5 Best Budget X570 Motherboards

Today we are covering the five best budget X570 motherboards. Now, remember that these are the best budget boards, not the cheapest boards around. They do have a competitive price, are good enough for any 3rd gen Ryzen CPU, be it the Ryzen 9 3900X or 3950X, and they come with a wide set of features that should be enough for most users.

The list features three ATX boards along with one mATX and one M-ITX choice. All five boards should be fine when used for overclock, except for our mATX choice. Finally, all boards on this list are quite easy to find online except the MSI X570 Tomahawk. That one’s harder to find than a live audience on a sports game. Good news is that the X570 Tomahawk should become available in the coming weeks. Anyway, let’s begin.

Best Budget X570 Motherboards – Our Picks

Best Budget X570 Motherboards – Our Picks
AwardModel 
Best Budget X570 MotherboardASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus Asus Am4 Tuf Gaming X570 Plus Wifi
Best Alternative Budget X570 MotherboardGigabyte X570 AORUS Elite Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Wi Fi
Best Budget X570 Motherboard For OverclockingMSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi Msi Mag X570 Tomahawk
Best Micro-ATX Budget X570 MotherboardASRock X570M Pro4 Asrock X570M Pro4 Motherboard
Best Mini-ITX Budget X570 MotherboardGIGABYTE X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi Gigabyte Aorus X570 I Pro Wi Fi Motherboard

Why pick a budget X570 board over B450 board?

If you want to get a motherboard right now and don’t need for it to be futureproof, a better choice would be to get a quality B450 board, such as the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. That board can run any Ryzen CPU and it comes with a great set of features. But if you want for the board to support upcoming hardware, a budget X570 board is a better choice.

First of all, all X570 boards come with the PCIe 4.0 standard. That means faster SSD performance since they’ll be able to host upcoming PCIE 4.0 NVMe SSDs. Next, PCIe 4.0 graphics cards aren’t expected in the next year or so but once they arrive, PCIe 4.0 boards will be able to fully utilize PCIe 4.0 GPUs.

Finally, if you need lots of USB 3.2 ports, more M.2 slots, more fan headers and more connection ports in general, a budget X570 board is usually a better choice. When it comes to SLI and Crossfire support yes, some budget X570 boards have those but in 2020, SLI and Crossfire are not needed. Besides, most newer games don’t support dual GPUs, some even run worse when played on a dual GPU system.

Best Budget X570 Board

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus WiFI
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 8 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort, 1 × HDMI
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 × Type C, 2 × Type A)
1 × LAN (RJ45) port
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus shares the best budget X570 board title with the Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite. They both come with a nice set of features, excellent VRMs, and they both have Wi-Fi variants if you need wireless connectivity.

The TUF Gaming X570-Plus has a VRM good enough for any Ryzen CPU and is pretty good for overclocking said CPUs. You also get support for up to 128GB of DDR4 4400 memory and eight SATA III ports. Storage ports also include two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs. There are two PCIe 4.0 X16 slots out of which one works at x16 speed while the other one runs in x8 mode. The board also has room for three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots.

Back panel hides one DisplayPort and one HDMI port for users with iGPUs along with a selection of seven USB 3.2 ports. Realtek ALC S1200A -powered audio section is pretty good, providing clear sound and coming with support for 7.1 channel surround sound. There’s also gigabit LAN powered by Realtek. The Wi-Fi version of the board offers Wi-Fi 5 chip made by Intel along with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Finally, the board features debug LEDs but no BIOS flashback.

As for the design, we really like it. The combination of colors is attractive without being too flashy or over the top while the heatsinks and cooler for the chipset give the board a bit of personality with their dark grey color combined with yellow details. Overall, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus is an impressive X570 board that rocks a very competitive price. You can use it in combination with any CPU and you get a wide assortment of features for the price.

Best Alternative Budget X570 Board

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Wifi
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 2 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × HDMI
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0/1.1
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF Out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

Another killer X570 board for the price. The Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite is bringing a very similar set of features to the TUF Gaming X570-Plus and is selling for a very similar price. Here you get support for up to 128GB of DDR4 4000 memory instead of 4400 and two less SATA III ports. Six instead of eight. Finally, this board has BIOS flashback but no debug LEDs, the exact opposite of ASUS’s board.

The spec list continues with 12 phase VRM that’s good enough for overclocking any 3rd gen Ryzen CPU and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots out of which one is armored. There are two PCIe 4.0 x16 ports and the situation is the same is on the ASUS board. One of those works at full, x16 speed while the other runs at x8 speed. There are also two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. The back panel includes four USB 2.0, four USB 3.2 Gen 1, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. You don’t get a USB-C Port and there’s only one HDMI port, which won’t cut it for iGPU users who want to use more than one monitor.

The Realtek ALC1200 audio codec powers the audio section. It supports full 7.1 channel surround sound. Gigabit LAN is powered by Intel, which is the preferred option over Realtek (found on the TUF Gaming X570-Plus) for a large number of users. The Wi-Fi version of the board comes with Intel Wi-Fi 5 chip and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

Design-wise, we like the X570 AORUS Elite. Is subdued, similar to the TUF Gaming X570-Plus, with similarly unobtrusive design. Dark grey PCB, a few while details, and a few orange LEDs are there to give the board a bit of dynamic without adding too many details. But, if you asked us, on a purely visual basis we would pick the ASUS board of the Gigabyte’s model.

