ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review

Introduction

You would imagine that everyone who buys a computer desires it to have the same abilities. We want high gaming performance, fast clock speeds, massive bandwidth, all the good stuff.

In actuality the needs of gamers are very different to the needs of creatives. Although games demand fantastic peak performance, in general they are used in shorter bursts. When you're rendering a lengthy video or 3D sequence then you need it to be as quick as possible because time is money, but way more important is that it is consistent and reliable in the delivery of that performance. There is no point in getting to 90% of a render only for everything to fall over and you have to start again.

The ASUS ProArt range has always been aimed at creative types, but with the X570-Creator WiFi ASUS have applied those needs in motherboard form, with huge bandwidth connectivity options in both networking and storage terms. That isn't to say it's not a gaming motherboard - they're all well-rounded these days - but simply that where possible they have aimed it more for those of you who are creators first and foremost. Let's give it a look before finding out how good it is at these creative tasks.

Technical Specifications

ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review  
ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review  

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25-11-2021, 22:15:55

Ubersonic
Hi, I don't suppose you tested what happens if you put an M.2 drive in the second slot (bottom left) did you? As tghe manual is a bit ambiguous. It says if you have a GPU in the second PCI-E slot then the top slot drops to x8, and it says if you also have an M.2 drive in M.2_2 then the top PCI-E slot will be x8 and the second slot x4, but it doesn't say what the top PCI-E slot will run at if there's no GPU in the second PCI-E slot and an M.2 in M.2_2, does it still drop to x8?

Basically can you use all three M.2 slots without sacrificing GPU bandwidth.Quote

26-11-2021, 00:39:04

NeverBackDown
The first m.2 slot is running off of the CPUs extra x4 lanes, though limited to PCIe 4.0. The rest are off the chipset which provides 12 lanes of 4.0.

The other dedicated PCIe 5.0 lanes are 1x16 for either GPU or SSD, or 2x8. That's how the CPUs are set up so I would guess it works. Idk if Asus would change it especially on such a premium nice board.Quote

26-11-2021, 12:10:37

Dicehunter
Now that is a pretty mobo !Quote

26-11-2021, 14:50:53

AlienALX
I have a X570 TUF. I have two NVME 1tb drives in it. As well as a sound card. And my GPU still gets 16 lanes.

It is confusing, but Ryzen gets extra lanes from the PCH. I felt really stupid, because I only populated one SSD slot thinking I would have my GPU at x8.

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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Now that is a pretty mobo !
Yup. Really nice. Seems they're taking a leaf from Gigabyte's Designaire book. Which is good.Quote

27-11-2021, 15:03:14

Ubersonic
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
The first m.2 slot is running off of the CPUs extra x4 lanes, though limited to PCIe 4.0. The rest are off the chipset which provides 12 lanes of 4.0.
Hi, thanks but I got a message back form ASUS, the second M.2 slot does indeed share bandwidth with the first and second x16 slots, so if an M.2 card is installed in the second M.2 slot then the first x16 slot will drop to x8 (as there's only x12 left to work with for the shared slots). Running the first x16 slot at x16 requires only using the first and third M.2 slots.Quote
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