast significantly better single-threaded performance and a slightly ridiculous number of cores. TDP figures often go out the window, especially when overclocking, so ensuring sufficient and consistent power delivery from the motherboard has become increasingly important.

That’s one of the key differences between different tiers of X570 motherboards, as illustrated by the entry-level MSI Gaming Plus (pictured above left) and high-end MEG Godlike (above right) which have a €600 difference in price. The latter provides a more comprehensive Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) system with multiple phases to maintain system stability, plus carefully designed heatsinks to dump heat from these components. Some motherboards even include two or more CPU power connectors, which allows for greater capacity and also reduces the temperature of each cable. If you’re considering overclocking, whether by taking advantage of new BIOS automatic OC features or through manual tuning, a higher-grade board can provide better and more consistent results.

As well as overclocking capabilities, different motherboards also include a range of other features to set themselves apart. For example, many mid-range and above X570 boards include support for the latest connectivity standards such as Wi-Fi 6. The latest version of Wi-Fi, also known as 802.11ax, can operate at up to 2.4Gb/s and boasts 75 per cent lower latency compared to Wi-Fi 5. Wired networking also shows signs of continued development, with premium mobos rocking 2.5-gigabit or even 10-gigabit connections that allow for extremely rapid file transfers, most useful for productivity tasks.

RGB lighting is also marching inexorably forward, although here there are dozens of mostly un-interoperable standards with no clear favourite. That makes it hard for motherboard vendors, who must choose between proliferating their own standard or throwing their support behind a competitor. MSI have chosen to do both on their high-end motherboards, adding RGB headers for both their favoured JRAINBOW standard, the competing JCORSAIR standard and traditional, non-addressable JRGB. That opens up a can of worms when it comes to choosing the right connector for your RGB-encrusted components, but it does mean you’ll have a good chance of being able to control a wider range of RGB kit from a single piece of software.

While the faster PCIe 4.0 lanes and improved CPU power delivery of X570 motherboards provide a performance advantage, they do come at a cost: greater power draw. MSI measured the average X470 board as requiring around 6W, while X570 boards tend to consume around 11W. That big increase in wattage translates into more generated heat, which in turn requires a more robust cooling solution.

Most X570 motherboard manufacturers have chosen to use active cooling solutions, aka motherboard fans, in order to keep chipset temperatures low through sustained loads. As you step up from the cheapest X570 motherboards to higher-end options, expect to see a greater focus on cooling. Within MSI’s lineup, simple fans give way to complex designs with multiple heatsinks for different components and copper heat pipes to dump heat quickly where it can be taken away by beefier CPU or case fans.

Historically, the small-diameter fans used on motherboards were loud and unreliable, so motherboard vendors are taking steps to minimise these issues. MSI has tapped its graphics card division to produce Frozr-branded 45mm fans for its X570 motherboards. These relatively large fans can operate at lower RPM settings and use a dual ball bearing design to reduce noise and improve reliability. A passive 0RPM mode is engaged when the chipset is below certain temperature thresholds (70C on silent, 50C on balanced), with the added possibility of custom fan curves to be set in the BIOS. Sadly, users won’t be easily able to service these fans if they break, with MSI requiring the whole motherboard be returned for repair or replacement; other vendors may take a more liberal approach.

While active cooling on X570 is arguably a backwards step, the platform’s RAM capabilities are simply better, thanks to support for higher frequencies and greater capacities than its predecessor. 32GB sticks are now supported, allowing systems to reach a workstation-grade 128GB of RAM using only four DIMMs. Faster RAM speeds are also available, with cheaper motherboards supporting up to 4400MHz sticks and the top-tier mobos with more PCB layers hitting 4600MHz plus. By comparison, the best X470 boards tended to top out around 4400MHz and the worst closer to 3466MHz. While AMD has suggested there are diminishing returns for RAM clocked faster than 3600MHz CL16, having the extra headroom is still nice for enthusiasts and could come in handy if X570 supports later AMD CPUs.

