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[Computex 2019] ASUS AMD X570 Series Motherboards – Be spoilt for choices
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[Computex 2019] ASUS AMD X570 Series Motherboards – Be spoilt for choices

by Super DaddyMay 29, 2019
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Now that AMD has returned with the Ryzen 3 series pairing their Zen 2 architectures with the revolutionary PCIe Gen 4.0 PCIe, we were definitely looking forward to what motherboard manufacturers had up their sleeves to offer. When we mention motherboards, our eyes were definitely on ASUS, to see how would they improve the already great X470 boards. And we were definitely not disappointed at all! In fact, the number of SKUs that ASUS has pushed this time is so massive, there is definitely a board that satisfies your build; whether you’re looking for an ATX, ITX or heck, even Mini-DTX!

Of course, leading the pack would be the Republic of Gamers, Crosshair VIII boards that fill in perfectly for demanding overclockers and gamers who want to squeeze every nib of the juice from their systems. This is followed by ROG Strix series, focusing on aesthetics and performance without extravaganza. Then we have the TUF Gaming rolling up its sleeves focused at essential builds with endurance focus and affordable prices. Finally, if you are meticulous about your build and prefer subdued styling with carefully hand picked features, you can turn to the Prime family, and if workstations and creative is your direction, there’s Pro series for you.

Seasoned veteran overclockers, hardcore gamers, first time builders, creators, workaholics, whatever you’re building, there’s an ROG/ASUS X570 motherboard for you.

ROG Crosshair VIII X570 Motherboards and Specifications

What started back in 2006 is now a marque in the computing system. Republic of Gamers was a revolution and it never stopped since it began. It gave a meaning to “enthusiast motherboards”with the original Crosshair and never stopped until today. Build with the highest grade components, these motherboards are capable of hitting the highest speeds, punching the boundaries of desktop computing.

The ROG Crosshair VIII models define the top bar of ASUS’ X570 motherboards. It is led by the armor-clad and liquid-cooling ready Crosshair VIII Formula, followed by the Crosshair VIII Hero and the cute yet beastly Crosshair VIII Impact for Mini-DTX builds.

Model Name ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
CPU AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Chipset AMD X570 Chipset
Form Factor ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) Mini-DTX (8.0″ x 6.7″ in.)
Memory 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 2 DDR4/ 64 GB
Graphics Output N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expansion Slot PCIe 4.0 x 16 2
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 16 1
@ x4
1
@ x4
1
@ x4
N/A
PCIe 4.0 x1 1 1 1 N/A
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 8 8 8 4
U.2 0 0 0 0
M.2 1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector 1 1 1 1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 7 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
7 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
7 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
5 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
USB 3.2 Gen 1 4 x Type-A at back
4 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
2 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
USB 2.0 4 4 4 2
Networking Gigabit Ethernet Aquantia® 5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Intel® I211AT
Wireless Intel® Wireless-AX 200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
Intel® Wireless-AX 200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
N/A Intel® Wireless-AX 200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
Audio Codec SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220
Effects Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Aura Aura Sync V V V V
4-pin RGB Header 2 2 2 1
Addressable RGB header 2 2 2 2
Others Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
SO-DIMM.2 with Heatsink

ROG Strix X570 Motherboards and Specifications

If you are a gamer and don’t really need the extreme features of the ROG Croshair VIII, the Strix retains ROG’s style, performance and overclocking abilities without the extras that you wouldn’t use. For Ryzen 3, there’s full-size ATX board; ROG Strix X570-E and X570-F Gaming along with Mini-ITX; the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming.

