I've paired the board with a Ryzen 3700X and 32GB of Crucial Ballistix LT 3200c16 RAM - the board makes overclocking the RAM a doddle, and I've managed to get the RAM working at 3600c16 by changing 2 bios settings. Nowadays, most end-users will only have one add-in card...the GPU, so being ITX sized, one can build a powerhouse with a very small footprint, which is what I intend to do - forgive the pictures of the test bench (work-in-progress) GOOD: 1) The board has very beefy VRMs with a 6 phase 70A setup - which is better than a large majority of the X570 range even when compared to other board manufacturers 2) Intel WIFI and Intel GbE ethernet connections, and a decent WIFI antenna - surprising how many manufacturers cheap out on this! 3) Top of the range Realtek ALC 1220-VB audio codec 4) USB type C port 5) Now I'm not one for RGB bling bling, but the board has tastefully done the RGB lighting and it's not too garish/in-your-face 6) For an ITX board, it also has all the features of its larger ATX brethren, such as support for two NVMe M.2 drives, which is always a bonus 7) The board also has CPU-less BIOS flashing which is always a big help should one feel the need to upgrade to the next generation of Ryzen processors in future 8) Lastly, and also most importantly, Gigabyte has a UK based RMA service with a very good reputation within the overclocking community, so if it ever goes wrong, I know it shouldn't be a hassle to get it sorted (unlike ASUS). 9) (Support for PCIE 4.0) MEDIOCRE: 1) The X570 chipset has a fan - but basically all of the X570 range except the halo-tier boards have a chipset fan. Initially, I had reservations about it, but it is honestly not that noisy, and I cannot hear it spinning above my Gentle Typhoon fans. But that being said, it is an extra potential point of failure. BAD: 1) The price. Yes it is expensive compared to the X470/B450 range, but X570 is meant to be a tier above. Essentially, you get what you pay for. Some will see this as a negative, some won't. My thoughts: I personally think that the Aorus X570I PRO WIFI is the best value X570 board available. I did consider getting the MSI B450 I gaming plus AC to pair with my 3700x, but in the end decided to get the Aorus X570I instead. The MSI B450I is around £90 cheaper, but, in comparison to the Aorus X570I: 1) The MSI has weaker VRMs and VRM cooling. This is important if one is going to run a high end CPU like the Ryzen 3900X or the soon to be released Ryzen 3950X. Aorus therefore gives greater upgrade flexibility 2) Lack of CPU-less BIOS flash on the MSI B450I 3) Lower end audio codec on the MSI B450I 4) No USB type C port on the MSI B450I 5) Only support for one NVMe M.2 drive on the MSI B450I, vs two on the Aorus X570I 6) Intel LAN on the Aorus X570I vs Realtek LAN on the MSI B450I - most people will know that Intel GbE ethernet connections are faster and more stable than their Realtek equivalent 7) Slower WIFI (AC) on the MSI B450I vs WIFI (AX) on the Aorus X570I 8) With the newer X570 chipset, the Aorus X570I supports PCIE 4.0. The MSI B450I only supports PCIE 3.0. This may not be an advantage currently, as there's limited number of NVMe SSDs (and graphics cards) that take advantage of PCIE 4.0, however, if one is going to keep the board with an eye for the next few years, then this is a good way to future-proof oneself. TL;DR - Avoid, Consider, Shortlist or Buy? Just go ahead and buy. 🙂
Maybe the best bang for buck?
