Who needs 8 10Gbps USB ports on the input or output panel? With all of the X570 platformâ€™s USB 3 x ports offering that bandwidth and a better question might be Why the Asus competitors are substituting some of those with 5Gbps ports as well.
But, whoâ€™d be willing to give up one of the competitors three M.2 slots for 4 SATA ports? If that sounds like you like it the most, then this Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard is ideal for you. With these features nailed down, so the only remaining question is that why Asus labels this motherboard gaming rather than pro.
In addition, we have tested many X570 motherboards, including some motherboards refreshed AMD Ryzen 5000 processors but only a handful of motherboards stand out enough to rank among our best quality motherboards list.
- AMD AM4 CPU socket
- AMD X570 chipset
- ATX form factor
- 16-phase digital power design
- Display port
- An HDMI port and Video port
- Audio jacks
- BIOS flashback button
- DDR4 RAM memory
- HD audio codec
- three-years warranty
- Gigabyte Ethernet
Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard features:
Generally, the motherboards designers typically go for obvious choices. When AMD announced that its latest platform would support only one NVMe M.2 drive from the CPU and up to 16-high speed connections from the X570 chipset PCH heatsink.
It was obvious that a lot of manufacturers would deploy 12 of those PCH lanes as a second and third M.2 interface plus a PCIe x 4 slots. Additionally, those designers were then left to figure out whether to use those final 4 PCH lanes for SATA and USB 3 ports or additional PCIe ports as well.
And, that is where the lanes sharing that disables one interface to enable another. Although, Asus took a different track in its Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard. This motherboard has only two M.2 slots.
Moreover, this Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard also has 8 SATA ports. Whereas some competing motherboards have shaved those down to four so that the other 4 lanes could be used for PCIe slot.
And, just when you thought you would at least get 4 lanes to the 3rd x 16 PCIe slots, then you realize that it gets kicked down to x 2 modes, whenever the 2nd x 1 slot is used.
Most people would not use the second x 1slot, because of its location but that nation makes us a question, why it is even included on a gaming-focused motherboard, which is exceptional.
Furthermore, Asus efforts appear more earnest on the input or output panel, where we find 8 SUB3 Generation 2 ports and Generation 1 ports would not make sense here from the chipset perspective since the platform USB3 ports all are Generation 2 compliant yet several of Asus competitors have chosen to limit their input or output anyway.
We are happy to see the Asus take the high road here though we would have still liked to see a pair of USB 2.0 ports for a keyboard and mouse respectively connecting those to USB 3 is a waste of platform resources.
However, the USB support is the big or large differentiator here since the Asus uses the same Realtek 2.5GbpsÂ Intel Gigabyte Ethernet.
But, thereâ€™re also smaller differences such as the inclusion of a display port and an HDMI port and the exclusion of a CLR_CMOS button on this best Asus gaming motherboard.
Along with four SATA ports and one less M.2 slot as compared to other competitors. Perhaps, it is the association between gaming and overclocking that may earn the ROG Strix X570-E gaming its name.
From above, we clearly see 16 chokes that are each tied to a 50A MOSFETs in a 12+4 arrangement which meaning that users could push up to 600Ampere current to the CPU Core.
We also see 3 4-pin fan headers at the top and three at the bottom edge and one forward of the input or output panel audio jacks to help those who build for overclocking to keep the system cool.
And, let’s not forget the two RGB headers and two ARGB headers as well, repeated at the top and bottom of this Asus motherboard that could be used to control fan lighting.
Looking at this Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard lower half, we still see that five PCH cover is mesh and secured with two screws.
Unfortunately, the PCH covers must be removed to access the forward screw of the two M.2 drive heat spreaders, and anyone who does not need those heat spreaders can ease M.2 access by leaving them off which then makes removing the PCH fan cover.
Additionally, the front panel audio, Asus node, thermistor, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 1 USB 3 Generation 1 dual-port, three fan headers, RGB ARGB headers, Intel style front panel button or switch.
And a beep code speaker header line the Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming bottom edge, while the single ports USB 3 Generation 2 front panel header sits halfway up its front edge as well. Also, found on the bottom edge there is a two-digit status code display respectively.
Although, this Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard also includes a multi-language user manual, driver and applications disc, 4 SATA cables, a thermistor lead, and RGB headers and ARGB extension cables as well.
This Asus motherboard also included a thank you card, a cable mod coupon, a ROG sticker sheet, many cable ties, a 2T2R WIFI Antenna, and a hanging doorknob card respectively.
This best Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard comes with only two M.2 slots, but 8 input or output panel USB Generation 2 and 8 SATA ports as well. This Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard is a compact yet powerful and well-designed motherboard for gamers.
But compared to competing motherboards, its lower price and robust feature set makes it easy to recommend among early X570 chipset offerings.
IS Asus ROG Strix X570-E ATX?
The Asus ROG Strix X570-E gaming motherboard is the ATX flagship of the ROG Strix line on the AMD X570 chipset and its arsenal, youâ€™ll find almost everything that you need for comfortable use of a high-level gaming system.
Is Asus X570-E gaming motherboard worth it?
Our final verdict, this best quality This best Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard comes with only two M.2 slots, but 8 input or output panel USB Generation 2 and 8 SATA ports as well.
This Asus ROG X570-E Gaming Motherboard is a compact yet powerful and well-designed motherboard for gamers.
Does Asus ROG Strix X570-E gaming motherboard have WIFI?
Next generation connectivity, this Asus ROG Strix X570_E gaming motherboard amps up networking with up to 2.5 Gigabyte Ethernet and a next-generation Intel WIFI 6 as well.
IS the B550 chipset better than the X570 chipset?
Technically, the X570 chipset can offer more quality features, connectivity, and flexibility as compared to the B550 chipset. That does not mean youâ€™d buy an X570 chipset over a B550 through as high-end B550 motherboards can be just as than a competing X570 chipset.