MSI X570-A PRO

The MSI X570-A PRO is a very inexpensive motherboard from MSI. At the time of this writing, it can be had for around $139.99 and is one of the cheapest motherboards utilizing AMD’s venerable premium X570 chipset. This cheaper price does need to be taken into consideration moving forward, a price point such as this comes with its own expectations. We have to put ourselves into the mindset of this price range, and what components the end-user is installing around it.

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is an update to last year’s award winning ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero has been equipped with the same accouterments as last year’s Hero, with a few upgrades. The M.2 heatsinks on both slots, a premium lighting solution, integrated rear I/O shield, and great ASUS BIOS have not changed. But the VRM Power Stages have been upgraded to 90 A from 60 A, and most importantly, ASUS has done away with the chipset fan. 

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ASRock Launches the X570 PG Velocita

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 5th, 2020 – For AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor, ASRock, a leading global motherboard manufacturer, has launched the X570 PG Velocita. It is a new crew of Phantom Gaming series designed to meet the needs of high-end gamers and the best choice for high price-performance build.

“We’ve heard the voice of online gamers! The Killer networking on the X570 PG Velocita offers the uninterrupted online experiences and makes gamers beat all competitors in an instant!” said Chris Lee, general manager of ASRock motherboard business unit.

Evolution of Phantom Gaming

Users may well spot on the phantom gaming logo’s difference! The blazing fire in the core symbols the higher transmit rate. Users can enjoy the PCI express 4.0 with double bandwidth from previous generation. At the same time, the whole new Killer Ethernet & Wifi offer a faster and more reliable networking for gamers towards perfect gaming experiences. The cool color around contrasts quite markedly with the flame inside, making the design code of phantom gaming full of mystery. The frame-break shield integrates all elements above, showing temperament of domineer and unbeatable strength of new Phantom Gaming.

Killer™ Wireless and Killer™ Ethernet

ASRock X570 PG Velocita has both Killer E3100 and Killer AX1650, which support Killer Prioritization Engine and Killer DoubleShot Pro, offering the most reliable networking. The Killer Prioritization Engine can Identifies thousands of games, applications, and websites. It prioritizes real time packets over other packets and makes Gaming in first priority, offering more enjoyable and uninterrupted online entertainment experiences with better throughput and lowest latency.

Killer DoubleShot Pro is a technology for systems that have both Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet products, enabling your computer to use Wi-Fi and Ethernet at the same time. It will automatically utilize the fastest network connection for all of the PC’s high priority traffic, and all standard traffic are then sent over the other interface. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.

Gamer-Centric Features for Incredible Performance

For AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, X570 PG Velocita provides the 14 Digi Power Phase & 50A Dr. MOS, offering a completely smooth power delivery to fully develop the OC potential of CPUs with optimized heat dissipation. Besides, it provides two Hyper M.2 sockets with full-coverage heatsink for up to Gen4 x4 (64 Gb/s), ensuring that high-performance M.2 SSDs can always work at full capacity and have the longer component lifespan. With PCI express 4.0 slots for graphic cards and all features above, gamers have been already one step forward than other competitors.

Style Your Personality

With Polychrome RGB, ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. There are both 3-pin addressable RGB header and traditional 4-pin RGB LED headers on X570 PG Velocita that allows users to connect RGB strips directly to the motherboard and sync their lighting system using the app provided.

For more product information, please check: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570 PG Velocita/

ASUS Reveals ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING & ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

As we’re on the cusp of AMD’s Zen 3 event, ASUS has dropped two new motherboards today, the ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING and ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO. These boards are based off of the X570 and B550 chipsets, obviously supporting the new Zen 3 chips launching today.

The ROG CROSSHAIR VII DARK HERO Features:

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors with Radeon™ Graphics Processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen2, and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed.
  • Comprehensive thermal design: Passive chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink and ROG Cooling Zone.
  • Robust power delivery: Designed power solution 14+2 TI power stages rated for 90A, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
  • High-performance networking: On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, both with ASUS LANGuard protection, and support for GameFirst VI software.
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig.
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS FlashBack™ and premium components for maximum endurance.
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Industry-leading ROG audio: ROG SupremeFX S1220 is combined with the venerable ESS® ES9023P to deliver high-fidelity audio to headsets and exotic cans.

The ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING Features:

  • AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors
  • Best gaming connectivity: PCIe® 4.0-ready, six M.2 slots (four on the bundled ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® plus HDMI™ 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.2 output
  • Robust power solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors
  • Comprehensive cooling: Actively cooled VRM heatsinks with L-shaped heatpipe and integrated aluminum I/O cover, plus dedicated M.2 heatsinks
  • Superfast networking: Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intuitive software: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS and ASUS AI Networking make it easy to configure gaming builds
  • DIY-friendly design: Includes pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code and FlexKey
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: Audio USB Type-C®, AI Noise-Canceling Microphone, SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS® Sound Unbound™ and Sonic Studio III for immersive audio

MSI Releases Combo PI V2 v1.1.0.0 BIOS for 500-Series Motherboards

After the previous updating, MSI keeps making a great effort to offer optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-series motherboards. With high expectations, the latest AMD Combo PI V2 version 1.1.0.0 BIOS for X570 and B550 motherboards will be ready for users to download and update constantly from the end of September. As for A520 motherboards, Combo PI V2 version 1.1.0.0 BIOS will be released by the end of October. In addition to AMD 500-series motherboards, the updated version is also expected to support AMD future processors. Please read the following information related to key points for the BIOS improvements.

  • Optimized compatibility for AMD Ryzen 3000-Series and Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors and future AM4 socket processors*1
  • Solve some specific OC failure issues
  • Update SMU module
  • Optimized DDR4 memory overclocking solution

Find the full list of supported motherboards and more @ MSI

ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T

Today we are looking at the ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T. This board is somewhat of an X570-based successor to the X470D4U and X470D4U2-2T that we previously covered, though the shift to a mini-ITX form factor throws a curveball into that comparison. Similar to the X470 boards before it, ASRock Rack is making a case for Ryzen as a server processor, boasting higher core counts than Intel’s low-end Xeon chips and the unofficial ECC memory support baked into the desktop Ryzen processors.

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GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME

The last feature that we want to put in neon and highlight for you all is the commitment Gigabyte have placed upon bringing the best possible power delivery to their X570 Aorus Xtreme. With an 8 layer PCB covered in double thickness copper and a worlds first 16 phase power – without the use of doublers – the Aorus Xtreme definitely lives up to its name.

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