Wednesday, November 10th 2021

EVGA Announces X570 FTW WiFi Motherboard

EVGA today rolled out the X570 FTW WiFi, its second AMD Socket AM4 motherboard. While the X570 DARK is aimed at professional overclockers looking to squeeze the most out of Ryzen 5000 series processors, the X570 FTW is aimed at a slightly broader audience—enthusiasts. The board comes with four DDR4 DIMM slots to illustrate this, compared to two slots (1 DIMM per channel) on the X570 DARK. The board pulls power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, and 8+4 pin EPS. It features a 15-phase CPU VRM that's cooled by aluminium fin-stack heatsinks. The Socket AM4 processor is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, two PCI-Express 4.0 x16 (x8/x8 with both populated), and an M.2 NVMe slot with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring.

Besides this CPU-attached M.2 NVMe Gen 4 slot, two additional Gen 4 slots are put out by the X570 chipset, cooled by a large aluminium monoblock heatsink. The X570 chipset itself is cooled fanless, which means it's likely the X570S variant. Eight SATA 6 Gbps ports make for the rest of the storage connectivity. USB connectivity includes three 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 ports at the rear panel, two 5 Gbps Gen1 ports, and two additional Gen1 ports through internal headers. The onboard audio solution uses a Realtek ALC1220 CODEC with SV3H615 headphones amp. Networking connectivity includes Intel-sourced WiFi 6 and 1 GbE. Available to EVGA Elite members, the EVGA X570 FTW WiFi is priced at USD $499, about $200 cheaper than the X570 DARK.
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30 Comments on EVGA Announces X570 FTW WiFi Motherboard

#2
ixi
Yup and I wonder why should anyone waste their money for this. Sadly people still gonna buy by thinking I'll get +100fps from just my mobo, oh dear lord in what times do we live in :D.
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#3
NuCore
@Chomiq
Check prices of Z690 motherboard and after call your lord ;)
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#4
tabascosauz
NuCore@Chomiq
Check prices of Z690 motherboard and after call your lord ;)
Except this isn't Z690......

There are plenty of good AM4 ATX contenders for CPU or RAM OC that don't cost $499. Dark is unique so whatever (but even then, hard to manage these days with the Unify-X and Unify-X Max existing). This one's just milking it.

No Wifi 6E, and the Gen2 connectivity on the back is just sad for a high end X570. Otherwise standard I/O, VRM is strong but isn't better than the competition, and they're not the only one with good heatsinks.
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#5
lynx29
ixiYup and I wonder why should anyone waste their money for this. Sadly people still gonna buy by thinking I'll get +100fps from just my mobo, oh dear lord in what times do we live in :D.
its not so much that, its more that there are a lot of people that are lower middle class, and a lot of people that are upper middle class so 500 is nothing to the latter. there is no more middle middle class. that's why we can't understand each other anymore.
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#6
WonkoTheSaneUK
So, EVGA waited for the end of AM4 to launch their second motherboard with that socket? :kookoo:
Remember, there is only one CPU release left (Zen3+3Dcache in Q1 2022) before the switch to AM5.
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#7
aktpu
tabascosauzExcept this isn't Z690......

There are plenty of good AM4 ATX contenders for CPU or RAM OC that don't cost $499. Dark is unique so whatever (but even then, hard to manage these days with the Unify-X and Unify-X Max existing). This one's just milking it.

No Wifi 6E, and the Gen2 connectivity on the back is just sad for a high end X570. Otherwise standard I/O, VRM is strong but isn't better than the competition, and they're not the only one with good heatsinks.
The article says that this is aimed to the overclocking crowd, I doubt that they care about features you are talking about

My bad, apparently I can't read

For desktop usage, I'd buy Proart x570 for similar money
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#8
tabascosauz
aktpuThe article says that this is aimed to the overclocking crowd, I doubt that they care about features you are talking about

For desktop usage, I'd buy Proart x570 for similar money
The Dark is. Where does it say that about the FTW? That's never been true of the FTW on any platform.
While the X570 DARK is aimed at professional overclockers looking to squeeze the most out of Ryzen 5000 series processors, the X570 FTW is aimed at a slightly broader audience—enthusiasts.
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#9
Chomiq
NuCore@Chomiq
Check prices of Z690 motherboard and after call your lord ;)
What Z690 has to do with X570 board? If your point is "Well duh, it's still cheaper than Z690" then show me an X570 board that supports PCI-E gen 5 and DDR5 and then we can compare things.
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#10
Metroid
Chomiq$499, dear lord.
and to add, too late to the party.
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#11
Xex360
Why is it so stupidly priced, especially coming from someone with little experience making AMD motherboards.
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#14
Mysteoa
Xex360Why is it so stupidly priced, especially coming from someone with little experience making AMD motherboards.
It's mainly for OC or for people with money.
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#15
Valantar
Wow, that pricing is bonkers. Nothing compared to the Z690 crowd, but still. $500 for a motherboard makes no sense.

