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ASUS’ AMD X570 boards start from just RM1109
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ASUS’ AMD X570 boards start from just RM1109

by Vyncent ChanJuly 8, 2019
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While the AMD X570 PCH costs more than the previous generations, ASUS’ boards still start from a pretty affordable price point. With every one of the boards featuring PCIe 4.0 support and at least 12+2 VRM configurations, these prices are pretty reasonable.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)

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This will be ASUS Malaysia’s highest end AMD X570 board for now. It comes with with an impressive 14+2 VRM configuration, and it also comes with support for WiFi 6 (802.11ax) out of the box. This board does not come with display outputs though, so those who intend to get a Ryzen APU processor need not consider this board.

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) is priced at RM2039.

ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming

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ROG Strix X570-F Gaming

Offered as an affordable option for those who want ROG’s style and performance sans the features intended for extreme overclocking, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-F drops a few VRM phases and the cool WiFi 6 support, but it does get display output. Two, in fact, with both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 available. It still sports ASUS’ SafeSlot PCIe reinforcement and a pre-mounted I/O shield, so the board will be just as easy to build with as the ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi).

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming is priced at RM1439.

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi)

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TUF Gaming X570-PLUS(WI-FI)

ASUS only has one TUF Gaming board for the AMD X570 platform, and this is it. It sports a Intel Wireless-AC 9260 WiFi card for up to 1733 Mbps WiFi speeds and also Bluetooth 5.0. Like the ROG Strix X570-F Gaming, the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) also sports HDMI and DisplayPort display outputs. It sports a similar 12+2 VRM configuration as the ROG Strix X570-F Gaming too, but it lacks support for NVIDIA SLI as the second full-length PCIe slot only runs at PCIe 4.0 x4.

The ASUS TUF Gaming is priced at RM1109.

You can see their specifications side-by-side here:

ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) ROG Strix X570-F Gaming TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi)
VRM 14+2 12+2 12+2
RAM support 4 x 32GB DDR4 (128GB) 4 x 32GB DDR4 (128GB) 4 x 32GB DDR4 (128GB)
Multi-GPU support SLI, CrossFireX SLI, CrossFireX CrossFireX
Storage 2x M.2 (SATA/PCIe 4.0 x4)
8x SATA 3
2x M.2 (SATA/PCIe 4.0 x4)
8x SATA 3
2x M.2 (SATA/PCIe 4.0 x4)
8x SATA 3
Display output N/A 1x HDMI 2.0
1x DP 1.2
1x HDMI
1x DP
I/O 7x USB 3.1
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
4x USB 3.0
1x 2.5G Realtek LAN
1x 1G Intel LAN
Intel Wireless-AX 200
3x USB 3.1
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
4x USB 3.0
1x 1G Intel LAN
2x USB 3.1
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
4x USB 3.0
1x 1G Realtek
Audio SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220A Realtek S1200A
Price RM2039 RM1439 RM1109

All of ASUS’ AMD X570 motherboards are covered by a 3+1 year extended warranty, and are available now!

Pokdepinion: I nearly thought the ROG Strix X570-F Gaming had a passively cooled PCH… But it was just hidden. Damn that’s a cool way to do it.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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