ASRock X570 Pro4 & X570M Pro4

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.

ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard

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 DDR4-4066 with a maximum capacity of up to 64 GB.

ASRock X570M Pro4 microATX motherboard at Computex 2019

The rear panel on both the ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 are identical in terms of connections and includes a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, six USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports, and a single Ethernet port powered by an Intel I211AT Gigabit controller. For audio, there are three color coded 3.5 mm audio jacks which is controlled by a Realtek ALC1200 HD audio codec.

It's clear that the X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 models are aimed at users with more a more professional focus; this is prevalent in the feature set and the aesthetic. There is nothing flashy about the Pro4, but it does represent a more modest offering in its X570 product stack with the X570 Pro4 priced at $170, with the X570M Pro4 coming in at a slightly higher MSRP of $186

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  • hubick - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Is dual M.2 off the CPU possible? In RAID 0?

    Every board seems to say one M.2 from CPU and others from chipset :-(
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    IIRC the x16 PCIe from the CPU can only be split down to x8/8 so you'd need to add an extra (expensive) chip to farther split it to x8/4/4.

    Otherwise you only have 1 x4 from the CPU itself. The x16/4/4 that AMD claims is somewhat deceptive since one of the x4's is used for the chipset and thus not available for general use.
  • hubick - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Doesn't this disagree with you? Reply
  • Qasar - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    how does it disagree ?? Reply
  • mike_cz - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Does any of these motherboards support IPMI or something equivalent? Reply
  • ajp_anton - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact:

    "Also featured in addition to the dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are eight SATA ports which is quite an impressive feat given the board's smaller form factor."

    No, it has 4 SATA ports.
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  • NOTELLN - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    All the VRM core counts are wrong. Its as if some numbskull just counted caps and knows nothing about motherboards or cores. Reply
  • gavbon - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    This is the information we have received from the vendors themselves. Until we take a look at each board and do the analysis, it would be hard. Unless you know someone who has images/inspected each of the 35+ boards in person to do this? Reply
  • Scootiep7 - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Really thinking that a simple comparrison chart that listed all the MOBO's you tested on one axis and the features people might look for on the other axis with prices at the far end would have helped you reduce the wasted space on your conclusion page as well as present the findings in a more concise manner. Just food for thought. Reply

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