X570 mobos are the bread and butter of AMD’s 3rd gen Ryzen processors. Most of them have decent VRMs for overclocking and stable operation, high-speed memory support, PCI-E Gen 4 support, and more.
Still, just because we’re looking at the high-end spectrum of things – that doesn’t mean that there are no bad options. That’s why we decided to show you our 5 best X570 motherboards in 2019!
Without any further ado, let’s get right into it!
If you’re on the lookout for a premium X570 motherboard, do definitely consider MSI’s X570 Ace! Starting at a bit more than 300 bucks, it’s definitely not cheap. But, at the same time, it wouldn’t be a premium option without a premium price tag as well, right?
It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, support for 4600+ DDR4 memory, RGB sync (Mystic light), tons of USB ports, superb VRMs, up to 128 gigs of RAM, 4 SATA slots, and 3 M.2 slots.
Overall, this is definitely more than most people will ever need. But, it’s better to have more than you need rather than coming across a bottleneck at some point.
Truth be told, even the most demanding users can future-proof their proof with a 16-core processor and 128 gigs of RAM. And if you need more than that, consider asking NASA instead (Or checking out the Threadripper series).
This motherboard supports 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs as well. So, if you’re thinking of upgrading the mobo first and then saving up for a better processor down the line, then that’s a solid plan as well.
Now, sure. Some things like the built-in Wi-Fi cost extra money without being too useful. But, other things like the VRMs are nothing to laugh about. Especially if we’re talking about overclocking and/or using high TDP processors.
The ROG series from Asus has been popular for quite some time now and it looks like the Crosshair VIII Hero isn’t going to be an exception.
Just like the Meg X570 Ace, it comes with built-in Wi-Fi, 4 DIMM slots with support for up to 128 gigabytes of memory at 4800+ MHz, PCI-E 4.0 support, 8 SATA ports, 1 M.2.1 slot, numerous USB ports, and RGB sync as well (Aura Sync).
Unfortunately, just like our previous pick, the Crosshair VIII Hero also comes with a premium price tag. You can generally expect to spend at least $350.
Of course, with that being said, do keep in mind that pricing can vary depending on region, time of purchase, place of purchase, discounts, and more.
For the most part, this mobo is on par with our previous pick. Except it has more room for storage while it also uses Aura Sync instead of Mystic Light for RGB.
So, at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Still, both of them have great VRMs and fast memory support. So, no matter which one you’ll choose, it’s hard to go wrong with either of them.
If you’re looking for something that’s high-end without necessarily spending more than 300 bucks, then do definitely consider the MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon.
The VRMs are slightly worse than the more expensive options. But, they can still handle most Ryzen CPUs without an issue. If overclocking is not on the menu, then you don’t even have to worry about which CPU to get. Everything should work out just fine.
Though, judging the reliability of VRMs purely on paper and from 3rd party reviews isn’t the best course of action. So, take that info with a grain of salt.
VRMs aside, the X570 Gaming Pro Carbon 4400+ MHz memory support, RGB Sync (Mystic Light), built-in Wi-Fi, PCI-E 4.0, support for up to 128 gigs of RAM, 2 PCI-E X16 slots, 6 SATA slots, and more.
Overall, as far as features are concerned, this mobo can compete with some of the most expensive options without asking for the same amount of money.
However, the slightly worse VRMs may end up being an issue for enthusiasts and high-end overclockers. So, do keep that in mind.
As far as X570 boards are concerned, the TUF Gaming Plus is considered to be a somewhat budget option. Sure, a mobo that generally costs about $200 isn’t exactly cheap. But, when you compare it to a $350+ option, it sure starts to feel like a budget option.
Of course, the only way to achieve a lower price tag is by making a few compromises. First things first, let’s start with the VRMs.
This isn’t an enthusiast mobo. Far from it. According to our sources, its VRMs can be compared to those of a mid-range B450 motherboard – such as the Tomahawk.
So, it’s definitely not the best value and you can probably forget about overclocking a 12-core processor on it. But, again, as far as VRMs are concerned, take that info with a grain of salt.
Still, it’s not like there’s no solid reason to get such a board. There’s built-in Wi-Fi, support for future Ryzen CPUs (Pure speculation), high memory speed support, and PCI-E 4.0.
Aura Sync and gamer-like aesthetics are there as well – just in case that you’re rocking a transparent build or an open-air case.
The X570 Gaming Plus is one of the cheapest X570 mobos. So, if you absolutely need an X570 offering but can’t afford to spend too much, then this is one solid option for you.
And by the way, no. We’re not MSI or Asus fanboys. It just so much happens that both manufacturers have a history of making some of the most decent motherboards.
In any case, just like with the TUF Gaming, some sacrifices were necessary so that the price would drop down a bit. Again, the one thing that should concern us here are the VRMs.
According to our sources, they seem to perform similarly to those of TUF Gaming. So, if you’re looking for a budget board, you can basically forget about overclocking high-end CPUs.
Then again, if you can afford to get a high-end CPU, chances are that you won’t have an issue buying a premium mobo either. Just saying.
In terms of features, we’re looking at the standard stuff that comes with X570 boards. PCI-E 4.0, high-speed memory support, gamer aesthetics, RGB Sync, plenty of USB and SATA slots, etc.
Overall, if you’re looking for one of the cheapest X570 mobos that are out there, do definitely consider this one!
That’s all we’ve got for now. One thing that we didn’t mention till now is that many motherboards share common lanes between SATA and M.2 slots.
There are many cases where while you use an M.2 slot, you end up losing a couple of SATA slots in exchange. So, that’s definitely something to keep in mind.
You can commonly find such details on the specifications page of a motherboard – usually with small letters under the notes.
Leaving that aside, if you’ve got any recommendations to make, feel free to let us and everyone else know about them in the comments section! Till next time.