Best Budget X570 Board For Overclocking

MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Flash BIOS button
1 × PS/2
2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
1 × optical S/PDIF Out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi is another amazing budget X570 board that sells for about the same price as the X570 AORUS Elite and the TUF Gaming X570-Plus. But this one’s a bit better, at least for people who like to push their CPUs (and not just CPUs) to their maximum. Great VRM in combination with both BIOS flashback and debug LEDs is a perfect combination of features for an OC-friendly motherboard. Overall, the MSI X570 Tomahawk is the best budget X570 board for overclocking.

Aside from a set of OC-friendly features, this board comes with a couple of upgrades over the two other ATX boards on our list. Features that should interest users who aren’t into overclocking. These are the 2.5 gigabit LAN (over the gigabit LAN offered on the other two ATX boards) and support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. You also get Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Other specs include support for up to 128GB of DDR4 4600 memory, two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, and six SATA III ports. Two PCIe 4.0 X16 slots are working in X16 and x8 modes, and you also get two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots for expansion cards. The back panel contains a selection of two USB 2.0, five USB 3.2 Gen 2, and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports.

The design of the board is all black with large heatsinks and without unnecessary details. Simple and effective and better looking than both the X570 AORUS Elite and TUF Gaming X570-Plus. MSI’s answer to their X570 boards overheating issues is nothing short of impressive. The company crammed the board with insane specs for the price making this board the best budget X570 board at the moment.

The issue is finding one. While reviews are out the board still isn’t, at least in the US. It seems it’ll debut sometimes during the second part of June, thanks to the manufacturing issues caused by the whole human malware situation. If you need a killer X570 board that sports competitive price, wait a couple of weeks and get this one. If you cannot wait, get one of the other two ATX recommendations.

Best Micro-ATX Budget X570 Board

ASRock X570M Pro4
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DIMM, DDR4, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 8 × SATA
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × HDMI
1 × DisplayPort
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
6 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 × LAN
3 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

If you want to get a Micro-ATX X570 board you don’t have many choices. There are two boards in total and the one from Biostar is pretty bad. So, you’re left with the ASRock X570M Pro4. The VRM’s not great but not terrible either.

It’s good enough for the Ryzen 7 3700X and 3800X, maybe even 3900X at the stock clock but overclocking and 3950X are out of the question. If you really want to run 12 or 16-core CPU on this board, make sure to have some form of air cooling aimed directly at the VRM.

Other features are not too shabby for an affordable mATX board. Support for up to 128GB of DDR4 4200 memory. Eight SATA III and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots out of which one’s armored. Two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots out of which one works at x16 and the other at x8 and one PCIe 4.0 x1 slot. Gigabit LAN by Intel and a dedicated M.2 slot for a Wi-Fi card.

The rear panel includes one HDMI and one DisplayPort video outs along with six USB 3.2 Gen 1, one USB 3.2 Gen 2, and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports. The Realtek ALC1200 audio codec is powering the audio section. Finally, the design is pretty good. We like this board, its black and white PCB combo, and silver heatsinks. Especially that giant VRM heatsink.

Best Mini-ITX Budget X570 Board

Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
SocketAM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory2 x DIMM, DDR4, max. 64 GB
Storage2 x M.2, 4 x SATA
Multi-GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
USB Ports2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes

Those who want to build an SFF build inside a Mini-ITX case are in luck since the GIGABYTE X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi is an excellent budget X570 board available in M-ITX form factor. The 6-phase VRM isn’t the best in class but it’s fine when under load. It’s running pretty good when combined with the Ryzen 7 3700X and should be good enough for any CPU, even the 3950X, with adequate airflow. Just don’t think about overclocking the CPU.

As for the specs, the board can support up to 64GB of DDR4 4400 memory and you can install two NVMe drives thanks to the second M.2 slot installed on the back of the board. Only one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot is normal on a Mini-ITX board. You also get one M.2 slot dedicated for a Wi-Fi card along with four SATA III connectors. Intel chip powers the gigabit LAN and the board also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, which is great news.

Realtek ALC1220-VB codec with support for up to 7.1 channel audio is responsible for the audio section and on the back panel you can find one DisplayPort and two HDMI ports. If you run a multimonitor setup from an APU, this is the Mini-ITX board to get. The back panel also hosts four USB 3.2 Gen 1, one USB 3.2 Gen 2, and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports.

Finally, the design features the signature Aorus details. Dark grey PCB, silver and black heatsinks, and no unnecessary details. In other words, the board looks pretty good. Overall, the X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi is an impressive X570 Mini-ITX board. It can host any Ryzen CPU without issues and comes with a nice set of features. You also get Wi-Fi 6 and two M.2 slots on an M-ITX budget board, which isn’t seen every day.

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Goran Damnjanovic
Goran Damnjanovic
Goran is Levvvel's senior hardware writer. He studied psychology but found that video games and PC hardware were much more interesting. Over the years he's developed expertise in everything gaming tech related.
Goran Damnjanovic
Goran Damnjanovic
Goran is Levvvel's senior hardware writer. He studied psychology but found that video games and PC hardware were much more interesting. Over the years he's developed expertise in everything gaming tech related.

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