We can see why you are ready to go to AMD with your next build. Ryzen 5000 has finally arrived. It combines core-heavy performance with single-core performance, which is great for gaming x570 motherboard.
Ryzen is a great choice, with powerful, core-rich CPUs at attractive price points. The Ryzen 3600/5600X is our preferred choice for new builds. It offers the best overall value. For those who need high-end productivity, workstation performance, and top-of-the-line gaming output, the Ryzen 9 5900X or 5800X are ideal. The Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core CPU is the fastest you can find on a mainstream platform.
if you are looking to upgrade from an older Ryzen processor, you may want to consider the best AM4 motherboard. You can also save money on new construction. You can also check out our recommendations for AMD B450 motherboards and X470 motherboards. We will soon be updating the B550 boards.
The AMD X570 platform is mainly made up of high-end motherboards. It enables a variety of forward-looking technologies like PCIe 4.0 storage and M.2 Gen 4 storage. However, you might not be able to take advantage of these features from the beginning. You may be able to access the latest USB standard (3.2Gen 2), Wi-Fi 6, and 10 GbE connectivity, depending on which model you choose. These are the reasons you’ll pay more for them. There are many motherboards available. We’ve tested many of them, starting at $200 for entry-level models and ending with the top, best-of-the-best, without compromise options.
Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus WiFi
This motherboard is the entry-level for the platform. We don’t recommend spending less than the X570 motherboard. A quality B450 or 550 motherboard is better for smaller budgets. The Asus Prime X570P is the best board for a budget below $200. We have to admit, it’s a very good motherboard for $170.
Two high-quality motherboard options are available if you’re willing to spend more.
The Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus WiFi is priced at around $200. However, it offers the same VRM performance as Prime. For $30 more, you get better features like Wireless-AC, improved audio, USB Type C, and two additional SATA ports.
There’s also the $200 MSI Tomahawk, which is the most powerful X570 motherboard that we tested at this price. The Tomahawk is a more refined and modern offering than the Asus TUF. It also ran 16 degrees cooler during our OC testing.
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
For those who spend around $300, there are many more options. There are no bad options, but they can all be considered good choices. This is an expensive price for a motherboard that supports a common socket. The MSI X570 Tomahawk’s VRM performance can be superior to many at a lower price, but make sure it still has the features you need, as it is still a mainstream offering.
Asrock X570 Taichi is the winner of the $300 category. It did well in our VRM thermal tests and packs lots of features, including Wi-Fi 6, three slots for M.2 with full coverage heatsink and eight SATA ports. There are also plenty of USB 3 ports and BIOS Flashback ports. If you are into lighting effects, this board is also very attractive.
The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra and the Asus ROG Strix X570F Gaming are two worthy runners up.
You might also consider older generation boards for savings. The X470 Taichi is a good option if you don’t require PCIe 4.0. This board is very affordable and offers great value.
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
A smaller set of four motherboards will cost you around $400, and we have tested all of them. The Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming X sells for $350, while the Gigabyte X570 Master is $360 and the MSI MEG X570ACE Gaming is $370. Next, you’ll find the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero at $360 with WiFi or $380 with WiFi.
The Gigabyte X570 motherboard Aorus Master was a standout in our latest round of VRM thermal testing. It matched the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero in our testing, comfortably beating MSI and Asrock.
The Aorus Master is a favorite of ours for several reasons. Gigabyte has always been very responsive to BIOS updates and their support has been outstanding. We liked the Master’s real finned heatsinks, and we love the new Gigabyte BIOS design.
Asus’ Crosshair VIII Hero, which is our alternative option, is just as good as Gigabyte’s. You can choose the board that you like the most. We believe both boards are outstanding and there is no wrong choice.
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
There is a new category of halo products. While they are a little silly, we love them. The Ryzen 9 5950X motherboard is the best option if you are willing to spend $700.
The Gigabyte is a great choice for people with large budgets. There are two options: the Asus Formula or the MSI MEG Godlike. We love the MSI Godlike’s feature-rich MSI Godlike.
The Infineon 16-phase digital VRM doesn’t require any cooling. However, Gigabyte has added some finned heatsinks to make it more efficient. The board’s backside is covered in an enormous aluminum backplate, which helps to extract heat. On the front, you won’t find any PCBs under all the heat spreaders.
All of this has a huge upside: it’s a great running board. Plus, it’s one the few passively cooled X570 boards available. You get 10 Gigabit LAN and ESS Saber HiFi, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6, and triple M. 2 slots. Another useful feature is Q-Flash Plus, which allows you to update your BIOS without installing a CPU.
Although it’s an overkill motherboard, we still love it.
ASRock X570M PRO4
First, you need to know that there are only two options for the best MicroATX X570 motherboard: the Asrock X570M Pro4 and Biostar Racing X570GT. Asrock won this easy victory. We have a Biostar board on hand with a terrible BIOS. It’s the worst we’ve ever seen on a modern motherboard in years. Although the VRM is not very good, the X570M Pro4 doesn’t do much better.
The VRM heatsink, which is more than twice the weight of the current Intel Box Cooler, is a redeeming feature. It’s not as feature-rich as you would expect, but it does include all the necessary features.
There are many X570 motherboards available and they are all very good, although some of them are more expensive than we expected. It’s wonderful to see Asus return. Their Z390 and B450 boards were poor, but the X570 series has shown some real magic. Asrock and Gigabyte have some good options with some less great ones. MSI seems to be doing well with X570 boards at the top-end.