X570 Power Delivery Specification & Comparison

One of the most talked about aspects of any high-end motherboard lately is the quality of its power delivery system. At a high level, all X570 motherboards have to adhere to a couple of factors, the most important of which is support for the upcoming Ryzen 3950X 16c/32t processor. This means manufacturers needed to work even harder in creating suitable and efficient power delivery systems to ensure full compatibility with the Ryzen 3000 series.

Meanwhile, we're also keeping a look out for any cases where manufacturers may be embellishing their power delivery claims, advertising a board as being more capable than it really is. After some bad history and what has happened in the last two years there, we hope to (and expect) to see less of that with the X570 chipset.

As power delivery is usually one of the most requested items for any of our motherboard content, prior to the launch we reached out to all the motherboard vendors to find out what power delivery systems each of their new X570 boards are equipped with. Below is a table of the official information we have compiled from each of the vendors, with a question mark (?) denotes when we don't have information available.

Please note that this information is self-reported, so until we can review any given X570 board, we're operating on the honor system, trusting vendors to supply honest and upfront information. And we will be checking, and we will be keeping this page up-to-date as more information becomes available.

X570 CPU Power Delivery Comparison
Motherboard Controller H-Side L-Side Chokes Doubler
ASRock X570 Aqua IR35201
(6+2)
IR3555
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
ASRock X570 Creator IR35201
(6+2)
IR3555
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
ASRock X570 Taichi ISL69147
(6+2)
SIC634
(12)
SIC632A
(12)
12 ISL6617A
(4)
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X ISL69147
(6+2)
SIC634
(12)
SIC632A
(12)
12 ISL6617A
(4)
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 UP9505PQGW
(4+2)
UP1962SD
(8)
8 UP1961SQ
(4)
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 ISL69147
(4+2)
ISL99227
(8)
8 ISL6617A
(4)
ASRock X570 Steel Legend ISL69147
(4+2)
SIC634
(8)
SIC632A
(8)
8 ISL6617A
(4)
ASRock X570 Extreme4 ISL69147
(4+2)
SIC634
(8)
SIC632A
(8)
8 ISL6617A
(4)
ASRock X570 Pro4 UP9505PQGW
(4+2)
UP1962SD
(8)
8 UP1961SQ
(4)
ASRock X570M Pro4 UP9505PQGW
(4+2)
UP1962SD
(8)
8 UP1961SQ
(4)
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ASP1405I
(7+1)
IR3555
(14)
14 -
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ASP1405I
(7+1)
IR3555
(14)
14 -
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact ASP1405I
(7+1)
TDA21472
(8)
8 -
ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace ASP1405I
(7+1)
IR3555
(12)
12 -
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ASP1405I
(6+2)
IR3555
(12)
12 -
ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ASP1106G
(4+2)
Sic639
(12)
12 -
ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming ASP1405I
(6+2)
TDA21472
(8)
8 -
ASUS TUF X570-Plus ASP1106G
(4+2)
Sic639
(12)
12 -
ASUS Prime X570-Pro ASP1106G
(4+2)
Sic639
(12)
12 -
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme IR XDPE132G5C
(14+2)
TDA21472
(14)
14 -
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master IR XDPE132G5C
(12+2)
IR3556
(12)
12 -
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Ultra IR35201
(6+2)
IR3553
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro/WIFI IR35201
(6+2)
IR3553
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI IR35201
(6+2)
TDA21472
(6)
6 -
GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite ISL69138
(6+1)
Vishay DrMOS
(12)
12 SL6617A
(6)
GIGABYTE X570 Gaming X ISL69147
(5+2)
ISL6625A
(10)
10 SL6617A
(5)
MSI MEG X570 Godlike IR35201
(7+1)
TDA21472
(14)
14 IR3599
(7)
MSI MEG X570 Ace IR35201
(6+2)
IR3555
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
MSI Prestige X570 Creation IR35201
(6+2)
IR3555
(12)
12 IR3599
(6)
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI IR35201
(5+1)
QA3111N6N
(10)
10 IR3598
(5)
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI IR35201
(4+2)
S4C029N
(8)
S4C024N
(8)
8 IR3598
(4)
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus IR35201
(4+2)
S4C029N
(8)
S4C024N
(8)
8 IR3598
(4)
MSI X570-A Pro IR35201
(4+2)
S4C029N
(8
S4C024N
(8)
8 IR3598
(4)

