ASRock X570 Pro4 Review

Get ready for AMD’s Ryzen game-breaking 3000-series with the powerful ASRock X570 Pro4. The ASRock X570 Pro4 is aimed at those looking for a mighty motherboard. 

This well-built motherboard is jam-packed with features. Is it as good as what we saw in the ASRock Z270 Extreme4 review

ASRock X570 Pro4 Review

We will be picking this new motherboard apart: investigating its memory, the supported peripherals, and other added features. Let’s dive into it.

ASRock X570 Pro 4 AM4/4DDR4/HDMI/DP/ATX Motherboard
  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen. 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • 10 Power Phase Design; Supports DDR4 4066+ (OC); 2 Pie 4. 0 x16, 2 Pie 4. 0 x1, 1 M. 2(Key E) For WIFI
  • AMD Quad Crossfire. and Crossfire. Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7. 1 CH HD Audio (Relate ALC1200 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4).2 USB 3. 2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C), 8 USB 3. 2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear).Intel Gigabit LAN, AS Rock Polychrome SYNC

ASRock X570 Pro4 Motherboard (Our Review) 

Overall Assessment

ASRock described the X570 Pro4 motherboard as “revolutionary”, and we agree. This stylish black and silver board delivers stability, power, and loads of customization. It comes with all the regular ASRock goodies, such as Full Spike Protection, 2oz Copper PCB, and live updates.

This capable motherboard is loaded with extra qualities. Features such as the dual Hyper M.2 slots ensure your SSD drives perform at lightning-fast speeds. Another bonus is the two new steel PCIe 4.0 slots. 

Supported Processors

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard supports the popular range of AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000, 3000, 4000 G-Series, and 5000 Series Desktop Processors. Overclocking this beast is a breeze when you make use of the purpose-built GUI. 

Remember to update your BIOS before you start overclocking. Updating the system BIOS is straightforward with ASRock’s feature-rich app environment.

An extra-large aluminum alloy heatsink effectively disperses heat from the chipset. Cooler systems add to stability, ensuring that you get even more reliable power out of your motherboard.

Memory

Engineered with power-users in mind, the ASRock X570 Pro4 has 4x handy DDR4 DIMM slots. The DDR4 slots mean that the motherboard supports up to 128GB of system memory. A steady 32GB RAM per slot makes this beast purr.

Peripherals

Continuing the feature-rich theme, ASRock included 8x SATA3, 1x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), and 1x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4) slots with the X570 Pro4. 

The 4th generation Hyper M.2 is a fantastic bonus. It is capable of performing at twice the speed compared to the previous generation. The 4th generation Hyper M.2 slot gives you lightning-fast data transfer rates.

The only gripe with the peripherals is that the M.2 slot is difficult to reach once you have installed a large graphics card. With careful and strategic installation, however, this should not be a problem.

Another fantastic and all-important feature is the 8x USB ports. The ASRock X570 Pro4 has 6x USB 3 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3 Gen 2 Type-A, and 1x USB 3 Gen 2 Type-C.

No review of the ASRock X570 Pro4 would be complete without mentioning the ten-phase power design. It offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance.

A by-product of the ten-phase power design is a system that runs cooler. This lower operating temperature makes gamers smile with a stable system that outperforms most other motherboards in its class.

ASRock X570 Pro 4 AM4/4DDR4/HDMI/DP/ATX Motherboard
  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen. 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • 10 Power Phase Design; Supports DDR4 4066+ (OC); 2 Pie 4. 0 x16, 2 Pie 4. 0 x1, 1 M. 2(Key E) For WIFI
  • AMD Quad Crossfire. and Crossfire. Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7. 1 CH HD Audio (Relate ALC1200 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4).2 USB 3. 2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C), 8 USB 3. 2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear).Intel Gigabit LAN, AS Rock Polychrome SYNC

Graphics

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard comes with the next generation of PCI Express 4.0 slots. Each PCI Express 4.0 slot has a steady data rate of 16 GT/s.

ASRock has pushed the limits by upgrading the PCIe 4.0 slot with extra anchor points. Additional anchor points are convenient because they ensure signal stability. 

