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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  • regsEx - Friday, July 19, 2019 - link

    "best at the time Realtek ALC892 sound"
    I mean best of Realtek. Obviously there were Creative X-Fi.
    Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    How soon before you can test the x570 boards? Really curious how pcie 3 m.2 cards perform in them with 2000 and 3000 series cpus. Does the new chipset help performance for 2000 cpus or even 3000 cpus compared to x470 and b450 boards?

    And any word on future mATX boards? Only 1 so far seems weird and also a monoply for asrock.
    Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I think the only advantage of using a 2000 series CPU with an X570 board will be PCIe 3.0/4.0 support. The X370/X470 only supported PCIe 2.0. In theory, the connection from the 2000 processor to the X570 chipset should run at PCIe 3.0 speeds. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The x370 chipset and x470 both supported PCIe 3.0 with either a 1xxx or 2xxx Ryzen CPU. If you are not running a 3xxx CPU in the x570 board there isn't any major feature that should cause one to want to upgrade. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    @FreckledTrout - Yes and no. The interconnect between the CPU and the chipset is PCIe 3.0 on X370 / X470, but all the PCIe lanes that come off the chipset are 2.0. Running a 2000 series CPU in an X570 board would give you a PCIe 3.0 link between the CPU and the chipset, with either PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 lanes coming off the chipset (depends on if AMD drops everything to PCIe 3.0 with a 2000 series processor). Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    It looks like they still allow the chipset lanes to be 4.0. So you'd have 3.0 link to cpu, but 4.0 from chipset to devices. Reply
  • Targon - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Since you have at least one or two PCI Express slots that are connected to the CPU, not chipset, that almost becomes a non-issue. On my Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero(X370), you have PCI Express 3.0 x16 for the first slot, or x8/x8. The third PCI Express x16 slot is a 2.0 I believe, which is still enough to get the job done for many devices. Even with the X570 board with a first or second generation Ryzen processor, the most you end up with is an extra 3.0 supporting slot. Note that many boards may have x16 slots, but they are x8 electrically, so you won't see the full bandwidth anyway in those slots. Reply
  • sorten - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Thanks Gavin! This is a great resource and is exactly what I needed to help build my new system. Reply
  • willis936 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The return of the 40mm fan! Those are the most obnoxious components ever. No one has missed them in the past ten years. Reply
  • Kastriot - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Buy Asrock aqua and problem solved. Reply

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