The 3rd generation of Ryzen chips are finally here and the new X570 mobos are quite possibly the best pair for them. But, with so many options out there, finding the best X570 motherboard for your Ryzen processor becomes quite a challenge. Therefore, we have decided to review some of the best X570 motherboards for Ryzen 3000 CPUs and previous generations of Ryzen CPUs as well!
It is also important to note that X570 motherboards are not a replacement for X470 and B450 motherboards. They are in fact a higher-end alternative. Subsequently, you should consider checking out the best X470 motherboards or B450 motherboards for Ryzen CPUs if you are on a budget.
Best budget X570 motherboards under $200:
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge
MSI’s MPG X570 Gaming Edge is close to the $200 budget, but it offers an excellent set of features for any AMD user. Being an X570 board, you have PCIe 4.0 support, and MSI has also included USB 3.2 Gen 2 with a Type C connector. The LAN controller is Realtek’s excellent 8111H Gigabit. If you’d rather stay away from ethernet, you have built-in AC Wi-Fi 5 with MU-MIMO support.
The motherboard has MSI’s FROZR heatsink which has a patented fan design with a propeller blade technology and ball bearings to keep it running smooth and quiet. The IO shield is preinstalled and grounded and protects your ports from any potential electrostatic discharge.
Memory support is excellent, with DDR4 supported at up to 4400 MHz (OC) and four DIMM slots. The sound quality is also great, thanks to the Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 3. Of course, just like with any modern motherboard, you have RGB lights and everything is connected via MSI’s Dragon Center. This also supports features such as Ambient Link, Voice Boost, Live Update, and Game Mode. All things considered, this is an excellent X570 motherboard.
ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus
Asus’s TUF Gaming X570 Plus is right on the mark as far as budget goes, and is a very well rounded out motherboard for AMD users. It supports both 2nd and 3rd generation processors and has an excellent build quality and feature set.
To begin with, you have two M.2 slots and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 slot, as well as support for AMD’s StoreMI. There’s an active PCH heatsink, as well as heatsinks on the M.2 slot and the VRM section. This should keep your motherboard cool even if you overclock. The ProCool socket and DIGI+ VRM help with durability quite a bit, even if you stress your motherboard often. There’s an additional 4-pin power connector which you can use if you’re overclocking, for a bit more power.
Gamers will enjoy Realtek’s L8200A gigabit ethernet controller, as well as Intel 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with support for MU-MIMO. There’s also Bluetooth 5.0 support, as well as Asus’s TUF LANGuard technology. The board has four DIMM slots, in which you can fit a total of 128GB of DDR4 memory at a maximum of 4400MHz. It’s truly an excellent board with Asus’s reputation backing it up, so it should be pretty durable as well.
ASUS Prime X570-P
The successor to the excellent Prime X470 Pro is another board by Asus that has all the features you’d need and feels right at home in a black and white build. It improves on a couple of areas where its predecessor wasn’t the best and makes things even better for users of AMD’s 3rd generation CPUs.
There are two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A. With a total of four DIMM slots, you can have a maximum of 128GB of memory. You also get 10Gbps LAN, which means stable gaming and blazing-fast data transfers.
The motherboard has been designed for the increased power usage of AMD’s CPUs and has an actively cooled heatsink to help deal with the added heat of PCIe 4.0. Asus also made a few power delivery enhancements which offers stable power even when overclocking.
Last but not least, there’s ASUS Aura Sync support which lets you customize lighting connected to the RGB headers, and you can add quite a lot of lighting. There’s also Fan Xpert 4 support, for comprehensive cooling controls and customization, to round out an excellent X570 motherboard.
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
MSI’s MPG X570 Gaming Plus is the more budget-oriented brother of the higher end Gaming Edge, but it still manages to have an excellent feature set for AMD users. With support for both 2nd and 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs, you also get support for DDR4 memory at up to 4400MHz (OC). There are four slots in total, so you can have up to 128GB of dual-channel memory.
You get two M.2 slots, as well as PCIe 4.0 support for blazing fast file transfer speeds. There are also USB 3.2 ports at the front (USB Type A) and at the rear (Type A and Type C), for plenty of expansion. You have Realtek’s ALC1220 Codec on the audio port, so you’ll get great sound out of the motherboard without the need of a sound card.
