ASUS TUF X470-Plus Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS TUF X470-Plus Review


The X470 chipset is very much the premium of the AMD offerings and even a cursory glance at the model names that we've seen the main players produce emphasises how high end it is; We've seen Crosshair and Strix from ASUS, Aorus Gaming 7 from Gigabyte and M7 from MSI. Some heavy hitting options.

ASUS TUF range has been around a while now since we first saw it on the P67 platform where it wowed us with the combination of high quality components for longevity and the TUF Armor that cleverly hid all the uninteresting parts of the motherboard to give a smooth, hewn from a single piece, look to it.

Now ASUS have launched their TUF branded X470 motherboard, the rather obviously named TUF X470-Plus, supporting Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, DDR4 3200MHz, 32Gbps M.2, and native USB 3.1 Gen 2. All the major technologies are in place, so it only remains for us to grab our 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 CPU and see how it stacks up against the competition.

Technical Specifications

There are all the elements you would expect to find on an X470 motherboard included with the TUF, but it definitely looks a step below the feature rich offerings from the ROG arm of the ASUS brand. Without the TUF Armor or any significant on-board lighting the PCB looks somewhat plain, whilst the IO section has more gaps than a toddlers teeth. But let's take a proper look at it in the flesh rather than draw any aesthetic conclusions from the specifications overview.

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Most Recent Comments

11-07-2018, 15:37:27

... It always annoys me when motherboards ship without full voltage control. I don't like using voltage offsets, they differ far too much from board to board and don't offer the kind of control that I would expect when overclocking. I would have expected more from an X470 motherboard.Quote

11-07-2018, 16:34:07

Damn, Asus appears to be slipping. I'm still not happy with my CH6 Hero, and this looks even worse. Eeek!Quote

12-07-2018, 09:26:10

Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
Damn, Asus appears to be slipping. I'm still not happy with my CH6 Hero, and this looks even worse. Eeek!

why not? i have two of them and they run flawless 24/7.Quote

12-07-2018, 11:44:10

Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
why not? i have two of them and they run flawless 24/7.
Lucky you. I can't even shut off the damn motherboard LEDs without cutting power to the system (and yes the option IS set in the bios). I've also had to revert to stock due to stability issues. Not impressed.Quote

06-02-2019, 15:08:14

I get so tired of reading reviews where they want to compare hardware to the flagship hardware when most folk are not going to notice a difference between any of these MB's with the same hardware build, and Clearly the only ones slipping here is this reviewer not Asus. I personally have this MB in my current build with a liquid-cooled Ryzen 2600x and you can most certainly overclock this board in the bios... you can also save OC profiles etc. The reason I went with the ASUS TUF X470-PLUS GAMING is more for the "TUF" Over-built Protection. I live is an area that is hot and humid in the summer or cold and electrostatic-dry in the winter. Plus everyone knows that Precision Boost is the way to go with a Ryzen CPU anyway. And if you want to OC a Ryzen on-the-fly... just use Ryzen Master software.Quote

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