You will also appreciate it when you are busy installing heavier graphics cards. PC builders find it tricky to install bigger cards as the added weight and size can damage poorly-made motherboards. 

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard features dual PCIe slots. Both PCIe slots are AMD Crossfire compatible. This technology combines the processing power of two graphics cards, improving performance and rendering speeds. It is a must-have for all serious gamers.

Audio

A solid Realtek ALC1200 HD chip handles audio on this motherboard. Most often found in mid- to high-range motherboards, the Realtek ALC1200 codec supports 7.1-channel playback and multi-streaming.

With up to 110 dB signal-to-noise ratio, it delivers excellent sound in a small chip. ASRock included their ELNA audio caps to significantly reduce noise levels. The audio quality on this motherboard will satisfy even the pickiest of audiophiles out there.

Aesthetics

ASRock is well-known for delivering good-looking motherboards, like we pointed out in the ASRock Z370 Killer SLI/AC review.

Unlike what we found in our ASRock B450m review, we are blown away by the sleek and modern design of the ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard

It also comes with outstanding decorative elements. With 1x addressable RGB header and an additional 2x standard RGB headers, you can make your new motherboard shine.

With multiple RGB-synched products, you can tweak the lighting effects to your liking. The motherboard’s fantastic color scheme won’t detract from your lighting effects.   

The jet black and silver finish reflects the quality and confidence that ASRock has placed in the X570 Pro4 motherboard.

Conclusion

This motherboard is a powerhouse. It’s more than capable of delivering on most gamers’ requirements. Overclocking is a must, and ASRock makes it easy to do so with this gaming-ready motherboard.

With the new steel PCIe slots, 4x DDR4 slots, and jam-packed with features it’s one of the best that we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. We had more fun reviewing the ASRock X570 Pro4 than we did with our ASRock H97 Pro4 review.

We consider the ASRock X570 Pro4 to be one of the best gaming motherboards in its price range. 

If you are an ASRock fan, like we are, we highly recommend reading our ASRock H110 Pro4 review to learn more about how they are changing the motherboard landscape.

Pros

  • Easy to upgrade with good expansion options
  • Easy overclocking within BIOS
  • Simple to use BIOS 
  • Steel PCIe slots with additional anchors
  • Smooth power delivery to the CPU 
ASRock X570 Pro 4 AM4/4DDR4/HDMI/DP/ATX Motherboard
  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen. 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • 10 Power Phase Design; Supports DDR4 4066+ (OC); 2 Pie 4. 0 x16, 2 Pie 4. 0 x1, 1 M. 2(Key E) For WIFI
  • AMD Quad Crossfire. and Crossfire. Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7. 1 CH HD Audio (Relate ALC1200 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M. 2 (Pie Gen4 x4).2 USB 3. 2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C), 8 USB 3. 2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear).Intel Gigabit LAN, AS Rock Polychrome SYNC

Cons

  • No onboard WiFi
  • M.2 slots are tricky to access 

Common questions about ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard

Is the ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard any good for gaming?

It is excellent for gaming. With AMD’s Crossfire support on its PCI Express 4.0 slots, as well as 4x DDR4 RAM slots, you can build the gaming rig of your dreams. 

Does the ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard have a PCI Express 4.0 Slot?

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard comes with 2x PCIe 4.0 slots. ASRock has added more anchor points and changed the slot to a steel structure to increase performance and stability.

Is the ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard any good for overclocking?

The ASRock X570 Pro4 motherboard is considered suitable for overclocking. It comes with easy-to-use GUI features to help the user along the way.

Customer Reviews

“I’ve never used ASRock before, and so far, I love every minute of it. The ASRock X570 Pro4 has been rock solid for several months now. I had no problem installing a Samsung M2 drive. The heat sink also keeps my 970 drive cool!”

Rob Fixit

5/5

“The ASRock X570 Pro4 is a good motherboard that makes installing components easy. The only gripe that I have with this board is that it only comes out with 2 M.2 drive ports.”

Amazon customer

4/5

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