Made For Creators, ASRock X570 Creator With DDR4-4600, Two TB3, 10GbEby Gavin Bonshor on June 5, 2019 8:00 AM EST
During Computex 2019, ASRock announced its range of X570 chipset motherboards for launch on 7/7 alongside the Ryzen 3000 series of processors. The ASRock X570 Creator is focused towards content creators with a range of high-end features including 10 G LAN, support for DDR4-4600, and dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports.
The ASRock X570 Creator is geared towards content creators with a similar feature set to the flagship ASRock X570 Aqua, but without the focus on high-end aesthetics, and water cooling. The X570 Creator has a simplistic and elegant theme with silver heatsinks, with black contrast. Its X570 heatsink is actively cooled, and incorporates an M.2 heatsink, with a standalone heatsink for the top slot; the top M.2 slot supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA, while the bottom slot is geared for just PCIe 4.0 x4 drives. For SATA there are a total of eight ports. On the PCIe front, there are three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which run at x16/x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4, as well as three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots.
With the ASRock X570 Creator being one of its more higher-end models, it has two rear panel Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports. with an Aquantia AQC107 10 G LAN port, an Intel Gigabit port, Intel's AX200 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 interface, and six rear-panel USB 3.1 G1 Type-A. It also has two DisplayPorts with an input, and output, as well as one HDMI, a 14-phase power delivery; impressively all of this is on an ATX sized PCB. With memory, the ASRock X570 Creator has four slots with support for up to DDR4-4666.
The feature set of the ASRock X570 Creator is similar to its other premium X570 models, but the main difference is primarily in the aesthetic. A cleaner, more professional look, without as much flash and pizazz. ASRock's X570 Creator will be available on 7/7, but the official pricing has still yet to be confirmed.
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DanNeely - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkOn the plus side, this is one of the few new boards whose aesthetics are tasteful enough not to make me want to throw up. On the minus side, with 2xTB3 and 1x10GBe controllers it's also going to be one of the most expensive boards I expect.
Dragonstongue - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkyeppers, 10Gb ethernet on board vs "standard" 10/100/1000 connector and T anything costs extra due to licensing etc.
nice looking board, for me the other thing I look for is audio ALC1220 is that "new norm" for me at least if they even bother including onboard audio.
I like AMD effectively forced everyone to have proper heatsink(s) etc for the m.2 slots which also means at some point everyone will put to bed the heatshield which tended to hurt more than help, active all the way ^.^
DanNeely - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkOutside of serverland I can't remember the last time I saw a board that didn't have some sort of onboard audio, even if it was a crappy ALC8xx solution with only 3 analog jacks.
shabby - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkThe good news is asrock is usually one of the least expensive boards, so if asus copies these features it'll probably cost $100 more.
cb88 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link10G Base-T is a complete waste of money... they should have put an SFP+ socket in there and called it a day.
James5mith - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkAny idea what chip is driving the Thunderbolt ports? Alpine Ridge or Titan Ridge?
mdriftmeyer - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkIf the board has DP 1.4 then it's Titan Ridge.
jardows2 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link"More higher-end models"
Should be "more high-end models"
More seriously and to the product, I like the fact that there are usable features on this board to make it premium, rather than simply flash and lights.
What application does the TB ports serve in this system? What are the external peripherals that would benefit from this?
sor - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkI think the TB3 and the “creator” motif indicate perhaps they expect people to want to attach thunderbolt storage arrays. Probably also the target of the 10gbit.
I would have dropped “more”... “one of its higher-end models”.
Dug - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - linkReally fast external raid arrays. (22Gbps)