Review of AORUS X570 XTREME with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X processors

Conclusion

Conclusion

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The performance of the new AMD processors are really an eye opener. In the past, AMD has always been losing on single core performance make an impressive improvement and brought even better performance to the multicore processors. This is especially in the case of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X deserves a mention as it is really HEDT contender, performing almost on par to the Threadrippers.

The Gigabyte AORUS X570 XTREME motherboard is a high end motherboard with so many features. For stability, it has a  direct 16 Phases Infineon Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage. It also has a Thermal Reactive Armor Design with Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe and NanoCarbon Baseplate. The Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Triple Thermal Guards, Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
Rear 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB & ESS SABRE 9218 DAC with WIMA Audio Capacitors for HIFI sound. For GbE connections, it comes with AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN + Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed. There is also an exclusive RGB FAN COMMANDER for Professional Casemoders. Light up your board with RGB FUSION.

Installation is easy. Just plug everything, power up, go into BIOS and load optimized default. I like the Clear CMOS button is a blessing for testers. Even if it is housed in a box, it is easy for users to overclock and clear the CMOS without needing to open up the box, find and short the CMOS jumpers.

Overclocking wise, the processors all can do a 4.3 GHz on air. Anything beyond really depends on luck and tuning. The multiplier options are readily available in the BIOS for you to choose from. Voltage levels etc. you can even fine tune other parameters.

Documentation is very concise but Gigabyte could have included the ranges of the options available e.g. frequency rage, voltage range. A USB drive would be more suitable as DVD drives are being phased out.

In conclusion, if you need a new PC with PCIe 4.0, you will have to purchase this board with new AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and PCIe 4.0 cards to take full advantage of the extra bandwidth. I would recommend the AMD Ryzen 3000 series and  X570 motherboard.

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Pricing of AMD Processors

Pricing of Gigabyte motherboards

Pros

  • PCIe 4.0
  • HiFi Sound from ESS SABRE 9218 DAC

Cons

  • Documentation
  • RGB Fan commander may be made optional

Ratings

Here are my ratings out of 10 stars.

 

 Category

Score

 Performance

10 / 10

 Features

10 / 10

 Ease Of Installation

10 / 10

 Overclocking Features

10 / 10

 Documentation

9 / 10

 Packaging

8 / 10

 Overall Rating :

9.5 / 10

Gold Award for AORUS X570 XTREME motherboard

Gold Award for AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors – Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X