ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard Review, Can This $185 US Board Handle A $799 US AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU?



ASRock X570S PG Riptide

July, 2021
Type Motherboard
Price $185 US

ASRock X570S PG RIPTIDE Motherboard - Features

The PG Riptide from ASRock is a brand new series within its motherboard portfolio. The two new products launching within this series are the X570S PG Riptide and the B550 PG Riptide. The new X570S PG Riptide is ASRock's second passively cooled X570 design with the first being the ASRock X570 Aqua which had its PCH liquid-cooled.

The ASRock X570S PG RIPTIDE is a brand new addition to ASRock's X570 chipset lineup. The main update that we see in this refresh is the silent PCH/VRM cooling design along with a slight power delivery revision. The motherboard comes in at the $185 US target price which is aiming at the more budget segment.

AMD AM4 Platform to be supported for much longer, software support & new hardware hinted?

ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard Features:

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000 G-Series, and 5000 Series Desktop Processors
  • 10 Phase, Digi Power, Dr. MOS
  • Supports DDR4 5000+ (OC)
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x16 Slots, 3 PCIe 4.0 x1 Slots
  • 1 M.2 Key-E for WiFi
  • Graphics Outputs: HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3)
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Front Type-C, Rear Type-A+C)
  • 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN

The ASRock X570S PG Riptide features the AM4 socket which can support AMD Ryzen CPUs all the way up to Ryzen 5000 series. The motherboard houses the AM4 socket and is powered by an 8+4 pin connector configuration that powers the 10 Phase Digi Power (Dr.MOS) VRMs. The board offers support for up to 128 GB memory capacity with speeds of up to DDR4-5000+ (OC). The VRMs are covered by a single-sided aluminum heatsink with an XXL Aluminum Alloy design.

ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard Gallery:

Expansion on the motherboard includes three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, and dual M.2 Gen 4 slots out of which one is covered by an M.2 armor heatsink. Storage options include six SATA III ports and the PCH next to the slots is passively cooled by a large aluminum heatsink block. The PCH heatsink features ASRock's Polychrome Sync RGB LEDs. There's also an additional M.2 slot for WiFi support located next to the audio circuitry. I/O on the motherboard includes 1 Antenna, 1 PS/2, 1 HDMI, 1 SPDIF, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 2.5G LAN port, and a 7.1 channel HD Audio jack powered by the ALC897 codec.

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