Best x570 Motherboards Under 200

Best x570 Motherboards Under 200 – Out of all four boards, the only one that is difficult to recommend is the MSI MPG Gaming Edge WiFi due to its very terrible performance in the Hardware Unboxed video. Perhaps he received a bad board, so keep an eye out for other reviews, but without any other evidence, consider which processor you will use and if you plan on overclocking before purchasing.

For pure performance, the Gigabyte Aorus Elite and ASUS TUF Gaming Plus offer the best bang for your buck. Both have great VRMs and will allow for overclocking of almost any Ryzen 3000 processor (pending reviews of the 3950x when released).

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The choice depends on your needs so be sure to take a look at the full specifications of each board, and if you want to read more, check out the helpful Hardware Unboxed video or our other guides here on PremiumBuilds.com.

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1.ASUS AM4 TUF

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It comes with PCIe 4.0 support, dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, Wi-Fi and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port out back, among other features.

Asus’ TUF lineup has changed from the ultra-robust, heavy shielding it was known for in years past and has evolved more toward gaming-centric boards with protection on individual parts such as the PCIe and DIMM slots. ESD guards, additional surge protection measures and military-grade components are still a part of the TUF lineup, but the additional hardening went beyond what was necessary for most use cases.

These changes have made the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi the second-least-expensive board in the Asus X570 product stack just missing the mark to be  our best motherboards pick in the budget X570 category.

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2.ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII

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The Asus X570 motherboard lineup includes options from the TUF, Prime, Strix, WS (Workstation), and ROG lines in ATX form-factor only (currently). If you are looking for an ITX board, it will have to be from Gigabyte or ASRock for now, while Micro-ATX boards can be found in Asus, MSI, ASRock, and Gigabyte lineups.

The OG Crosshair VIII Formula leads the pack, followed by the Hero and WS, with the Strix, Prime and TUF lines mixed in on the way down the product stack. With a total of 10 motherboards in its lineup, Asus has enough options to suit most builds.

The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi’s price point lands it in the upper mid-range of all X570 boards.

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3.ASUS ROG Strix B550-A

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Designed for those seeking to get the most out of their build, ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0 connectivity.

Offering robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550-A Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. As an added bonus, outstanding performance is complemented by a stunning silver-and-white finish and cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics that present a standout look.

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4.GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Elite

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Supporting both Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 series processors, the X570 Aorus Elite
is the second board in Gigabyte’s X570 product stack, above the non-Aorus-branded X570 Gaming X. The Elite aims to give users a well-balanced platform to build on, offering up-to-date connectivity and a robust power delivery area capable of driving all Ryzen 3000 processors.

The full complement of six SATA ports, two M.2 slots, an Intel I211 Gigabit NIC and Realtek ALC1200 audio codec which supports 7.1 surround are included, and the four DIMM slots are capable of supporting up to 128GB of RAM and/or speeds up to DDR4-4000 (when overclocked). Below is a complete list of specifications from Gigabyte.

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5.Gigabyte B550 AORUS

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AMD’s B550 chipset has been anticipated by many as a ‘more affordable’ AM4 platform to build a Ryzen-based around, and it is finally here. Initially announced a couple of weeks ago,  our AMD B550 Motherboards article covered a few of the changes between B450, B550 and X570, along with listing SKUs from each board partner and several high-level specifications. Here we’re taking a close look at the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master, to see if it is worth the X570-like price point of .

Gigabyte’s B550 product stack consists of seven motherboards in varying form factors (ATX and Mini-ITX) and prices. The B550 Aorus Master is the flagship SKU, followed by six other boards

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6.MSI MPG X570

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Or perhaps six months of higher prices have changed our perspective? We do remember a time when the cheapest boards to use an enthusiast-class chipset were priced around .

Regardless of how we define cheapness, this board still gets you a voltage regulator with eight 46A MOSFETs for the CPU core on a board that undercuts the other “value-priced models” we’ve tested by a wide margin. That voltage regulator should be adequate to run the full range of Ryzen 3000processors at stock settings.

