Four new ASUS X570 motherboards keep enthusiasts at the cutting edge

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When it comes to upgradeability and raw expansion bandwidth, the AMD X570 chipset reigns supreme among mainstream motherboards. We launched our original X570 motherboard lineup a little over two years ago, and the platform’s popularity among both seasoned enthusiasts and new builders remains strong.

Even though the capable X570 chipset itself has held its place atop the mainstream motherboard standings, PC technology doesn’t stand still. Networking, peripheral I/O, and audio tech have all advanced since we launched our first round of X570 boards. To let enthusiasts of all stripes take advantage of these advancements, we’re adding four new motherboards to our X570 family. You’ll find passive chipset cooling (first introduced on the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero), improved power handling and overclocking features, more capable networking hardware, and even Thunderbolt 4 connectivity on some models. Paired with the X570 chipset, these new features keep these four boards at the forefront of PC technology.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme packs every one of our latest innovations into a beastly E-ATX form factor that’s equally at home in the most extroverted custom PCs and under the most extreme overclocking conditions. The ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II distills the most essential of our latest ROG features into a luxurious, stylish platform for discerning gamers and enthusiasts. The balanced TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II is poised to perform in speedy, solid, and stealthy gaming builds. And the ProArt X570-Creator WiFi is ready for content creators, developers, and other professionals who need unquestionable stability and broad connectivity for their work.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme and ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II also offer a brand-new, ASUS-exclusive feature called Dynamic OC Switcher—a boon for those looking to wring every last MHz out of their Ryzen chips under all workloads. Until now, manually overclocking an AMD Ryzen CPU meant maximizing all-core clock speeds at the expense of the high light-load boost clocks that are so important for general system responsiveness. Dynamic OC Switcher lets you have the best of both worlds. Enable this feature, and the motherboard will automatically switch between pushing light-load clocks to the limit with AMD Precision Boost Overdrive and all-core clocks to the max with your manual overclock settings. This feature will also be made available on the previously released ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero. 

All four of these motherboards come with BIOS FlashBack™ to let you update the firmware with only a USB thumb drive and power supply—handy when a new processor release comes around or for brand-new systems where you might need an updated UEFI before the first boot. Our award-winning Q-Fan control software allows for careful tweaking of fan curves for the best noise/airflow balance, further empowered by dedicated AIO headers and hybrid fan headers that can detect and work with both DC and PWM fans.

Style and panache come by way of onboard Aura Sync RGB lighting and Gen 2 addressable headers with advanced auto-detection features. ProCool auxiliary power input headers let you rest easy knowing that the amount of juice flowing into the VRMs won’t result in an unstable system, or even a fire hazard. Over in the audio aisle, SupremeFX audio chips present pristine pitches, while Two-Way AI Noise Cancelling lets you hear and be heard crystal-clear by your teammates by removing distracting background noise like mechanical keyboard clacks or dog barks. ROG and ROG Strix models come with DTS Sound Unbound support for pinpoint-accurate 3D audio, while DTS Custom handles surround sound virtualization in the TUF Gaming model.

It’s now time to give a close look at each new X570 board. No matter what type of system you’re building, one of them is bound to be just right for you.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme holds nothing back

Our Crosshair VIII Hero and Crosshair VIII Dark Hero boards already power many high-end Ryzen systems, but we’ve been hard at work on something more… extreme. The Crosshair VIII Extreme boasts the highest-end hardware loadout and components we’ve yet put in an X570 motherboard. It’s ready for the most demanding gamers and entertainers, the most competitive overclockers, the most visionary custom builders, and the enthusiasts who want it all.

Starting from the literal top, the upgraded VRM around the CPU socket uses an 18+2 stage design with 90A power stages for clean, efficient power delivery, especially when you unleash a 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X with the new Dynamic OC Switcher. A pair of beefy, angular aluminum heatsinks, connected by a heatpipe, ensure rapid and even heat dissipation. The gorgeous I/O cover is made of cold-forged, diamond-cut aluminum for a look that’s unmistakably ROG, but its beauty runs more than skin deep. It’s an integral part of the VRM heatsink, increasing surface area and cooling capacity.

The 2” LiveDash OLED display atop the M.2 heatsink at the center of the board can show vital system stats like temperatures and voltages, or you can make your build your own by adding your choice of custom graphics or animations. The large striations of the aluminum heatsink at mid-board help keep the X570 chipset cool under load, even without an active cooling fan. We use this real estate to add a massive ROG logo with Aura RGB lighting to make your allegiance clear. A third M.2 heatsink in polished alloy wraps around the lower PCIe slots, completing a contemporary look that’s stylish yet subdued enough to look its best under RGB case lighting.

