MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Review

The MPG X570 Gaming Plus is one of the entry-level platforms offered by MSI, based on the AMD X570 design after the X570-A pro. The X570 is a high-end platform in its own right; thus, the entry-level label is somewhat deceptive. 

The Gaming Plus introduces the PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 port to the market, much like other 2019 motherboards based on the same chipset. PCIe 4.0 doubles potential transfer speeds over PCIe 3.0, resulting in better performance for (mainly) SSDs that can use the extra bandwidth. Check out ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII HERO Review.

Design 

The MSI X570 Gaming Plus is a beautiful read and black mobo that uses the AMD x570 chip and delivers many features such as colourful customization with MSI Mystic Light RGB. The Frozr heatsink has a unique fan and double ball bearings to improve performance. A lightning-fast gaming experience is provided by PCIe 4.0 in combination with lightning Gen4 M.2 with shield Frozr. Check out ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming Review.

The mystic light addon supports RGB and Rainbow LED strips, allowing you to enjoy 16.8 million colours and 29 effects with a single click. All MSI functions, including GAME MODE, VOICE BOOST, and LIVE UPDATE, are combined in the new Dragon Centre software, which has an intuitive user interface.

Connectivity

The most recent generation of PCI-E and M.2 solutions, with up to 64GB/s capacity for high transmission performance. PCIe 4.0 is backward and forward compatible with earlier and newer standards. When the world’s fastest SSDs grow heated, they might lose performance. The next-generation M.2 Thermal solution, M.2 Shield FROZR, prevents this by offering the best thermal protection possible to guarantee the SSD maintains peak performance. Check out ROG Maximus XIII Hero (WiFi 6E) Z590 Review.

The bottom side of the MPG X570 Gaming Plus is outfitted with:

  • 1 (of 2) dual-port usb 3.0
  • 1 (of 2) rgb cables
  • A serial com port
  • An intel-spec front-panel led/button group.
  • 4 (of 6) pwm fan headers
  • Front-panel audio headers 
  • Tpm
  • Two dual-port usb 2.0

They have one (or two) ARGB headers, a factory header, a chassis intrusion, a PC speaker/buzzer, and more. Some other RGB and ARGB connectors are in the panel’s top corner.

The second M.2 header is located to the left of the PCH fan and can accommodate either PCIe/NVMe or SATA interfaced SSDs.

More heat is produced when performance improves. The thermal solution is critical for the X570 chipset, which features the newest Gen4 bandwidth. MSI motherboards used a proprietary fan design to give the highest performance for both enthusiast gamers and prosumers. MSI motherboards’ extended PWM heatsink and upgraded circuit design allow even high-end CPUs to function at full speed, guaranteeing you get the most out of your system.

Core Boost technology 

The technology combines MSI’s premier layout and comprehensive digital power structure, enabling faster and undistorted current supply to the CPU with precise precision. It not only enables multi-core CPUs, but it also generates perfect conditions for your CPU. 

MSI X570 motherboards have been designed to enhance performance on AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Choose MSI to unlock your system’s full potential through improved PCB and power supply design with load line calibration.

Great Power

This model is the best option for the most sophisticated gamers. You may have a dependable and fantastic gaming PC thanks to the new MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus AM4 motherboard, which was designed to operate with the AMD Ryzen platform and incorporates AMD Quad CrossFireX innovation. It also boasts improved thermal design, among other innovations. It also contains high-quality audio capacitors. It also includes an upgraded BIOS, which allows you to enjoy optimal settings. Well, with the revolutionary MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus AM4, you can perform anything.

Pros

  • VRMs are enough for the influx of Ryzen 3000s.
  • Excellent build quality at an affordable price.
  • The chipset fan does not turn on unless required and will vary the speed to accommodate temperature changes.
  • Simple cord management (Regardless of the single CPU fan header, which will not be inconvenient if you use a water cooling loop/AIO or the OEM fan.)

Cons:

  • RAM electrical line arrangement is built so that if four DIMMS are used, RAM latency may increase.
  • There is a chipset fan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does MSI mpg X570 CPU is compatible?

The MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Motherboard, created using the AMD X570 chipset, allows AMD Ryzen 2nd and 3rd version CPUs with an AM4 platform. There are four memory slots available, each of which can accommodate up to 128GB of double DDR4 RAM with a 4400 MHz overclock.

What makes X570 and B550 different from one another?

The variety of PCIe lanes is what distinguishes the B550 and X570 Motherboards. Leaving aside the CPU’s direct PCIe lanes, the X570 Chipset now links to the CPU using PCIe 4.0 lanes. Meanwhile, the B550 Motherboard communicates via PCIe 3.0 lanes.

Will Ryzen 5000 be supported by X570 motherboards?

AMD Ryzen 5000 range CPUs will be recognized by the B550 and X570 platform from the beginning. BIOS upgrades for both motherboards are now available. BIOS updates will not be available until early 2021 for the B450 and X470 motherboards. You must upgrade your Motherboard once the BIOS is released.

Final Analysis

The MPG X570 Gaming Plus behaves similarly to most other X570 boards. Therefore any price-to-performance comparison will highlight its low price.

If we evaluate its $25 savings over the Tuf Gaming X570 Plus (Wi-Fi), we might just as well claim that it is less valuable. You might pay for the more prominent CPU voltage regulator and built-in Wi-Fi controller on the more costly board. Or possibly you don’t require those items?

Most consumers in the sub-$200 mobo sector will never move to the Ryzen 9 3950X, few would ever consider the 3900X, and few will assume boards in this price range to overclock those CPUs. The MPG X570 Gaming Plus is an obvious recommendation if you’re looking for the fundamentals in an X570 board so you can spend more on the CPU or other components.

Mathew Robinson
Mathew Robinson is an IT professional who has worked for 5 years in gaming PC industry. He has completed his MSc from Australia in advanced manufacturing and has a good grip in his field. He currently works on websites related to computer components to provide valuable information to buyers.