Rebuilding my PC to get the latest Ryzen 7 3700x processor I found myself needing to purchase a new motherboard. Memory, PSU, GPU etc. were all carried over from my old system and where I previously had a B350 motherboard, this time I was keen to move up a class. Whilst I could have got a X470 and flashed the BIOS, I was keen to have some of the newer features available - namely PCIe 4.0. Whilst this isn't something I'm delving into immediately, it's nice it's available in the future for other upgrade. There were a few cheaper X570 boards, and many much more expensive. Looking at professional reviews, the Aorus Elite scored highly and gave the best balance of features and price. It feels premium, it's still not cheap (double what I have previously paid for a motherboard) and if you're not wanting to wait for a B550 board, this is a good alternative. Even the "cheaper" boards aren't really that cheap and come with some limitations, for an extra £20-30 I believe it's worth stepping up. The board is nicely put together, comes well packaged and with my new Ryzen 7 3700x runs very nicely. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. My build: Seasonic Focus Gold 550w PSU Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders edition Ryzen 7 3700X 16GB 3200mhz Memory 250GB Samsung Evo 960 NVME drive Crucial 500GB SSD
Probably the best 'budget' x570 Board available
This board is absolutely stunning, has 6*2 Phases so can easily power a 3900x without breaking a sweat with two big beefy heat-sinks (something that other 'lower end' boards might struggle with, especially a 16+ core CPU), plenty of USB, 2 m.2 sockets, and without all the bells and whistles that some of the more expensive boards have (no wifi, no 2.5gb/10gb lan etc.). What it does have, it doesn't skimp on either, like the on-board network is Intel (rather than Realtek like on some of the other more budget friendly boards). There's been three BIOS updates since release, the latest adds three fan profiles to the BIOS for the chipset fan, which a lot of people were worried about due to the noise. Overall, 5 stars! It's got everything I personally needed on a board, VRM is great, and support so far has been fantastic.
AMD AM4 Socket: Ready for 2nd and 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors
Enhanced Power Solution: 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, military-grade TUF components and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
Comprehensive Cooling: Active chipset heatsink, VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
Next-Gen Connectivity: Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 and USB 3.2 generation 2 Type-A/Type-C
Gaming Networking: Exclusive Realtek L8200A Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, Bluetooth 5.0, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology
High Build Quality & Solid Performance !!!
PROS: - Designed with HQ Rock Solid Components To Give Rock Solid Overclocks ( Even for Amateurs ) - 12 USB Ports in the rear & 4 in the Front - 1 USB-C port in the rear & onboard USB-C port for the front panel !!! - 2 Onboard M.2 slots with Direct to CPU connection & 4 by 4 Bandwith - A Ridiculous Amount of Onboard Connectivity for Fans - RGB Strips - Water Pumps etc etc - Onboard Switches to Power On, Reset, Safe Boot, Switch Bios 1&2, Slow Boot to help Hard Core Overclocking etc - Very Heavy - Solid, Attractive, Powerful, BIOS Design - High Quality Onboard MOSFETS used for delivering Clean & Precise electricity when needed - Shockingly High Quality Onboard Sound with Gold Plated Japanese Nichicon Capacitors = Punchy Bass, Clear Highs & Mids ... almost as good as my Creative Z Soundcard i'm using ... but a discreet card is still king lol - Runs a 3950x without breaking a sweat ( No need for Noisy Onboard x570 Motherboard Chipset Fans ) - The Ability to update the Bios with a Usb Thumb Drive even without a CPU installed !!! - Onboard Addressable RGB LEDs Controlled by Your Bios or Aura Sync Software !!! - Has way more onboard options & ports you'll ever need ... because more is always better lol CONS: - None Pc Build Parts List AMD RYZEN 9 3950X 32GB GSkill Trident Z RGB CL16 Ram x 2x16GB Sticks ASUS Crosshair Hero 7 ROG Motherboard Corsair H150i 360 Liquid Cooler EVGA GEFORCE RTX 2080ti FTW3 Ultra 11GB Nvidia Graphics Card Creative Sound Blaster Z HQ PCI-E Sound Card 3x LG IPS LED Monitors for video production & gaming 500GB Samsung NVME PCIe M.2 - Boot Drive 500GB Samsung SATA - Video Editing Cache Drive 10TB Toshiba SATA N300 NAS - Storage Drive Corsair RM850x 80 PLUS Gold 850 Watts Power Supply Unit with Intelligent Fan Control Fractal Design Define R6 Tempered Glass E-ATX PC Case I bought this Motherboard for its Quality Build & Solid Reputation with the record breaking Overclockers that use the ASUS Motherboards the most in Competitions. It also has the highest amount of rear usb ports !!! I recommend this motherboard & think its worth every penny 🙂 Hope This Review Helps 🙂
Premium motherboard with plenty of features and just looks amazing !
