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ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Moving onto the ASUS Prime series of X570 motherboards, the ASUS Prime X570-Pro represents the more feature-laden of two ATX sized models; the other being the ASUS Prime X570-P. The ASUS Prime X570-Pro represents its less aggressive and non-gaming Prime range with a more subtle white and black aesthetic. The most notable aspects of the feature set include a Realtek S1220A HD audio codec, Gigabit NIC, and support for up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory.
The ASUS Prime X570-Pro offers three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4. This allows for users to use two-way NVIDIA SLI and up to three-way AMD Crossfire multi-graphics card setups. Also present is three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, with the board's storage capabilities coming through two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, with the bottom slot coming with a heatsink; there are also six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1 and 10 arrays. In the top right-hand corner is four memory slots with support for up to 128 GB which allows users to install the 32 GB UDIMMs that has started making its way onto the market.
On the rear panel, the ASUS Prime X570-Pro includes three USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, and four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports. Adopters of AMD's impending Ryzen 3000 APUs and the Ryzen 2400/2200G will appreciate the HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs. There is also a PS/2 keyboard and mouse combo port, an Intel I211-AT Gigabit powered Ethernet port, and five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output driven by a Realtek S1220A HD audio codec.
The ASUS Prime X570-Pro has an MSRP of $250 and is more suited to users looking to avoid the swathe of gaming-themed models on the market. What the Prime series offers is elegant and neutral designs, which would actually look quite good with some RGB to make the white rear panel cover pop. There's support for two-way NVIDIA SLI and three-way AMD CrossFire too so users looking to build a more subtly styled gaming system can do so.