Because this motherboard makes use of AMD’s X570 chipset, it comes with two PCIe 4.0 x4-capable M.2 slots, as well as eight rear USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. ASUS also led the way by including a Realtek RTL8125 LAN controller, which unlocks speeds of up to 2.5Gbps, if you don’t want to use the included Wi-Fi 6 AX200 from Intel. But just how good is this “gaming” motherboard for AMD PC builds, and is it worth the $300 asking price?
[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, will release optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards. From now on, the BIOS based on AM4 Combo PI V2 184.108.40.206 for all MSI 500 and 400 series motherboards will be available for download until the end of April. Please refer to the following.
MAIN HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE OPTIMIZED BIOS UPDATES
– Optimized compatibility for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards
ASUS has announced that all 500-series motherboards now have AGESA 220.127.116.11 BIOS’ available for download. This release addresses the known USB connectivity issues on these boards with the Zen 3 processors. For more information, head here. And then, head over to ASUS to grab your BIOS update.
ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition is a top chipset motherboard, almost ASRock’s flagship solution. It has a superior power system to keep the most powerful Ryzen processors running smoothly with very efficient AMD PBO auto overclocking. The “Razer Edition” in the name refers to the excellent lighting implemented within the Razer ecosystem.
ASUS branded TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboards first appeared over ten years ago with the introduction of the Sabertooth 55i; since then, this range has grown immensely alongside ROG as a high quality, highly durable brand for those seeking top-level performance without the aesthetics that often come on ROG themed solutions.
The X570 Pro Wi-Fi continues this with a fully-featured motherboard built on the flexible AMD X570 chipset, keeping some of the staples found on ROG platforms like Aura Sync, BIOS flashback, and Turbo LAN. Let us get to the board specifications down below.
Over at Wccftech, they’ve posted a fantastic listing of motherboards that have rolled out the AMD AGESA 18.104.22.168 Patch A:
AMD was meant to release its AGESA 22.214.171.124 BIOS Firmware to address the USB connectivity issues faced by several users however, it seems like the company has fast-forwarded the release with the AGESA 126.96.36.199 Patch A BIOS Firmware which is currently being offered by two motherboard makers, MSI & ASRock. The AGESA 188.8.131.52 BETA BIOS Firmware was also expected to launch in early April & it looks like some board makers weren’t exactly happy with the timeframe it would take to release a fix for the intermittent USB issues that plagued the AMD Ryzen 5000 (X570 / B550) platform.
Looking to rev to the latest drop? Head over to see if your board has an update available.
The PCB of the specified motherboard contains elements that you often will not find on more affordable devices (even in the ROG line). ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is based on the AMD X570 chipset, so the owner of this base can count on all the fastest and most modern technologies / connectors of today (including PCI-E 4.0 interfaces).
The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero form factor is classic (ATX), but the developers have managed to place an impressive number of all kinds of connectors, bulbs and switches on the PCB. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the most curious of them in detail.
ASRock offers with its X570 PG Velocita a solid AMD platform. It offers muscular equipment to meet the expectations of players and fans of optimizations. We particularly appreciated its network capabilities with wired 2.5 Gps and Wi-Fi.
Available around € 315, we are on a mid-range X570 solution but aimed at demanding users. The benefits are there, accompanied by a racy look, aRGB and a mechanical conclusive on many points. It does not have to be ashamed of more expensive references like the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula. Its power supply scheme ensures overclocking and its various radiators improve heat dissipation. We also have eight SATA ports.
[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, a world-leading motherboard manufacturer, announces the release of AGESA COMBO PI V2 184.108.40.206 beta BIOS for its AMD 500 series motherboards to add SMART ACCESS MEMORY support to AMD RYZEN 3000 desktop processors. Now both RYZEN 5000 and RYZEN 3000* desktop processors support SMART ACCESS MEMORY. AGESA COMBO PI V2 220.127.116.11 BIOS also improves L3 Cache bandwidth in AIDA64 for RYZEN 5000 desktop processors.
SMART ACCESS MEMORY is an innovative feature that allows the system to access the full capacity of the VRAM on the graphics card. Compare to the current solution which has a 256MB access limitation, this feature will provide the users a better gaming experience.
This feature requires pairing the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card with AMD RYZEN 5000/3000* series desktop processors. Also, don’t forget to update the graphics card driver to the latest version. After taking these steps, this feature will be online and ready to boost your gaming performance.
AGESA COMBO PI V2 18.104.22.168 also fixes the RYZEN 5000 series processor L3 Cache bandwidth issue in AIDA64. With the new AGESA, the L3 Cache bandwidth has a dramatic improvement.
AMD is aware of reports that a small number of users are experiencing intermittent USB connectivity issues reported on 500 Series chipsets. We have been analyzing the root cause and at this time, we would like to request the community’s assistance with a small selection of additional hardware configurations. Over the next few days, some r/Amd users may be contacted directly by an AMD representative (u/AMDOfficial) via Reddit’s PM system with a request for more information.
This request may include detailed hardware configurations, steps to reproduce the issue, specific logs, and other system information pertinent to verifying our development efforts. We will provide an update when we have more details to share. Customers facing issues are always encouraged to raise an Online Service Request with AMD customer support; this enables us to find correlations and compare notes across support claims.