X570 motherboards are a boon for PC builders and it’s all because of AMD who launched their 3rd gen Ryzen series which directly competes with the Intel Core 9th gen processors. It’s for the first time in decades since AMD got so close to Intel which is right now directly affecting the gamer community in particular.
The AMD Ryzen 3rd gen series include processors like Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 9 3900X etc. and they all feature cores ranging from 6 to 12 with hyperthreading. The best thing is that all of them have a great single-core performance which the games love. Along with that, these processors are also overclockable which makes boosting performance easier.
But for these overclockable processors, you will need the best motherboards that are equipped with high-quality VRMs and heavy heatsinks for maintaining stability. Otherwise, you won’t get the free juice out of these chips which eventually will make their main feature a waste. For this purpose, I have brought up the list of Best X570 chipset motherboards which are currently best for everything you can use today and are equipped with the latest technologies that aren’t found on previous generation chipsets like X370 and X470.
These technologies include USB 3.2 ports, Fast PCI-E 4.0 x 16 slots, fan on the southbridge, better VRMs etc. So, overall the X570 motherboards are the way to go for any gen Ryzen processors.
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MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
When you want good performance without spending over $200, then the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus does the job that no one can do. For a price less than $200, this is one of the best motherboards for Ryzen 3rd gen processors like Ryzen 5 3600 because it has all the features that include powerful VRM, heatsinks, multiple components support and latest technologies for connectivity that a six-core processor would need.
Nonetheless, you can use it for something like Ryzen 9 3900X but I don’t recommend it for very high-end processor because you won’t be able to overclock them strongly as they should be. Taking its specs into consideration, there are a lot of things to explain and it is definitely better than the previous X470 chipset boards. It has a VRM that uses doublers for more stability in overclocking and they are cooled by decent heatsinks. Not only that but the southbridge and the M.2 slot above the PCI-Ex 16 slot are also having good heatsinks.
It has 2x M.2 SSD slots and 4x DIMM slots that can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM overclocked up to 4400MHz which is insane for this price. For upgrading the Bios, MSI has also put a BIOS FLASH button at the rear to make it easy for you to update it. Lastly, for cooling, it has a total of 6x Fan headers including the CPU and AIO fan headers which aren’t present on many good X570 motherboards that are more expensive than this one. So, there are some really good features for $160 on this board which you can take advantage of without spending a lot of money.
ASUS Prime X570-P
Asus is definitely the best motherboard maker in the industry and produces very reliable motherboards that perform very well. The only CON with Asus boards is that they are expensive than the others. But when you take a look at this one, you will say that it is definitely one of the best value motherboards for under $200. It has a powerful VRM with 12 phases that use doublers to make the overclocking stable and are cooled by heavy heatsinks on both the VRM Mos and VSOC.
It has similar support for memories like the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus and you can install in it highly overclocked RAM modules if you use the 3rd gen Ryzen processors but in case you use something from 2nd gen, then the max support is up to 3600MHz. For storage, there are 6x SATA ports, two of which are located at the right side and 4 at the bottom-right corner for making it easy to connect the cables as per your requirement. For faster storage, you can install up to 2x NVME SSDs but unfortunately, none of the M.2 slots is equipped with any Aluminium heatsink but surely the southbridge is having a fan for better cooling.
It is without a doubt one of the best choices for overclocking any 6 core processor but there are a few things lacking on it like onboard troubleshooting buttons, BIOS Flash button, USB 3.1 Type C port etc. which could have made it the best value motherboard. But if you are Ok with all of these then you can go for it otherwise, the next motherboard in the list is what I recommend to most of the PC Builders.
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Elite
If you want to know which is the best value motherboard, then my answer is Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite which beats all of its competitors for $200. It features 12+2 power phase VRM which uses doublers and is actually a 6+2 power phase VRM which is enough for overclocking even an 8 core processor like Ryzen 7 3700X. This motherboard will help you build a very powerful gaming PC with an 8 core Ryzen CPU and you will be able to overclock it strongly with a decent CPU cooler.
It has 2x M.2 slots out of which one is covered with an aluminium heatsink shield and the southbridge is also cooled with a big heatsink that has a small fan in the centre. There are 2x PCI-Ex 16 slots of which one uses steel armour for more strength and will be helpful in handling heavy graphics cards like a triple fan RTX 2080 Ti. The board features RGB as well as ARGB fan headers for extending the RGB lighting which can be synced with the RGB lighting on this motherboard with the help of Gigabyte APP Center.
The board also has a USB Type C port that is great especially when you have a chassis that has a Type C port at the front panel. But keep in mind that this motherboard also has some limitations. The first is that it doesn’t have any BIOS FLASH button and has only 4x Fan headers in total. But if you want the best overclocking for $200, then this is the best choice indeed.
MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi
The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi is a next level mid-high-end motherboard that features better specs than what I have listed before at a significantly more price. This motherboard has exceptional heatsinks for cooling which are extended from the southbridge towards the M.2 SSD slots and will send the air through the fan towards your NVME SSDs. The VRM also has decent heatsinks which cool the 12 power phases which use doubling for more effective overclocking.
