X570 ROG BUILD GUIDES

Steel yourself for screaming speeds, insane bandwidth and intense satisfaction with the all-new ASUS X570 series motherboards. They're primed for mighty AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs, pumped with high-performance PCI Express 4.0, an incredible memory performance boost, abundant connectivity, comprehensive cooling. You want to build your own PC and need ideas on where to get started? Explore our build guides, start your coolest gaming gear ever here.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

PCI Express 4.0 Empowered

PCIe 4.0 provides an extreme bandwidth for extreme storage and peripherals. Four lanes of PCIe 4.0 give NVMe SSDs peak raw bandwidth of 7.9GB/s, compared to approximately 4GB/s from PCIe 3.0. Graphics cards in PCIe 4.0 x16 slots will have nearly 32GB/s of bandwidth available, laying the foundation for games with higher-resolution textures and letting machine-learning algorithms access more data faster than ever before.

DUAL PCIE 4.0 M.2

Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to type 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform.


ASUS OptiMem

ASUS OptiMem memory trace layout unleashes the full performance potential of AMD's Infinity Fabric architecture by enabling higher memory frequencies and lower latencies.

ASUS OptiMem advantage:
ASUS OptiMem
53.12 V*pS
Reference design
72.51 V*pS
26%
Reduction in crosstalk
ASUS OptiMem benefits:
  • ‧ Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • ‧ Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • ‧ Improved memory frequency margin

Tested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation software

Digital VRM Power Design

Digital VRM power designs ensure ASUS motherboards have the muscle to control the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs. ProCool II power connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armor for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.

POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensures ROG Strix X570-E Gaming has the muscle to control the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs.

  • ProCool II Power Connector

    ProCool II sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armour for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.

  • Digi+ Power Control

    The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.

  • 12+4 Power Stages

    ROG Strix X570-E Gaming has a CPU VRM with 12+4 power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest AMD processors demand.

  • Thermal Solution

    ROG Strix X570-E Gaming uses efficient alloy chokes and high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the VRM array to a sink with ample surface area for the latest processors.

  • High Quality Chokes and Caps

    Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.

Coolest VRM Temperatures

Our comprehensive power-delivery solutions, including power-efficient DrMOS, premium components, 6+ layer PCBs with optimized layouts, and high-mass heatsinks, ensure ASUS X570 motherboards' VRMs stay cool and stable – even under heavy workloads.

Next-Gen Connectivity

ASUS X570 motherboards with 2.5G Ethernet and next-gen WiFi 6 (802.11ax) surpass gigabit speeds to take your LAN to the next level, and Wi-Fi 6 helps devices make better use of available wireless bandwidth for smooth video streaming and better gaming experience.

The Fastest Wi-Fi 6
powered by ASUS GameFirst V
  1. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax)

    The latest 802.11ax standard delivers high efficiency wireless connectivity for better gaming enjoyment. As well as providing better network pings in multi-user environments, 802.11ax also greatly improves throughput and coverage over earlier standards.

  2. 2.5G Ethernet

    2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.

  3. Intel Gigabit Ethernet

    ROG Strix X570-E Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I211-AT), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.

Comprehensive Cooling System

An array of cooling options, including an actively-cooled PCH heatsink, plus dedicated M.2 heatsinks, ensure ASUS X570 series motherboards deliver efficient, stable operation even when pushed hard.

Cooler by Design
Active Chipset Heatsink Solution
M.2 Heatsink

Cooler by design

Prime X570-Pro features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors, and via Fan Xpert 4 you can even map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU and CPU-intensive tasks.

A dedicated header that supplies over 3A for high-performance PWM or DC water pumps, plus a second dedicated header for AIOs.

Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

Active Chipset Heatsink Solution

Dedicated cooling for unthrottled transfers

PCIe 4.0 provides twice the bandwidth for data flowing through the chipset, which creates more heat than the previous generation. The Prime X570-Pro features an actively cooled heatsink to prevent throttling during sustained transfers.

Active Chipset Heatsink Solution includes:

  • Air Duct: A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.
  • Finned heatsink: The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.
  • Custom Delta Superflo Fan: The custom low-noise fan features a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.

