ASRock X570 Creator

Testing

The following system was used to test the motherboard:
– CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 4.3GHz
– RAM: Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
– GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition
– HDD: WD 1TB Blue
– SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
– OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (After May Update)

 

The processor was used with the stock frequency of 3.8 GHz and the factory turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz.

Software used for testing the motherboard:

– 3D Mark – FireStrike, Icestorm
– CineBench r11.5
– SuperPi mod 1.5
– Metro Exodus
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– Grand Theft Auto V
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

3D Mark

Overall Score

 

Fire Strike

 

CineBench r15

 

SuperPi mod 1.5

 

Grand Theft Auto V

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

Metro Exodus

 

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

 

Final thoughts

The ASRock X570 Creator is available for 500 US dollars or 499 EUR on average at all major online retailers. The main purpose of this motherboard and the Creator series is to deliver the best performance possible while having little to no “gaming” features present.
The VRM system is overbuilt and uses high end components for both the CPU and memory. The motherboard will handle any CPU at any frequency and voltage with ease. The VRM components are so efficient, that the cooling they require is minimal.

The X570 Creator has two Hyper M.2 Sockets for high speed SSDs, both sockets are covered by metallic heatsinks with thermal pads pre-applied.
One of the features found on this motherboard is an integrated 10 Gigabit AQUANTIA AQC107 network controller. A controller that is also passively cooled by a metallic heatsink. If bought separately, the AQUANTIA AQC107 is available for a price of 80 to 100 US dollars.

There are no RGB LEDs to be found on the motherboard, instead ASRock included three RGB headers to control other RGB products. This makes the X570 Creator one of the few motherboards that actually has no RGB integration, and thus, will be suited for professional work and creators.

In conclusion, the ASRock X570 Creator is a high-end motherboard that offers all the features required for both gaming and professional work. The performance is very good in both gaming, rendering and synthetic benchmarks.

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