X470: The best ITX motherboard
Just like the X370 chipset, X470 gives you the most features and the most luxuriously equipped work from motherboard manufacturers. With the exception of XFR2 and Precision Boost 2, there are very few differences compared to X370. With these two features, the installed Ryzen processor can be automatically overclocked further and achieve higher boost speeds. But anyone who performs a BIOS update on an X370 (or B350) is also ready in terms of compatibility for the second generation of Ryzen. Another new feature of X470 is StoreMI, a software package purchased by AMD for SSD caching.
If we look at the tested X470 ITX motherboards, there's a battle between the Asus RoG Strix X470-I Gaming and the ASRock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac. If we look at the tested X470 ITX motherboards, there's a battle between the Asus RoG Strix X470-I Gaming and the ASRock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac. Both boards have their own strengths, including a second M.2 slot, an M.2 cooler, better overclocking features and built-in lighting for the Asus. The ITX board from ASRock has superior WiFi, bluetooth 5.0, S/PDIF, HDMI and DisplayPort. Both boards also share a lot of positive points: good onboard audio, sufficient USB ports, an addressable RGB header and solid network cards. We therefore choose both motherboards as both options.