MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and Pro Carbon have been pictured

MSI is ready for 3rd Gen Ryzen, but should we be concerned about the chipset fans?

MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and Pro Carbon have been pictured

MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and Pro Carbon have been pictured

Images of MSI's upcoming X570 series motherboards have started to appear online, confirming the company's readiness for AMD's next-generation of Ryzen processors and, presumably, PCIe 4.0 connectivity. 

Courtesy of Videocardz, we have images of MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and X570 Gaming Pro Carbon, both of which will utilise AMD's, reportedly homegrown, X570 chipset design. Both motherboard designs feature active chipset cooling, a factor which leads us to believe that AMD's latest chipset designs consume a lot more power than their last-generation X470 series chipset. 

both of these motherboards sit within the mid-range of MSI's X570 motherboard lineup, with their Ace and Godlike series sitting above it. Both motherboards feature two M.2 slots, six SATA ports and two PCIe 16x slots, which likely function under PCIe 4.0. Both motherboards list support for "Core Boost" and "DDR4 Boost" technologies, features which are present on the company's current-generation 400-series motherboard designs. 

MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and Pro Carbon have been pictured

(Image from Videocardz)

Both motherboards also feature an 8+4 pin power design and support a large number of onboard fan connection points, enabling users to bring a lot of power to their processors and control an elaborate system of heatsink and system fans from the comfort of their BIOS or motherboard software. 

One thing that's worth noting is that the X470 Gaming Carbon featured an 8+8-pin power setup, making the board's X570 version a downgrade in that respect. That said, an 8+8-pin config can be considered overkill for a mid-range X470 motherboard. 

MSI's X570 Gaming Plus and Pro Carbon have been pictured

(Image from Videocardz)  

While the use of active fans on AMD's X570 chipset is concerning, the overall design of AMD's next-generation motherboards shouldn't leave much to be desired, especially when it comes to storage connectivity options. Hopefully, MSI will release these motherboards with stable BIOS' and AMD will launch 3rd Generation Ryzen processors that will be able to put features such as PCIe 4.0 connectivity to good use, and that SSD manufacturers will start utilising the extra available bandwidth shortly after the platform's launch. 

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