Yesterday, EVGA announced the X570 FTW WIFI ATX motherboard. Designed around AMD’s AM4 socket, the X570 WIFI is waiting for a compatible Ryzen CPU. Power delivery is managed via the 15-phase digital VRM power section. Other features include Native PCIe 4.0 and M.2 Gen 4.0, four slots of DDR4 4600+, Intel AX1600 WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2, and much more. Listed for $499 on the EVGA website, the X570 FTW WIFI is one of the more expensive motherboards on the market, though its big brother, the X570 Dark, is even more. For complete details continue reading EVGA’s press release below.
In a surprise turn of events on Friday, ASUS revealed the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme E-ATX motherboard. For Asus, this marks a return to the Extreme designator for AMD boards and is the latest flagship supplanting the Formula series. The ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme supports all modern Ryzen CPUs (2000 series and newer) and APUs (2000 G Series and newer) and features an 18+2 phase VRM design with 90A power stages, microfine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors. Pricing and availability have not been released at this time, but we’ll keep you posted. Below are additional specifications taken from the ASUS website.
ASRock just announced its partnership with Razer and developed the ASRock Taichi Razer Edition line of motherboards. This marks the world’s first motherboard that is natively integrated with Razer Chroma RGB lighting. Designed for competitive gamers and power-hungry users, it will be available in both X570 and B550 flavors. Both Taichi Razer Edition motherboards feature 16 power phases, Killer Ethernet 3100, and Killer Wi-Fi AX1650. MSRP for the X570 Taichi Razer Edition is $399 and the B550 variant is $299.
Born to serve the needs of high-performance computers, ADATA’s new XPG Spectrix D50 combines speedy XMP profiles with a stylish but subdued RGB design. We’ve recently seen companies pushing the limits of RGB memory modules, but ADATA took the D50 in a different direction focusing on aesthetics while not forgetting about performance and value.
Often times we see NVMe drives with impressive read speeds, but they are lacking when it comes to input/output performance and write speeds. Team Group’s Cardera Zero Z340 offering aims to compete with the very best Gen 3 NVMe drives, but with a price tag that resembles a mid-range drive. Did they succeed at creating a top NVMe contender? Follow along as we explore the features, performance, and value of this NVMe based SSD.
One of the aspects that makes AMD’s X570 platform great, is the implementation of a fourth-generation M.2 storage interface. Today we’re looking at an NVMe drive from Silicon Power which has been specifically designed to harness the power of the PCIe Gen 4×4. Silicon Power recently introduced the US70 to retail markets which boasts sequential read and write up to 5,000 / 4,400 MB/s. We got our hands on this new drive so follow along as we evaluate its performance and see what makes it so special.
In recent years, ADATA has gained recognition as one of the global leaders of DRAM memory and Flash application products. They recently launched two new fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe 1.3 drives, which push the performance per price boundary. The FALCON and SWORDFISH come in at just 13 and 12 cents per gigabyte respectively. Despite the remarkably low price, performance is still quite good. They even managed to include a stylish heatsink to help with thermal throttling and add a little bling to your build.
When it comes to modern NVMe drives, heat actually becomes a real concern. Often times M.2 drives are buried under hot graphics cards, which tends to exacerbate the heat problem. To combat this growing concern for NVMe temperatures, and to stop the drives from thermal throttling, companies like Team Group are taking things to the next level. Their latest NVMe SSD release, the T-Force Cardea Liquid, features a liquid cooled heat sink. How can such a small device be liquid cooled? Follow along as we investigate this new drive and run it through a gambit of benchmark tests.
Up on the test bench today is a DDR4 offering from Mushkin Enhanced. Their Redline Frostbyte features speedy XMP profiles and aggressive styling, but will it be compatible with AMD’s newest generation of motherboards? Memory compatibility on AMD’s X570 series platform is still problematic at best. Many of the memory kits on the market today were designed with Intel platforms in mind. Choosing a kit of memory at random and expecting it to work flawlessly on AMD platforms could end in a comparability nightmare. We’d like to explore this memory further and put it to the test on our AMD X570 based test bench.