AMD X470 and X570 Comparison: What’s new about X570?

By Jerry |
With the announcement of the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs' launch in July, everyone's wondering whether they're due for an upgrade. We'll give you some insight into the differences between both X470 and X570 chipsets as well as the X470 and X570 MSI motherboards.

Powerful processors need a reliable, solid foundation to use their power to the fullest. We've done just that! Apart from the numerous thermal upgrades, our X570 lineup features some of our most premium motherboard offerings for AMD Ryzen CPUs for the very first time.
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Chipset Differences: X470 vs. X570 Chipset

Processor Support

Due to various technical and/or thermal limitations, compatibility of each upcoming chipset does vary. Although 3rd Generation Ryzen is compatible with any motherboard with an AM4 socket as AMD promised, not all older AMD CPUs are supported on X570 motherboards.
Compatible CPUs
X470
X570
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Yes
Yes
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Graphics
Yes
Yes
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Yes
Yes
1st Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Graphics
Yes
No
1st Generation Radeon™ Processors
Yes
No
 

PCI-E 4.0 & M.2 Gen 4

The latest PCI-E connectivity standard, PCI-E Gen 4, offers blazing speeds for those who need the best in storage and graphics. It will help you keep up with a new era of graphics cards, storage devices, networking devices, and so much more.

Offering double the speed and bandwidth over the previous PCI-E 3.0 standard, PCI-E Gen 4 is set to power the future of peripheral devices! The whopping 64 GB/s bandwidth will make professional workloads easier and faster.

The latest generation of M.2 Solid State Drives (M.2 Gen 4 drives) can reach truly incredible speeds. With sequential read speeds of up to 5000 MBps, these devices can handle huge data chunks without breaking a sweat. They’re ideal for professionals and enthusiasts who need access to substantially faster storage solutions!
 
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MSI X570 vs. X470 Motherboards: What's New and What's Better?

Considering the drastic improvement in performance in the latest Ryzen processors, we felt we needed to design motherboards specifically suited to fully use this power. When it comes to comparing the MSI X470 and X570 lineup, they are truly worlds apart. Let's take a look at some of the most significant changes you'll see:
 

High-End Motherboard Options for Ryzen

Every single processor in the 3rd Generation Ryzen series houses a serious amount of computing power. To make sure that we give you access to virtually any capability you might need, we’re excited to launch high-end motherboard options for AMD Ryzen CPUs – for the very first time!

These motherboards are built around two simple but essential facets – performance and extensibility.

Our top-end MEG X570 GODLIKE and MEG X570 ACE motherboards come equipped with numerous features that will excite power users to no end! They boast improved thermal designs to mitigate thermal throttling, multi-phase VRMs for better overclocking and improved stability, support for the latest networking and peripheral connectivity standards, and stunning looks, among many other things.
 
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Server-Grade PCB for Optimal PCI-E Gen 4 Support

AMD’s latest Ryzen processors have blurred the lines between mainstream and high-end computing. Supporting serious performance and the most recent connectivity standards demand motherboards that are specifically built to handle them.

Keeping this in mind, we chose server-grade PCBs to make our X570 motherboards – ensuring that you have a backbone that not only supports but also harnesses the awesome power and capabilities of the latest Ryzen CPUs. A server-grade PCB offers up to 3 times the heat resistance compared to mainstream PCBs. This ensures that your board remains stable and won't ever warp or bend, even at relatively high temperatures.
 

Optimized Thermal Solution: FROZR Heatsink, Extended Heatsink, Extended Heat-Pipe

With great power comes great responsibility. We've built our X570 motherboards to handle the astounding power of the newest AMD CPUs.

As part of our thermal design improvements, the X570 motherboards feature our unique FROZR heatsink to cool the chipset. Our unique Propeller Blade Technology will help cool the chipset much better while remaining silent. This ensures that each MSI X570 motherboard will remain cool even when running powerful hardware like the new series of CPUs from AMD. It features a patented fan with propeller blade technology, and uses double ball bearings that ensuring a 50000 hours non-stop gaming experience!
 
