MSI X570 Gaming Pro Carbon and X570 Gaming Plus Motherboards For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Leak Out Too
The latest round of AMD X570 chipset powered motherboards has leaked out by Videocardz and this time we are looking at the MSI lineup for Ryzen 3000 series processors. With Computex just a few days away, more leaks and teasers for the next-gen X570 boards have started appearing on the web.
MSI X570 Motherboards Pictured, The X570 Gaming Pro Carbon and The X570 Gaming Plus For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs
There are at least two motherboards which are revealed by Videocardz and both utilize the AMD X570 chipset. There would obviously be more motherboards in the new AM4 lineup for 3rd Gen Ryzen processors but right now, let's talk about the two pictured today.
MSI X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard
Starting off with the higher-end MSI X570 Gaming Pro Carbon, we are looking at what seems to be a 12 phase VRM which should deliver some really good overclocking results on the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors. The AM4 socket is powered by an 8+4 pin connector configuration and there are the MSI DDR4 Boost and Core Boost technologies that should automatically tune up clocks from within the BIOS. There are four DDR4 DIMM slots that can support up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory. Supported clock speeds aren't mentioned but we have seen up to 4000 MHz OC+ memory support on BIOSTAR's X570 Racing GT8 motherboard so we should expect higher memory clock support on the Gaming Carbon.
Storage options include 6 SATA III ports and dual USB 3.0 front panel headers. Expansion includes two PCI-e 4.0 x16 slots (x16/x8 electrical), two PCI-e 4.0 x1 slots and two M.2 slots (PCI-e 4.0 x4). The full-length PCI-e slots are shielded by metal brace while the M.2 slots are covered by heatsinks that extend from the main PCH heatsink. The motherboard has wireless (WiFi+BT) capability which has been indicated by the source.
MSI has there Dragon theme and carbon textures all across the motherboard and we can also see active fan cooling on the PCH which is a common theme for all X570 motherboards we have seen so far. The MSI X570 Gaming Carbon seems to have solid I/O and a metal fin heatsinks along the CPU VRMs and a great looking I/O panel cover with RGBs that are compliant with MSI's Mystic Aura lighting technology.
MSI X570 Gaming Plus Motherboard
Moving on to the MSI X570 Gaming Plus, we are looking at a slightly toned down design with standard aluminum heatsinks that are placed over what looks to be a 6 or 8 phase VRM supply. Power to the socket is supplied through an 8+4 pin connector configuration and we can spot the whole red and black aesthetics across the motherboard. Storage options include 6 SATA III ports while expansion slots include two PCI-e 4.0 x16 (x16/x8 electrical), three PCI-e 4.0 x1 and two M.2 slots. The motherboard also features the active fan cooling on the PCH heatsink which looks to be of the same design as MSI's AERO series graphics cards.
The MSI Gaming Plus (X470) was priced under $140 US so we can see that even the entry-level X570 boards require active PCH cooling which could highlight slightly higher thermals than the existing X470 and X370 PCH.
AMD's Next-Gen X570 Chipset – A New House For Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs
As we saw with X470, there were a few features for the Ryzen 2000 series processors which were only supported by new motherboards such as Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2.0. There’s no doubt that AMD’s Zen 2 based Ryzen mainstream processor family would come with new features but the main highlight would be support for PCIe Gen4. The X570 platform will be an all PCIe Gen4 solution, which means this would most probably be the first consumer platform to feature support for the new PCIe standard.
That, however, doesn’t mean that AMD Ryzen 3000 series would only be compatible on X570 boards since just like last time, the new CPUs will be backward compatible with X470 & X370 boards too. Following are links to the respective motherboard manufacturers BIOS release for existing motherboards to support 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs:
- ASRock AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- Gigabyte AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- ASUS AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- MSI AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
- BIOSTAR AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) BIOS Support Link
They certainly won’t display the same feature set that will be available on the newly launched X570 lineup but will feature fully stable functionality for users who just want to drop in a new CPU and continue using their PCs without the hassle of upgrading the motherboard and everything from scratch. Expect more to hear at Computex 2019 which commences on 27th May 2019.