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

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\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:

Wccftech X399 Refresh X399 Z490 X470 X370 B450 B350 A320 X300 A300
CrossfireX/SLI Quad SLI/CFX
(Max 6 GPU Support)
Quad SLI/CFX
(Max 6 GPU Support)
Triple CFX/2-Way SLI Triple CFX/2-Way SLI Triple CFX/2-Way SLI N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PCIe Gen3 Lanes 60 (With Threadripper CPU)
4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
60 (With Threadripper CPU)
4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU) 16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU) 16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU) 16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
PCIe Gen2 Lanes 8 PCIe Lanes (reserved) 8 PCIe Lanes (reserved) 8 Plus Gen 3*4 8 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 8 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 6 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 6 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe) 4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)
USB 3.1 Gen2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 0
USB 3.1 Gen1 13 (PCH+CPU) 13 (PCH+CPU) 10 10 10 6 6 6 4 4
USB 2.0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 0
SATA 6Gb/s 8 8 6 6 6 4 4 4 2 2
SATA Express 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
DDR4 DIMMs 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2
Overclocking
Support
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
XFR2 Enhanced Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Precision Boost Overdrive Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
NVMe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Form Factor ATX, MATX ATX, MATX ATX ATX, MITX ATX ATX, M-ATX ATX, M-ATX M-ATX, Mini-ITX Mini-ITX M-ATX, Mini-ITX

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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.

ASRock X470 Motherboards Comparison:

Motherboard Name ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate ASRock X470 Taichi ASRock X470 Gaming ITX/ac ASRock FATAL1TY X470 Gaming K4 ASRock X470 Master SLI/AC ASRock X470 Master SLI
CPU Support 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) AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form Factor ATX ATX ITX ATX ATX ATX
Socket Type AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4
Power Phases 16 Phase IR Digital PWM / Supports 300W EX OC 16 Phase IR Digital PWM / Supports 300W EX OC 8 Phase Digi Power Design 12 Phase Digi Power Design 12 Phase Digi Power Design 12 Phase Digi Power Design
CPU Power Connectors 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots 4 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 Ports 8 8 4 6 6 6
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots 3 3 1 2 2 2
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots 2 2 N/A 4 4 4
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots 2 2 1 2 2 2
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External) 13 13 6 12 12 12
Max USB 3.0 Ports N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal) 4 4 4 4 4 4
LAN Ports AQUANTIAR 10 Gigabit LAN, Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2 Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2 Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2 Intel Gigabit LAN Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2 Intel Gigabit LAN
Audio Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC892
Display Connections 1 x HDMI 1 x DP 1.4
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI 1 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):

ASRock X470 Taichi ($229.99 US):

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

ASRock FATAL1TY X470 Gaming K4 ($169.99 US):

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

ASRock X470 Master SLI ($129.99 US):

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 Name ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WIFI ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX ASUS PRIME X470-PRO ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming
CPU Support 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) AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX ITX ATX ATX
Socket Type AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4
Power Phases 12 Phase DIGI+ 12 Phase DIGI+ 10 Phase DIGI+ 6+2 Phase DIGI+ 10 Phase DIGI+ 6 Phase DIGI+
CPU Power Connectors 8+4 Pin 8+4 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots 4 Slots (64 GB Max) @ 3466 MHz 4 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) @ 3200 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports 6 6 6 4 6 6
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots 3 3 3 1 3 2
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots 2 2 3 N/A 3 3
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots 2 2 2 1 2 2
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External) 13 13 11 8 11 9
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal) 5 5 4 2 4 4
LAN Ports Intel Gigabit LAN
802.11AC Wi-FI-GO
Intel Gigabit LAN Intel Gigabit LAN
802.11AC Wi-FI-GO
Intel Gigabit LAN Intel Gigabit LAN Intel Gigabit LAN
Audio ASUS SupremeFX ASUS SupremeFX ASUS SupremeFX ASUS SupremeFX ASUS Crystal Sound Realtek ALC887-VD2
Display Connections N/A N/A 1 x HDMI
1 x DP
1 x HDMI 1 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):

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero ($279.99 US):

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

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO ($184.99 US):

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

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

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 Name AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFI AORUS X470 Gaming 5 WiFI AORUS X470 Ultra Gaming
CPU Support 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 Factor ATX ATX ATX
Socket Type AM4 AM4 AM4
Power Phases 10+2 Phase IR Digital PWM Design 8+3 Phase IR Digital PWM Design 8+3 Phase IR Digital PWM Design
CPU Power Connectors 8+4 Pin 8 Pin 8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots 4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 4000 MHz 4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3666 MHz 4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3466 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports 6 6 6
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots 3 3 3
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots 2 2 2
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots 2 2 2
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External) 10 10 10
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal) 4 6 6
LAN Ports Intel 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
Audio ALC1220-VB and Built-in ESS SABRE DAC ALC1220-VB Audio ALC1220-VB Audio
Display Connections
Price $239.99 US $179.99 US $139.99 US

AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WIFI ($239.99 US):

AORUS X470 Gaming 5 WIFI ($179.99 US):

AORUS X470 ULTRA Gaming ($139.99 US):

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):

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

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

MSI X470 Gaming Plus ($139.99 US):

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 Name Biostar X470 GT8 Biostar X470 GTN
CPU Support AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen) AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form Factor ATX ITX
Socket Type AM4 AM4
Power Phases 12 Phase 7 Phase
CPU Power Connectors 8 Pin 4 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots 4 Slots (64 GB Max) Up To 3200 MHz 2 Slots (32 GB Max) Up To 3200 MHz
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports 6 2
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots 2 1
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots 2 N/A
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots 1 1
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External) 10 8
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal) 4 2
LAN Ports Intel I211AT - Gigabit Ethernet PHY Realtek RTL8118AS
Audio Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC892
Display Connections 1 x HDMI
1 x DP
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-D
Price TBA TBA

Biostar X470 GT8 Racing Motherboard:

Biostar X470 GTN Racing Motherboard:

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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