If you are a gaming junkie you need to find something that’s fast as well as solid. Being fast helps you with the performance and you can get the complete experience of playing you game and solid motherboard gets you working for good years and it will get you complete value of money. Here is the bit by bit analysis of this MSI X570 gaming motherboard
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Central Processing Unit
A combination of an optimized circuit layout and MSI’s Core Boost CPU power delivery system ensures performance and stability for high-end processors. Additional features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, a digital power design, and double power connectors.
MD X570 Chipset
The AMD X570 chipset is designed around 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 3000-series processors. Along with multiple improvements, its most noteworthy one is the addition of PCIe 4.0. PCIe 4.0 has roughly double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, which is beneficial for graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.
The MPG X570 GAMING PLUS utilizes heavy duty heat sinks on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery and on the chipset to ensure the system stays operational under intense workloads. It’s also equipped with multiple DC/PWM fan headers for users to connect additional cooling solutions.
Users can set their cooling preference (Boost/Balance/Silence) as needed within the Dragon Centre software or its UEFI BIOS. Moreover, MSI’s M.2 SHIELD FROZR heat sink helps to prevent SSD throttling.
Lightning Gen 4 PCIe
Aside from the increased transfer speeds with PCIe 4.0, MSI’s Lightning Gen 4 PCIe slots are reinforced with steel and built with a server-grade PCB for additional durability. Please note that PCIe 4.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0.
MSI motherboards feature an optimized memory circuit layout and extensive compatibility testing with major memory manufacturers. Users can also easily overclock their RAM with A-XMP profiles within BIOS.
With the addition of PCIe 4.0, M.2 storage solutions can operate at up to 64 Gb/s with an appropriate card. This motherboard is equipped with two M.2 slots and six SATA III ports for traditional hard drives. Additional features include:
AMD StoreMI – Combines SSD and HDD storage into a hybrid drive to improve read/write speeds with larger capacity
Storage Boost – Automatically checks and optimizes SSDs to keep them performing at their best
M.2 Genie – Easily set up your M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 with less steps
USB 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
The MPG X570 GAMING PLUS is built with multiple hardware and software enhancements to improve sound quality including:
Realtek ALC1220 Audio Processor – Supports DSD Super Audio CD 120 dB SNR/32-bit playback and recording
Golden Audio Jack & S/PDIF – Ensures a better connection from devices
Isolated Audio Design & Separated Audio Layers – Audio components and circuits on separate PCB layers are located on a reserved spot on the motherboard and electronically isolated to preserve audio integrity
Nahamic 3 – Enhances audio playback and provides users with multiple audio adjustments including virtual 7.1-channel surround sound
VoiceBoost – Lowers game audio when users are speaking for improved clarity
De-Pop Protection – Prevents loud popping noises when devices are plugged/unplugged or when the system is turned on/off
Dedicated Headphone Amplifier – Automatically detects impedance up to 600 Ohms for studio-grade sound quality
MSI Mystic Light
MSI Mystic Light includes multiple colour options and a variety of lighting effects for users to customize their build. The motherboard also has multiple RGB headers for additional lighting components and LED strips. Users can also sync their compatible RGB components and peripherals for a unified theme.
Pre-Installed I/O Shielding
The pre-installed I/O shielding is designed to make installing the motherboard a bit easier. It’s also built to protect the I/O ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage.
User Friendly Enhancements
XL Clip – A larger PCIe clip for easy installation and removal of PCIe devices.
EZ Debug LED – Onboard LEDs for key components signifying the source of the problem
Flash BIOS Button
Flash the BIOS with only a connected power supply by following a few steps. CPU and memory are not required.
MSI’s Dragon Centre is a suite of software utilities for system monitoring, overclocking, and much more. It includes things like Gaming Mode, Game Boost, User Scenario, Hardware Monitor, OC Setting, Total Fan Control, and Mystic Light.
|Processor||Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4|
|Chipset||AMD® X570 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB|
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors support DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 Mhz by JEDEC, and 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400 Mhz by A-XMP OC MODE
nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors, 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors support DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 Mhz by JEDEC, and 2667 /2800 / 2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 Mhz by A-XMP OC MODE
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
Supports un-buffered memory
Please refer msi official website for more information on compatible memory.
|Expansion slots||1x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)|
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ support PCIe 3.0×16 mode
Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics support PCIe 3.0 x8 mode
1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3, supports x4 mode)
3x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
PCI_E2 will be unavailable when installing the PCIe card in PCI_E4 slot.
The speeds may vary for different devices
|On board Graphics||1x HDMI 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 @24Hz|
Only support when using Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
|Multi-GPU||Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology|
|Storage||AMD® X570 Chipset|
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 slot(from AMD® Processor)- Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™)- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics)- Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_2 slot (from AMD® X570 Chipset)- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s- Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
|Raid||Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10|
|USB||AMD® X570 Chipset|
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectors)
6x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™) or USB 3.2 Gen1 (2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics) ports (1x Type-A & 1x Type-C) on the back panel
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec|
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports Optical S/PDIF output
|LAN||1x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN Controller|
|Internal connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump connector
4x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x TPM module connector
1x Serial port connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
2x 4-pin RGB LED connectors
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
4x EZ Debug LEDs
|Back panel ports||Keyboard / Mouse|
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Flash BIOS Button
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A C
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Optical S/PDIF out
|Dimensions||12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.3 cm)|
ATX Form Factor
|Mounting||9 mounting holes|
|Operating system||Support for Windows® 10 64-bit|
Support for Windows® 7 64-bit
* To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD pinnacle ridge & summit ridge CPU
In our conclusion, we noted that the MPG X570 Gaming Plus could be a bargain buy for those who simply wanted to pair a PCIe 4.0 SSD with a Ryzen 5 or 7 CPU.Even a small decrease in temperature would be enough to bump a board away from the margins that the 3900X-equipped MPG X570 Gaming Plus hit with our tested cranked down to 40% fans.
it’s nice to know that the thermal performance is great . MSI has acknowledged that the VRMs on the X570 Gaming Plus can run hot under some operating conditions if the board is paired with a 3900X (or beyond) and put under heavy load.
In short, it’s certain that the MPG X570 can run hot depending on the CPU, settings, cooling system and workload that exceed our original test conditions. Hope the review is helpful for users.