Two PCIe 4.0 slots in x16 format are available for graphics cards, which are directly connected to the Ryzen 3000 processor via a total of 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Another PCIe x16 slot is connected to the chipset... Show more Two PCIe 4.0 slots in x16 format are available for graphics cards, which are directly connected to the Ryzen 3000 processor via a total of 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Another PCIe x16 slot is connected to the chipset via 4 lanes. Furthermore, this X570 mainboard offers functions such as WLAN 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a 5 Gigabit LAN port (Aquantia AQC111C), a Gigabit LAN port (Intel I211AT), on-board sound (SupremeFX), enhanced PCIe slots as well as numerous internal headers and OC features. GameFirst V is a ROG-exclusive tool for setting up a ROG network ecosystem with a ROG router. Choose the best WLAN channel for maximum stability and minimal interference, optimize network traffic and your connection for instant online gaming, combine your gateways, and keep an eye on bandwidth-hungry apps - all through an intuitive user interface that allows easy real-time customizations. The X570 chipset supports AMD Ryzen 3000 processors and their complete feature set, most notably the PCI Express standard in version 4.0. PCIe 4.0 is downward compatible and can be used with all expansion cards of previous generations. Compared to PCIe 3.0, the data transfer rate per PCIe-4.0 lane is twice as high, so that a NVMe-SSD connected via four PCIe-4.0 lanes can achieve a theoretical speed of up to 7.8 GB/s. Mainboards with the X570 chipset are also suitable for all other AMD CPU series for the AM4 socket. Thanks to high-quality SupremeFX audio technology, this motherboard offers you an exceptional sound quality. With high gain and low distortion, SupremeFX audio offers a combination that is ideal for gaming applications. So you save a separate sound card and still enjoy the best sound on your headphones or speakers. The motherboard has two M.2 interfaces for fast M.2 SSDs. This interface is particularly recommended for the drive where the operating system or frequently used applications are located, and accelerates the entire PC or productivity applications. To protect the PCIe slots, Asus has implemented the Safeslot. It protects the PCIe slots from stress and bending by connecting them to a reinforcing metal using the molding method and then firmly anchoring them to the board with additional solder joints. With Aura, Asus has developed an intuitive lighting system that lets you illuminate your components individually in different colours. The synchronization between Asus mainboards, graphics cards and peripheral devices is activated and controlled by mainboards with Aura support.