The most storage-hungry builders can install up to five PCI Express 4.0 SSDs on this board: one under the upper M.2 heatsink, two under the lower M.2 heatsink, and another pair mounted vertically on our exclusive DIMM.2 card. The three main M.2 slots don’t just cool the upper side of the SSD. A new all-around heatsink design cools the underside of each SSD for the lowest temperatures and highest sustained performance. Our new Q-Latch mechanism, incorporated under the three main M.2 slots, lets you secure drives with one tool-free twist.

Moving around to the I/O panel, the Crosshair VIII Extreme boasts what may well be the most comprehensive port selection on an X570 motherboard. The options start with a set of two Ethernet connectors: one powered by a 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller that can shift multi-terabyte files with ease, the other by an Intel 2.5GbE chip. Wireless connectivity comes courtesy of a cutting-edge WiFi 6E adapter that can take advantage of a huge swath of unsullied wireless airspace. This radio also provides the latest Bluetooth 5.2 support for easy pairing of wireless peripherals.

The most demanding users demand Thunderbolt, so the Crosshair VIII Extreme has not one, but two Thunderbolt 4 ports with 40Gbps of bandwidth each, along with dedicated DisplayPort inputs for single-cable monitor hook-ups. Eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A connectors capable of pushing 10Gbps each offer plenty of room for high-speed peripherals, and one of them supports BIOS FlashBack™ for easy firmware upgrades. A Clear CMOS button and a full set of audio outputs including SPDIF complete the back panel I/O.

Internal headers unlock access to four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and two USB 3.2 Type-C ports. One of the latter connectors is a 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port with 60W Power Delivery 3.0 fast-charging support. This feature is a first on our motherboard lineup, and it lets you connect your laptop, tablet, or phone to your PC to quickly charge it without a wall adapter.

The audio capabilities of the Crosshair VIII Extreme match the high-end ambitions of the rest of the board. A SupremeFX ALC4082 chip with 32-bit, 384KHz playback support teams up with a high-end ESS Sabre 9018Q2C DAC that transforms digital audio into the most pristine analog waveforms for front-panel audio outputs. Each rear output jack features a color-coded LED, making them easy to identify when you’re plugging in or adjusting your surround setup. DTS Sound Unbound and Two-way AI Noise Cancelling support round out the main specs.

For the best audio with any device, the Extreme also includes the ROG Clavis USB-C DAC. An ESS Sabre 9281 chip featuring a powerful headphone amplifier and MQA audio support sits at the heart of the Clavis, ensuring high-quality sound with headsets that use a single 3.5mm connector for both microphone input and headphone output. Attach the Clavis to the Crosshair VIII Extreme for high-quality audio from your preferred headset, or connect it to your phone, Nintendo Switch, or PS5 for the same experience away from your PC.

In addition to an award-winning firmware interface that’s easy to command and control, the Crosshair VIII Extreme ships with all the cooling and overclocking features that hardcore enthusiasts demand. Extreme overclockers will find voltage measurement points, onboard controls, mode switches, and a super-handy Q-Code POST boot code display to give them a full view of what’s happening as they push a Ryzen CPU to the limit.

For setting up elaborate cooling rigs, the Extreme comes with four standard fan headers, two pairs of connectors for pumps and radiators, plus two HydraNode headers that can power and monitor up to three compatible fans each. That’s not all—connectors for liquid input, output, and flow sensors let builders with custom loops monitor the health of their liquid-cooled setup. Customization is key for unique systems, so the Crosshair VIII Extreme provides three Gen 2 addressable RGB LED headers plus a standard four-pin RGB connector. We even include an ARGB splitter in the box for larger builds that might need lots of strips.

