ASUS ROG Strix X570-E and ROG Strix X570-F Gaming Motherboards Announcedby Gavin Bonshor on May 31, 2019 4:00 PM EST
ASUS has unveiled a number of X570 motherboard at Computex 19 with a range of boards in different price brackets. Also announced is the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming and the ROG Strix X570-F which feature similar aesthetics, but differ slighting in terms of features.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming - apologies for the blurry picture, we'll update it when we visit ASUS later this week
Starting with the higher spec model of the pairing, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E includes the gaming-focused Realtek RTL8125G 2.5 GbE LAN with a second port controlled by an Intel I211-AT Gigabit controller, with the wireless capabilities coming from the new Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The board boasts three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which operate at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4, with the final four being from the chipset. The Strix themed chipset heatsink has two M.2 heatsinks emanating from the top and bottom side for the boards dual PCIe 4.0 M.2, with a cooling fan integrated which is designed to keep the X570 chipset cool. The ROG Strix X570-E also has eight SATA ports and four DDR4 memory slots.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming rear panel
Also featured are seven USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, and four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports on the rear panel. A SupremeFX S1220 HD audio codec adds five color-coded 3.5 mm jacks, and an S/PDIF optical out. A pair of video outputs consisting of an HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 output is present and for use with the Ryzen APUs.
On the PCB of the ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming is three full-length PCIe 4.0 ports which are configured to run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4. Also featured is two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with a pair of M.2 heatsinks which is likely to be needed to run the latest PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs. The board also includes eight SATA ports and four DDR4 memory slots.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming rear panel
The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F drops the Wi-Fi capability and just uses a single Intel I1211-AT Gigabit powered LAN port. While both models share the same SupremeFX S1220 HD audio codec, the Strix X570-F has less USB 3.1 G2, with just three USB 3.1 Type-A, and one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C on the rear panel. This also includes four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports.
Both the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E and Strix X570-F Gaming motherboards are expected to be available prior to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors on 7/7. Pricing information is currently unknown, but it is likely to be announced closer to the launch of the chipset.
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zepi - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkWhere are all the USB-C ports from these new X570 boards. I don't think I've seen any with more than 1.
I don't want to replace all of the USB-A's, but how about giving us like 2, 3 or even 4 USB-C's so that we don't need to unplug our external USB-C SSD when plugging in another USB-C device?
jeremyshaw - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkFor my ITX build, the choice was obvious: buy a RTX GPU for one more USB-C.
Well, I was looking to upgrade from my old 780Ti anyways.
It is a lot of traces to route for one connector. For a full USB 3.2 2x2 super duper max PD with Knuckles connection, it's 4x the number of high speed differential pairs (vs plain old USB 3.0), and it still has the old 2.0 data pair. 20 pins, basically, 8 of which will have higher trace-routing requirements. Though I cannot imagine it being much worse than HDMI or DP, and motherboards seem to have plenty of those (even stacked connectors).
lilkwarrior - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkI admit an added bonus of getting 2080TI (two of them for prosumer & deep-learning work purposes) was an additional USB-C port primarily for my Rift & next-gen headset (that became Valve Index Headset, but it makes no sense fort motherboards to not replace USB 3.2 2x2 with Thunderbolt 3 in 2019.
USB4 is converging w/ Thunderbolt 3 since it is now royal-free and Thunderbolt 3 will ensure you have the maximum speeds possible for devices that do need that speed.
nevcairiel - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkIf that would go at the cost of any of the USB-A ports, I would be rather unhappy with that.
Between all my daily-use devices, I really don't have any ports to spare.
Mouse, Keyboard (x2, one for a Hub), USB Headset, Gamepad, and a TV Tuner.
Of course I could use a hub, but ... so could you?
ballsystemlord - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkActually, that's not such an amazing idea. You see, USB-C was designed to do things like charge laptops. I don't think any MBs could do that, but I've never tried to look into it either.
OTOH, USB 2.0 ports deliver a measly 0.5A whereas for USB 3.0 its 1A. This is much easier to manufacturer, buy, and plug into your power strip then a big transformer for 15W plus for USB C.
Yes, zepi, I also noticed that there is only 1 USB C port but until it can deliver the full spec worth of power I don't see any advantage to adding another.
Koenig168 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkType A-connector devices are far more common. If you do need USB-C, you can just use a USB C-to-Type A adapter.
lilkwarrior - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkUSB C to Type A is not acceptable to take advantage of what USB-C enables that USB-A will never shouldn't have. USB4 hopefully puts an end to USB-A connector, and AFAIK it did.
lilkwarrior - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkUSB-C was made to outright replace USB-A for a variety of more reasons than laptops. It's meant to be actually reverse connectable and be universally & strategically wide-spread with other standards to be more ubiquitous than other USB efforts to date in that regard.
Thunderbolt 3 was the next gen protocol to capitalize on the new form factor that is not royally free that also led to its next-gen features being the highest tier of USB4 that was finalized as a standard late last year or this year.
lilkwarrior - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkHi, that makes no sense: You can just use a USB-A to USB-C adapter. Motherboards should give you all Thunderbolt 3 ports + have 1-2 USB-A adapters thrown in the motherboard (new motherboards throw all sorts of adapters in the box that are far less useful like DVI adapters)
wilsonkf - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkYou can buy a USB-A to C cable.
No, USB-PD will not be available, but you are not going to do that through your computer anyway.