MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC Preview


It wouldn't be the release of a new processor and chipset if we didn't have an extraordinary amount of products to review. It's times like this when the fact we are a very small team of enthusiasts can be both a blessing and a curse. However, our enthusiasm combined with your feedback shows that the extremely long hours we have to put in on weeks like this are worth it. We know you appreciate the effort and it inspires us to put up with the string of 2am finishes to make sure we bring you the largest possible amount of content.

Speaking of content it is time to look at another motherboard that is built around the X470 platform, the MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC. The M7 is positioned at the peak of the MSI range, so those of you for whom only the very best is good enough will know exactly where to put your money.

We've already looked at the Ryzen 7 2700X on its own and on the ASUS Crosshair VII Hero, so rather than repeat what you already know let's find out how the MSI stacks up against the competition.

Technical Specifications

The X470 chipset is replete with all the features that you would expect from a leading edge motherboard. MSI themselves have added their Mystic Light RGB system, perhaps not quite as impressive as other RGB setups we've seen, alongside their Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic codec, the Killer E2500 Ethernet system and their own overclocking gear. Time to see it in the flesh before we put it through its paces.

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC Review  

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2018, 13:20:38

I'm going to disagree with you on the looks, I like the look of this board, see what you mean by VRM temps not even worth the worry.
For the difference in price I'd go with the Crosshair because of the extra usb on the backQuote

20-04-2018, 03:37:01

Remove the "Gaming" and the "dragon" and I'd go for this one. Are these etched in or could they be removed without spraying the whole block.Quote

20-04-2018, 04:55:17

Really nice review as always Guv and nice to see MSI come out of the starting blocks with a blinder for a changeQuote

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