MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus Motherboard: Entry Level with Two PCIe 4.0 M.2

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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.

Gallery: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus Motherboard Gallery


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