 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorEATX
VRM18+2 phase teamed power architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem III trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputN/A
Multi-GPU supportNVIDIA 2-way SLI®
Expansion slots2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage1x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0, SATA)
2x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x DIMM.2 (supports PCIe 4.0 and SATA)
Rear panel I/O2x USB Type-C (support Thunderbolt 4, USB 4)
8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 header
Wired networking1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
1x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Marvell AQtion AQC113CS)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingALC 4082 codec
ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC
Audio special featuresSonic Studio III +
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
ROG CLAVIS Type-C USB DAC bundled
LED illuminated rear panel audio jacks
Cooling8 x PWM/DC fan headers
ROG Fan Controller bundled
RGB LED headers3 x ARGB; 1 x onboard RGB
6 x ARGB on bundled ROG Fan Controller
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The ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II pairs the latest tech with essential ROG DNA

Elite gamers and enthusiasts who prefer the finer things in life will want to take a look at the new ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II. Building on the legacy of the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi before it, this fresh new board distills high-end components, smart software, and passive chipset cooling into one luxurious board.

This revision of the X570-E makes a splash with revised ROG graphics running across the I/O shroud and the chipset heatsink. The CPU VRM also gets a boost to a 12+4-phase design, fueled by ProCool II auxiliary connectors. No matter your choice of Ryzen CPU, the new Strix-E will handle it with aplomb.

Taking a page from the Crosshair VIII Extreme, this board features our exclusive Dynamic OC Switcher technology for getting the most out of your Ryzen CPU regardless of the workload. The onboard Q-Code display, diagnostic LEDs, and compatibility with DDR4 RAM up to 5100MHz thanks to our OptiMem II trace layout will help your quest for peak performance. Keeping your machine cool is equally effortless thanks to five fan headers plus dedicated AIO and pump headers. PCIe 4.0-powered M.2 slots at mid-board and below the chipset heatsink can both accept storage devices up to 110mm long, and both are bolstered by thick aluminum heatsinks for maximum sustained performance. These slots also include our tool-free Q-Latch feature for easy SSD installation.

Other areas of the Strix X570-E get notable improvements in this second generation. The wireless network controller is now a WiFi 6E radio with Bluetooth 5.2 support for easy connectivity with the latest routers and peripherals. A cable is still the top choice of many enthusiasts for the absolute lowest latency and most stable transfer speeds, and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet and 1GbE ports deliver both in spades.

The rear panel counts seven USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports and a Type-C connector with the same spec. Onboard headers can provide another USB 3.2 Gen 2 port in either A or C flavors, plus two USB 3.2 Gen 1 and four USB 2.0 connectors. Those RGB strips you’ve ordered can hook up with the two Gen 2 addressable headers and the pair of standard RGB connectors.

In keeping with its luxe specs, the Strix-E features an ROG SupremeFX S1220A codec chip with an integrated headphone amplifier has a 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for spotless playback. Online gaming and conference calls are super-clear thanks to the high-quality microphone input, and Two-way AI Noise Cancelling tech cleans up background noise for both you and your teammates’ voice comms. Last but by no means least, there’s DTS Sound Unbound support for 3D audio, and an optical S/PDIF output for connectivity with gear that can accept digital inputs.

 ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM12+4 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem II trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 2.0/ DisplayPort™ 1.2
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 connectivity)
2x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from AMD Ryzen CPU)
1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe and 4.0; from X570 chipset)
8x SATA ports
Rear panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
7x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I211-AT)
1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingSupremeFX S1220A codec
Dual headphone amplifiers
Audio special featuresSonic Studio III +
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling7x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers2x addressable RGB headers
2x 4-pin RGB headers
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The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi maximizes creative potential

The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi is our first ProArt board to take advantage of the X570 chipset. If you’re not familiar, the goal of the ProArt series is to deliver maximum performance and stability for all sorts of users who depend on their PC or workstation to make a living: 3D artists, CAD and CAM designers, audio and video producers, and even software developers.

The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi is built to impress those demanding users. Dual Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports with 40Gbps of bandwidth each and 15W Power Delivery charging support grace the rear panel. Each of those ports is ready for the latest audio-visual gear or speedy external disk arrays. The back panel offers DisplayPort input for easy single-cable connectivity with Thunderbolt displays. Other high-speed peripherals can hook right up to four USB 3.2 Gen 2 and four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. We extend high-speed connectivity to the front panel of modern cases with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C internal header.

AV professionals in particular routinely need to shuffle multi-terabyte files around, a task that the ProArt X570-Creator WiFi makes simple thanks to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet connector with a maximum transfer speed in excess of 1.2 GB per second. A secondary 2.5GbE connector expands the board’s peak Ethernet bandwidth or preserves the 10G port’s full speed for the most important transfers. For professionals who prefer to cut the cord, a WiFi 6E wireless adapter with Bluetooth 5.2 support makes for more flexible workstation placement and easy pairing with wireless peripherals.

