AMD X470 Motherboards Roundup Feat. ASRock, ASUS, AORUS, MSI, Biostar – Designed For Ryzen Refresh

AMD X470 motherboards are finally up for pre-order so here, we will be rounding up all the latest 400 chipset based motherboards for the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge processors. The AMD X470 PCH will feature updated support and features for the AMD Ryzen 2000 series processors that launch in next week.

The AMD X470 Motherboard Roundup With Prices - All The Latest and Greatest Products For Ryzen 2000 Series Family of CPUs

The motherboards that are launching next week house several key technologies that would offer the best experience on Ryzen 2000 processors. These features include advanced power deliveries for memory and processor, support for faster memory, support for Precision Boost overdrive and XFR2 along with a range of other features that expand overall I/O capabilities of the motherboards.

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AMD X470 For Enthusiast and High-End Motherboards

The X470 is AMD's high-end chipset for overclockers and tweakers who need robust platforms. This chipset provides the ultimate low-level control to its users and delivers ultimate graphics card bandwidth. By bandwidth, AMD is referring to max PCI Express lanes as this is the only chip in the stack that supports multi-GPU functionality. The chipset supports both, CFX (CrossFire) and SLI. Features of X400 series chipsets include:

  • Optimized memory routing for high speed memory support
  • Optimized VRM and power layout for CPU overclocking
  • Lower idle power (<2W)
  • Designed for 2019 CEC energy requirements
  • USB per-port disable
  • Improved maximum data transfer rate
  • Bootable NVMe RAID support
  • Enmotus FuzeDrive technology bundle

AMD has mentioned two full x16 (Gen3) lanes for GPUs. AIBs can add additional lanes through a PLX chip but that would add to the cost. X470 features full overclocking support with a very sophisticated GUI that will allow the best overclock tools and experiences. Since all AM4 CPUs have an unlocked multiplier, record breakers will definitely put X470 boards to the test on liquid and LN2 setups. The motherboards are also compliant with the new AMD XFR 2.0 Enhanced and PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) features which scale boost clocks in a more refined manner when compared with 1st gen chips.

AMD AM4/TR4 Chipset Features and Specifications:

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CrossfireX/SLITriple CFX/2-Way SLITriple CFX/2-Way SLIQuad SLI/CFX
(Max 6 GPU Support)
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Triple CFX/2-Way SLITriple CFX/2-Way SLIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PCIe Gen 5 Lanes24 (with Ryzen 7000 CPUs & above)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PCIe Gen 3/4 LanesTBD30 +16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)60 (With Threadripper CPU)
4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
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4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
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16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
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USB 3.1/3,2 Gen2TBD8222222100
USB 3.1/3.2 Gen1TBD12 (PCH + CPU)13 (PCH+CPU)13 (PCH+CPU)101066644
USB 2.0TBDN/A666666600
SATA 6Gb/s88886644422
SATA ExpressTBD2222222211
DDR5 DIMMs4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DDR4 DIMMsN/A4884444222
Overclocking
Support
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
XFR2 EnhancedYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Precision Boost OverdriveYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
NVMeYes (Gen 5.0)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Form FactorATXATX, MATXATX, MATXATX, MATXATX, MITXATXATX, M-ATXATX, M-ATXM-ATX, Mini-ITXMini-ITXM-ATX, Mini-ITX

Today, we will be taking a look at several X470 motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, AORUS, MSI and Biostar which are due for launch on 18th April 2018. These motherboards are listed below along with full specifications.

ASRock X470 Motherboard Lineup

Starting off with ASRock who are offering what seems a really great range of motherboards under their Taichi and FATAL1TY brands. Their lineup includes a total of six motherboards which include the likes of the flagship ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate, X470 Taichi, X470 Master SLI/ac, X470 Master SLI and the FATAL1TY X470 Gaming K4. You can see the motherboards in the list below along with prices.

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ASRock X470 Motherboards Comparison:

Motherboard NameASRock X470 Taichi UltimateASRock X470 TaichiASRock X470 Gaming ITX/acASRock FATAL1TY X470 Gaming K4ASRock X470 Master SLI/ACASRock X470 Master SLI
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXATXITXATXATXATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases16 Phase IR Digital PWM / Supports 300W EX OC16 Phase IR Digital PWM / Supports 300W EX OC8 Phase Digi Power Design12 Phase Digi Power Design12 Phase Digi Power Design12 Phase Digi Power Design
CPU Power Connectors8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+2 Slots (32 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz+
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports884666
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots331222
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots22N/A444
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots221222
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)13136121212
Max USB 3.0 Ports N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)444444
LAN PortsAQUANTIAR 10 Gigabit LAN, Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2Intel Gigabit LANIntel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2Intel Gigabit LAN
AudioRealtek ALC1220Realtek ALC1220Realtek ALC1220Realtek ALC1220Realtek ALC1220Realtek ALC892
Display Connections1 x HDMI1 x DP 1.4
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI1 x HDMI1 x HDMI1 x HDMI
Price$299.99 US$229.99 US$179.99 US$169.99 US$149.99 US$129.99 US

ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate ($299.99 US):

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ASRock X470 Taichi ($229.99 US):

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ASRock X470 Gaming ITX/ac ($179.99 US):

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ASRock FATAL1TY X470 Gaming K4 ($169.99 US):

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ASRock X470 Master SLI/AC ($149.99 US):

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ASRock X470 Master SLI ($129.99 US):

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ASUS X470 Motherboard Lineup

ASUS is one of the top motherboard makers and they are also preparing six motherboards for the Ryzen 2000 CPU launch. Their new X470 motherboards fall within the PRIME, ROG, ROG STRIX and TUF families which at this point are very well known among gamers and enthusiasts. Their flagship motherboard is without a doubt the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII HERO (Wi-FI) which also comes in Wi-Fi free flavor. Other models include the ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming, PRIME X470-PRO, TUF X470-Plus and the ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX.

