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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 NameROG Crosshair VIII FormulaROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)ROG Crosshair VIII HeroROG Crosshair VIII Impact
CPUAMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
ChipsetAMD X570 Chipset
Form FactorATX (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.)
Memory4 DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB2 DDR4/ 64 GB
Graphics OutputN/AN/AN/AN/A
Expansion SlotPCIe 4.0 x 162
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 161
@ x4
1
@ x4
1
@ x4
N/A
PCIe 4.0 x1111N/A
Storage & ConnectivitySATA 6Gb/s8884
U.20000
M.21x 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 connector1111
USB 3.2 Gen 27 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 14 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 2.04442
NetworkingGigabit EthernetAquantia® 5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Intel® I211AT
WirelessIntel® 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/AIntel® 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
AudioCodecSupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220
EffectsSonic 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
AuraAura SyncVVVV
4-pin RGB Header2221
Addressable RGB header2222
OthersPre-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 NameROG Strix X570-E GamingROG Strix X570-F GamingROG Strix X570-I Gaming
CPUAMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
ChipsetAMD X570 Chipset
Form FactorATX (12 x 9.6 in.)ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)ITX (6.7 x 6.7 in.)
Memory4 DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB2 DDR4/ 64 GB
Graphics OutputHDMI 2.0/ DP 1.2HDMI 2.0/ DP 1.2HDMI 2.0/ DP 1.4
Expansion SlotPCIe 4.0 x 162
@ x16 or x8/x8
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 161
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
N/A
PCIe 4.0 x122N/A
Storage & ConnectivitySATA 6Gb/s884
U.2000
M.21x 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 connector110
USB 3.2 Gen 27 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 14 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 2.0442
NetworkingGigabit EthernetRealtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® I211AT
Intel® I211ATIntel® I211AT
WirelessIntel® 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/AIntel® 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
AudioCodecSupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220A
EffectsSonic 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
AuraAura SyncVVV
4-pin RGB Header221
Addressable RGB header221
OthersPre-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 NameTUF Gaming X570-Plus (WI-FI)TUF Gaming X570-Plus
CPUAMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
ChipsetAMD X570 Chipset
Form FactorATX (12 x 9.6 in.)ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)
Memory4 DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB
Graphics OutputHDMI / DPHDMI / DP
Expansion SlotPCIe 4.0 x 161
@ x16
1
@ x16
PCIe 4.0 x 161
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
PCIe 4.0 x123
Storage & ConnectivitySATA 6Gb/s88
U.200
M.21x 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 connector00
USB 3.2 Gen 22 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 14 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
4 x Type-A at back
2 x Type-A at front
USB 2.044
NetworkingGigabit EthernetRealtek® L8200ARealtek® L8200A
WirelessIntel® 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
AudioCodecRealtek S1200ARealtek S1200A
EffectsDTS Custom for GAMING HeadsetsDTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
AuraAura SyncVV
4-pin RGB Header22
Addressable RGB header11
OthersSafeSlotSafeSlot

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 NamePrime X570-ProPrime X570-PPro WS X570-ACE
CPUAMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
ChipsetAMD X570 Chipset
Form FactorATX (12 x 9.6 in.)ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)ATX (12 x 9.6 in.)
Memory4  DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB4 DDR4/ 128 GB
Graphics OutputHDMI / DPHDMIHDMI / DP
Expansion SlotPCIe 4.0 x 162
@ x16 or x8/x8
1
@ x16
2
@ x16 or x8/x8
PCIe 4.0 x 161
max @ x4
1
max @ x4
1
max @ x8
PCIe 4.0 x133N/A
Storage & ConnectivitySATA 6Gb/s664
U.2001
M.21x 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 connector100
USB 3.2 Gen 23 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
4 x Type-A at back4 x Type-A at back
1 x Type-C at back
USB 3.2 Gen 14 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 2.0454
NetworkingGigabit EthernetIntel® I211ATRealtek® 8111HIntel® I211AT
Realtek® 8117
WirelessN/AN/AN/A
AudioCodecRealtek S1220ARealtek S1200ARealtek S1200A
EffectsCrystal Sound 3N/AN/A
AuraAura SyncVVN/A
4-pin RGB Header22N/A
Addressable RGB header11N/A
OthersPre-mounted I/O Shield
SafeSlot
SafeSlotAsus 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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