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Some of our X570 motherboards also feature our most enhanced thermal solutions: An Extended Heat-Pipe and Extended Heatsink. Whether you want to run or even overclock the most powerful Ryzen CPUs ever released without breaking a sweat, our X570 lineup will have it handled.
 
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Here's a quick look at our X570 motherboards and the various thermal enhancements you’ll find:

Model
MEG X570 GODLIKE
MEG X570 ACE
MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI
MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI
MPG X570 GAMING PLUS
PRESTIGE X570 CREATION
Extended Heat-Pipe
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
Yes
Extended Heatsink
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
FROZR Heatsink
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
M.2 Shield FROZR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Zero FROZR Technology

A spinning fan isn't much use if your system is idle. If your system temps are sufficiently low, the built-in fan won't spin at all. Our X570 motherboards feature a smart fan-tuning system that continually monitors chipset temperatures. It powers down the fans when they're not needed and makes sure that they spin only when you’re using your PC for heavy workloads.
 

CPU Support : IR Digital PWM with Doubler Design

All MSI X570 series motherboards adopt high-end IR digital power design along with IR phase doubler design, which provides faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU with pin-point precision.

While this undistorted, pinpoint power delivery ensures maximum efficiency, the X570 motherboards' multi-phase VRMs offer improved stability when you're overclocking your brand-new multi-core processors. You'll be able to enjoy numerous power delivery improvements across the board – helping you extract the best performance out of your shiny new hardware easily.

We’ve also enhanced the power delivery solution with premium DrMOS Power Phase Design on MEG X570 GODLIKE, ACE, and PRESTIGE X570 CREATION motherboards.
 
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Network: Wi-Fi 6 & 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)

Improvements in the realm of networking are always welcome. With our previous network standards starting to limit our ever-increasing content consumption needs, like 4K streaming, home media servers, and NAS, new standards in both wired and wireless networking is cause for celebration.

The newest Wi-Fi 6 , offers better reliability, stability, higher bandwidth, and power efficiency when compared to the last Wi-Fi 5 standard (802.11ac).

Similarly, the 10 GbE standard for wired networking brings full-duplex support for the first time – ensuring that it reduces latency while increasing bandwidth to a whopping 10 Gigabits per second. Supported model -MEG X570 GODLIKE and PRESTIGE X570 CREATION grant you access to faster, next-gen networking to meet your needs.
 
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Latest USB Standard (USB 3.2 Gen 2)

Although USB naming schemes do give everyone a headache, the newest USB standard does offer an incredible amount of speed. All of our X570 motherboards come equipped with support for USB 3.2 Gen 2, ensuring that you can connect the latest external devices and enjoy the speeds and bandwidth that this new standard brings to the table.

You can find both Type A and Type C connectors on our X570 motherboards.
 

Bottom Line: Should You Upgrade?

For those who're not upgrading from an older generation motherboard, it's quite simple. Grab the best X570 motherboard that fits into your budget and addresses your needs along with your brand-new 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU.

However, if you already own an X470 motherboard, you need to deliberate on a few things. If any of the following applies to you or is important to you, then yes, you should consider an upgrade to an X570 motherboard:
  • You want access to the latest PCI-E Gen 4 standard to use lightning-fast, next-gen peripheral devices.
  • You need support for the incredible read and write speeds of your next-gen M.2 Gen 4 SSDs.
  • You want to buy the best 3000-series AMD Ryzen CPUs and extract the best performance you can out of them.
  • You want to run high-frequency memory easily.
  • You're excited by built-in support for the new Wi-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 6) and 10 GbE ethernet.
  • You want access to high-end motherboards, and many other premium features launching for AMD Ryzen for the very first time.
Because every X570 motherboard has been built to handle the astounding power of the brand-new AMD Ryzen CPUs, the answer to whether you should upgrade is pretty straightforward if you want the most out of the 3rd Generation Ryzen processors.

If you want access to the latest and fastest standards while being able to push your hardware to the limits without any thermal issues, you should grab an X570 motherboard. Find out more about MSI's X570 motherboards here.
 
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