Just ahead of the Computex 2019 official announcement, tech giant MSI has unveiled its next-gen MEG X570 ACE and X570 Gaming Plus motherboards, powered with Zero Frozr technology and propeller blade fan design—all prepped up for the upcoming AMD Zen Ryzen 3000 ‘epyc’ CPUs. While we’ve had some information on the Gaming Plus motherboards through VideoCardz leaks, this is the first time the company has officially previewd its inventions prior to the computer expo.
Meanwhile, here’s everything that we could catch hold of.
A Comparative Analysis Of MSI X570 ACE, Gaming Pro Carbon & X570 Gaming Plus
|Specs||X570 ACE||X570 Gaming Pro Carbon||X570 Gaming Plus|
|Design||14+2 VRM powered by dual 8-pin connectors||12-phase VRP, good overclocking results, AM4 socket powered by 8+4 pin connectors||Dragon theme & carbon texture,|
6 or 8 phase VRM supply, 8+4 pin connectors
|Slots||4 DDR4 DIMM slots on the board shielded by metal base. 3 4.0×16 PCIe slots, 3 M.2 slot protected by thermal heatsink solution||MSI DDR4 Boost & Core Boost technology|
4 DDR4 DIMM slots
|Four DDR4 DIMM slots|
|Heating Solution||Vents covering propeller blade fan. MSI Zero Frozr technology controls fan; heat pipe connects the PCH heatsink to top VRM heatsinks||Shielded by metal brace and heatsinks;|
metal fin heatsinks along the CPU VRMs,
|Active fan cooling on the PCH heatsink|
Standard aluminum heatsinks
|Memory||64 GB||64 GB memory||No data available|
|Speed||4000 MHz OC+||No data available, but expected to provide up to 4000 MHz OC+ memory support||No data available|
|Ports||6 SATA III for storage, USB 3.0|
PS/2 port, 8 USB ports (3.0, 3.1 Gen 1 & Gen 2, dual gigabit Ethernet Lan ports, 7.1 HD channel audio jack, 2 antenna jacks supporting WiFi 6
|6 SATA III ports, dual USB 3.0 front panel headers, 2 PCI-e 4.0×16 slots (x16/x8 electrical), two M.2 slots (PCI-e 4.0 x4), two PCI-e 4.0 x1 slots, Wi Fi + BT capability||6 SATA III ports, expansion slots with 2 two PCI-e 4.0 x16 (x16/x8 electrical), three PCI-e 4.0 x1 and two M.2 slots|
|I/O||Infinity display around I/O cover, I/O with BIOS flashback switch, CMOS switch||Solid I/O, MSI’s Mystic aura lighting technology||No data available|
As known, AMD’s Zen 2 based Ryzen processors are said to come with advanced features, especially requiring support for PCIe Gen4. The X570 platform appropriately fits this criterion. It’ll probably be the first consumer platform to provide support for PCIe Gen4.
It doesn’t mean the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series will just be compatible with X570 only. They’re expected to be backward compatible with X370 and X470 too. Hopefully, we’ll be able to find more info on rest of the features at Taipei’s Computex. Stay tuned.