Connectivity and bandwidth are a prime topic for the creator crowd, but there’s also the matter of stability. A system that gives up the ghost under heavy load is no good when we’re talking renders or compile jobs that take many hours to complete. The ProArt X570-Creator is ready for the most powerful Ryzen CPUs thanks to a VRM with a 14+2 stage design, fed by ProCool II solid-pin power connectors. Massive aluminum heatsinks cover the VRM power stages, X570 chipset, and three M.2 slots. Our tool-free Q-Latch mechanisms make slotting in NVMe drives a breeze.

The objects in a creator’s space can serve as inspiration of their own, and the ProArt X570-Creator is dressed for the part with coppery accents set against dark gray and black hardware. For those that want to express themselves in RGB, the ProArt X570-Creator has three Gen2 addressable RGB headers, plus a standard RGB strip connector.

Whether it’s for an artist seeking background inspiration or an audio pro checking a mastered track, clean sound is crucial for any creative workstation. The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi features a premium S1220A codec with an integrated auto-sensing headphone amplifier, all wired through discrete audio paths with Japanese capacitors. Two-way AI Noise Cancelling cuts down on background noise and chatter in team meetings or client calls.

A build around this board will potentially live in a large department or corporate network, so we include the ASUS Control Center Express remote IT asset monitoring and management software—a blessing for your friendly systems administrator. At a local level, the ProArt Creator Hub application centralizes system monitoring and workload-specific optimization, as well as color calibration controls for compatible monitors. The app also offers our convenient Task Group feature so that you can quickly get down to work with one click. For just two examples, creators might pair DAW and streaming software, or a 3D modelling app with a texture design tool. Rather than digging through their desktop or Start menu to find these apps, they can launch them all at once with Task Group.

 ProArt X570-Creator WiFi
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM14+2 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem II trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 2.1
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8/x8)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x4)
Storage1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from CPU)
1x M.2 22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA; from X570 chipset)
1x M.2 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4; from CPU)
6x SATA ports
Rear panel I/O2x USB Type-C ports (support Thunderbolt 4, USB4)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
3x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Marvell AQtion AQC113CS)
1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingRealtek S1220A codec
Audio special featuresTwo-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling7x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers3x addressable RGB header
1x 4-pin RGB headers
Where to buy (USA)TBA
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The TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II is rock-steady and battle-ready

Our TUF Gaming hardware lineup follows three core tenets: a comprehensive selection of essential features, battle-tested reliability, and distinctive yet subtle styling. If you’re looking for a high-performance and long-lasting motherboard at a reasonable price, look no further.

Any Ryzen CPU that you can drop into the AM4 socket will enjoy the stable power delivered by the 12+2 DrMOS VRM and 8+4-pin ProCool auxiliary power connectors. Meaty aluminum VRM heatsinks and a new passive chipset heatsink ensure that both the CPU and the X570 chipset can run all-out without fear of performance-robbing throttling. The main metal-encased PCIe slot and both M.2 slots are all connected with PCIe 4.0 for maximum available bandwidth.

Upgraded networking capabilities are a theme of our new X570 boards, and the TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II is no exception. 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet comes standard, and a Wi-Fi 6E module handles both next-gen WiFi and Bluetooth 5.2. You can enhance your build’s aesthetics with the three RGB headers: one Gen 2 addressable, two standard. A quintet of fan headers and a dedicated AIO header let you build most any mainstream cooling setup with ease.

A Realtek ALC897 audio codec with an integrated headphone amplifier and automatic impedance detection serves up high-quality tunes and in-game audio. Two-way AI Noise Cancellation ensures nobody in the game or workplace can claim they didn’t understand your orders.

 TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II
CPU socketAMD Socket AM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Form factorATX
VRM12+2 teamed power stage architecture
Memory4x DD4 DIMM slots
128GB maximum capacity
OptiMem trace layout
Max memory speedDDR4-5100 (OC)
Graphics outputHDMI® 1.4b / DisplayPort™
Multi-GPU supportN/A
Expansion slots1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x16)
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@ x4)
1x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 22110 (support PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA)
6x SATA 6Gbps ports
Rear panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Front panel I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0 headers
Wired networking1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I225-V)
LANGuard technology
Wireless networkingWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio processingRealtek ALC897 codec
Audio special featuresDTS Custom for Gaming Headsets
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Cooling6x PWM/DC fan headers
RGB LED headers1x addressable RGB header
2x 4-pin RGB headers
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