Today, we are looking at GIGABYTE’s X570 Gaming X motherboard. This is quite literally, the second-lowest priced GIGABYTE X570 motherboard we could find. There is one that’s about $10 lower which lacks RGB LED lighting, but I like shiny, blinky lights so here we are.
Here at TheFPSReview, we’ve covered some of the most expensive motherboards for the AM4 platform and several that fall in the middle of the spectrum. We have covered some less expensive motherboards, but never the bottom pricing of the X570 lineup. Today we are going to start looking at some lower-priced X570 motherboards to see how well they stack up. That’s not to say there aren’t lower-priced motherboards out there, but AMD’s positioning of the X570 chipset means that X570 motherboards have a certain pricing floor that’s higher than the ceiling on some other boards based on different chipsets.
Lower Priced Boards
Common wisdom would often suggest that the lower-priced boards sell in the largest quantities. While there is some truth to that, I’ve often been told by motherboard manufacturers directly that the biggest segment isn’t the bottom of the barrel, but rather in the middle of the range. By the premium nature of the chipset, the X570 offerings can certainly dip into the lower end of the motherboard price bracket, but it never goes all in. The PCIe 4.0 feature alone demands certain criteria for certification which raise the price slightly.
In a way, it’s fair to say that X570 motherboards by their very nature are always somewhat in the middle of the range for motherboard pricing for socket AM4 motherboards. It is a big bracket as it ranges from around $130 to over $600. But, try to go as cheap as possible and you’ll find X470 motherboards with similar or more features for less money than their X570 counterparts. You can cut the price back even further if you opt for a B450 motherboard as plenty of them are still out there.
At the time of this writing, the GIGABYTE X570 Gaming X can be had for around $159.99. There are some options from other brands that are slightly cheaper, but this is about as low in pricing the X570 gets from GIGABYTE.