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Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS AMD Ryzen DDR4 RGB ATX Motherboard - Socket AM4 £168.99 at AWD-IT
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Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS AMD Ryzen DDR4 RGB ATX Motherboard - Socket AM4 £168.99 at AWD-IT

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Good board for a medium a range build at a reasonable price.

CPU
AMD AM4 Socket AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

Chipset
AMD X570

Memory
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 MHz Un-buffered Memory
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 MHz Un-buffered Memory
2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 MHz Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic
Integrated Graphics in the 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz

Multi-GPU Support
3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 4.0 x1

Storage
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
AMD X570 chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 10

LAN
Realtek® L8200A
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
TUF LANGuard

Audio
Realtek® ALC S1200A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Feature :
- Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets.
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Audio Cover: Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.

USB Ports
3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors :
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, )
AMD X570 chipset :
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (3 at back panel, , 2 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-CTM)
AMD X570 chipset :
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
AMD X570 chipset :
4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)

Special Features
ASUS TUF PROTECTION
- ASUS SafeSlot: Protect your graphics card Investment
- ASUS ESD Guard: Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: Precision control for stable power
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
AURA :
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Design: MOS Heat-sink with dual thermal pads design, PCH Fan, PCH and M.2 Heatsink
- ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
DIY Friendly Design
- Procool
- SafeSlot
- Digi+ VRM
- Highly Durable components
- ESD Guards

Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports (Type-A + USB Type-CTM)

Internal I/O Ports
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x SPI TPM header
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x COM port header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports

Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x TUF GAMING Sticker
1 x TUF Certification card(s)

BIOS
256Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F4 AURA ON/OFF, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability
WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System
Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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13 Comments
Great deal. Best board for the money at the minute, beating the lower priced MSI and Gigabyte X570's. For those worried about the internal fan, you can't hear it. I'm running this board with my Ryzen 3700x and 32GB of RAM Clocked at 3200Mhz. No problems whatsoever with the board.
Great board for the money, classified as "Tier A: 200A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 3950X on ambient cooling, 2700x on LN2" on LTT
Edited by: "Gormond" 4th Feb
tony_dudz04/02/2020 12:40

Great deal. Best board for the money at the minute, beating the lower …Great deal. Best board for the money at the minute, beating the lower priced MSI and Gigabyte X570's. For those worried about the internal fan, you can't hear it. I'm running this board with my Ryzen 3700x and 32GB of RAM Clocked at 3200Mhz. No problems whatsoever with the board.


I'm looking to get the same processor, did you use the stock cooler?
Ha ha, I had the Intel version of this board and it lasted 2 days. to be fair it wasn't my fault but the company who sold it to me who shall remain nameless badly packing it so there was a small scrape on a trace.
Can a user just confirm no onboard Bluetooth? - when did that stop on most boards btw? I don't upgrade very often but I've really noticed it lately on most mid-range boards...

Heat OP, this is certain a stand out for the price!
juxtapozed04/02/2020 14:08

I'm looking to get the same processor, did you use the stock cooler?


I already had a NOCTUA NH-D15 but the stock cooler will do fine. If you are looking for a more silent option go with the Dark Rock Pro or the Noctua
tony_dudz04/02/2020 12:40

Great deal. Best board for the money at the minute, beating the lower …Great deal. Best board for the money at the minute, beating the lower priced MSI and Gigabyte X570's. For those worried about the internal fan, you can't hear it. I'm running this board with my Ryzen 3700x and 32GB of RAM Clocked at 3200Mhz. No problems whatsoever with the board.


What sort of cpu temps are you getting? I find my 3700x idles high, but never goes above 60c even when stress testing & gaming, and i wonder if its just the board sensors on my asus b450
Craighimself05/02/2020 04:42

What sort of cpu temps are you getting? I find my 3700x idles high, but …What sort of cpu temps are you getting? I find my 3700x idles high, but never goes above 60c even when stress testing & gaming, and i wonder if its just the board sensors on my asus b450


Hi man, don't worry about it. I spoke to Noctua regarding high Idle Temps but they have stated that this is normal. This is what they told me (which can alos be found on their FAQ section )

Why is my Ryzen 3000 processor getting so hot? Why are Ryzen 3000 CPUs running hotter than previous generation Ryzen CPUs with the same TDP rating? Is there anything wrong with my cooler?The latest Ryzen 3000 processors (except APU models) differ from previous Ryzen generations in that they are no longer based on a single, large chip but use a multi-chip approach with smaller chips instead. Depending on the exact model there can be one (6 and 8-core models) or two (12 and 16-core models) actual CPU-Dies (CCD) on the package. Each processor also uses an I/O-Die (IOD), which contains things like the memory controller, PCIe controller, connections to the motherboard chipset and other functions.

