The MSI Prestige X570 Creation Motherboard: 10G LAN, PCIe 4.0 M.2 Xpander, USB 3.1 Gen2 Kingby Gavin Bonshor on May 27, 2019 10:00 AM EST
MSI has prepared a total of seven models for the launch of AMD's X570 chipset, but in a new series of boards focused at content creators. The new MSI Prestige X570 Creation includes an Aquantia 10 GbE networking controller, is bundled with an M.2 Xpander, and includes an impressive twelve USB 3.1 Gen2 ports on the rear panel.
The MSI Prestige X570 Creation features similar aesthetics to, and takes certain elements from, the MSI X399 Creation, and implements them onto an E-ATX sized consumer desktop model. On the rear panel cover is an RGB enabled design, with the creation logo being the centerpiece. This covers the large power delivery heatsink which features an extended design from around the MOSFETs, down the four DDR4 memory slots, and into the chipset heatsink. The chipset heatsink keeping the X570 chip cool also includes a cooling fan making this an actively cooled heatsink.
Our very own Dr. Ian Cutress modeling the MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard at Computex 19
Across the southern part of the Prestige X570 Creation, is a PCB cover which gives the more a more premium look, but it also blends into the aesthetic of the chipset heatsink. On the board is three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots as well as four PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. This means that the X570 Creation supports both two-way AMD CrossFire, and two-way NVIDIA SLI multi-graphics card configurations. Exact details around the power delivery are unclear, but it looks like it could be in a 12+4 configuration. The board has two 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, and a single 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input.
With one of the most impressive rear panels for USB 3.1 Gen2 I've seen so far, the MSI Prestige X570 Creation has eleven USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, and a single USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port. There's also two USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 combo port, and dual LAN with one being controlled by the 10 GbE Aquantia AQC107, as well as what is expected to be an Intel 1 GbE networking chip.
The MSI Prestige X570 Creation is one of two models (Prestige X570 A Pro) targeting content creators and is likely to be released sometime before AMD launches the new 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 Matisse processors.
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Cyanara - Monday, May 27, 2019 - link'CLEAR COMS'. Clearly some advanced microphone technology going on there.
Still, interesting to see a 'clear CMOS' button on the back instead of internally. Who needs it that often?
Lord of the Bored - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkWhy don't we all opt-out of the USB-IF's braindead naming scheme and instead of 3.1 gen 2, or whatever the new name is next week, just take a cue from the logos on the backplane. 10-gigabit USB ports. SuperSpeed 10, if we're required to use some official USB-IF nomenclature.
darkswordsman17 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - linkThat looks pretty good. I'd prefer at least two USB-C ports though (which really 8 Type A and 4 Type C seems like it should've been done here, would've really put this over the top).
Honestly though I wish we'd move to some more adaptable I/O setup. We have that to an extent (as you can buy dedicated cards for just about anything you want), but I feel like there'd be advantages to ditching the standard I/O and going with dedicated I/O cards that could carryover between boards - so you buy the ones that fit what you want and then aren't stuck trying to deal with that when buying a new board or even other components (for instance I feel like we should ditch video ports on graphics cards - opening up more space for ventilation, while making it easier to go with the video ports that you actually want/need and being able to carry that over, or if you get new display setup you can change just the I/O). And it'd enable them to do more drastic things, like having horizontal PCIe slots on the underside, where it could offer shorter traces which is a need with PCIe signaling speeds getting to where it is (although for that, I think it might be better to split the data path from the power, so move to fiber optic interconnect for data and then a separate power delivery setup).
bigvlada - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - linkWe had that, in the eighties. I/O cards with printer, mouse and joystick ports.
shreduhsoreus - Monday, July 1, 2019 - link13 USB type A ports?
I need to sit down...
Wait, I'm already sitting...
I need a towel and a change of pants.