Colorful Unveils CVN X570M Gaming Pro Micro-ATX Motherboardby Gavin Bonshor on November 22, 2019 12:00 PM EST
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With all the attention turned to AMD and its platforms for the impending Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processor launch, Colorful has announced its latest micro-ATX motherboard for the X570 chipset, the Colorful CVN X570M motherboard. Building on its CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14 ATX model, it uses a similar feature set, but with a smaller footprint with its micro-ATX frame. Its design revolves around the CVN class of aircraft carriers, looking to fly gamers into the battle that use AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors.
While Colorful hasn't officially launched a detailed list of specifications, we do know that the CVN X570M Gaming Pro has two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which are likely to run at x16 and x16+x4 or x16+x8, with two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots. The X570 chipset heatsink includes active cooling, while the power delivery is cooled by a pair of two-tone silver heatsinks, with one doubling up as the board's rear panel cover. Providing power to the CPU is a single 8-pin 12 V ATX power input, while a standard 24-pin ATX 12 V ATX input delivers power to the rest of the board. The Colorful CVN X570M Gaming Pro has six SATA ports which support RAID 0, 1, and 10 arrays, while the board also includes four memory slots with support for DDR4 memory.
On the rear panel is one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. While it's hard to determine the full USB specifications, this is likely the configuration on the Colorful CVN X570M Gaming Pro. Taking care of the six 3.5 mm audio jack is a Realtek audio codec, likely ALC892 judging by the lack of an S/PDIF optical output, while an HDMI and DisplayPort pair of video outputs allow this model to be used with compatible Ryzen APUs. Also featured is a single PS/2 combo port, while the single Ethernet port is powered by a Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit controller.
At the moment, there is no information about the price or availability for the Colorful CVN X570M Gaming Pro, but it is expected to sit towards the bottom of the X570 product stack in terms of pricing. It's unique in its militaristic CVN aircraft design, but if availability is similar to the Colorful CVN X570 Gaming Pro V14, it might not filter into retail channels in the US and EU as quickly as anticipated, if at all.
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Dragonstongue - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkIMO looks sweet, however they should have used any other name than Gaming Pro, as likely MSI among others will not like this very much.
maybe along lines of X570M CVN (seeing as designed around concept of aircraft carrier)
would give them a unique name/branding going forward ^.^
PeachNCream - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link"Its design revolves around the CVN class of aircraft carriers, looking to fly gamers into the battle that use AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors."
I hope that's a direct quote from the press kit. It's one of the more absurd things I've read today.
Operandi - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkDumbest thing I've read today for sure, it's a motherboard for F's sake, not air craft carrier...., WTF. These motherboard and graphics card manufactures really need to reign in their marketing departments, this trend has been annoying for more than awhile now.
Design has a place but pointless cosmetic embellishments and aggressive product names are just dumb and it shows on products like this. Take in for example a Mclaren P1, it looks sick af because while designed with aesthetics in mind everything on it is functional.
On the plus side I appreciate the idea of higher-end mATX board... so there's that I guess.
nathanddrews - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkDumb or not, I like the wide variety of aesthetic options for people.
Operandi - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkYeah, aesthetic options are great and I think this is a actually a pretty good looking board. Likening a motheboard to a aircraft carrier however is just dumb and to the extent that personal preference can be taken out of equation is bad design.
PeachNCream - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkIt isn't design aesthetic that I think is amusingly bad, just silly word choice in an attempt to land sales. Like Operandi, I think the visuals are reasonable.
Death666Angel - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkLooks good, better than the Biostar mATX X570 motherboard at least. If those VRMs are decent, it will be a nice alternative to AsRock, if it makes it to the EU. I could find one Coloful motherboard locally (B250 for mining). :)
FreihEitner - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkMy 1st question is, who the hell is Colorful? Never heard of them. Rather hard to do an internet search for a company named Colorful without getting lots and lots of unrelated stuff.
My 1st interest is at last having a 2nd choice for an mATX X570 motherboard! If it's just marginally better than Asrock's model, I might be interested.
My 1st fear is, will this company provide timely BIOS updates?
My 2nd fear is that being so heavily based around presumed aesthetics, this thing is probably littered with RGBs. I can't speak for everyone, but I don't spend hours every day gazing longingly into my computer case. Aesthetics be damned. I would honestly be happy with a 90s green PCB with no LEDs (except for maybe a POST code).
wr3zzz - Friday, November 22, 2019 - linkIt's arguably the best among the new Chinese card/board makers whose products until recently were only sold in China. The price-quality is now probably comparable to Biostar or maybe still a notch below and was known for gaudy aesthetics for its target demo.
meacupla - Sunday, November 24, 2019 - linkColorful has been around the ATI days.
They normally sell GPUs.