Since our test CPU is a middle model, we’ll push it a bit with overclocking.

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7.MSI MPG EDGE Motherboard

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The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications.

With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.

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8.MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

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MSI opted to color the MAG B550 Tomahawk in a mixture of black and gray. Black is the more prominent color, but there’s a good amount of gray that adds contrast and keeps the board from looking too dull. MSI also put some RGB LEDs around the chipset heatsink that add some much-needed color to the board when it’s powered up.

This makes the Tomahawk a hard option to pass up in the midrange market, and our latest Editors’ Choice winner among mainstream Ryzen desktop boards.

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9.MSI Pro AMD

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MSI is a company that’s well known throughout the industry. The company has certainly taken some hits to its reputation. One of those hits came awhile back now regarding the company’s budget offerings and its VRM’s.

In response, MSI set out to right its reputation with the MSI MEG X570 Unify and later on, its X570 Tomahawk. These motherboards do indeed come with a good VRM implementation. While we haven’t tested the latter, we have tested the former.

So, what would happen if we paired the MSI X570-A PRO with a 12 core Ryzen 9 3900X? We figured we would find out for ourselves and see if the VRM reputation holds up.

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10.Asus Prime X570-Pro

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Do you need a new X570 motherboard? Due to the cost of the new chipset, the new generation of boards are more expensive feature for feature than the last two generations. This is largely due to PCIe 4.0, a costly and complex feature to implement.

In the graphics department, no card on the market has saturated even PCIe 3.0 yet, at least in the x16 configuration. The largest immediate benefit is with high-speed storage. NVMe drives in RAID configurations can and will take advantage of the extra bandwidth to push never before seen sequential read and write speeds. With your average game, even the switch from SATA to NVMe can be hard to notice, let alone to an even faster and more expensive RAID array.

This is more relevant for content creation and media production, where high-speed storage can save significant time and therefore money, which is further bolstered by the near-HEDT core counts on the high-end Ryzen 3000 CPUs. Of course, graphics cards will eventually catch up as well, so for the discerning gamer who only upgrades every three to five years, the new standard could prove a good investment.

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Best x570 Motherboards Under 200 – BUYER’S GUIDE

There aren’t many differences between X570 and B550 boards. First of all, while all X570 and B550 boards come with the PCIe 4.0 standard, X570 boards have more PCIe 4.0 lanes. This allows them to run more than one PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD and to have multiple PCIe x16 slots. While PCIe 4.0 SSDs are pretty fast they are also pretty expensive and most users probably won’t need more than one. And when it comes to multiple PCIe 4.0 x16 slots well, SLI and Crossfire are basically dead so you don’t really need that feature.

Many B550 boards come with faster LAN ports (2.5Gb LAN) than most budget X570 boards (1Gb LAN). Finally, you’ll get about the same number of ports on a budget X570 and most B550 boards. So, pick a budget X570 board if you plan on running more than one PCIe 4.0 SSD. Otherwise, mid-range B550 boards, which sell for about the same price, are a better choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Which X570 Motherboard is Right for You?

The X570 chipset is currently AMDs premium motherboard chipset. However, there are a large variety of options within the X570 chipset. There are extreme overclocking monsters, small form-factor options, solid price-to-performance choices, and budget-friendly picks as well.

So, in this guide, we’ve presented you with a number of the best X570 motherboards across a few different categories. Check out our recommendations above and hopefully one of the options we have listed will work for you.

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WRAP UP

Best x570 Motherboards Under 200 –  But for those looking to gain access to the newest generation tech like PCIe 4.0 or to have out-of-the-box compatibility with Ryzen 3000 processors, the x570 boards are the only option currently on the market. So for those looking to build a mid-level PC using new technology, the $200 price point is the sweet spot, with some killer x570 boards available that will provide a sweet feature list and strong VRMs for anyone looking to overclock and gain some additional performance.

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