Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by James Smith
Budget motherboards are a hot topic in a market like today. As you the most crucial component of the PC or laptop is the CPU. It is the heart or lifeline of an electronic device. That is why you must choose the right kind of motherboard for your requirement.
Today, we will be taking a look at two stupendous motherboards, Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus vs Gigabyte x570 aorus elite for comparison. That is the best we can find out the actual capabilities of the motherboard and then choose one accordingly.
The Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus is a low-priced AMD new X570 platform. It is priced close to $200 and comes with a wide range of features infused in it. You can find dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, PCIe 4.0 support, Wi-Fi, and other ports for connectivity.
The main benefit we found beside the fact that it is priced less than $200 is that you can purchase other components according to your needs. Why the low price? From what we saw, they have not used unwanted elements in the motherboard.
We were pretty impressed with the overclocking speed of the board, and it also performed well at the stock speeds. This is an ideal board for designing an AMD Ryzen 3000 series system. It supports both Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 series processors.
On the other hand, we have the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite board, a low-priced unit. This is also part of the X570 platform and comes loaded with dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, PCIe 4.0 support, large heatsinks, and an integrated I/O shield.
It aims to give you the best platform for designing CPUs and provide you with the latest connectivity options. You are also provided with exceptional power that can run on all the Ryzen 3000 processors.
You can find 2 M.2 slots, 6 SATA ports, and Realtek ALC1200 audio codec. You will be delighted to know that it can work sublimely using the surrounding support. Since we know a brief detail about these two solid motherboards, let us find out more about them, in fact.
We will also know who the winner is in the end.
|ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-PLUS||GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|The motherboard comes with a sturdy VRM.|
It has good memory overclocking.
The product comes with Wi-Fi.
There is no overheating even though you run it for a long time.
It comes for an affordable rate under $200 in the market.
|It supports AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen, 2nd Gen Ryzen, and Ryzen.|
The product comes with a heatsink on the primary M.2 slot.
There is an integrated I/O plate.
It has a dual ultra-fast NVMe thermal guard.
This model comes priced reasonably under $220.
|Sadly, it comes with no front-panel USB 3.1 Gen2 port.||Unfortunately, it comes with no Type-C port on the rear IO.|
|SPECIFICATIONS||ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-PLUS||GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE|
|Model||TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (Wi-Fi)||X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI|
|CPU Socket Type||AM4||AM4|
|CPU Type||AMD AM4 Socket 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen / 3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors|
* BIOS update might require for AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series CPU. Refer to ASUS website for CPU support list.
|Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors|
Supports AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen / 2nd Gen Processors
Supports AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen / 2nd Gen / 1st Gen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
|CHIPSETS||AMD X570||AMD X570|
|Number of Memory Slots||4×288pin||4×288pin|
|Memory Standard||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors|
DDR4 4400(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
DDR4 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
DDR4 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
|DDR4 4733(OC) / 4600(OC) / 4400(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3333(OC) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 (AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen with Radeon Graphics processors)|
DDR4 4400(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3400(OC) / 3333(OC) / 3300(OC) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 (AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors / AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen processors)
DDR4 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 (AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen / 1st AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics processors)
|Maximum Memory Supported||128GB||128GB|
|Channel Supported||Dual Channel||Dual Channel|
|PCI Express 4.0 x16||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors|
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD X570 chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
|2 x PCI Express 4.0 x16|
|PCI Express x1||2 x PCIe 4.0 x1||2 x PCI Express 4.0 x1*|
|SATA 6Gb/s||8 x SATA 6Gb/s||6 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|M.2||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors:|
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen / 3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors:
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
AMD X570 chipset:
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
|Integrated in the CPU (M2A_SOCKET):|
AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen processors:
– 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support)
AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen processors / AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen with Radeon Vega Graphics processors / 1st AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics processors:
– 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support)
Integrated in the Chipset (M2B_SOCKET):
– 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4/x2 SSD support)
* For AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen processors only.