Now for the sticking point: all of the new tech included on the new platform means that X570 motherboard cost more — sometimes much more — than their X470 antecedents. For example, PCIe 4.0 requires a higher-grade PCB to guarantee its higher speeds, plus new switches and re-drivers; the higher wattage of the platform necessitates active cooling solutions; more capable processors require better power delivery components. This means that even entry-level boards, such as MSI’s X570-A Pro, cost over €150, mid-range boards are closer to €250 and high-end examples like the MEG X570 Godlike go all the way up to €777. Now AMD’s X-series platforms were never designed to be a budget offering, but even so, this is a considerable shift in pricing strategy. Team Red’s motherboard partners are of course offering incentives and promotions to court early adopters, but ultimately X570 is a premium option and you will need to pay accordingly.

Thankfully, X570 isn’t the only choice on the market. Unlike Team Blue, AMD has been excellent at maintaining backwards and forwards compatibility and continues to use the venerable AM4 socket released in 2016 rather than swapping to a new socket with each new platform. However, not all 3rd-gen Ryzen processors will work on all AM4 motherboards; AMD has released guidance that details which combinations will work and which are off the table.

MSI and other board manufacturers are also producing their own recommendations, which are largely common sense — if you put a new 16-core processor on an older entry-level motherboard, it may not be able to deliver enough power and clear enough heat for stable operation. This goes double for overclocking, which of course adds more strain to motherboard components. There are further wrinkles too; your choice of CPU cooler also impacts whether certain CPU and motherboard combination motherboards may work. For example, popular AiO liquid coolers are typically mounted some distance from the surface of the motherboard, so they won’t blow away heat expressed by the VRMs and other components quite as well as air coolers — particularly top-flow fans that force air straight onto the motherboard.

Given the high prices for high-end X570 boards — and a few bugs that have cropped up post-launch — going for discounted B450 or X470 alternatives seems like a sensible idea if you don’t need PCIe 4.0 right away. However, if you’re happy to be an early adopter, X570’s long feature list and its better utilisation of Ryzen 3000-series processors will make your purchase feel worthwhile. Whichever you decide, do your research ahead of time and make sure your intended CPU will jibe nicely with your motherboard. (We found sites like Logical Increments and guides like /u/Cr1318’s motherboard VRM ratings list and /u/firewrath9’s X570 motherboard list on Reddit to be excellent resources.)

It’s an exciting time to be an AMD fan, and we’ll continue to plumb the depths of the X570 platform for features and quirks in the months ahead. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our coverage of AMD’s other new offerings, including our review of the Ryzen 3700X, the Ryzen 3900X and our analysis of the new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.

We attended an MSI press event in Girona to see the company’s X570 motherboards, peripherals and other products. MSI covered travel and accommodation for the trip.

B550 vs X570 | Specifications, Features, CPU Support, PCIe 4.0

X570 is the top-of-the-line chipset from AMD while the B550 Chipset is the next best thing. Both these chipsets support the latest 5000 Series CPUs from AMD. They both replaced the previous generations chipsets i. e., X470 and B450 respectively. With support for PCIe4.0 (for both GPU and NVMe Storage) and wide CPU support, X570 and B550 are the two top picks for AMD motherboards right now. So, in this article, we will explore more about X570 and B550 chipsets, draw a comparison of B550 vs X570 with pros, cons and features and also have a mini buying guide that tries to answer the important question: Which motherboard is the right one for you, X570 or B550?

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The B550 Chipset

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B550 Chipset was released a whole year after the X570 in June of 2020. It is slightly less expensive than the X570 Chipset and is a replacement of the previous generations B450 Chipset. The B550 Chipset is also aimed to be paired with the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs but as this is also based on the AM4 socket, it supports Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Ryzen 4000 Series APUs).

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the B550 Chipset.

Direct CPU PCIe Support for GPU x16 PCIe 4. 0
Direct CPU PCIe Configuration 1 x16 or 2 x8
CPU to Chipset Downlink x4 PCIe 3.0
General Purpose PCIe Lanes from Chipset PCIe 3.0
No. of PCIe 4.0 Lanes from Chipset 0
No. of PCIe 3.0 Lanes from Chipset 10

Chipset SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 2×1)

2
Chipset SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 1×1)

2

Chipset HiSpeed USB 480Mbps Ports

(USB 2.0)

6
Max Possible Chipset I/O 10 PCIe 3.0, 6 SATA III (6Gbps), 10 USB (2x10Gbps, 2x5Gbps and 6x480Mbps)
Overclocking Support Yes
Dual Graphics Card Support Yes
CPU Support AMD Ryzen 3000 and 5000

As you can see from the above specs table, B550 Chipset doesn’t have PCIe 4. 0 lanes from the Chipset as the link between the CPU and the B550 Chipset is through PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes. If the CPU has direct PCIe 4.0 lanes for graphics card and NVMe storage, then the B550 Motherboards can be designed for that.