As we get more information from vendors or reputable sources, we will update the table. As we get more and more X570 boards in for review, we can go deeper into the analysis in each individual review over the upcoming months.

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  • Tunnah - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    I really love how advanced motherboards are nowadays. I can pick up the most "basic" model and it'll cover everything I need, and even include stuff I won't. Gone are the days frantically trying to find a motherboard that ticks all the boxes for even the most basic of needs.

    Plus having such a competent board as my soon-to-be secondary system means I can leave all my drives in that and put it in a nice quiet place. I'm fairly certain the 8 HDDs in this one are what caused my tinnitus :/
    Reply
  • Jansen - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace has officially validated ECC support. This is a really big deal, as Ryzen has usually only had unofficial ECC support. It opens up a whole other revenue steam for AMD that Intel has deliberately cut off in order to drive Xeon sales.

    Micron is ramping up its 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 ECC modules MTA18ADF2G72AZ-3G2 specifically for this market.
    Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    I'd much sooner get a Ryzen platform for their value and unbuffered ECC support for an upgrade for my NAS box running FreeNAS, but it's well documented that FreeBSD still has teething issues with Ryzen chips, scheduling, and overall reliability... FreeBSD is what powers FreeNAS OS.

    So I'm kind of stuck with Intel workstations/server CPUs and ECC ram for a FreeBSD machine (assuming I don't want to do the legwork of trying to get it stable first, and even so, I may not always have the same stability that mature FreeBSD+Intel support...)

    I'll very likely be moving to Ryzen for my main PC, though.
    Reply
  • quorm - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    I agree with the general sentiment. Core i3 is another option if you don't need a lot of cpu power. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    Is that with current upstream FreeBSD? Because I think that would change with Sony using FreeBSD as their OS for Playstation 4 and 5. Some changes (for Jaguar) for PS4 pushed to FreeBSD:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...

    and for Ryzen for PS5:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...
    Reply
  • teldar - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I used a ryzen 1600 for my bad. Rock solid after updating board bios. Reply
  • danjw - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I built a file server on Ubuntu Server. You might try that. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    Many of the x370, x470 and x570 mobos officially supported ECC btw.
    All of Asrock's X570 and likewise all of Asus's X570 support ECC.

    What's more unique about the ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace is that it has out-of-band remote management, like the service processor one would find on a server over the separate Realtek LAN. You can control BIOS, power, install OS remotely. It doesn't appear to use a separate chip so I assume it's actually using Ryzen's PSP
    Reply
  • spikebike - Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - link

    Wow, pricey board. Sad that AMD handles ECC in such a half assed way. Intel's price premium for low end servers is approximately $0. Xeon E3's were priced very similarly or even cheaper to the similar desktop parts. In particular the cheapest hyperthreading E3 was often cheaper than the cheapest i3/i5/i7 with 4 cores/8 threads. Similar with the HEDT, the intel premium for a better socket/additional memory busses is much less than the low end Eypc/Threadripper.

    So you either have the luck of the draw trying to buy a reliable AMD with ECC (not just physically compatible, but actually corrects memory errors), or you pay a substantial price premium.
    Reply
  • Aikouka - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    ASRock Rack has a Ryzen motherboard that officially supports ECC and also has IPMI support (X470D4U). They're also developing a Threadripper variant of their Epyc server board that has IPMI support, but it uses the X370 chipset. Reply

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