MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X – i2Hard

MPG X570s Carbon EK X motherboard comes in a huge cardboard box with a convenient carrying handle. On the front side of the package, there is an image of the device demonstrating the work of RGB-backlighting. The manufacturer claims that the board is compatible with Ryzen 2000, 3000 and 5000 series processors.

The back of the package describes the technical features of the MPG X570s Carbon EK X, including the manufacturer’s key technological solutions. Also shown here is the rear panel connector map.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – Stacked Design?

By far the most interesting thing about this leak is the design of the daughterboards installed right on top of the space usually reserved for an M.2 slot. It is hard to tell from this angle but this might be ASUS’ solution to attaching multiple M.2 slots as well as extension ports and audio chipset to such a tiny design.

ASUS Z690 motherboard series is set to launch around November 4th, when Intel officially lifts the sale embargo. However according to previous reports they might go on sale a week sooner (preorders). The board has recently appeared in a retailer leak (here and here) with a price tag of 360 to 451 EUR (without VAT).

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX – TweakTown

Like all Z590, we have compatibility with 10th and 11th Gen CPUs. 64GB of memory support up to DDR4 5100 over two slots. DIMM.2 takes on the task of Gen3 NVMe storage, while a single slot up top will handle your Gen4 NVMe. Eight SATA ports are included for legacy storage needs, while a host of USB 3.2 connectivity is offered both on internal headers and the rear I/O.

2.5Gbe is offered as standard, while WiFi6e is included on this board. We also have 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2x2 on the rear panel and the traditional 3.5mm audio setup.

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EVGA X570 DARK – TweakTown

So, it appears vendors have just figured out how to cool this chipset passively, or perhaps the active cooling was never needed. That said, the EVGA X570 Dark is technically an -S platform passively cooled with a large aluminum plate that also reaches the M.2 slots.

Hardware-wise, the X570 Dark is compatible with all Ryzen CPUs back to the 3000 series. It supports 64GB of DDR4 memory over two DIMM channels with support up to 4800MHz. Storage includes two M.2 slots and six SATA ports while networking is handled by dual 2.5Gbe controllers and the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6.

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ASRock X570S PG Riptide – TechPowerUp

While the ASRock X570S PG Riptide isn’t something I would personally buy because it simply does not meet my needs, it is something to consider for gamers on a tight budget. It ticks off all the basic necessities for someone who is all about the plug and play mentality—someone who doesn’t want to play around with memory or CPU settings and rather just lets all the auto-features and CPU boosting do what it is designed for. I think this ASRock X570S PG Riptide will be right on the line for many; some will see it as a horrible product, while others may see it for what it is: a motherboard for a gaming-oriented PC if on a limited budget.

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EVGA X570 DARK – AnandTech

Today’s review focuses on the EVGA X570 Dark that is more than the usual desktop AM4 motherboard. It’s EVGA’s first entry into the market for AMD’s Ryzen processors, focusing on performance and overclocking more than most other X570/X570S boards currently available. Some of the EVGA X570 Dark’s most notable features include two memory slots with support for DDR4-4800, dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, eight SATA, dual 2.5 GbE, and support for Wi-Fi 6. Is EVGA, which had previously been an Intel and NVIDIA only deal until now enough to tempt you to the ‘DARK’ side?

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ASRock Z590 Steel Legend – OC Club

The days when choosing a motherboard should be approached carefully are long gone. The great three of platemakers offer ± the same for ± the same money, flaunting something like that, either in the top-fat segment or among the mainstream compact formats. Among ordinary ATX-standard motherboards, something that stands out sharply from the galaxy of others is extremely rare. And it’s curious what stands out for both the good and the bad. ASRock is trying to contradict the market a little, pressing with prices and sometimes tricky technical solutions.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER – NikKTek

The Aorus Master may not be the top of the line models in the GIGABYTE lineup but still the Z590 Aorus Master model sports an interesting 18+1 phase digital VRM paired with the 2 generation of their direct-touch heatpipe and fins-array cooling solution, all of which should allow for easy, hassle free overclocking (casual). It also comes ready with a total of 4 DIMM slots (dual-channel configuration – 128GB total supported with speeds up to 5400MHz), 3 full-length EMI shielded (and reinforced) PCIe 4.0 slots (x16/x8-4 / x16 slot operates at up to x8 when the x8 slot is populated), 3 M.2 SSD slots (1xGen4x4/2xGen3x4), 6 native SATA 6Gb/s ports (with RAID 0/1/5/10 support), Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec (paired with the ESS SABRE 9118 DAC), Intel AX210 Dual-Band WiFi 6/BT 5.2 wireless adapter, Aquantia 10GbE LAN, dual temperature sensor headers, dual-BIOS selection, two RGB LED strip headers and a Thunderbolt add-in connector (extra TB card required to use this). 

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ASRock Z690 Motherboards Pictured @ Videocardz

The Z690 Taichi, Extreme, and Steel Legend represent the upper-tier in the lineup, although the company is also working on Aqua series featuring pre-installed monoblock. After the departure of the Fatal1ty series, ASRock initially focused on the Phantom Gaming series, but those appear to be going lower in the lineup with each generation.

Furthermore, the lack of H670/B660 and H610 boards here suggests those are not launching at the same time as the Z690 series.

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII EXTREME – Tom’s Hardware

The Extreme performed well in our testing, excelling in PC Mark 10 tests, while showing average to above-average results in most other tests. Surprisingly, gaming results were slightly lower than average, but not enough to be concerned with. Our overclocking adventures with the Ryzen 9 5950X were met without issue–just set it and forget it. Power use was high during testing, but that’s not surprising considering the kitchen-sink-level features on the board.

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