|Onboard Video Chipset||Integrated Graphics in the 3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors|
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort ports
– Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
– Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
|Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic|
|Audio Chipset||Realtek ALC S1200A High Definition Audio CODEC||Realtek ALC1200|
|Audio Channels||8 Channels||5.1 Channels|
|LAN Chipset||Realtek L8200A||Intel GbE LAN chip|
|Max LAN Speed||10/100/1000Mbps||10/100/1000Mbps|
|Wireless LAN||Intel Wireless-AC 9260|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2|
|REAR PANEL PORTS|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)|
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports (Type-A + USB Type-C)
ASUS Wi-Fi module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0)
|4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports|
2 x SMA antenna connectors (1T1R)
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks
|INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS|
|Onboard USB||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports|
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
|1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support|
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
|Other Connectors||2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)|
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x SPI TPM header
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x COM port header
|1 x CPU fan header|
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2×6-pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
|Dimensions (W x L)||12.0″ x 9.6″||12.0″ x 9.6″|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)|
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
|1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen / 3rd, 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
Supports AMD CrossFireX Technology
ASUS TUF PROTECTION
– ASUS SafeSlot: Protect your graphics card Investment
– ASUS ESD Guard: Enhanced ESD protection
– ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
– ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM: Precision control for stable power
– ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
– Aura Lighting Control
– Aura RGB Strip Headers
– Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features:
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
– Stylish Design: MOS Heat-sink with dual thermal pads design, PCH Fan, PCH and M.2 Heatsink
– ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS EZ DIY:
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
DIY Friendly Design
– Digi+ VRM
– Highly Durable components
– ESD Guards
256MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F4 AURA ON/OFF, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows 10 64-bit
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
Note: For 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors only.
iTE I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan you install.
1 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
FEATURES & LAYOUT
In the popular X570 platform, the Asus TUF gaming board is one of the most popular units. Though it manages to infuse USB Type-C port, RGB LED lighting, as well as Wi-Fi. We felt that the stock performance was as good as other models, and the overclocking worked well too.
We will be reading about the overclocking below after some time. Coming to the features and the layout of the board, it appears impressive. It comes in black color that forms a lined texture from the right side at the bottom.
On the rear IO, you can find the TUF gaming brand logo with yellow color accents on it. Besides, the DIMM slots come in grey and black. We liked the brilliant colors on them. They give the unit immense coloration and attraction to the PCIe slots.
You can find the LEDs at the bottom of the board. At the top, you can find the VRMs that are present there. Not to mention, the chipset fan hub is also there. We liked the manner in which the VRMs have the heatsink covering on them.
Below all of them, you can find the audio channels on the board. It is the Realtek S1200A chip. An interesting thing to note is the bandwidth running at PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 4.0 x4 speeds. It just weighs 2.6lbs, making it exceptionally lightweight. You should not have any issues in setting them up on your CPU.
Similarly, the appearance of the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite is quite similar to that of the Asus model. That is because of the low budget. Manufacturers do not spend more time on the appearance but instead on the specifications that are usually noticed in the motherboard’s performance.
As you know, Gigabyte is one of the famous makers in the gaming industry. They have excelled everywhere, and we are not surprised that they have done a decent job designing the S570 Aorus.
You can instantly notice that the DIMM and PCIe slots are black in tone. It also comes with a barrage of connectors, including 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and SATA ports. You do find some hints of the RGB LED on them.
It does provide a nice glow on it. Not to mention, the RGB that is present around the VRM offers a lovely accent too. Overall, we feel that the Gigabyte X570 can perfectly fit into your needs, and you can design CPUs effortlessly using their LED lighting.
SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE
The software and firmware for any motherboard is a crucial aspect of the unit. In the Asus AM4 TUF gaming board, you can find a barrage of functions like power-saving, monitoring system, and overcooking as well.
In the TurboV EVO portion, you can adjust the CPU ratio. You can also set the fan speed according to your preference. Then there is the EZ Mode and the advanced mode. Both the modes come with their respective functions.
In this my favorite’s part, you can customize what you want to view on your page. Using the options that are given, like voltage options, memory frequency, and SATA, you can decide your settings.
You can also find the monitoring section where details about the temperature of the CPU can be found. Besides, the speed of the fan and the voltage are also monitored. Not to mention, the Q-Fan control helps in offering the adjustment for the attached fans.
It is surprising to see that over the years, the Asus BIOS has developed immensely. You can say that they are the most ergonomic UEFI’s. You can feel or notice some redundancy, but it is kept to a minimum in most of the time.
On the whole, TUF gaming motherboards are quite able and easy to modify. Using the alliance ecosystem, you can just about do what you want. Even beginners find the going easy as it is that easy.
Similarly, you have the Gigabyte X570 Aorus, where you can make use of the applications designed to enable you to obtain more from your CPU. The apps are tremendous, and we were pleasantly surprised to use them.
