ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi Motherboardsby Gavin Bonshor on June 12, 2019 11:00 AM EST
At Computex 2019, ASUS announced two TUF Gaming branded motherboards, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi. Both models are identical in terms of specifications apart from one thing, the X570-Plus Wi-Fi includes an Intel AC 9260 wireless interface which also includes BT 5 connectivity.
The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi motherboards both contain the same core componentry with a 12+2 phase power delivery, actively cooled X570 chipset heatsink, a Realtek S1200A HD audio codec, and both feature the new Realtek L8200A Gigabit LAN which currently seems custom for ASUS's X570 models. On the design, the aesthetic is reminiscent of previous TUF Gaming branded models with a grey and black patterned printing on the PCB, with grey industrial looking heatsinks.
There are four memory slots with support for ECC and non-ECC DDR4 memory with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. This is unclear as the spec list given at Computex says 64 GB, but the official ASUS product page states 128 GB, so total capacity supported remains to be seen. The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus pairing also has two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which run at x16 and x16/x4. On the rear panel, the most interesting connections include an HDMI, and DisplayPort video output, with two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, and one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port; also featured are four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports.
At present, there are no details available in terms of pricing, but both models are expected to be readily available from 7/7 when AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors are set to launch. Judging by the specifications of both the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and X570-Plus Wi-Fi models, they are expected to sit towards the cheaper end of the ASUS X570 product stack and look to represent an entry-level option for users to the new AMD 7 nm based processors.
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patel21 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkThis looks hideous.
Xyler94 - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - linkTUF wasn't designed to be pretty (But I do agree, it's not the best looking board...)
Strix and ROG are supposed to be prettier boards
Flunk - Friday, June 14, 2019 - linkWho cares? It's a motherboard.
sneakyB - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkWas there any X570 "gaming oriented" motherboard with a 10 Gigabits NIC shown at Computex ?
mickulty - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkI'm not complaining but why the heck does a TUF (ie value segment) board have a temp probe hole in the socket? That's an LN2 overclocking feature!
Dragonstongue - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkwhat is terrible is the TUF branding was originally a higher then normal end board (not enthusiast, certainly not standard) now they seem to be like the Atom of the Motherboard world..
see me, I would do ROG TUF then the variant i.e ROG is a premium end, and the TUF branding should have been like pinfarnia, Hennesey and others that take a "stock design" and juice it up quite a bit, well, ROG is supposed to be juice up more than normal high end stuff, so why oculd the TUF variant not be the "modern" special stuff ASUS has done over the years like Matix, Hero, Ares and so forth.....
I not sure why ANY company would have 4+ all occupying the same space and very near identical features etc..just to take up space on the shelf and seem more important because from here to china is only one brand with a gazillion editions?
as far as the 10GBE...am pretty sure that is likely to be the "last" thing they chase (very expensive addition to the end consumer) when the normal one is something like 1/30 the cost (something stupid like that) for me and you .01c means little, for them, that .01c might have to be $20 to add to the BOM cost.
anyways, there were a few that have the 10GBE Aquantis, one was using Killer something or other NIC (current top variant...AsRock I want to say)
The True Morbus - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkThat's Asus for you. Market segmentation and skimping on the VRM (at least the cooling).