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X570 motherboards arrive

Motherboards packing AMD's new flagship X570 chipset are finally a thing, and while they're plentiful they certainly aren't cheap by any means.

X570 motherboard on white background

The first wave of motherboards based on AMD’s new X570 chipset have arrived. X570 isn’t intended as a like-for-like replacement for the existing X470 chipset, and the latter X470 can still accommodate the newest AMD CPUs. Instead, X570 brings support for PCI-E 4 and buckets of features, planting them unapologetically in the mid to high end price range.

The closest that the X570s get to entry level lands at around the £180 inc VAT mark, with options from MSI, Gigabyte and Asus here. These motherboards are the nearest that X570 motherboards get to looking minimal in appearance.

Going up to the £400 inc VAT price mark brings you the Gigabyte Aorus Master, the ASRock Phantom Gaming X and the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero.

For around £600 inc VAT, you’ve then got the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula and at the top of the line sits the MSI MEG X570 Godlike which will cheerfully bite a hole in the region of £800 in your wallet. As you’d expect from a board with a name as subtle as Godlike, the MEG X570 is a monster with upgraded cooling, advanced network capabilities and reinforced expansion slots.

Interestingly, as much as the cooling options and layouts vary between X570 motherboards, a chipset fan is still present on all the designs.

A full review of the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master is incoming soon.