Model Name ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
CPU AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Chipset AMD X570 Chipset
Form Factor ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ITX (6.7 x 6.7 in.)
Memory 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 2 DDR4/ 64 GB
Graphics Output HDMI 2.0/ DP 1.2 HDMI 2.0/ DP 1.2 HDMI 2.0/ DP 1.4
Expansion Slot PCIe 4.0 x 16 2
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 16 1
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
N/A
PCIe 4.0 x1 2 2 N/A
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 8 8 4
U.2 0 0 0
M.2 1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x  2280
(SATA + PCIe 40 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector 1 1 0
USB 3.2 Gen 2 7 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
3 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
3 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
USB 3.2 Gen 1 4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
USB 2.0 4 4 2
Networking Gigabit Ethernet Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Intel® I211AT Intel® I211AT
Wireless Intel® Wireless-AX 200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
N/A Intel® Wireless-AX 200
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
Audio Codec SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A
Effects Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Aura Aura Sync V V V
4-pin RGB Header 2 2 1
Addressable RGB header 2 2 1
Others Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
M.2 Audio Combo Card
SafeSlot

TUF Gaming X570 Motherboards and Specifications

TUF motherboards define affordability with essential gaming features, distinctive looks and reliability. There are two SKUs of the similar X570 motherboard, the TUF Gaming X570-PLUS and it’s Wi-Fi twin. The digital VRM and Dr. MOS power stages and TUF chokes ensures the CPU gets steady stream of power, while the TUF capacitors hone 20% higher heat tolerance.

Model Name TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WI-FI) TUF Gaming X570-Plus
CPU AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Chipset AMD X570 Chipset
Form Factor ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)
Memory 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB
Graphics Output HDMI / DP HDMI / DP
Expansion Slot PCIe 4.0 x 16 1
@ x16
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 16 1
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
PCIe 4.0 x1 2 3
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 8 8
U.2 0 0
M.2 1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 /3.0×4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0/3.0×4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector 0 0
USB 3.2 Gen 2 2 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
2 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
USB 3.2 Gen 1 4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
USB 2.0 4 4
Networking Gigabit Ethernet Realtek® L8200A Realtek® L8200A
Wireless Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
2×2 Wi-Fi 5(802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with MU-MIMO support dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth v5.0
N/A
Audio Codec Realtek S1200A Realtek S1200A
Effects DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
Aura Aura Sync V V
4-pin RGB Header 2 2
Addressable RGB header 1 1
Others SafeSlot SafeSlot

ASUS Prime X570 and Pro X570 Motherboards and Specifications

AMD’s new Ryzen processors are particularly appealing for executing heavy-duty workloads, but gaming features and multicolored lighting aren’t the best options for the office, and workstations requires a particular set of skills. The Pro WS X570-ACE marries the new CPUs and their PCIe 4.0 connectivity to ECC RAM and management features not normally seen outside of pricey server-grade gear.

If there’s one motherboard in ASUS X570 lineup that balances every possible take on functionality and aesthetics, it’s the Prime X570-PRO. It ticks all the important checkboxes and wears a unique aesthetic with more universal appeal than gamer-oriented designs. Its distinctive look also appeals to enthusiasts who prefer more subdued styling for streamlined builds.

Model Name Prime X570-Pro Prime X570-P Pro WS X570-ACE
CPU AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Chipset AMD X570 Chipset
Form Factor ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.) ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)
Memory 4  DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB 4 DDR4/ 128 GB
Graphics Output HDMI / DP HDMI HDMI / DP
Expansion Slot PCIe 4.0 x 16 2
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
PCIe 4.0 x 16 1
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
1
max @ x8
PCIe 4.0 x1 3 3 N/A
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 6 6 4
U.2 0 0 1
M.2 1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 22110
(SATA + PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x 2280
(PCIe 4.0 x2)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector 1 0 0
USB 3.2 Gen 2 3 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
4 x Type-A at back 4 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
USB 3.2 Gen 1 4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
2 x Type-A at back
4 x Type-A at front
2 x Type-A at back
4 x Type-A at front
USB 2.0 4 5 4
Networking Gigabit Ethernet Intel® I211AT Realtek® 8111H Intel® I211AT
Realtek® 8117
Wireless N/A N/A N/A
Audio Codec Realtek S1220A Realtek S1200A Realtek S1200A
Effects Crystal Sound 3 N/A N/A
Aura Aura Sync V V N/A
4-pin RGB Header 2 2 N/A
Addressable RGB header 1 1 N/A
Others Pre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
SafeSlot Asus Control Center
SafeSlot

Pokdepinion: AMD’s recent price announcement for the CPU is definitely sweet spot. Let’s just hope the motherboards don’t spoil that. Of course, we will update when we have it. Watch this space.

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Super Daddy
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