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

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.

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