The best X570 motherboards for AMD processors

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ASUS ROG Strix X570-E GamingSource: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central

Best
AMD X570 Motherboards
Windows Central
2021

It can prove daunting when looking at a motherboard for your PC since there are so many best motherboards. The X570 chipset from AMD offers all the leading features like PCIe 4.0 and faster LAN connectivity. The most expensive motherboards for (non-Threadripper) AMD processors will usually come with this chipset. We rounded up our favorites right here.

Best Overall: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Source: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming is one of the best AMD motherboards in terms of value. It’s expensive, but not quite as premium as something like the ASUS Crosshair series, which is overkill for most PC builds. This motherboard pairs ASUS’ excellent BIOS with top-of-the-line components for a super-stable foundation for a Ryzen 9 processor build.

Looking at the specifications sheet alone, the ROG Strix X570-E comes rocking three x16 PCIe 4.0 slots, two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, and eight SATA ports for all your storage needs. If all that wasn’t enough already, there are two additional x1 PCIe 4.0 slots. There are plenty of expansion options here.

ASUS also made sure the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming performs well thanks to the 12+4 DrMOS power phase design and excellent quality capacitors. You’ll easily be able to push even an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X beyond its advertized speeds for additional performance. But it’s also not too advanced for a less capable Ryzen processor.

Other highlight features include the SupremeFX S1220A HD audio codec, 2.5Gb LAN, and Wi-Fi 6. For connecting all your accessories to the rear of your PC, ASUS includes seven USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports and a single USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. There are a few internal USB headers should you need to hook up front panel ports or additional internal components such as the best LED lighting for PCs.

Pros:

  • Great BIOS
  • High-quality components
  • 12+4 DrMOS power design
  • Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5Gb LAN
  • RGB connectivity

Best Overall


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

The best value X570 motherboard

When you need everything X570 chipset offers without going into enthusiast territory, this motherboard is about as good as it gets.

Best Budget: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

Source: MSI

The MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS isn’t the most affordable AMD motherboard available that’ll work with Ryzen 3000 or 5000 series processors, but it’s one of the most affordable X570 chipset-powered motherboards. While you can technically spend less, we’d recommend around $150 or more for X570 unless it’s discounted.

This board comes with MSI’s BIOS. which is good enough for activating automatic overclock settings to get a little more out of your RAM and processor. The 8+2 power phase design will be able to provide stable electricity to the CPU without issue, but you’ll want to take care of more power-hungry CPUs for system stability.

While the design of the motherboard isn’t the most interesting around, MSI does include M.2 SSD heatsinks, which is handy for PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives that can get a little hot to the touch. It’s just a shame this board doesn’t have 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 6, or other advanced features found in more premium motherboards. It does get all the basics right, however.

Pros:

  • Good BIOS
  • Budget-friendly
  • 8+2 power design
  • M.2 SSD heatsinks
  • RGB connectivity

Cons:

  • No 2.5Gb LAN or Wi-Fi
  • Not designed for serious overclocking

Best Budget


MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

Great for budget PC builds

Spending this much on a motherboard could be viewed as a pricey purchase, but you’re getting AMD’s leading X570 chipset.

Best Performance: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

Source: ASUS

This is where things get real interesting. The ASUS ROG Crosshair series offers everything enthusiasts require for pushing AMD PC builds beyond advertised limits. The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero essentially takes everything from the X570-E Gaming and turns it all up to 11. This is one serious motherboard with plenty of firepower.

To start with, we have the same excellent BIOS package from ASUS as you’d find on other company motherboards. This is where you’ll spend the majority of your time to begin with, fine-tuning settings to extract as much from the processor without sacrificing system stability. ASUS provides all the tools to get the most from your components.

The 14+2 TI power stage design and 90A MOSFET combination are great for handling even more powerful Ryzen 9 processors. In fact, there isn’t a processor this motherboard can’t handle, except Threadripper since those require a different CPU socket. The I/O on this board is also very good, rocking 7 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, and a single USB-C 3.2 Gen 2.

Finally, we have 2.5Gb and 1Gb LAN connectivity. There’s also Wi-Fi 6 if you’d prefer to take advantage of a wire-free networking experience. If you want one of the most powerful AMD X570 motherboards available, look no further than the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero.

Pros:

  • Great BIOS
  • Top-quality components
  • 14+2 TI power stages
  • Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5Gb LAN
  • RGB connectivity

Cons:

  • Really expensive
  • Could be overkill

Best Performance


ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

You said you wanted overkill?

If money isn’t a factor in your decision-making, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is about as good as you can get for AMD.

Best ITX: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX

Source: ASRock

The small ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX is impressive because of just how much you can cram onto it. This board has an 8+2 DrMOS power stage design for the CPU and SoC that helps system stability when pushing the PC a little further than the advertised speeds. The Wi-Fi 6 LAN also makes a case for placing the PC away from your switch or router.

Using such a compact platform allows the use of small form factor (SFF) cases. We’ve rounded up some of the best Mini-ITX PC cases that this motherboard will fit without issue. Extra planning needs to be undertaken to make sure all the fans are connected to the limited number of fan headers.

There are a few drawbacks to this compact form factor and the major one would be the single PCIe slot. While it’s PCIe 4.0, this does mean you can only install a single expansion card. It’s not a drawback to this motherboard specifically since all ITX motherboards come with a single x16 slot. It’s also not the best for serious overclocking due to how compact the board is.

Pros:

  • Good BIOS
  • Compact ITX form factor
  • 8+2 DrMOS power stages
  • Wi-Fi 6 LAN
  • RGB connectivity

Cons:

  • Single PCIe slot
  • Not great for serious overclocking

Best ITX


ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX

Small and mighty

ITX motherboards usually cut corners due to how crammed the compact board will be, but ASRock did a fine job here.

Choosing the best AMD X570 motherboard

The AMD X570 chipset is really powerful, offering plenty of PCIe 4.0 channels to connect GPUs and SSDs with rapid performance. It’s possible to spend as little as $200 on a premium motherboard or splash out upwards of $800 for enthusiast-grade options. If we were to choose a single recommendation, however, it would be the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming.

What’s the difference between B550 and X570? With the latter chipset, you’ll get additional PCIe 4.0 lanes from the chipset as well as the processor, allowing you to install more than one PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD for rapid data transfers. It’ll also allow for more expansion and I/O.

So long as you have a Ryzen 3000 or Ryzen 5000 processor, the X570 chipset will be able to power everything without issue. Most options available with this chipset will be able to handle serious overclocking, so long as the power delivery design is capable of doing so.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Author:

Rich Edmonds is a staff reviewer at Windows Central, which means he tests out more software and hardware than he cares to remember. Joining Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find him inside a PC case tinkering around when not at a screen fighting with Grammarly to use British words. Hit him up on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.

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