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ASRock vs. ASUS vs. Gigabyte vs. MSI: Which flagship X570 motherboard should you get?

By Koh Wanzi - 18 Aug 2019

Motherboard features compared

Features overview

To round things up, here's a top-down view of the key features of each board so you get a clearer idea of how they stack up against one another: 

  ASRock X570 Taichi ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme MSI MEG X570 Godlike
VRM 12+2 (7 true phases) 14+2 (8 true phases) 14+2 (all true phase) 14+4 (8 true phases)
Memory DDR4-4666 DDR4-4800 DDR4-4400 DDR4-4800
PCIe expansion slots

AMD Ryzen 3000

  • 2x PCIe 4.0 x16

AMD X570

  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 2x PCIe 4.0 x1

AMD Ryzen 3000

  • 2x PCIe 4.0 x16

AMD X570

  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x1

 

AMD Ryzen 3000

  • 2x PCIe 4.0 x16

AMD X570

  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)

AMD Ryzen 3000

  • 3x PCIe 4.0 x16

AMD X570

  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Multi-GPU
  • 2-way NVIDIA SLI
  • 3-way AMD CrossFireX
  • 2-way NVIDIA SLI
  • 3-way AMD CrossFireX
  • 2-way NVIDIA SLI
  • 2-way AMD CrossFireX
  • 2-way NVIDIA SLI
  • 4-way AMD CrossFireX
Storage
  • 8x SATA 6Gbps
  • 3x M.2 sockets (2x PCIe/SATA, 1x PCIe)
  • 8x SATA 6Gbps
  • 2x M.2 sockets (all PCIe/SATA)
  • 6x SATA Gbps
  • 3x M.2 sockets (all PCIe/SATA)
  • 6x SATA 6Gbps (2x provided by ASMedia ASM1061)
  • 3x M.2 sockets (all PCIe/SATA)
Networking
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel I211-AT
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel I211-AT
  • Aquantia AQC111C 5G LAN
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel I211-AT
  • Aquantia AQC107 10G LAN
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
  • 1x Killer E2600 Gigabit LAN
  • 1x Killer E3000 2.5Gbps LAN
Rear I/O
  • 2x antenna ports
  • 1x PS/2
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x optical S/PDIF out
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 6x USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-A
  • 1x RJ-45
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x BIOS Flashback button
  • 5x audio jacks
  • 1x microphone jack
  • 2x antenna ports
  • 1x optical S/PDIF out
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 7x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-A
  • 4x USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 2x RJ-45
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x USB Flashback button
  • 5x audio jacks
  • 1x microphone jack
  • 2x antenna ports
  • 1x optical S/PDIF out
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 5x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-A
  • 2x USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-A
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 2x RJ-45
  • 1x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 5x audio jacks

 

  • 2x antenna ports
  • 1x PS/2
  • 1x S/PDIF
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 3x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-A
  • 2x USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-A
  • 2x RJ-45
  • 1x Flash BIOS button
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 5x audio jacks
  • 1x 6.3mm headphone jack

 

Front panel support
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 2x USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
  • 4x USB 2.0
Audio Realtek ALC1220 SupremeFX S1220 + ESS Sabre ES9023P DAC Realtek ALC1220-VB + ESS Sabre ES9218P DAC 2x Realtek ALC1220 + ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC
Cooling headers (1A, unless otherwise stated)
  • 1x CPU fan
  • 1x CPU/water pump (2A)
  • 4x chassis/water pump  (2A)
  • 1x CPU fan
  • 1x CPU OPT fan
  • 3x chassis fan
  • 1x optional fan
  • 1x AIO pump
  • 1x H_AMP fan (3A)
  • 1x W_PUMP (3A)
  • 1x W_IN header
  • 1x W_OUT header
  • 1x W_FLOW header
  • 1x CPU fan
  • 1x water cooling CPU fan
  • 4x chassis fan
  • 2x chassis/water pump

 

  • 1x CPU fan
  • 1x water pump
  • 7x chassis fan
  • 1x water flow

 

RGB headers

  • 1x AMD Fan LED header
  • 1x RGB LED header
  • 1x addressable RGB LED header
  • 2x Aura RGB strip header
  • 2x addressable header
  • 2x addressable LED header
  • 2x RGB LED header
  • 1x RGB LED header
  • 2x addressable header
  • 1x Corsair LED header
Internal buttons
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x Slow Mode switch
  • 1x LN2 Mode header
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x Safe Boot button
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 2x BIOS switches
  • 2x BCLK buttons
  • 1x Slow Mode jumper
  • 1x LN2 Mode jumper
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 2x BIOS switch
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x OC button
Diagnostics Debug LED LiveDash OLED Debug LED Debug LED + OLED display
BIOS 1x 256Mb 1x 256Mb 2x 128Mb 2x 256Mb
Form factor ATX ATX E-ATX E-ATX
Price (SGD) $499 $862 $965 $1,269