Even B550 Chipset based motherboards are aimed at high-end gamers, content creators, professional photo and video applications. Apart from the PCIe 4.0 lanes from the Chipset, B550 has all the bells and whistles that the more expensive X570 has.

Coming to the CPU support, the B550 chipset is primarily aimed to be paired with the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. But even the Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs can be used.

The maximum power draw of B550 Chipset is around 6W. So, unlike X570 Motherboards, the B550 Motherboards doesn’t have any cooling fans on the chipset.

The X570 Chipset

Let us kick of the B550 vs X570 comparison with the X570 Chipset. Launched in July of 2019, the X570 replaced the previous generation’s X470 Chipset and with support for the, at the time upcoming Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. It is the first chipset with support for PCIe 4.0 based graphics cards and NVMe storage devices.

Here are the specifications of X570 Chipset:

Direct CPU PCIe Support for GPU x16 PCIe 4.0
Direct CPU PCIe Configuration 1 x16 or 2 x8
CPU to Chipset Downlink x4 PCIe 4.0
General Purpose PCIe Lanes from Chipset PCIe 4.0
No. of PCIe 4.0 Lanes from Chipset 16
No. of PCIe 3.0 Lanes from Chipset 0
Chipset SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 2×1)

8

Chipset SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 1×1)

0
Chipset HiSpeed USB 480Mbps Ports

(USB 2.0)

4
Max Possible Chipset I/O 16 PCIe 4.0, 12 SATA III (6Gbps), 12 USB (8x10Gbps and 4x480Mbps)
Overclocking Support Yes
Dual Graphics Card Support Yes
CPU Support AMD Ryzen 2000, 3000 and 5000

The X570 Chipset is aimed at high-end gaming and content creation systems for gamers, professionals, photo and video content developers. X570 Chipset is designed for the AMDs AM4 socket CPUs. This means if you have any of previous generations Ryzen processors, then you can continue using them. But the catch is this is applicable from Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs only and not for the 1st gen Ryzen 1000 Series CPUs.

Depending on the number of PCIe 4.0 lanes, the X570 Chipset draws anywhere between 11W to 15W of power. This is significantly higher than the previous generations X470 Chipset, which had a maximum power draw of 6W. As a result, most X570 Motherboards have a dedicated cooling fan for the X570 chipset.

Comparison of B550 vs X570 Chipsets

Until now, we have seen the individual specs of the B550 and X570 Chipsets from AMD. To simplify the buying decision, here is a quick B550 vs X570 Chipset comparison.

Chipset B550 X570
Direct CPU PCIe Support for GPU x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4. 0
Direct CPU PCIe Configuration 1 x16 or 2 x8 1 x16 or 2 x8
CPU to Chipset Downlink x4 PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 4.0
General Purpose PCIe Lanes from Chipset PCIe 3.0 PCIe 4.0
No. of PCIe 4.0 Lanes from Chipset 0 16
No. of PCIe 3.0 Lanes from Chipset 10 0
Chipset SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 2×1)

2 8

Chipset SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps Ports

(USB 3.2 Gen 1×1)

2 0
Chipset HiSpeed USB 480Mbps Ports

(USB 2.0)

6 4
Max Possible Chipset I/O 10 PCIe 3.0, 6 SATA III (6Gbps), 10 USB (2x10Gbps, 2x5Gbps and 6x480Mbps) 16 PCIe 4.0, 12 SATA III (6Gbps), 12 USB (8x10Gbps and 4x480Mbps)
Overclocking Support Yes Yes
Dual Graphics Card Support Yes Yes
CPU Support Zen 3 AMD Ryzen 5000,

Zen 2 AMD Ryzen 3000

Zen 3 AMD Ryzen 5000,

Zen 2 AMD Ryzen 3000,

Zen + AMD Ryzen 2000

Differences between B550 and X570 Chipsets

Chipset PCIe Support

The main difference between B550 and X570 Chipsets is the version of PCIe lanes from them. Ignoring the direct PCIe lanes from the CPU for the moment, the X570 Chipset links to the CPU over PCIe 4.0 lanes while the B550 Chipset connects to the CPU over PCIe 3.0 lanes.

