In today’s review, I’m taking a look at the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) Motherboard and giving it a full review/overview. Just to be clear, this is more of an overview and showcase rather than a review, this is a new type of post I would like to continue doing so if you have any feedback let me know. There won’t be any VRM analysis or thermal testing or anything like that, but there are plenty of good reviewers out there that can give you that info. With that out of the way, let’s begin!
What’s in the Box?
Included in the box of the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) is the motherboard itself
A WiFi antenna as this is a WiFi capable board, two SATA cables, an IO shield, a Driver CD (not sure why they don’t just put it on a flash drive, some awesome TUF Gaming stickers, a User Manual and some documentation.
Design and Features
Design wise, the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) is a really nice looking motherboard, it is completely matte black with a few yellow accents and a TUF Gaming logo on the IO Cover.
In terms of connectors, on the bottom (left to right) you get a front panel audio connector, a USB 3.0 Connector, a PWM fan connector, two USB 2.0 connectors for things like RGB Hubs and AIOs, another PWM fan header, 4 SATA ports, and a 12v RGB header and of course your front panel connectors.
Going up the right side you will find another four SATA connects as well as another USB 3.0 port, In really prefer to have the USB 3.0 ports to be placed sideways as this helps to relieve a lot of stress that is put on this connector with the big chunky USB 3.0 cables.
Going further up is the 24 pin ATX power connector and a 5v addressable RGB Connector.
Along the top is another 12v RGB connector, a PWN CPU fan connector, and a regular PWM Fan connector. There isn’t any difference in these connectors but if you don’t have a fan or pump plugged into the CPU connector you will get an annoying message every time you boot your system up.
And finally at the very end is the 4 and 8 pin EPS power connectors to give your CPU life.
Speaking of the CPU, this is, of course, an AMD board so you will obviously find the AM4 Socket in the middle next to the 4 DDR4 RAM slots capable of up to 4400MHz on 3rd gen Ryzen!
In terms of IO, (left to right) the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) has a PS2 port, 4 USB 3.0 Ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB C port, display port and HDMI port, WiFi/Bluetooth antenna connectors, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB A connectors and the Audio connectors.
ASUS TUF PROTECTION
– ASUS SafeSlot: Protect your graphics card Investment
– ASUS ESD Guard: Enhanced ESD protection
– ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
– ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM: Precision control for stable power
– ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
– Aura Lighting Control
– Aura RGB Strip Headers
– Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– Stylish Design: MOS Heat-sink with dual thermal pads design, PCH Fan, PCH and M.2 Heatsink
– ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
DIY Friendly Design
– Digi+ VRM
– Highly Durable components
– ESD Guards
It wouldn’t be a motherboard in 2020 without RGB and the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) definitely delivers on RGB with 3 RGB Headers placed on the board to connect things like RGB fans, strips, and coolers and control them with Software like Aura Sync
As mentioned before, this is an X570 board. The actual chipset itself is located on the lower right of the motherboard and is being cooled by a little heatsink and fan.
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) has 4 DDR4 RAM slots capable of 4400MHz on 3rd Gen Ryzen, they have been placed far enough away from the CPU socket that they shouldn’t interfere with cooler compatibility. I like that Asus has chosen to use a Grey and Black colour scheme to differentiate the RAM slots as it’s common practice if you only have two sticks of RAM to use the Non-Black RAM slots which are always the furthest from the CPU socket.
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) has two full-sized PCIe slots, the first one is actually steel reinforced which is a must-have for the graphics cards that are around these days as they are just so bulky and heavy and can literally rip the PCIe slot right off the motherboard!
With NVMe storage becoming so cheap and readily available it is awesome to see motherboard manufacturers including multiple NVMe slots on motherboards, this motherboard has two, one above the first PCIe slot and one below the last PCIe slot. The lowermost M.2 slot has a nice heat spreader which will help to dissipate some of the heat created by the SSD
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) can be found online for around $370 AUD
I hope you enjoyed this new type of post, I would like to do more showcases as well as standard reviews in the future so let me know if you did or didn’t like it.
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) has quite a good set of features and is quite cheap compared to some X570 boards out there.
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Disclosure: The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) sample was supplied for showcasing but all opinions are of my own and not paid.