Originally Posted by Section31
I feel your dilemma. Tough to decide. I don't think you can go wrong with any x570 board.
If I had not helped you out couple months ago I would have loved to cover the difference so you could get an x570 master.
Indeed it's quite hard to decide, especially when MSI is running this promotion that would yield you a 240mm AIO if you buy their mid-high to high end boards.
Try as I might, I just can't get to love the MSI X570 Pro Carbon Wifi...
- It can't do SLI.
- Top M.2 Slot is PCIE mode only.
- 1 RGB and 2 ARGB ports.
- Horrible VRM heatsinks with no heatpipe.
- A VRM I don't quite understand... aka what are the MOSFETs exactly?
- Two SATA Ports are upward facing, not 90 degrees on the edge.
The MSI does look better than the Gigabyte X570 Pro Wifi though.
While we have Gigabyte over here... that's only giving you a UMBRELLA
for buying their boards... like what? I kidd you not.
What good is a umbrella supposed to be...? Am I going to be using my system in a open field in the middle of nowhere to warrant a Umbrella?
Specs on paper and looks the Gigabyte X570 Ultra wins overall for me but looses out on the promo and the fact the Ultra is way more expensive than the MSI Pro Carbon WiFi and Gigabyte Pro Wifi. I'm having a hard time justifying the price of the Ultra too.
Thanks for that by the way
But even if you did, I can't justify the price of the Master as it's basically a Ultra with a upgraded VRM, and 2.5G Lan which I don't really think would be useful for me, but that ESS DAC and manual BIOS select function would be nice though. The Ultra itself is identical to the X570 Pro Wifi except for the 3rd M.2 Slot and better looking but slightly worse performing VRM heatsink as per AlphaC.
Another major problem is I apparently can't get the X570 Aorus Pro Wifi anywhere locally... The retailers keep mislabelling the ITX version ( X570I Aorus Pro WiFi ) to the ATX version omitting the "I" and every time I ask if they have the ATX version they keep telling me the distributor / supplier doesn't have it. Even the promotion page for the Gigabyte umbrella dosen't have the ATX Pro Wifi on the eligible motherboard list. EDIT:
The X570 Ultra is available in store in most of them but I'm not sure if I want to spend the extra money on it.
The AsRock Taichi is a even more attrative option than the Gigabyte X570 Ultra, but literally nobody is selling AsRock X570 board here... Maybe they left the country?