Asus has announced 5 new X470 chipset motherboards for the latest Ryzen 2nd gen CPUs which are about to hit the market on 19th April, the day for which everybody is waiting. Recently we saw the performance of Ryzen 7 2700X which was pretty much equal to the i7 8700K in gaming but beat the latter in applications benchmarks. The X470 chipset motherboards will be soon available in the market and we have seen many from different OEMs such as Gigabyte and ASRock.
No doubt, Asus is considered as the top manufacturer of motherboards and is known for its great BIOS that easily allows access to customization. The new X470 chipset motherboards will help Ryzen 7 2700X reach new goals with proper cooling. Asus has officially announced these motherboards on their page and these are:
1. ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)
2. ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
3. ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING
4. TUF X470-PLUS GAMING
5. PRIME X470-PRO
Among these, some of the motherboards were leaked a few days before and the ROG Strix X470-I gaming is among them. It is going to have an HDMI port that can be used for the Ryzen 2200G or Ryzen 2400G but in case of Ryzen 7 2700X, you will have to use a dedicated graphics card. These 5 motherboards come in different series which Asus has made, the best one is ROG Crosshair, then comes the ROG Strix, after that comes Prime series followed by the TUF series
Four of them have full ATX-form factor size, have different colour combinations and come with different purposes. ROG Crosshair VII Hero is an enthusiast motherboard with inbuilt Wifi and is made for overclockers. It doesn’t have overkill aesthetics but it is made purely for exceptional performance. For those who want balanced things, Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming comes with good overclocking capability and RGB LEDs that should beautify your RIG.
The TUF X470-PLUS Gaming motherboard is the most durable amongst them and uses Military-grade TUF Components such as TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs. Detailed specs and difference between these motherboards can be found here. These motherboards are currently listed on Amazon but are not available for purchase.