While there’s no Wi-Fi, you do have a Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller which should more than have you covered. You have MSI’s Mystic Light support that has RGB lights on the motherboard itself, but also supports RGB light strips if you want to add them. If you care about looks and can work with a black and red motherboard, the Gaming Plus should be on your shortlist.
Best Mid-Range X570 motherboards:
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero
The Crosshair has always been one of Asus’s best selling motherboards, and they’ve really knocked it out of the park with the Crosshair VIII Hero. It’s an excellent option for enthusiasts, with all the features you’d expect from a good motherboard, and then some.
To begin with, you have a very comprehensive thermal design. There’s an active PCH heatsink, as well as an aluminum heatsink on the M.2 slot. There’s also the ROG cooling zone which helps keep the rest of the PCB cool. You get a 5-way optimization that gives you automated system-wide tuning and a host of overclocking and cooling profiles.
The networking section is also excellent, with Wi-FI 6 and 802.11Ax, with MU-MIMO support. There’s gigabit ethernet with Asus’s LANGuard protection and support for GameFirst V software. The IO shield has been pre-mounted, and you have USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports for the highest transfer speeds possible. You also have PCIe 4.0 on both M.2 slots which lets you create a very fast RAID configuration.
Last but not least, you have SupremeFX audio with an S1220 codec, as well as support for Asus’s Aura Sync for RGB.
MSI MEG X570 Ace
MSI has some really great motherboards at various price points, and the MEG X570 Ace is their midrange option. Even though there are pricier boards out there, the MEG X570 Ace is a surprisingly great motherboard, with plenty of features and no compromises where there shouldn’t be any.
Starting things off with the networking section, you have 2.5G LAN and gigabit LAN, both with a gaming LAN manager. There’s also Wi-Fi 6 (802.11Ax) for extremely fast wireless transfer speeds. Speaking of transfer speeds, the Ace has three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots that are capable of up to 64GB/s of transfer speeds (unidirectional). You also have a great audio section with a dedicated audio processor and ESS DAC. The four DIMM slots can fit up to 128GB of dual-channel memory, at a frequency of 4600MHz (OC).
As far as the build goes, you have a Frozr heatsink design that keeps things cool, and there’s an extended heat pipe that goes from the chipset to the VRM section, to help with stability during overclocking. Add to this MSI’s Mystic Light Infinity support, and you have an excellent AM4 motherboard for enthusiasts.
ASRock X570 Taichi
ASRock’s X570 Taichi is one of the most popular motherboards when it comes to a midrange AM4 motherboard, and there are plenty of reasons for that. It comes at a price point that’s somewhat lower than the competition, while still offering all the features you’d need, and then some.
For starters, you have support for DDR4 memory at up to 4666MHz (OC). You also have two M.2 slots with PCIe 4.0 support, as well as 8 SATA3 ports for additional storage. An interesting thing is that you can have multiple graphics cards in a variety of configurations. You can have Nvidia’s NVLinkTM, or quad SLI, or you can have AMD’s 3-way CrossFireX. With multi-GPU configurations slowly fading away, it’s nice to see ASRock still supports them.
The audio section is great, with 7.1 channel HD audio with Realtek’s ALC1220 audio codec, which supports Purity Sound 4 as well as DTS Connect. Last but not least, there’s plenty of RGB lights with ASRock’s Polychrome SYNC software, and you have a board that looks stunning in a variety of builds. The Taichi is a great motherboard for any enthusiast, especially for those who’d like to run multi-GPU setups.
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master
GIGABYTE has been making motherboards for a good while, but ever since they introduced their AORUS lineup, they’ve been some of the most popular motherboards out there. The X570 AORUS Master is a midrange board with plenty of high-end features that’s set to satisfy enthusiasts who don’t want to spend too much on their motherboard.
There are four DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, with support for up to 4400MHz (OC). You get three NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 slots for extremely fast storage, and all of them have thermal guards.
What’s really good about the AORUS Master is the direct 14 phase VRM solution that’s going to give you excellent performance if you’re overclocking. The VRM section is also really well cooled, so that shouldn’t be an issue either.
