ASRock X570 Creator Motherboard Review

Features and Specifications

 

Features

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • Supports DDR4 4666+ (OC)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
  • AQUANTIA® 10G LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x16, 3 PCIe 4.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® NVLink™, Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Supports DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 1 Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
  • 2 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C

 

Thunderbolt 3 Technology

Thunderbolt™ 3 technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbps and connects up to 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 devices with a single wire, and even provides quick charging with 5V@3A (15W). 
Just experience the world’s fastest connectivity with Thunderbolt™ ready motherboards!

AQUANTIA® 10Gb/s BASE-T Ethernet

The new 10Gb/s network standard was specially designed to satisfy the user who is seeking immediate performance improvements. Based on AQUANTIA’s AQtion™ client controller, it offers blazingly fast 10-gigabit/sec transfer speed over Cat6 cable. The 10Gb/s Ethernet not only fully compatible with 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s & Gigabit Lan but also delivers lightning fast transfer speed, perfect for media center, workstation and gaming PC.

14 POWER PHASE DESIGN (IR® DIGITAL PWM)

Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

Dr. MOS

Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Intelligently delivering higher current and driving up to 50A continuous current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

EBR Fan

The longer lifespan EBR bearing fan were used to ensure the best durability. Compares with normal sleeve bearing fan, EBR bearing fan has lifespan up to 50,000 hours, equivalent to 5.7 years of working under full speed.

Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax

Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock’s motherboard will be the 1st product coming with next generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well. 

STEEL SLOT WITH NEW-GEN PCI EXPRESS 4.0

The next generation PCI Express 4.0 is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation. ASRock’s exclusive Steel Slot with extra anchor points are revolutionary added to ensure signal stability and also making sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed in the PCI-E slot safely.

Dual Hyper M.2 For SSD

Supports the next generation PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSDs, it is capable of perform twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation, giving a lightning fast data transferring experience.

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGB

ASRock motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way! ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.

Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C

Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C header delivers up to 10 Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.

Purity Sound 4

It’s time to enjoy the most purified audio performance with ultra high definition. Purity Sound4 is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions. 7.1 CH HD audio with the latest Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, individual PCB layers for R/L audio channel, 120dB SNR DAC and other technologies to deliver the crispest sound effects.

 

 

Specifications

    • Unique Feature
      ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
      – ASRock Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (10 Gb/s)
      – ASRock Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Port (40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol; 10 Gb/s for USB3.2 protocol)
      ASRock Super Alloy
      – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
      – Premium 60A Power Choke
      – Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
      – IR3555M Dr. MOS 60A
      – Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Black Caps)
      – Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
      – Matte Black PCB
      – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
      – 2oz Copper PCB
      AQUANTIA® 10G LAN
      Intel® 802.11ax WiFi
      ASRock Steel Slot Gen4 
      ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
      ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4 & SATA3)
      ASRock Ultra USB Power
      ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
      ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
    • CPU
      – Supports AMD AM4 socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 series processors
      – IR Digital PWM
      – 14 Power Phase design
    • Chipset
      – AMD X570
    • Memory
      – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
      – 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse) support DDR4 4666+(OC) / 4400(OC) / 4300(OC) / 4266(OC) / 4200(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
      – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge) support DDR4 3600+(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
      – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso) support DDR4 3466+(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933/2667/2400/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
      – Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB**
      – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

      *For Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso), ECC is only supported with PRO CPUs.
      Please refer to below table for AMD non-XMP memory frequency support.Ryzen Series CPUs (Matisse):
      Ryzen Series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge):
      Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso):
      **Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
    • BIOS
      – 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
      – Supports “Plug and Play”
      – ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
      – Supports jumperfree
      – SMBIOS 2.3 support
      – CPU, VCORE_NB, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.05V, +1.8V, VDDP Voltage Multi-adjustment
    • Graphics
      – Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
      – DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
      – Shared memory default 2GB. Max Shared memory supports up to 16GB.**
      – Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 60Hz
      – Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Input with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 120Hz***
      – Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Ports (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
      – Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) with HDMI 2.0
      – Supports HDCP 2.2 with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports
      – Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports
      – Supports Microsoft® PlayReady

      *Actual support may vary by CPU

      **The Max shared memory 16GB requires 32GB system memory installed.

      ***DisplayPort 1.4 Input is used to connect a Type-C Monitor.

    • Audio
      – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
      – Premium Blu-ray Audio support
      – Supports Surge Protection
      – Supports Purity Sound™ 4
      – Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
      – NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
      – Pure Power-In
      – Direct Drive Technology
      – PCB isolate shielding
      – Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
      – Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
      – Gold Audio Jacks
      – 15μ Gold Audio Connector
      – Supports DTS Connect

 

  • LAN
    1 x 10 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mb/s (AQUANTIA® AQC107):
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports PXE 1 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel® I211AT):
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE
  • Wireless LAN
    – Intel® 802.11ax WiFi Module
    – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
    – Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    – Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
    – 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
    – Supports Bluetooth 5.0 + High speed class II
    – Supports MU-MIMO
  • Slots
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse)
    – 3 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4/PCIE6: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE6))*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge)
    – 3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4/PCIE6: single at Gen3x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE4); triple at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE4) / Gen4x4 (PCIE6))*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso)
    – 1 x PCI Express x16 Slot (single at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) or Gen4x4 (PCIE6))*
    – 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
    – Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    – Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™**
    – Supports NVIDIA® NVLink™ with dual NVIDIA® GeForce RTX series graphics cards**
    – 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax module (on the rear I/O)
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)

    *The PCIe bandwidth is dependent on the CPU installed.
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks**NVIDIA® NVLink™ Bridge does not come with the package. Please purchase it from NVIDIA® if necessary.
    This feature is only supported with Ryzen Series CPUs (Matisse and Pinnacle Ridge).
  • Storage
    – 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    – 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2260/2280/22110 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s)

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
  • Connector
    – 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input (DPIN2)
    – 1 x SPI TPM Header
    – 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    – 1 x AMD Fan LED Header*
    – 1 x RGB LED Header**
    – 1 x Addressable LED Header***
    – 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)****
    – 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
    – 3 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)******
    – 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    – 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    – 1 x Power Button with LED
    – 1 x Reset Button with LED
    – 1 x Clear CMOS Button

    *The AMD Fan LED Header is compatible with a regular RGB LED stripe.
    The AMD Fan LED Header supports LED strips of maximum load of 3A (36W) and length up to 2.5M.**Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip***Supports in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip****The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.*****The CPU/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.******The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
    CPU_FAN2/WP, CHA_FAN1/WP, CHA_FAN2/WP and CHA_FAN3/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
  • Rear Panel I/O
    – 2 x Antenna Ports
    – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    – 1 x HDMI Port
    – 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
    – 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt™ Type-C Ports (40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol; 10 Gb/s for USB3.2 protocol) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
    – 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    – 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
    – HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

    *Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_5_6 ports.
    ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_5_6, TB_1 and TB_2 ports.
  • Software and UEFI
    Software
    – ASRock A-Tuning
    – ASRock Polychrome SYNC
    – ASRock XFast LAN
    UEFI
    – ASRock Full HD UEFI
    – ASRock Instant Flash
    – ASRock Easy RAID Installer

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
  • Support CD
    – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    – 4 x SATA Data Cables
    – 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
    – 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
    – 1 x Right Angle Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
    – 2 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
    – 2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
  • Hardware Monitor
    – Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, VCORE_NB, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.05V
  • Form Factor
    – ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
    – 2oz Copper PCB

 

More information can be found on ASRock’s website.

 

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