So I was on the the market for a new motherboard to go with my new all white RGB build. And let me just say the stock pictures dont do this justice. Of course substance is the main thing with tech but style does make a huge difference as well. Paired up inside my white Corsair carbide 275r case this looks amazing. The lights look great and really do create a nice ambience on my desk and there are so many customisation options with the included software too. But looks arent everything however I'm pleased to say the performance does not disappoint either and this motherboard has the easiest bios I've ever worked with. You can overclock your system with a few clicks with the help of easy mode or tune every little detail possible with the advanced. The software included to control the fans and the lighting is fantastic and is very simple to use. The bottom line is this motherboard is beautiful to look at but also has the features and quality performance which will suit your needs wether you are a gamer or even an enthusiast. The price is a little much for a board but for the extra features and benefits comes the price tag and you do get what you pay for. Would definitely recommend
ASUS CROSSAHIR HERO VII - Its just Amazing!!!
This mother board is just awesome, First it is very very easy to set up your basic system, cpu, ram, graphics card. The tricky bit was finding which slot to put your nvme ssd drive into, for reference use the lower slot next to the chipset heatsnk with ASUS eye logo on it. The RGB is fantastic on this board if you are into that sort of thing, if not you can turn it off within the bios or using aura sync. This board is feature packed and the power delivery from the VRM's to the cpu is massive overkill, so much so, it will have zero issues powering and overclockoingth enew Ryzen 3000 series cpus even the monster 12 core 24 thread 3900X. Building a system with this board is a breeze lots of fan headers 10 in total including cpu fan header, cpu optional header and a All in one liquid cooler header. I cannot recomend this board enough, especially if anyone was thinking of buying this for the new Ryzen 3000 series of cpus (just make sure you update to the latest bios) as it will be much much cheaper than the new X570 motherboards, that are really not necessary, if you purchase a board of this calliber on X470. You dont even need to have a previous gen cpu to update the bios, as this can be done via the Flashback button on the rear I/O. Just buy it, you wont regret it.
Compatible with AMD Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 AM4 processors of the 3rd Generation
Pcie and M.2 Lightning Gen4 for fast data transfers
WLAN 5 (802.11Ac) with MU MIMO for problem- online gaming
Frozr cool body with patented fan and double ball bearings for optimal cooling performance
Pre-installed I/O bezel provides more protection against electromagnetic interference and more convenience when installing the motherboard.
A suitable choice for a new X570 Build!
First of all packaging is great and has a distinct premium feel and that expends to the board itself. Simply unpackaging it was a joy and made it clear this was a step above anything else I've had. A lot of features that manufacturers sell their boards on end up being redundant or just plain gimmicky. To my astonishment this wasn't the case with this motherboard. with features literally helping me when I was having issues getting my system to post. This was the "EZ Debug LED" system that has an array of lights in an obvious location that light up on post letting you know how individual systems are, its split into CPU, RAM, GPU and BOOT. I was getting a red light on RAM and sure enough a re-seat later and we were off to the races. That was something that could have taken hours to resolve but was simplified thanks to the design of the motherboard. and don't worry the lights don't stay on after post so if you are worried about that don't be. Speaking of: overall I was very happy with the layout of the board my only issue would be there being no fan header for the rear case fan within easy reach and I imagine you would have the same issue with any top mounted fans as the majority of them are all lined up at the bottom of the board. Which brings up onto the I/O. The I/O has ports I didn't know existed before this thing turned up. But its al very clearly explained in the documentation that comes with it and the majority of it is optional like the RGB headers. Normally I always select advanced options in the bios of a motherboard but they have pretty much made that redundant with the fantastic simplified mode you are greeted by when entering the bios. Everything I could have wanted was there and more importantly: MADE SIMPLE. Don't get me wrong the advanced option is still there but if you are just moving boot devices priority or applying a quick overclock they have you covered. There is even an option to test overclocking the timings on your memory with presets something that would be far beyond the majority of PC users. But here it's easy and accessible. The board is absolutely solid when it comes to performance, I've run every test you can think of and its a true machine, never choked or halted. So should you buy this board? Well if you are coming over to AMD from intel and looking at the new Ryzen line of processors (Which you should! They are Great! Even for gaming!) then this board perfectly balances features with simplicity and cost, and the inclusion of wi-fi is the cherry on top as far as i'm concerned for those times you can't get a wired connection in. If your on the fence, go for it you won't be disappointed!
