MSI has just revealed their latest X399 motherboard, the MEG X399 Creation at Computex 2018. The motherboard is a top-tier design which aims to take the flagship place in the MSI X399 board lineup and offering the best performance possible to enthusiasts.
MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard Showcased - 18 Phases and Ultimate Ryzen Threadripper Support
Right off the bat, the MSI MEG X399 Creation doesn't look like any high-end design we have seen from MSI in a while. This seems to be an exclusive new line designed for Ryzen Threadripper CPUs which can eventually make its way to other CPU platforms.
Update: You can find out our own shots of the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard below:
Judging by the design scheme of the MSI MEG motherboard, we can tell that it's a premium layout which would fall heavy on the wallet but return you with some great features and performance on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors. In terms of specifications, we have the TR4 Socket that has been powered by dual 8 pin connectors while surrounded by 8 DDR4 DIMM slots on either side of the socket. The whole motherboard features a solid heatsink design with large metallic ones placed on the PCH, VRMs, and even an I/O cover which has a front metal surface with black and silver color textures.
For expansion, the motherboard delivers four PCIe 3.0 x16 and a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. MSI is touting this as the ultimate in performance and ultimate in storage product so as such, there is support for up to 7 M.2 Turbo ports. While two are physically present, the rest will be available through an external PCIe adapter card called M.2 Xpander-Aero. The ones that are physically present are cooled by the latest M.2 FROZR cooling so that's one name we know of from the MSI gaming graphics cards.
For I/O, MSI wanted their top creation to be the best and this board packs 8 USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 (Type-A + Type-C) combo, Dual Ethernet LAN ports with wireless WiFi capabilities, a 7.1 channel audio jack and a reset/power button combo. MSI mentioned a price close to USD 500 so expect it to be in the very top premium range.