MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus Motherboard: Entry Level with Two PCIe 4.0 M.2by Gavin Bonshor on May 27, 2019 3:00 PM EST
Launched with six other models expected to be available at the launch of the X570 chipset, MSI has lifted the lid on its entry-level X570 motherboard, the MPG X570 Gaming Plus. It's equipped with two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, an actively cooled chipset heatsink, and two-full length PCIe 4.0 slots.
The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus looks to compete in the entry-level X570 segment and has some notable distinguishing factors. Firstly the aesthetic is based on a traditionally recognized red and black theme; this design extends from the heatsinks onto the PCB. The chipset heatsink cooling the X570 chip includes a cooling fan for optimal performance, while the power delivery heatsinks are separated from each other to provide cooling to the CPU VCore, and SoC elements.
Located in the top right-hand corner of the board are four DDR4 memory slots, with the CPU taking power from a pair of CPU power inputs consisting of an 8-pin, and 4-pin 12 V ATX connectors. Across the southern area of the board is two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots, with an additional three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. There are two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, with one of them featuring a Lightning Gen 4 M.2 heatsink. The rest of the storage capabilities of the MPG X570 Gaming Plus is six right-angled SATA ports.
We expect the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus to be one of the more wallet-friendly gaming themed motherboards at its launch, which we expect to be some time prior to the launch of AMD's Matisse Ryzen 3000 series processors.
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just4U - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkWth hell Gavin!?! You have the opportunity to show us their Godlike board (the first for the AM4) and you show the plus first? WHY?!! :(
Setting that aside.. the active cooling.. apparently most of the 570s will have it. Interesting.
fatweeb - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkGigabyte Aorus Xtreme doesn't have a fan. I hope there will be lower-end motherboards without one too, I still remember active chipset cooling on older platforms and the idea bothers me.
just4U - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkI've seen several newer model boards with active cooling.. it's better today then it once was with far quieter better quality fans. On some models you won't notice their there as they will be shielded. This one here is just a throwback though.. welcome to 2003!
Oxford Guy - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkNo hybrid VRM coolers, just Rainbow Brite LEDs, these days. Are hybrid coolers still for sale on the Intel side? They have been since 2012 or so. Maybe the LED and plastic shroud thing has been substituted for quality on that side of the fence by this time, too.
haukionkannel - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkGodlike; 700-1000$ Gaming 150-250$... most likely something that normal people will use.
halcyon - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkAny X570 MBs with TB3 using the latest intel chips? Gigabyte?
Gc - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkHeadline error? Headline implies one motherboard with two m.2 PCIe 4.0 slots.
But gallery specs show 2 motherboards each with one m.2 PCIe 4.0 slot.
DanNeely - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkThe gaming plus has 2 m.2 slots. One exposed below the second x16, the second above the 1st x16 hidden under a frag harder cover.
It's hard to tell from the marketing poster in the gallery, but I think it's setup the same way.
matrycy - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkthe PCIE x1 slots are v3 not 4. Second M.2 is v3 as well. All according to manual