ASUS X570 Motherboards Teased – Next-Gen ROG, ROG STRIX, TUF Gaming and PRIME Series For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs
ASUS has teased their next-generation AMD X570 chipset powered motherboard lineup which will be ready for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs. The new motherboards include some of the most iconic ASUS series, offering users a wide variety of motherboards to select from when they launch in the 2nd half of 2019.
ASUS X570 ROG, ROG STRIX, TUF Gaming and PRIME Series Motherboards For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Teased
The teaser is very brief and only shows few sections of each respective X570 motherboard series. The motherboards shown are part of the ASUS ROG, ROG STRIX, TUF Gaming and PRIME series. It looks like each motherboard lineup would be distinct from each other with unique range set of features and price points that users can choose between.
The ASUS X570 ROG Maximus series motherboards are making use of their enthusiast-grade board aesthetics. Te motherboard teased is the ROG Crosshair VIII Maximus which will be using a hybrid heatsink cooler along with solid metal heatsinks, a 8+4 pin connector configuration, the full cover I/O panel and a massive VRM layout.
The other motherboard seems to be part of the ROG STRIX series with a full cover heatsink over the PCH and it seems like this board too, just like all the other ones we have seen so far, is featuring an active fan cooling solution. The fan itself is well-hidden behind a mesh grill which looks great and features the same ROG STRIX aesthetics which we have come to see over the past few generations.
Stick around until the end ? pic.twitter.com/v8MJOVOYBg
— ROG Global (@ASUS_ROG) May 16, 2019
The motherboard has 8 SATA III ports, dual PCIe 4.0 x16 slots with metal shielding and dual M.2 slots with heatsinks. There’s also a TUF Gaming motherboard which highlights the black & silver color scheme. The ASUS PRIME X570 motherboard has the iconic white and black color scheme and we can see a large white colored PCH heatsink with cut outs to vent out heat from the active fan cooler. That’s it for now but do look forward to more information on these motherboards in a few days at Computex 2019.
Next-Gen X570 Chipset – A New House For 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 will be an all PCIe Gen4 solution, which means this would most probably be the first consumer platform to feature support for the new PCIe standard.
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. Following are links to the respective motherboard manufacturers BIOS release for existing motherboards to support 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs:
- ASRock AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- Gigabyte AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- ASUS AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- MSI AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- BIOSTAR AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
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. Expect more to hear at Computex 2019 which commences on 27th May 2019.