What I would like to see: someone get this, and mod the VRM heatsinks to fit on a CPU instead. Add a couple of 40mm Noctua fans, and see how much power they can handle. Those look like they have more surface area than most low profile CPU coolers.
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#16
maxfly
Way to late to the show EVGA.
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#17
Ferrum Master
ValantarWow, that pricing is bonkers. Nothing compared to the Z690 crowd, but still. $500 for a motherboard makes no sense.

What I would like to see: someone get this, and mod the VRM heatsinks to fit on a CPU instead. Add a couple of 40mm Noctua fans, and see how much power they can handle. Those look like they have more surface area than most low profile CPU coolers.
From the pics, they look like doesn't have a heatpipe, so they ain't that stellar in design... unlike they were in the past...
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#18
Tigger
I'm the only one
Wouldn't be so bad if you could buy it and use it for a few cpu generations, but with am5 coming soon, no. Ok for a new balls out Am4 build i suppose.

I wish they would start using parallel 24 pin atx sockets on high end boards though.
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#19
Ravenas
Sold out on EVGA's website.
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#20
Valantar
Ferrum MasterFrom the pics, they look like doesn't have a heatpipe, so they ain't that stellar in design... unlike they were in the past...
A fin stack like that without a heatpipe would be next to useless, as there'd be no thermal transfer between the fins. I guess they could just have a solid aluminium base instead, but at that point with a custom aluminium extrusion you might as well go with heatpipes instead, as the cost is likely to be the same. Still, there's no guarantee against stupidity, so I guess we'll have to wait for reviews and see.
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#21
TechLurker
On one hand, releasing your best boards this late in the AM4 ecosystem guarantees one could save up to buy the best/fanciest mobo of the generation and not worry about compatibility issues or lack of vendor support (like those with X370 mobos had to deal with to run the most recent Ryzens). It also allows for a user-paced ramp up; they might buy a better board first then update the CPU later, or vice versa depending on compatibility.

On the other, most Ryzen users are already settled in, and have either bought into other expensive boards like the Aorus Extreme, Taichi (or Aqua), or Crosshair Extreme, so there isn't much of a market left for this mobo to partake in.

That being said, the CPU wars are far from over, and we're supposedly going to see a final batch of AM4 Ryzens with the extra cache arriving around the holiday season (also a good time to release a new product), and the FTW board is a nice, mostly black board for those who want such an aesthetic. If the FTW BIOS is similar/same as the DARK, then it's going to have some major, user-friendly, tunability out of the box compared to the cludgier BIOS options from Asus or Gigabyte.
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
WonkoTheSaneUKSo, EVGA waited for the end of AM4 to launch their second motherboard with that socket? :kookoo:
Remember, there is only one CPU release left (Zen3+3Dcache in Q1 2022) before the switch to AM5.
I don't think it's the end. I expect 5650 XT, 5850 XT, 5920 XT, and 5970 XT based on Zen3+ (3DV cache) chiplets in January (my ass is the source).

AMD claimed up to 15% gaming perf boost. Couple that with 300-500 MHz speed bumps, 125W TDP, and you have AMD's first response to ADL.
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#23
Valantar
btarunrI don't think it's the end. I expect 5650 XT, 5850 XT, 5920 XT, and 5970 XT based on Zen3+ (3DV cache) chiplets in January (my ass is the source).

AMD claimed up to 15% gaming perf boost. Couple that with 300-500 MHz speed bumps, 125W TDP, and you have AMD's first response to ADL.
Actually they claimed 15% average, up to 25% in their examples (though also as low as 4% for LoL).

Also, you have a donkey with insider information on future chip launches? Damn, that must be some animal.:cool:
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#24
Mysteoa
btarunrI don't think it's the end. I expect 5650 XT, 5850 XT, 5920 XT, and 5970 XT based on Zen3+ (3DV cache) chiplets in January (my ass is the source).

AMD claimed up to 15% gaming perf boost. Couple that with 300-500 MHz speed bumps, 125W TDP, and you have AMD's first response to ADL.
How do you know it is Zen3+? I don't see a need for them to trow resources in an updated core that will just be used for desktop. They have already build the necessary foundation in zen3 chiplets for the 3d cache.
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#25
Ravenas
MysteoaHow do you know it is Zen3+? I don't see a need for them to trow resources in an updated core that will just be used for desktop. They have already build the necessary foundation in zen3 chiplets for the 3d cache.
Your statement discards supply chain constraints. That's why I agree with OP.
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