ASUS X470 Motherboards Comparison:

Motherboard NameASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WIFIASUS ROG Crosshair VII HeroASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GamingASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITXASUS PRIME X470-PROASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXATXATXITXATXATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases12 Phase DIGI+12 Phase DIGI+10 Phase DIGI+6+2 Phase DIGI+10 Phase DIGI+6 Phase DIGI+
CPU Power Connectors8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz2 Slots (32 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3200 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports666466
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots333132
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots223N/A33
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots222122
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)1313118119
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)554244
LAN PortsIntel Gigabit LAN
802.11AC Wi-FI-GO
Intel Gigabit LANIntel Gigabit LAN
802.11AC Wi-FI-GO
Intel Gigabit LANIntel Gigabit LANIntel Gigabit LAN
AudioASUS SupremeFXASUS SupremeFXASUS SupremeFXASUS SupremeFXASUS Crystal SoundRealtek ALC887-VD2
Display ConnectionsN/AN/A1 x HDMI
1 x DP
1 x HDMI1 x HDMI
1 x DP
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-D
Price$279.99 US$229.99 US$214.99 US$199.99 US$184.99 US$159.99 US

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WIFI ($299.99 US):

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero ($279.99 US):

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ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ($214.99 US):

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ASUS PRIME X470-PRO ($184.99 US):

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ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming ($159.99 US):

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ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX ($199.99 US):

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AORUS X470 Motherboard Lineup

AORUS, the sister gaming brand of Gigabyte is readying three motherboards based on AMD's X470 chipset. AORUS was the first motherboard manufacturer to officially showcase their new X470 PCH design at CES, earlier this year. Their lineup includes a massive design change and use of fin-based cooling for better performance. Products include the flagship AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFi, AORUS X470 Gaming 5 WiFI and the AORUS X470 Ultra Gaming.

AORUS X470 Motherboards Comparison:

Motherboard NameAORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFIAORUS X470 Gaming 5 WiFIAORUS X470 Ultra Gaming
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXATXATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4
Power Phases10+2 Phase IR Digital PWM Design8+3 Phase IR Digital PWM Design8+3 Phase IR Digital PWM Design
CPU Power Connectors8+4 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 4000 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3666 MHz4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3466 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports666
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots333
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots222
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots222
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)101010
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)466
LAN PortsIntel Gigabit LAN
Intel 802.11 ac Wave2 2T2R WI-FI & BT 5
Intel Gigabit LAN
Intel 802.11 ac Wave2 2T2R WI-FI & BT 5
Intel Gigabit LAN
AudioALC1220-VB and Built-in ESS SABRE DACALC1220-VB AudioALC1220-VB Audio
Display Connections
Price$239.99 US$179.99 US$139.99 US

AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WIFI ($239.99 US):

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AORUS X470 Gaming 5 WIFI ($179.99 US):

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AORUS X470 ULTRA Gaming ($139.99 US):

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MSI X470 Motherboard Lineup

MSI is preparing four new motherboards for their X470 launch lineup. Their top of the line X470 Gaming M7 AC will be available to gamers along with the X470 Gaming Pro Carbon, X470 Gaming Pro and the X470 Gaming Plus.

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC ($259.99 US):

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MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC / Non-AC ($189.99/$169.99 US):

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MSI X470 Gaming Pro ($149.99 US) Image Credits: Videocardz:

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MSI X470 Gaming Plus ($139.99 US):

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Biostar X470 Motherboard Lineup

Biostar has been preparing high-end AM4 socketed motherboards since the launch of Ryzen and this year, they have shown two X470 designs. One is a full-fledged high-end motherboard as the X470GT8 while the other is a MIni-ITX design known as X470GTN. More X470 motherboards may be introduced by Biostar in the future.

Biostar X470 Motherboards Comparison:

Motherboard NameBiostar X470 GT8Biostar X470 GTN
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXITX
Socket TypeAM4AM4
Power Phases12 Phase7 Phase
CPU Power Connectors8 Pin4 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3200 MHz2 Slots (32 GB Max) Up To 3200 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports62
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots21
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots2N/A
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots11
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)108
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)42
LAN PortsIntel I211AT - Gigabit Ethernet PHYRealtek RTL8118AS
AudioRealtek ALC1220Realtek ALC892
Display Connections1 x HDMI
1 x DP
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-D
PriceTBATBA

Biostar X470 GT8 Racing Motherboard:

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Biostar X470 GTN Racing Motherboard:

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The AMD Ryzen processors are now officially available for pre-orders while the reviews will be ready in the coming week. We will be testing out the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 CPU with ASUS's ROG Crosshair VII HERO WIFI and ASRock's X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboards.

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