ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 Motherboards: More For Professionalsby Gavin Bonshor on June 6, 2019 2:00 PM EST
ASRock unveiled a number of its X570 models during Computex 2019: a lot of gaming-focused models, and some extremely high-end offerings, but the ATX sized ASRock X570 Pro4 and microATX X570M Pro4 looks set to offer users less bling and more functionality at a lower price point.
Starting with the design of the ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 models, both models use the same silver and black theme throughout, with shining silver heatsinks, and a solid looking aluminium rear panel cover which doubles up as the power delivery heatsink. Both the ATX and microATX models use the same 10-phase power delivery, with both opting to use a single 8-pin 12 V EPS CPU power input. Both have dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with one M.2 heatsink, with eight SATA ports, and both also use an Intel Gigabit LAN port, and a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec.
The primary difference aside from the form factor is the ASRock X570 Pro4 naturally has more PCB space for extra PCIe connectivity. This includes two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots on the X570 Pro4 compared to the single PCIe 4.0 x1 on the X570M Pro4, but surprisingly, both feature two full-length PCIe 4.0 x4 slots and an M.2 Key E for users to add their own Wi-Fi/BT module. Both include a DisplayPort and HDMI video output on the rear panel, and four memory slots capable of supporting up to DDR4-4400.
ASRock X570M Pro 4 microATX motherboard at Computex 2019
Both the ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 models are set to be launched alongside the Ryzen 3000 series processors on 7/7, but as of yet, no information on pricing is available.
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jackstar7 - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - linkGlad to see the mATX options actually exist. The focus on full ATX coming out of Computex was troubling.
Marlin1975 - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - linkExactly what I was thinking as well. I don't need a super sized case or extra PCIe slots anymore.
Video card and maybe a wireless card is all I run now. Boards have everything else built in most users use now.
AshlayW - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkI have mATX right now, I know this might seem a bit weird, but I actually like having mATX motherboard in a full ATX case. Well, in my Fractal Design Focus G it exposes two extra cable routing holes and I actually find it easier to manage the wires :D ,y current board even has two PCI-e M.2 connectors, but one is Gen2 4x from the B450 Chipset. For my next motherboard I Actually want 3x M.2 and preferably all at least Gen3, so I might be looking at Full ATX for that :/
Kakti - Sunday, June 9, 2019 - linkI also used a mATX mobo in an ATX case for my HTPC. Granted the case is relatively unusual (Fractal Design Node 605), but with a smaller mobo I was able to free up more space in my case to increase airflow. I didn't need a bunch of PCIe slots, just one for the GPU and a few m.2 slots for SSD. I think most of my builds going forward will be the same since I almost never need a full ATX board anymore and it's nice to have the extra space.
Austintatious - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - linkThe matx has 2xm.2 gen 3 and 1x laptop style wifi card aligned m.2 slot (which looks like it is the top one below the procesor soc).. Wondering now if this is why there 2 revisions of the matx one with WiFi slot and one with just straight up 3 m.2 slots
Death666Angel - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - linkAnd the first mATX motherboard with an X chipset since a few 370s (although Asrock Rack has a new, expensive X470 mATX mainboard). I think I might buy the X570M Pro4. Was eyeing the B450M Pro4 for a while, but DDR4 prices were too high. And when they got down, Zen2 seemed around the corner. Now it seems like a great time to upgrade my i5-4570S with 12GB RAM. :D
AshlayW - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkThe B450M Pro4 is a great motherboard, I had used one for a while. But now I have the B450M Mortar from MSI, and it's great too but I did notice it has really bad vDroop with manual overclocking. Doesn't bother me, since i don't do that.
Death666Angel - Friday, June 28, 2019 - linkLate reply, but anyway: Since making the first post I've been following Buildzoid and he is very fond of the MSI B450M Mortar because of it's good VRM (heatsink mostly). And he doesn't like AsRock and their UEFI I think. Both the AsRock and the MSI Mortar have my needed components (mATX, 2 PCIe M.2 slots, decent performance). So if I don't get an X570 (if it's over 150 I think I'll pass for now), those are my go to's for Ryzen 3.
Alexvrb - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - linkThere was a good bit of ITX kit shown off too.
AshlayW - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkYep! But I do hope these boards get the same Love as the ATX ones, because the 300 and 400 series mATX boards were a bit... crap compared to the full ATX ones (VRM, etc). As Death666Angel said below, this being an X570 (and not a B550) is a good sign :D