The X570 PG Velocita is a nice addition to ASRock’s line of X570 motherboards. Obviously being part of the Phantom Gaming line the two main features that stick out are the Ethernet and WiFi, both of which are powered by Killer controllers. You have the Killer Etherent E3100 giving you 2.5G LAN and you have the Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 giving you 802.11ax or WiFi 6 speeds. With Killer DoubleShot Pro you have the ability to use both the wireless and Ethernet interfaces at once and it will automatically utilize the fastest network connection for high priority traffic.
This board has also been outfitted with new Power Stages as part of its 14 phase power design. So whether you are installing a 3000 or 5000 series Ryzen processor you are covered. We were able to overclock our Ryzen 9 3900X to 4.2 GHz across all 12 cores no problem. If it wasn’t for our cooling solution we would have been able to go even higher.
Another thing that was nice to see on this board were the power, reset, and clear CMOS buttons on the board itself as well as the POST code display. For us running the board on a test bench it just makes things so much easier, but for anyone the POST code display is extremely helpful if you are having issues getting your system to boot.
The board itself looks great and keep to that “Phantom Gaming” design with black, silver, and red. While there is some RGB on the board it is not overdone like we’ve seen on other boards.
ASRock’s BIOS and software remains pretty much the same from what we’ve seen for the past couple of years. On the BIOS side of things I would have really liked to have seen an “easy mode”. I am not sure why they include one on their Intel boards, but not on their AMD boards. ASRock’s motherboard companion software will get the job done, but like most motherboard software seems dated at this point.
Right now the X570 PG Velocita is selling online for $264.99, which we feel is a very good price for what you are getting. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ASRock X570 PG Velocita Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– Sleek design
– Killer WiFi & Ethernet
– Power, Reset, and Clear CMOS buttons on the board
– Improved power stages
– Great overall performance
– No “easy mode” in the BIOS
– Chipset fan sounds like a jet engine when you first power your system on