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

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PRODUCT INFO

ASRock X570S PG Riptide

July, 2021
Type Motherboard
Price $185 US

Test Setup

For testing, I used the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. The chip is the fastest CPU in the AMD Zen 3 family and rocks 16 cores and 32 threads. It is the ultimate chip and the best way to know if the ASRock X570S PG Riptide does support high-end chips at a sub-$200 US pricing.

ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard

ProcessorsIntel Core i9-11900K
Intel Core i9-10900K
Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Core i9-10980XE
Intel Core i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i5-8600K
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
MotherboardASRock X570S PG Riptide (Ryzen 9 5950X)
MSI MEG Z590 ACE (Intel 11th Gen)
ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO WIFI (Intel 10th Gen)
MSI X299 Creator (Intel 10th Gen X Series)
Z390 AORUS Master (Intel 8th/9th Gen)
MSI MEG X570 Unify (AMD Ryzen 3000 / Ryzen 5000)
ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate (AMD Ryzen 2000)
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W
Solid State DriveSamsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 16 GB (2 x 8GB) CL17 4000 MHz
Video CardsMSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio
Cooling SolutionsASUS ROG Ryujin 240
OSWindows 10 64-bit

Our test rig includes the Samsung 960 EVO 512 GB SSD that boots up our main OS while a 2 TB Seagate HDD is used for demonstration purposes for the Intel Optane memory. In addition to these, we are running an MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio graphics card, an ASUS ROG Thor 1200W power supply and 16 GB of G.Skill provided Trident Z Royal series memory which runs with a clock speed of DDR4-4000 MHz. For cooling, we used the ASUS Ryujin 240 AIO cooler.

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