Because of this design change and the switch to a smaller 7nm manufacturing process, the heat distribution of the overall processor is much different from older 14nm and 12nm based single-chip Ryzen processors with a similar power draw.

Depending on the exact CPU model, its specified TDP value and possibly extended power limits (precision boost overdrive), a single CPU-die can create a heatload of up to 130W easily, whereas the I/O-die usually creates a heatload of about 10W. Due to the small size of the CPU-die, the heat density (W/mm²) of this chip is very high. For example, a 120W heatload at a chip-size of 74mm² results in a heat-density of 1.62W/mm², whereas the same heatload on an older Ryzen processor with a chip-size of 212mm² gives a heat-density of just 0.57W/mm².

This large difference in heat-density is the reason why newer Ryzen 3000 processors become much warmer at similar heatloads than their predecessors.

Furthermore, Ryzen 3000 CPUs are using the rated temperature headroom (up to 95°C) quite aggressively in order to reach higher boost clocks. As a result, it is absolutely no problem and not alarming if the processor runs into this temperature limit. The clock speed and supply voltage will be adjusted automatically by the processor itself in order to remain within AMD’s specifications and to prevent overheating.

Due to the higher heat density, higher thermal limits and more aggressive boost clock usage, it is perfectly normal that Ryzen 3000 CPUs are reaching higher temperatures than previous generation Ryzen CPUs with the same TDP rating. Higher CPU temperatures are normal for Ryzen 3000 processors and not a sign of that there is anything wrong with the CPU cooler.
tony_dudz05/02/2020 11:29

Hi man, don't worry about it. I spoke to Noctua regarding high Idle Temps …Hi man, don't worry about it. I spoke to Noctua regarding high Idle Temps but they have stated that this is normal. This is what they told me (which can alos be found on their FAQ section )Why is my Ryzen 3000 processor getting so hot? Why are Ryzen 3000 CPUs running hotter than previous generation Ryzen CPUs with the same TDP rating? Is there anything wrong with my cooler?The latest Ryzen 3000 processors (except APU models) differ from previous Ryzen generations in that they are no longer based on a single, large chip but use a multi-chip approach with smaller chips instead. Depending on the exact model there can be one (6 and 8-core models) or two (12 and 16-core models) actual CPU-Dies (CCD) on the package. Each processor also uses an I/O-Die (IOD), which contains things like the memory controller, PCIe controller, connections to the motherboard chipset and other functions.Because of this design change and the switch to a smaller 7nm manufacturing process, the heat distribution of the overall processor is much different from older 14nm and 12nm based single-chip Ryzen processors with a similar power draw.Depending on the exact CPU model, its specified TDP value and possibly extended power limits (precision boost overdrive), a single CPU-die can create a heatload of up to 130W easily, whereas the I/O-die usually creates a heatload of about 10W. Due to the small size of the CPU-die, the heat density (W/mm²) of this chip is very high. For example, a 120W heatload at a chip-size of 74mm² results in a heat-density of 1.62W/mm², whereas the same heatload on an older Ryzen processor with a chip-size of 212mm² gives a heat-density of just 0.57W/mm².This large difference in heat-density is the reason why newer Ryzen 3000 processors become much warmer at similar heatloads than their predecessors.Furthermore, Ryzen 3000 CPUs are using the rated temperature headroom (up to 95°C) quite aggressively in order to reach higher boost clocks. As a result, it is absolutely no problem and not alarming if the processor runs into this temperature limit. The clock speed and supply voltage will be adjusted automatically by the processor itself in order to remain within AMD’s specifications and to prevent overheating.Due to the higher heat density, higher thermal limits and more aggressive boost clock usage, it is perfectly normal that Ryzen 3000 CPUs are reaching higher temperatures than previous generation Ryzen CPUs with the same TDP rating. Higher CPU temperatures are normal for Ryzen 3000 processors and not a sign of that there is anything wrong with the CPU cooler.


Cool ,thanks for the reply, i guess i cant complain as my cpu has never seen 70c no matter what i throw at it, even with a cheap aio. Much appreciated
Craighimself05/02/2020 13:23

Cool ,thanks for the reply, i guess i cant complain as my cpu has never …Cool ,thanks for the reply, i guess i cant complain as my cpu has never seen 70c no matter what i throw at it, even with a cheap aio. Much appreciated



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Warning to most people, a premium motherboard will make no difference to 99.9% of you.

It's not a like a GPU, or even a CPU, where more budget almost always nets you more performance (even in single digit %). These expensive mobos often offer no out of the box performance, or noticeable benefits, the soundcard is usually the most obvious difference.

Strictly for overcockers and enthusiasts who tweak. Even if your budget is £2000, if you're not a tweaker get a b450 Tomahawk and give the extra £80 to a beggar or a charity, it'll be more use. Even in terms of longevity, in my experience these extreme boards are no longer lived than a decent budget one.

Great if you're an enthusiast though, like me
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