And we must mention the audio section, as it’s one of the most impressive ones we’ve seen on a motherboard. You have an ESS Sabre 9218 DAC, paired with Realtek’s ALC1220 codec. You also have Wi-Fi 6 802.11Ax, as well as Bluetooth 5 support, so you pretty much have all the latest and greatest when it comes to wireless data transfer. A truly great enthusiast motherboard.
Best High-End X570 motherboards:
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Xtreme
The AORUS Xtreme is the top-of-the-line Gigabyte motherboard when it comes to AMD’s AM4 socket, the crème de la crème if you will. With a stealthy black design, it looks great in just about any build, and it has an excellent feature set.
Kicking things off with the memory, you have four DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, at up to 4400MHz (OC). You can get up to 128GB of memory, which is great and on par with the competition. There are three PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 slots for plenty of storage, and they all have thermal guards.
The VRM section of the AORUS Xtreme is magnificent – you have a direct 16 phases Infineon digital VRM solution which works wonderfully when you’re overclocking. The audio section is what you’d expect from a high-end motherboard, an ESS Sabre 9218 DAC and a Realtek ALC1220 codec for some truly great audio.
Add to this the excellent cooling throughout the motherboard, from the fins-array heatsink and NanoCarbon baseplate to the direct touch heatpipe, and you’ll find that this is an excellent motherboard for users who want to overclock their CPUs. Oh, and it’s also got RGB if you want to add a bit of light to your system.
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
The MEG X570 Godlike is MSI’s variant of a high-end AM4 motherboard. It comes with a price tag that’s extremely high for users who don’t need the best of the best, but with a feature set that more than justifies that price tag.
For starters, you have three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots. If that’s not enough, you have MSI’s XPANDER-Z accessory card that has two more M.2 slots for even more storage. Right below the Frozr cooling system is a delivery system that can push AMD’s Ryzen CPUs to their limit when it comes to overclocking. The excellent VRM section helps keep things stable if this is what you’re going to do, so you don’t have crashes due to the motherboard.
Memory support is excellent at 4600MHz (OC), and you have four slots for a total of 128GB of DDR4 memory. Add to this the Xtreme Audio DAC, Killer Gigabit LAN and 2×2 Wi-Fi with 802.11Ax, and you’ve got all the features you’d need from a good motherboard. It does have MSI’s Mystic Light RGB lights, so you can make it a bit flashier than usual if you want to.
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula
Asus’s X570 lineup includes quite a few models, but the Crosshair VIII Formula is the highest end of them all. It’s the most feature-rich model with the best cooling, and it actually justifies the somewhat astronomical price tag. If you’re an enthusiast who wants the best of the best, do add it to your shortlist.
How serious were Asus about their thermals? So serious they’ve collaborated with EK for the VRM cooling section, and you have heatsinks on the M.2 slots, as well as an active PCH heatsink. You also get the ROG cooling zone which helps keep the lower part of the motherboard cool, even during overclocking.
Networking is excellent – you have Wi-Fi 6 (802.11Ax) with MU-MIMO support, as well as 5G and gigabit ethernet, both of which have ASUS LANGuard protection. There’s the 5-way optimization that gives you profiles for cooling and overclocking, to make things a bit easier.
An interesting feature that the competition lacks is the LiveDash – an OLED panel that gives you useful information straight on the motherboard, with graphics you can customize. You can also add your own GIF, which is neat. An excellent high-end motherboard.
Best Mini-ITX X570 motherboard:
Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro Wi-Fi
While finding a full-size motherboard for your next AMD build is easy, things are very tricky when it comes to a mini ITX board. Fortunately, Gigabyte has your back with their X570 I AORUS Pro Wi-Fi. It’s a mini ITX board with most of the features of the “big boys”, and is one of the best mini ITX X570 motherboards on the market nowadays.
As far as the features go, you do get X570’s highlight feature – PCIe 4.0 support, and you get it on the two NVMe PCIe M.2 slots that allow you to add plenty of storage. There are two DIMMs for up to 4400MHz (OC) of memory with a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU.
The VRM section of the AORUS Pro is also great, with a direct 8 phase Infineon digital VRM and an extended VRM heatsink with a thermal pad. You can comfortably overclock your CPU without worrying about stability.
Add to this Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 802.11Ax and Gigabit LAN, as well as RGB Fusion 2.0, and you’ve got yourself a very well rounded board with no critical compromises. If you have a case that limits you in terms of space, by all means, go for it.