As we have seen in the past, X570S is more about suppliers updating their product stacks, and as the platform ages, they use updated technology to inject vitality into their motherboards. For AORUS, Master turned to passive cooling design and upgraded power components; we also saw additional components such as WiFi6e and the latest Gen2x2 USB 3.2 appear.
At the top, compatibility with AM4 sockets is retained; this provides support for the Ryzen 2000 series and the current 500 series. Four memory slots provide 128GB of capacity, with speeds ranging from 2133MHz to 5400MHz, and of course there are 288-pin DDR4 modules.
Connectivity includes USB 2.0, 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2, and there is a 2x2 port on the back of the circuit board; you can also find 2.5Gbe through Intel i225 and WiFi6 of AX210. Audio is pushed through ALC1220-VB with SABRE9118DAC.
The packaging is the same as what we saw on the AORUS motherboard. The logo occupies a lot of space. The relevant chipset and CPU information are as follows.
AORUS Master has a beautiful industrial design; an open radiator covers the VRM, and the circuit board has black and bronze colors.
Along the bottom of the circuit board, you will find the TPM and USB connectors, as well as the audio on the left front panel.
We have 14 Infineon 70A grades for Master, PMIC upper right corner. You will also notice the ASMedia Gen 2x2 controller on the USB-C on the left rear panel.
The EFI settings include orange and black color schemes, similar to what we have seen on past variants of the AORUS platform. The motherboard has a simple mode, including M.2, PCIe and SATA storage options, as well as XMP settings and boot sequence.
If we switch to advanced mode, Tweaker is the first menu item. From this menu, we can configure overclocking options, such as voltage, bclk, and ratio. Advanced CPU settings can control power settings, such as SpeedStep and C-State, and Intel Turbo mode. The Settings menu includes platform power options and I/O port settings; this includes NVMe, SATA, and network configuration.
EasyTune has long been the software of GIGABYTE and AORUS motherboards. This includes intelligent promotion; the automatic OC function of the configuration file is configured.
Cinebench is a long-standing rendering benchmark, and both Intel and AMD rely heavily on it to showcase their latest platforms during the release. The benchmark has two tests, one using a single thread or 1T single-core workload. There is also a multi-threaded test, which uses all threads or nT of the tested CPU.
The memory bandwidth exceeds 48K read, 28K write and 47K copy. The memory latency is 55.3 seconds.
PCMark is a UL benchmark test that can test various workload types to represent typical PC workloads. Everything from video conferencing, image import and editing to 3D rendering is tested.
The first is the CPU Profile, which provides a score of 7844 for 16 threads, 6321 for 8 threads and 957 for single thread.
The storage test is all handled by our Sabrent Rocket Plus NVMe 4.0 SSD. The secondary storage test was conducted using our WD_Black P50 SSD.
As we get closer to the X670 next year, the vendors that brought the X570S motherboard to the market have reinvigorated the platform. Master is in the best position for gamers in terms of cost and performance; it has a reliable power level, enough to allow most Zen 3 CPUs to reach their Air and AIO cooling limits; in addition, those who really like adjustments will take advantage of PBO.
The board has great connectivity; AORUS has stacked it with USB 3.2 or even traditional USB 2.0 to achieve low latency for keyboard and mouse. The EFI BIOS has not changed; consumers who insist on using AORUS will like this because it is a platform that is easy to navigate and has a short learning curve, although there are some problems when using a mouse.
The test shows stable performance through R23, AIDA and PCMark, and Timespy is a bit higher on our RTX 3080 than the previous platform. With three m.2 supporting Gen4, this motherboard has obtained stable results of more than 7000 MB/s read and 5300 MB/s write from Sabrent on our Rocket Plus.
X570S Master provides excellent connection options and reliable VRM, making it ideal for gamers who want extra performance from Zen 3 CPU.
Tyler joined the TweakTown team in 2013 and has since reviewed more than 100 new technology projects. Growing up in a farm town, technology does not exist unless it is on a tractor. When they were very young, Tyler's parents took their first PC home. Tyler became obsessed with and understood what it means to format an HDD, and spent many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and fanatical nature always keep his PC by his side. Eager to learn more about the technology, he began to review it.
Post time: Dec-16-2021