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ASUS X570 Motherboards For Next-Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Leak Out – ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Leads The Pack

By Hassan Mujtaba  / 

ASUS’s motherboard lineup based around the upcoming X570 chipset has leaked out over at Videocardz. The new product family which will be replacing the existing X470 motherboards will support AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 3000 series processors which are scheduled to launch around the mid of 2019.

ASUS X570 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs Leak Out – 12 X570 Motherboards With ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Leading The Pack

The ASUS X570 motherboard lineup consists of at least 12 products which would feature the new X570 chipset. Now X570 is confirmed to be aimed at the high-end market but there would also be mainstream and entry-level products based on the B550 and A520 chipsets, as was the case with each previous generation of chipsets.

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So coming to the products themselves, it looks like ASUS will be primarily focusing on their ROG series which is split in the enthusiast ROG Crosshair and the more gaming focused ROG STRIX line of products. There are also PRIME, TUF and PRO series motherboards but as stated, the ROG series makes up the most of the X570 family. Following is the complete list ASUS X570 boards that leaked out:

Now looking at the lineup, we can note that the X570 lineup would be the first to feature a Formula series motherboard for Ryzen CPUs. Previously, AMD released the ROG Crosshair V Formula which was based around the AMD 990FX chipset (AM3+ socket) but there hasn’t been a Formula revision for the AM4 platform. ASUS did introduce their ROG Crosshair VI Extreme on the X370 chipset but Formula series would be a nice addition to the X570 platform. Other than that, all previous models that were based on the X470 chipset would be getting an X570 update and while this list would be the initial launch lineup, more models can be added later on.

AMD X570 Chipset – A New Home For AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs

As we saw with X470, there were a few features for the Ryzen 2000 series processors which were only supported by new motherboards such as Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2.0. There’s no doubt that AMD’s Zen 2 based Ryzen mainstream processor family would come with new features but the main highlight would be support for PCIe Gen4. The X570 platform would be all PCIe Gen4 solution which means this would most probably be the first consumer platform to feature support for the new PCIe standard.

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That, however, doesn’t mean that AMD Ryzen 3000 series would only be compatible on X570 boards since just like last time, the new CPUs will be backward compatible with X470 & X370 boards too and new BIOS firmware has already started rolling out on existing motherboards.

They certainly won’t display the same feature set that will be available on the newly launched X570 lineup but will feature fully stable functionality for users who just want to drop in a new CPU and continue using their PCs without the hassle of upgrading the motherboard and everything from scratch.

AMD Ryzen 3000 "Zen 2" CPUs Specifications (Rumored):

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockTDPGraphicsPrice (Online Listing / Placeholder)
AMD Ryzen 9 3850X16/324.3 GHz5.1 GHz135WN/A~$560 US
AMD Ryzen 9 3800X16/323.9 GHz4.7 GHz125WN/A~$505 US
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X12/244.2 GHz5.0 GHz105WN/A~$370 US
AMD Ryzen 7 370012/243.8 GHz4.6 GHz95WN/A~$335 US
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X8/164.0 GHz4.8 GHz95WN/A~$258 US
AMD Ryzen 5 3600G8/163.2 GHz4.0 GHz95WNavi 20 CU (1280 SP)~$225 US
AMD Ryzen 5 36008/163.6 GHz4.4 GHz65WN/A~$200 US
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X6/123.5 GHz4.3 GHz65WN/A~$145 US
AMD Ryzen 3 3300G6/123.0 GHz3.8 GHz65WNavi 15 CU (960 SP)~$145 US
AMD Ryzen 3 33006/123.2 GHz4.0 GHz50WN/A~$110 US
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