The AMD X570 Motherboard Overview: Over 35+ Motherboards Analyzedby Gavin Bonshor on July 9, 2019 8:00 AM EST
Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14
While not usually a brand found regularly in the western parts of the world, we saw an X570 model from Colorful, or as they are sometimes referred to, iGame. The Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14 is a little bit of a mouthful to say, but it has a modest feature set onboard with a Realtek Gigabit NIC, two USB 3.1 G2 ports on the rear panel, as well as two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots. It's aesthetic is quite clean looking with a black and silver design, with a red accented X570 chipset heatsink fan. The CVN series is inspired by militaristic warfare with previous models from iGame taking its design from US Naval aircraft carriers; this is signified by the fighter jet graphics on the boards PCB.
In the top right-hand corner of the board are four memory slots with support for up to DDR4-3466 memory which pails in comparison to the current compatibility from other vendors, even on the cheaper section of the product stack. There are three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which operate at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4; this means two-way NVIDIA SLI and up to three-way AMD CrossFire is supported. On top of that are two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, while sandwiched between these are two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, each with its own heatsink attached. Also included are six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1 and 10 arrays.
On the rear panel is a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A and two USB 2.0 ports. Also featured is a HDMI and DisplayPort pairing of video outputs are present which allows users to use the integrated Vega graphics cores of the Ryzen APUs, while the boards six 3.5 mm audio jacks are powered by an ageing Realtek ALC1150 HD audio codec; not seen one of these used for a very long time on a consumer chipset. The CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14's NIC of choice is the Realtek RTL8118AS Gigabit controller which controls the single Ethernet port on the rear panel.
The Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14 pricing and availability is currently unknown, but we will update once we receive this information. It does feature an interesting controller set, especially the inclusion of an older Realtek ALC1150 HD codec, which would probably make this model one of the cheapest X570 boards around; one would assume. There is support for two-way NVIDIA SLI and the two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots do include heatsinks but is let down again by the lacklustre memory support (DDR4-3466).
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Supercell99 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkI also expected benchmarks and a naked woman serving me a beer.
haukionkannel - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - linkYou did not get that? That is really strange... I was sure that that was the basic service in here!
Gastec - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - linkI had a dream last night about a woman, she was serving me...benchmarks :)
Duncan Macdonald - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkWhy is the DDR4 memory speed being shown as a feature of the chipset? The memory is directly driven by the CPU not the chipset and as such the memory speed is independent of the chipset.
Dug - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkThe motherboard still has work to do and is what supports the faster speed memory. Just because the cpu allows it, doesn't mean it will work without the correct chipset.
thomasg - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkThe chipset has nothing to do with it, it has no relation to RAM clock and is exclusively driven by the PCIe clock, which is unrelated.
The mainboard itself has the traces and therefore the manufacturer is expected to provide appropriate timing sequences to load into the CPU, which again, is not done on the chipset.
There's no reason a mainboard manufacturer couldn't support faster RAM on any older, compatible board (provided they do a firmware update and the board is designed well enough), a chipset upgrade is not required.
Death666Angel - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link"the board is designed well enough" There is the catch. It might be that Ryzen being the first of its kind meant that many 3xx boards were designed poorly.
First test I've seen is TPUs R9 3900x on a ASUS Prime B350 Plus which they claim ran at 3200CL14, but only after setting it to 2666MHz first and letting it train the memory. But it's an encouraging result.
Dug - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkI'm interested in seeing what coolers will fit on the mITX boards. Specifically ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3.
It looks like some of these boards might be limited due to high heatsinks and fans on the motherboards.
Mikewind Dale - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkCould we please have a comparison table? 35 pages is too many read. It would be useful to have a comparison table so that I can narrow down the several motherboards I am interested in, and then compare their prices.
halcyon - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkA summary table of features would indeed be very helpful. Way too many boards and pages...