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ASUS published a listing late last month teasing one of its upcoming premium X570 motherboards for AMD Ryzen processors, the ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme. The manufacturer has now shared a lengthy Edge Up article that details the full specifications and features of that motherboard, as well as three of its upcoming siblings: the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II, ProArt X570-Creator WiFi, and TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II. Availability and pricing of all four motherboards are TBA.

ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme

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ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorEATX
VRM18+2 phase teamed power architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem III trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputN/A
Multi-GPU supportNVIDIA 2-way SLI®
Expansion slots2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage1x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0, SATA)
2x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x DIMM.2 (supports PCIe 4.0 and SATA)
Rear panel I/O2x USB Type-C (support Thunderbolt 4, USB 4)
8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 header
Wired networking1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
1x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Marvell AQtion AQC113CS)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingALC 4082 codec
ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC
Audio special featuresSonic Studio III +
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
ROG CLAVIS Type-C USB DAC bundled
LED illuminated rear panel audio jacks
Cooling8 x PWM/DC fan headers
ROG Fan Controller bundled
RGB LED headers3 x ARGB; 1 x onboard RGB
6 x ARGB on bundled ROG Fan Controller
Where to buy (USA)TBA
Where to buy (Canada)TBA

Our Crosshair VIII Hero and Crosshair VIII Dark Hero boards already power many high-end Ryzen systems, but we’ve been hard at work on something more… extreme. The Crosshair VIII Extreme boasts the highest-end hardware loadout and components we’ve yet put in an X570 motherboard. It’s ready for the most demanding gamers and entertainers, the most competitive overclockers, the most visionary custom builders, and the enthusiasts who want it all.

ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II

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ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM12+4 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem II trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 2.0/ DisplayPort™ 1.2
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 connectivity)
2x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from AMD Ryzen CPU)
1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe and 4.0; from X570 chipset)
8x SATA ports
Rear panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
7x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I211-AT)
1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingSupremeFX S1220A codec
Dual headphone amplifiers
Audio special featuresSonic Studio III +
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling7x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers2x addressable RGB headers
2x 4-pin RGB headers
Where to buy (USA)TBA
Where to buy (Canada)TBA

Elite gamers and enthusiasts who prefer the finer things in life will want to take a look at the new ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II. Building on the legacy of the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi before it, this fresh new board distills high-end components, smart software, and passive chipset cooling into one luxurious board.

ProArt X570-Creator WiFi

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ProArt X570-Creator WiFi
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM14+2 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem II trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 2.1
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x4)
Storage1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from CPU)
1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from X570 chipset)
1x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4; from CPU)
6x SATA ports
Rear panel I/O2x USB Type-C ports (support Thunderbolt 4, USB4)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
3x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Marvell AQtion AQC113CS)
1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingRealtek S1220A codec
Audio special featuresTwo-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling7x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers3x addressable RGB header
1x 4-pin RGB headers
Where to buy (USA)TBA
Where to buy (Canada)TBA

The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi is our first ProArt board to take advantage of the X570 chipset. If you’re not familiar, the goal of the ProArt series is to deliver maximum performance and stability for all sorts of users who depend on their PC or workstation to make a living: 3D artists, CAD and CAM designers, audio and video producers, and even software developers.

TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II

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TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM12+2 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 1.4b / DisplayPort™
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x16)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x4)
1x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 22110 (support PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA)
6x SATA 6Gbps ports
Rear panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingRealtek ALC897 codec
Audio special featuresDTS Custom for Gaming Headsets
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling6x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers1x addressable RGB header
2x 4-pin RGB headers
Where to buy (USA)TBA
Where to buy (Canada)TBA

Our TUF Gaming hardware lineup follows three core tenets: a comprehensive selection of essential features, battle-tested reliability, and distinctive yet subtle styling. If you’re looking for a high-performance and long-lasting motherboard at a reasonable price, look no further.

Source: Edge Up

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3 Comments

  1. At first, I would say they are a bit late to the game, x570 has been around for a bit and it won’t be long before we see either Zen4 or Zen3+.

    But, on the other hand, Zen3 is just now starting to see pretty good availability after months of being backlogged. So maybe it is a good time to put out new hardware.

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 39664, member: 96″]
    At first, I would say they are a bit late to the game, x570 has been around for a bit and it won’t be long before we see either Zen4 or Zen3+.

    But, on the other hand, Zen3 is just now starting to see pretty good availability after months of being backlogged. So maybe it is a good time to put out new hardware.
    [/QUOTE]

    X570 will have some life left in it too as the transition to DDR5 will put people off to whatever they call the next platform. The fact is, it will be insanely expensive and probably not provide any real performance benefit in the short term. At least, that’s how every single memory technology / standard transition I’ve ever seen has gone. In some cases, performance even fell in some specific cases. For the most part, the people who buy into DDR5 early will be doing it because they are generally early adopters and buyers of high end hardware.

    On the mid-range and down, people will still buy the legacy platforms for a time while they wait for prices to fall. Those people won’t be trying to feed the latest CPU’s or the most expensive GPU’s in most cases. In other words, we’ll be seeing DDR4 based boards like X570 and B550 for quite awhile before they are entirely phased out.

  3. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 39667, member: 6″]
    The fact is, it will be insanely expensive and probably not provide any real performance benefit in the short term. At least, that’s how every single memory technology / standard transition I’ve ever seen has gone. In some cases, performance even fell in some specific cases.
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    I’ve always had that mental period where CAS latencies shoot up and I have to adjust my frame of reference. And then all the subtimings, especially those exposed on enthusiast boards?

    [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 39667, member: 6″]
    For the most part, the people who buy into DDR5 early will be doing it because they are generally early adopters and buyers of high end hardware.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’d usually wait until the first big price correction after the OEMs switch over, which usually happens after enough fabs switch over to the new standard and wind up overproducing. I’m also not usually in a hurry though, as per your statement above.

    But also that switching memory technologies implies a platform switch, and I don’t usually do that unless I’m running into bottlenecks!

    Also, generally speaking, these boards should be ready out of the box for 5000-series CPUs. I realize that most boards on retailer shelves shipped with updated BIOSs, but it’s nice to have a few SKUs that are sure bets.

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