The £210 price point is where we start to see X570 motherboards with an alluring set of features and capable power delivery solutions. But just how good are the power delivery systems on these ‘affordable' X570 offerings? We grab our Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, apply a hefty overclock, and position a bunch of thermocouples to find out.
Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE
We have one competitor from each of the main four motherboard vendors' product stacks at the £210 price point.
For ASRock, we got a sample of the £210 X570 Steel Legend. ASUS sent across the TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi, which is the same as the £210 non-Wi-Fi version for this test. We bought Gigabyte's £210 X570 Aorus Elite. And MSI's MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi was put on the credit card.
We are testing each of these motherboards with a heavy 4.25GHz, 1.35V overclock applied to our 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X. This represents a pretty demanding workload for these budget orientated X570 offerings. The X570 platform is expensive, so it'll be interesting to see if strong, capable power delivery systems are included in the bill with each of these offerings.