MSI Announces Its MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI Motherboardby Gavin Bonshor on May 28, 2019 2:00 PM EST
At Computex 2019, MSI has unveiled its mid-range MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI motherboard which includes two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, six SATA ports. and two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots.
Following on from MSI's X570 range reveal, the MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI offers a more modest variety of specifications. The MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI uses an Intel 3168 802.11ac Wi-Fi module which is capable of speeds of up to 433 Mbps. This is in addition to a single 1 GbE LAN port on the rear panel which is likely Intel controlled.
Its design is similar to the MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI in that it has a black PCB, but without the carbon inspired decorations on the heatsinks. A single PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot which is passively cooled by a heat shield which MSI is calling Lightning Gen 4 M.2, and it molds into the shape of the actively cooled X570 chipset heatsink. In addition to this another PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot located at the bottom of the board, but it is without a heatsink.
A total of two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots with support for two-way AMD CrossFire multi-graphics card setups, four DDR4 memory slots, and a pre-installed rear panel I/O shield make up the bulk of its features. The rear panel also includes five 3.5 mm audio jacks, an S/PDIF optical output, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, four USB 3.1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Also present is an HDMI video output for use with compatible AMD Ryzen APUs, as well as a BIOS flashback button, and a PS/2 combo port.
The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI represents a more modest offering in the line-up and is expected to be released sometime before AMD launches its Ryzen 3000 series processors.
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