gorgeous board indeed
Fantastic board. I was able to put together myself, but ended up needing a new power supply as the setup I was building was a bit hungry. But after taking it in, and getting a new case as mine was old, with the PSU change, I'm content indeed. I love the features on the board, especially the cooling for the primary m2 SSD Samsung drive as it has its own system. The primary vid card slot is right near the m2 section, and the cover can make getting the vidcard out a bit annoying. The top of the board where the CPU and RAM goes is a little tight with the bulkiness of the usb, LAN cable is, can be tight, but seeing the job my computer tech did of cleanliness in his cabling... Let's just say he is good. The Ryzen 7 chip went in no issues at all. Overall, a damned nice board.
First Build - Couldnt have picked a better mobo
To start, this was my first ever p.c build so was a little cautions on what to pick part wise, i knew i wanted ryzen 5 3600 and an rtx 2060, i went for the x570 gaming pro wifi due to its super high specs for a very good price point in the x570 range. Super easy to install, great and easy to use bios, nice little touch of rgb on an entry level board is always nice. No issues for install, plenty of pins for additional fans and more rgb if needed, 2 x m.2 drives, one with heat sink. literally perfect for what i needed.
The Asus X570-E motherboard is a mid-range model that uses an AM4 socket and the Zen architecture. Its futuristic design features an etched RGB logo and customizable LED light strip. The enlarged surface area allows the motherboard to dissipate heat faster, so it’s great for gamers. The memory slots are also fully customizable, and you can use as many as you want. Make sure to check out the x570’s maximum RAM capacity and frequency before making your purchase. The extensive buying guide is a great resource.
There are several options available for the X570 motherboard. There are several types of AMD APU CPUs that support this board, and they are also compatible with different RAM sizes. These models also come with support for RGB lighting and cooling. The Asus mobos are the best of the bunch in this respect. If you are planning on upgrading your current motherboard, consider getting one of these. There are plenty of options to choose from, and the Gigabyte mobos are excellent.
The X570 motherboard is one of the best options available for a budget-friendly build. The X570 motherboard supports USB 3.1 Gen2, as well as a host of other advanced features. Despite its price tag, this is not a cheap model. If you’re planning on upgrading your current processor, you may want to choose an X570-based motherboard. The AMD X570 chip isn’t available for purchase on its own yet, but you can buy it through various online retailers and other retailers.
The X570 is a high-end motherboard designed to accommodate the increased power consumption of AMD CPUs. The Active Cooling Heatsink and Power Delivery Enhancements on this model help you overclock with ease. Aura Sync support makes it easy to customize the lighting connected to your RGB headers. The Fan Xpert 4 software also offers comprehensive customization and cooling controls. The ASUS X570 is the perfect motherboard for overclocking AMD processors.
Most X570 motherboards are equipped with dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots that enable you to combine multiple M.2 cards. This is crucial for content creators working with ultra-HD footage. Furthermore, most of these models are equipped with built-in chipset fans, which make them extremely effective and quiet even when under extreme pressure. Although most of these boards are silent, they will still make noise if you use a Zero-RPM graphics card.
The MSI MEG Unify X570 MOBO is a new addition to the Aorus line. It’s a bit more expensive than the previous generation, but it supports up to 5000 series CPUs. The integrated graphics on the X570 MASTER are a plus for this high-end x570 motherboard. You can even find a deluxe version of the X570 if you’re looking for a high-end model.