This means that additional PCIe lanes from X570 Chipset are PCIe 4.0 and that from B550 Chipset are only PCIe 3.0. As the GPU connectivity is directly from the CPU, which is PCIe 4.0 in both X570 and B550 motherboards, if you want additional PCIe 4.0 connectivity from the chipset, the you can opt for X570 Motherboard. Otherwise, a B550 Motherboard would be sufficient.

Overclocking and Performance

Both X570 and B550 Motherboards supports CPU and RAM overclocking. However, the VRMs on the more expensive X570 tend to be a little bit better when compared with B550 motherboards.

As all the PCIe lanes from X570 are PCIe 4.0, the chipset draws a maximum of around 15W of power. Hence, almost all X570 motherboards have a cooling fan mounted on the chipset. This is not the case in B550 Motherboards.

Dual GPU Support

If you want to configure dual graphics cards in your build, then your motherboard and CPU should support Nvidia’s SLI or AMD’s CrossFire. Both X570 and B550 chipsets support these features but in case of B550 motherboards, only some premium and high-end options support them.

USB and SATA Connectivity

Apart from PCIe lanes, other important connectivity options are USB and SATA. X570 Chipset supports up to 8 USB 10Gbps ports whereas B550 Chipset supports only 2 of them. Coming to USB 5Gpbs ports, the X570 chipset doesn’t have any while the B550 Chipset have 2. Finally, X570 Chipset has only 4 USB 2.0 480Mbps ports and the B550 Chipset has 6 of them.

While the dedicated SATA III 6Gbps ports from both X570 and B550 Chipsets are 4, you can have additional 8 SATA III 6Gbps ports in case of X570 chipset and 2 in case of B550.

Price

The last and the important difference is the price of motherboards. If you compare the B550 vs X570 motherboards prices, then X570 are a tad bit expensive than B550 options. This has to do with the PCIe 4.0 lanes from the X570 Chipset (which requires expensive PCB), better VRM and also a cooling solution for X570.

Future Proof

Sadly, AMD is moving away from the long serving AM4 socket to a newer AM5 socket for its upcoming Ryzen 6000 Series CPUs. This means that the B550 and X570 motherboards cannot be considered future proof.

Which Motherboard to Buy, X570 or B550?

From the above comparison between B550 and X570 Chipsets, it is clear that the main factor that separates these two options is the PCIe connectivity from the chipset. All the PCIe lanes from X570 are PCIe 4.0 whereas they are only PCIe 3.0 in case of B550.

But both the chipsets have PCIe 4.0 for the graphics card and M.2 NVMe drive, directly from the CPU. So, as B550 and X570 supports PCIe 4.0 GPU and at least one NVMe storage, price plays an important factor. If you don’t need additional PCIe 4.0 lanes, then a comparatively cheaper B550 Motherboards are the best as they have good VRMs, overclocking support and lots of other connectivity.

But if PCIe 4.0 is your priority, then X570 is the best option. Additionally, you also get better VRMs for sustained overclocking, especially for high-end Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 PCUs.

Conclusion

A complete comparison of the two top chipsets from AMD: X570 and B550. We listed out the specifications of both the chipsets, made a comparison of important specs and also tabulated the differences between B550 vs X570 chipsets.

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Motherboards are crucial to PC operation, they are the hub in which all your components attach and communicate with one another, whether that be a budget-oriented motherboard or a high-end motherboard, they all serve the same primary function.

I’m sure if you’re anything like myself, you’ve been keeping well abreast of the latest technology announcements made over the last couple of months. If not, you’ve more than likely heard whispers surrounding what is likely to be AMD’s take over of the CPU universe, their highly anticipated Ryzen 5000 chips that are due for release this November 5th, 2020.

Even though AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips are backward compatible with many of the older X470 motherboards, to fully utilize some of the features and benefits you’re going to have to purchase an X570 board. With many new technologies coming to fruition, there is no better time to discuss everything the X570 has to offer and which are the best X570 motherboards that money can buy.

Our choice of X570 motherboards today include general-purpose, gaming, overclocking, and productivity for use with Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9 CPUs.

 

 

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