The ULTIMATE AMD X670E Motherboard Roundup Review
Peter Donnell / 1 month ago
If you’ve been watching/reading our content for quite some time, you’ll know that we don’t tend to do huge amounts of content on motherboards, but instead, like to focus more on doing the ultimate roundup of motherboards, which generally takes a very long time and leaves us at the mercy of motherboard vendors sending us as many motherboards as possible to make it the most comprehensive motherboard roundup on the planet.
So since the launch of X670 from AMD and even Z790 from Intel, we had a lot of internal discussions about motherboard testing, along with getting feedback from all of you about how we conduct things, and the general consensus was that we completely ditch productivity and gaming benchmarking and focussed more on the things that matter, which comes down to features, pricing and VRM testing.
For the most part, if you’re comparing motherboards and using the same CPU, GPU and memory, you’ll find, unless something is seriously wrong, likely down to the BIOS or just being a completely sub-par product, that all boards on the same chipset should perform within the same range of each other, which really, for the average consumer, shows absolutely nothing. A motherboard is never going to give you extra performance per se, though if the likes of the VRM temperatures are under control, it can certainly make a difference with levels of boost on your CPU, along with providing clean stable power, not only for stock performance but for overclocking as well. So if you were hoping to see a bunch of pointless charts, sadly you won’t see them here, because they really are completely, 100% redundant.
Now, while we did reach out to all of the main brands on the market, ASRock never replied, so you won’t see anything here for them, but I’d like to think that we have the most popular boards that sport the X670E chipset from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. In total, we have 7 boards, and we’ll touch on the design and features of each of them, before jumping into the all-important VRM testing.
In terms of the motherboards, because they are X670E and not just the bog standard X670 chipset, they are all on the higher end of the scale in terms of features, who they’re aimed at and of course, the all-important price and we’ll go through them in price order, as some of the models are very similar from rival competitors, so that should give you an insight as to what’s the best one to choose specifically for your needs.