MSI's X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard has been pictured

Two EPS power connections?

MSI's X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard has been pictured

MSI's X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard has been pictured

Ryzen 2nd Generation will soon be upon us, offering higher clock speeds, improved core boost technology and a refined 12nm production node, promising to deliver enhanced performance when compared to AMD's already impressive Ryzen CPU lineup. 

This new CPU lineup will ship alongside AMD's latest AM4 chipset, X470, which will offer an enhanced feature set when compared to X370 and will provide motherboard manufacturers with the opportunity to refine their power circuity in preparation to deliver superior overclocking performance. Ryzen 2nd Generation will support existing X370 motherboards with a BIOS update, but X470 will provide users with the best overall experience. 

The hardware spies over at Videocardz has managed to access several images of MSI's upcoming X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard, giving us a detailed look at some of MSI's hardware/design changes that are coming to their newest AM4 offerings. First off we can see new VRM heatsink designs, which offer a lot more surface area than its X370 counterpart, as well as the addition of a second 8-pin CPU/EPS power connector. It remains to be seen if this additional power connector will become useful when overclocking AMD's latest Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs. 
Aesthetically, MSI has decided to adopt a similar overall look as their Z370 Pro Carbon motherboard, though we can see a new audio component layout and different VRM/power phase layout on MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon. 

MSI's X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard has been pictured

(Image from Videocardz)

The biggest mystery surrounding this motherboard is its use of two 8-pin EPS connectors, as it seems overkill for a motherboard that otherwise appears to be part of MSI's mid-high-end X470 lineup.

Contrast this to ASUS' previously leaked ROG Crosshair VII Hero X470 board only uses an 8+4-pin configuration. Does Ryzen 2nd Gen really need that much power while overclocking?    

You can join the discussion on MSI's X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

31-03-2018, 08:45:46

Hmm. What comes to mind? bleurgh.

I don't quite know why but I just really don't like that.Quote

31-03-2018, 08:53:26

If the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon is anything to go by, I'd say avoid itQuote

01-04-2018, 07:54:29

The more stuff it has, that means it is better. Does it matter that you can't use it? No it has more it must be better... Childish approach. I don't like it. Fix the stuff that matters, don't bother putting unnecessary stuff.Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.