They were on par with the Asus motherboard. You can find out all the details that you want to, like voltages, temperatures, clock speeds, and fan control. It also comes with the OC Smart Boost for overclocking the CPU.
In the firmware, you are provided with the UEFI/BIOS coming with a few changes. You can begin the process with the accessible mode. This helps you to adjust certain things on your monitor, including the XMP profile, change the boot sequence, and access Smart Fan 5.
With the help of the advanced mode, you can perform a barrage of tasks. You have the system information section where you can find all the details that you want. In the boot section, you can control the options for the boot.
Finally, you can notice the save and exit portion. This is where you can change or save the changes that you have done to the BIOS section. All in all, the software and firmware of the boards were quite good.
The overclocking is an essential feature on any motherboard. Let us find out how the Asus am4 tuf and the Gigabyte x570 aorus performed in this segment. The board came with a result of 4.224 GHz with the use of 1.343V.
As the speed increased, we noticed the temperature significantly growing. When you wanted to push it more, then the voltage could cause a complete breakdown. Using the BIOS setting of 1.343V, the Windows load exceeded 1.328V.
The GSKill Trident Z Neo 4x8GB was effortlessly loaded, and if you wanted more, then the memory would hit a 1:2 ratio. We felt that this provided you with opulent performance and benefits for the price.
We suggest that your components are on the ASUS QVL. We might want to point out that the fan location was slightly poorly done. If you want to install the video card in the main PCIe slot, then the outlet can be blocked.
On the whole, the Asus motherboard did well and was able to reach its maximum potential. Perhaps, you can try the board on a top-end CPU, and you may expect better results from it. You may want to use better VRM for experiencing better performance and higher temperature.
Likewise, the overclocking of the Gigabyte x570 was sublime. We found that the board was able to push past Ryzen 7 3700X to 4.16 GHz at 1.32V. This is a fantastic result, and if you went past it, then it could stop.
The cooling technology infused in the motherboard did the trick here and was highly functional. Its memory was good, too, with the ability to load the G.Skill Trident Z Neo 4x8GB without a problem.
The memory divider was able to increase the performance without having to increase the speed. All in all, the board clocked exceptionally well and got the chip to the maximum capability.
Motherboards are generally priced close to $200-$300. In this price range, you can find some of the best motherboards in the market. However, the Asus and Gigabyte motherboards are priced quite nicely.
The Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus is priced under $200. We felt that the price quote was acceptable for this product. It comes with a wide range of specifications that can meet any user requirement.
The Gigabyte x570 aorus elite is priced less than $220. The price difference of $20 should not really make your decision challenging. Both are solid options for setting up on your CPU to generate sublime performance and a wonderful experience through them.
This is it. We have ended our comparison review on the Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus vs Gigabyte x570 aorus elite. The Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus was able to beat everything that we threw at it.
It was able to overclock with PBO and manually too. The board is more preferred than both because it can integrate the USB and Wi-Fi with it. This is a very potent motherboard. Performance with the same price and higher motherboards resulted in the same overclocking tests.
We felt the Asus offers you plenty of features compared to the Gigabyte S570—coming to the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite. It was an excellent competitor to the Asus AM4 TUF. The board is priced higher than the $200 price range and comes with fabulous specifications.
It offers you excellent performance and is also able to handle all that you throw at it. We might add, don’t let the low pricing fool you at all. It comes with 6 SATA ports, several USB ports, and dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots.
Sadly, the motherboard does not come with a USB Type-C port. When you want your chassis on the front panel, then you will need it. On the other hand, the Asus came with 8 SATA ports, 8-channel audio, and Wi-Fi.
Design and looks went to the Gigabyte board because of its intense ability to get things done. The agnostic approach may not wow you, but when you are looking for a cheap, powerful, and reliable motherboard under $200, this would be your best choice.
As far as the winner goes between the Asus am4 tuf gaming x570-plus vs Gigabyte x570 aorus elite, we choose the Asus am4 tuf. The Gigabyte X570 AORUS is a good option, too based on the benefits that we have listed throughout the post.
James Smith has always been intrigued by electronic products since his childhood. After his post graduation in electronics from a popular university, he decided to pursue a career in the electronics sector. But his calling for writing about these marvellous pieces of work got the better of him. That is how UBG was started. With a writing career spanning more than 12 years, James has worked on several hundred product reviews. During his free time, he like to spend time with his pet dog and relax in the swimming pool.