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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lilkwarrior - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkAdapter is a more minimal equivalent probably more appropriate for most cases. USB-PD is something I use all the time w/ my Thunderbolt 3 port on my motherboard (Maximus VIII Extreme)
Ej24 - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkUhh my laptop usb-c port is capable of USB-Pd to my pixel 3 xl. The usb-c on my b450m pro4 is also capable of PD.
kn00tcn - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linki presume it's expensive it multiple ways including manual labor or factory time https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3453-why-usb-ty...
dgingeri - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkI agree. For those saying "get an adapter", that's not the right way tot take it. USB-C has higher power delivery than the old A connector. Just putting an adapter on an A port to make it into a C port won't deliver enough power for some devices. However, using an adapter to make a C port into an A port will deliver all that power, more than an A device could pull. The users of C devices on a board with all A ports would be at a serious disadvantage with having to use adapters for A ports. In reality, they'd have to use powered hubs, costing much more than simple adapters, and then those ports share bandwidth because of the hub. Whereas users of A devices on a board with all C ports would have a much lesser disadvantage, with just having to buy port adapters or cables, and would not have to worry about not having enough bandwidth or power delivery. Those telling USB-C promoters to "just get an adapter" is remarkably selfish.
the USB-C ports are obviously superior, smaller, reversible, higher durability, better power delivery, and more future proof, so it is the obvious choice for new motherboards, but motherboard makers are resisting because of minor costs. It costs maybe an extra dollar to replace 4 USB-A ports with USB-C ports in terms of parts and labor. The accountants don't like it. The first motherboard maker to start putting more USB-C ports on their boards will sell more boards, plain and simple. They just have to start doing so. It's going to happen. Don't be a jerk about keeping an old port.
dgingeri - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - linkTo make my point:
USB-C to USB-A adapter: $9
USB-C to USB-B 3.0 cable: $9
USB-C to USB-B 2.0 cable: $9
USB-A to USB-c hub: Doesn't even freaking exist! After several pages of USB hubs on Amazon, I could not find ONE USB hub that had a downstream USB-C port.
So, users of USB-A devices have it easy, for now. Stop being selfish.
Diji1 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link>the USB-C ports are obviously superior,
As much as I dislike USB Type A because of the reversibility issue USB-C is in fact terribad still.
Because almost all USB C devices i use other than phones are extremely loose, so much that the weight of the cable is sometimes enough to dislodge and any untoward movement. I'd rather use USB Type A connector because of this.
JoeyJoJo123 - Monday, June 3, 2019 - linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Tmtd51clI
USB-C is several times more expensive than USB-A, and cabling (in particular) for these devices are literally hand-made in factories by skilled workers. A motherboard with all USB-C ports would likely be $50 or more expensive than the usual all USB-A motherboards.
Extremely few individuals would be buying these products, because the cost justification isn't there for most individuals. (Consider that even among the relatively uncommon users that do build custom PCs, the bulk of parts are from lower-end products, such as B450 motherboards as opposed to X470 motherboards, etc.)
If you want Thunderbolt 3 that badly, just buy your $100 add-in card that literally has 2x 8-pin PCI-e power ports. You sound like you're happy paying a price premium, but can somehow only afford to post on free news articles about first-world problems.
Reflex - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkNow give us the ROG Strix X570-I, please.
Devo2007 - Monday, June 3, 2019 - link"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"
I know it's early Monday morning, but I don't see 12 USB ports on the back of the X570-E (only 8 including that Type-C port). Similarly, the X570-F doesn't have as many as you state. Were you combining motherboard headers or something into these or have I just not had my morning coffee yet?