The MSI Prestige X570 Creation Motherboard: 10G LAN, PCIe 4.0 M.2 Xpander, USB 3.1 Gen2 Kingby Gavin Bonshor on May 27, 2019 10:00 AM EST
MSI has prepared a total of seven models for the launch of AMD's X570 chipset, but in a new series of boards focused at content creators. The new MSI Prestige X570 Creation includes an Aquantia 10 GbE networking controller, is bundled with an M.2 Xpander, and includes an impressive twelve USB 3.1 Gen2 ports on the rear panel.
The MSI Prestige X570 Creation features similar aesthetics to, and takes certain elements from, the MSI X399 Creation, and implements them onto an E-ATX sized consumer desktop model. On the rear panel cover is an RGB enabled design, with the creation logo being the centerpiece. This covers the large power delivery heatsink which features an extended design from around the MOSFETs, down the four DDR4 memory slots, and into the chipset heatsink. The chipset heatsink keeping the X570 chip cool also includes a cooling fan making this an actively cooled heatsink.
Our very own Dr. Ian Cutress modeling the MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard at Computex 19
Across the southern part of the Prestige X570 Creation, is a PCB cover which gives the more a more premium look, but it also blends into the aesthetic of the chipset heatsink. On the board is three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots as well as four PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. This means that the X570 Creation supports both two-way AMD CrossFire, and two-way NVIDIA SLI multi-graphics card configurations. Exact details around the power delivery are unclear, but it looks like it could be in a 12+4 configuration. The board has two 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, and a single 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input.
With one of the most impressive rear panels for USB 3.1 Gen2 I've seen so far, the MSI Prestige X570 Creation has eleven USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, and a single USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port. There's also two USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 combo port, and dual LAN with one being controlled by the 10 GbE Aquantia AQC107, as well as what is expected to be an Intel 1 GbE networking chip.
The MSI Prestige X570 Creation is one of two models (Prestige X570 A Pro) targeting content creators and is likely to be released sometime before AMD launches the new 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 Matisse processors.
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Deses - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkOK, I am impressed. It's time for 10 Gigabit ethernet to come to the masses!
kobblestown - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkYeah, like this is a MB for the masses...
The Chill Blueberry - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkYo dawg, I heard you like USB ports..
shreduhsoreus - Monday, July 1, 2019 - linkYes. Yes I do. This board has 2 more than my X399 board that I'm using all but 3 of.
vailr - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkUnless I'm mistaken, "USB 3.1 Gen2" is not the same as Thunderbolt 3.0. For example: external storage that includes a Thunderbolt port, or a monitor with a Thunderbolt port. If Apple were to switch to AMD CPU's for their 2019 Mac Pro, they would require a Thunderbolt port. Have any new AMD motherboards at Computex 2019 been observed that include Thunderbolt ports?
Also: any details on the on-board audio chip included with some of these new AMD boards?
Kevin G - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkThey could simply include Intel's Thunderbolt 3 controller.
The bigger gotcha is that any CPU Apple would be looking at for the 2019 Mac Pro are likely Epyc based and don't have any integrated GPUs. Thunderbolt 3 per spec requires a DP 1.2 connection at least (newer controllers support DP 1.3/1.4). So for Thunderbolt 3 support, I'd expect some sort of internal cable to feed DP from a discrete GPU to the Thunderbolt 3 support or simply use a custom GPU card that includes the Thunderbolt 3 controllers on it directly. This issue also exists on the Intel side if Apple were to continue to use Xeons.
Ctullu - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkASRock is showing several X570 boards with Thunderbolt 3 on them.
shreduhsoreus - Monday, July 1, 2019 - linkNo lightning bolt, no TB3.
R7 - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkNow that is an impressive IO. 12 3.1 g2 ports. Yes please. And angled 24pin connector. Damn this board looks stacked. Wonder about the cost. The MSI Godlike is supossed to ost 700+ and Aorus Xtreme around 600.
Slash3 - Monday, May 27, 2019 - linkUnder their demo configuration, I like how they have memory listed as "8GB x 8" with a four slot motherboard!
Optimism at its finest.