The board has some good onboard features like 6x fan headers including the CPU fan header and AIO header, RGB as well as ARGB headers for RGB lighting and EZ Debug LEDs for knowing the possible causes of malfunctioning. The I/O of this board also features BIOS Flash button and as its name suggests, there is inbuilt wifi adapter in it which lets you connect wirelessly to your router for internet connectivity so you don’t have to buy a wifi card separately.
Unfortunately, there aren’t onboard troubleshooting buttons on it despite its cost but it surely has RGB lighting that none of the above motherboards has. For $260, this one is a fine option for any mid-high-end Gaming PC.
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Ultra
This one is the ultimate choice for any high-end Gaming PC because it is the first motherboard on the list to feature real heavy heatsinks that have a copper heat pipe for heat dissipation. As there are 12+2 power phases in total that are actually a 6+2 power phases, it requires some serious cooling for strong overclocking. By just putting a lot of chokes on the motherboard, you can’t expect it to overclock with cool temperatures. You will need a good heatsink which this motherboard has.
The I/O cover which covers the VRM heatsink has RGB lighting and there are multiple RGB and ARGB headers as well that you can sync with the motherboard lighting to make your system attractive. Gigabyte has also taken care of cooling other devices as well. There are 3x M.2 slots on it and all of them have the aluminium heatsink. For graphics cards, there are 3x PCI-Ex 16 slots out of which two use Armor steel for more strength to provide support to heavy graphics cards. As this board supports Nvidia SLI, you can use two Nvidia graphics cards for the best gaming experience.
For cooling your chassis, there are 4x fan headers and 1x AIO pump header that will ensure that you have balanced airflow in your case. The board, however, has the BIOS Flash button on the PCB itself and not at the I/O which makes it difficult to update the bios because you will have to open up your case every time you have to do it but nonetheless it’s a rare occasion. This board also doesn’t feature any onboard troubleshooting features which I believe is really a CON for it because it costs $300.
But on the other hand, I believe that this one is really good for overclocking and will take your processor to its full potential which is what need for a high-end gaming build.
ASRock X570 Taichi
If you want to overclock any Ryzen CPU strongly without any compromise, then go for the ASRock X570 Taichi which costs only $40 more than the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wifi and gives you all the features which you don’t have on the latter. There are troubleshooting options on the board like the LCD Display for PostCode at the bottom with Power and Reset buttons. The PCI section is covered with a shroud that makes its look sick and the RGB lighting at the chipset, I/O and on the right side of the PCB will illuminate your whole system.
The VRM used on this board uses 6+2 power phases that use doublers to achieve 12+2 power phases and uses premium 60A power chokes which provide enhanced VCore voltage which increases the stability. This is more than enough for strong overclocking and the heatsinks used to cool the VRM are heavy that also has copper heat pipe for more heat dissipation. This board uses 3x PCI-Ex 16 slots with Steel Armor and supports up to 2-Way Nvidia SLI and 3-Way AMD CrossfireX. For storage, there are 8x SATA ports and 3x M.2 slots which makes it future proof for storage although you won’t be able to use all of them at the same time.
At the I/O, it has CMOS Clear button as well as BIOS Flash button for easy updation of BIOS, Wifi Antenna connectors and a lot of USB ports. This is the best board for $300 and there is no other board that comes closer to it for this price and this is the best choice for high-end CPUs like Ryzen 7 3700X or Ryzen 9 3900X.
MSI MEG X570 ACE
If you want a no-compromise board for your build then consider buying this one because I have found nothing bad in it at all. It has everything which no board above has, be it the VRM, aesthetics or onboard troubleshooting. The look of this motherboard is also fantastic with orange accents on heatsinks. The southbridge has a very sick looking heatsink that has a small fan which distributes the cool air to the M.2 slots and thus they will cool more effectively.
The VRM consists of 12+2 power phases that is using doublers which means it’s actually a 6+2 power VRM and has heavy heatsinks over it that include a long copper heat pipe that goes through both the heatsinks on the VRM and comes down to the southbridge. This is really a spectacular design for cooling and in no way you can have any problem in overclocking even a Ryzen 9 3900X.
For further cooling, it has 7x Fan headers including the CPU fan and AIO headers and all of them are distributed at different places for easy connection. For troubleshooting, it has onboard features like LED Display which shows the Error code and also the EZ Debug LEDs which makes it really easy to find out the component to which the problem is associated. There are also Power and Reset buttons available at the bottom along with a tuner to overclock your CPU easily.
At the rear, you will get two buttons which are BIOS Flash and Clear CMOS. The Clear CMOS is particularly helpful when your system runs into a problem and doesn’t boots up after you mess up with something in the BIOS. All of these features are outstanding for any high-end extreme build but you must have a few thousand dollars in your pocket for your PC with this motherboard as it costs $400.
X570 chipset is one step ahead of all the chipsets we have right now and the technologies they provide are exceptional. The upgrade over the X470 chipset is outstanding and you will be able to build a good high-end Gaming PC or a productivity PC for the price that you never thought before. AMD is really going ahead with their processors, motherboards and graphics cards right now and it’s really a good time for building a Gaming PC for yourself because everything right now has appropriate prices.
In case, you get stuck anywhere and want suggestions for buying an X570 motherboard or for building a Gaming PC for yourself, leave a comment down below and I will be there to help you!