    * L10 bearing life is a standard metric that specifies the number of hours that 90% of the bearing are expected to continue successfully operating, as a minimum.

M.2 heatsink

Keep your SSD chilled
M.2 drives sit under passive heatsinks to ward off the throttling that can occur with sustained transfers.

PERSONALIZATION

THE POWER TO PERSONALIZE

ROG provides a range of intuitive software that enables easy control of your advanced gaming hardware and ensures seamless component compatibility. From RGB lighting, networking and audio to storage optimization and more, ROG gives you the power to personalize your system just the way you want.​  

GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL

GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic and your connection for faster, lag-free online gaming. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps, all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

  • Sonic Studio III

    Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

    *A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
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    • Sonic Studio Link

      The new Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any playback devices.

    • APP-Specific profiles

      Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    • SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

      A virtual audio device that lets streamers combine sound output and output from different apps. This allows you to mix your voice and video game audio within streaming software. A variety of adjustment and monitoring tools provide a high level of digital control​.

  • DTS : SOUND UNBOUND

    DTS Sound Unbound envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space – putting you right in the middle of the soundscape. Every ROG Crosshair VIII motherboard has built-in support* for this amazing new audio technology and comes with the DTS Sound Unbound app pre-loaded, enabling you to sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep and environmental sound.​

    * DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.​
    STEREO SOUND

    The classic headphones or two-speaker setup, delivering discrete left and right audio channels.

    SURROUND SOUND

    Audio that's split into and served over multiple speaker channels – such as 5.1 or 7.1 – creating an enveloping experience, but on a single logical plane.​

    SPATIAL SOUND

    An all-new experience that creates a virtual audio ‘sphere', with you at the center, so sounds seem to travel in all directions – creating astonishing 360° immersion.​

  • Addressable Strip

    RGB Strip

    GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD

    Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

    • Static Static
    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Starry Night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
    • Smart Smart

    ADDRESSABLE Gen 2 RGB HEADER

    The Hero's​ Addressable Gen 2 headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

    Addressable Gen 2 device: Effect is perfectly matched to the LEDs on the strip, moving smoothly from end to end.

    Addressable Gen 1 device: In most cases, effect will move beyond the physical number of LEDs on the strip, resulting in periods of darkness.

    *Based on the flash and dash effect simulation.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

  • AURA SYNC

  • DEVICE CONFIGURATION

  • DRIVER &MANUAL DOWNLOAD

  • GAMING HIGHLIGHT

  • ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

  • Smart mode

    Automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources

  • Real-time information

    The intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

  • Health check

    And allows you to quickly check the health status of assigned memory.

CHOOSE YOUR X570

ROG CROSSHAIR

ROG Crosshair VIII motherboards feature comprehensive cooling to tame massive power and OptiMem III for stable, high-performance memory, creating the perfect foundation for AMD Ryzen power rigs.

MODELS

* The specifications depend on different CPU types. The listed specifications are based on 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors.
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • On-board WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Aquantia® 5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
ROG SWIFT PG258Q
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • On-board WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
  • AMD X570 Mini-DTX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 2 x DDR4/ 64 GB
  • 2*M.2
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ROG Strix X570 E Gaming
ROG Strix X570 E Gaming
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
ROG Strix X570 F Gaming
ROG Strix X570 F Gaming
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
ROG Strix X570 I Gaming
ROG Strix X570 I Gaming
  • AMD X570 ITX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 2 x DDR4/ 64 GB
  • 2*M.2
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TUF Gaming X570 Plus Wi Fi
TUF Gaming X570 Plus Wi Fi
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • On-board WiFi 5 (802.11ac), Realtek® L8200A
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
TUF Gaming X570 Plus
TUF Gaming X570 Plus
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® L8200A LAN Turbo LAN Utility
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
PRIME X570 PRO
PRIME X570 PRO
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 2.5G LAN, Intel® I211AT
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
PRIME X570 P
PRIME X570 P
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Realtek® 8111H LAN
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2
Pro WS X570 ACE
Pro WS X570 ACE
  • AMD X570 ATX gaming motherboard
  • With PCIe 4.0 enabled
  • Intel® I211AT, Realtek® 8117
  • 4 x DDR4/ 128 GB
  • 2*M.2