In line with AMD’s release of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors and the new X470 chipset, MSI has released four new X470 GAMING motherboards. These new X470 motherboards are the MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC, X470 GAMING PRO CARBON (AC), X470 GAMING PRO and the MSI X470 GAMING PLUS. MSI’s top of the line X470 GAMING M7 AC will come with an MSRP of $260 USD; followed by $190 and $170 for the PRO CARBON AC and Non-AC respectively; $150 USD for the GAMING PRO and finally $140 for the GAMING PLUS. You can order one of these motherboards from B&H Photo here. Check out more of its features and specifications below.
MSI X470 Motherboard Lineup Officially Announced
MSI, the world-leading gaming motherboard brand, is pleased to announce the AMD X470 GAMING motherboards with the launch of AMD Ryzen 2nd generation desktop processors. Based on the new AM4 platform, MSI is going to provide our most iconic motherboards for enthusiastic gamers. X470 GAMING M7 AC will be on the top, together with our stylish X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC and two mainstream gaming motherboards, X470 GAMING PLUS and X470 GAMING PRO. There’s definitely a motherboard for every type of gamer.
In order to support the newest CPUs and conquer the temperatures that come with high performance, MSI X470 motherboards are built with even more premium power phases for enhanced cooling. With up to 15 premium power phases and digital power design, MSI GAMING motherboards provide ultimate performance for gamers.
Store MI: Be Faster
All X470 GAMING motherboards are shipped with Store MI, the new AMD SSD technology to improve storage performance. This tool helps create a virtual SSD by blending storage capacity, treats flash as primary storage and optimizes data access with continuous monitoring. All these functions can enhance read/write speed for active data and provide fast boot times and application startup.
A-XMP: Automatic Setting in One-Click
A-XMP allows MSI AM4 motherboard to simply set memory timings and speed to its optimal settings in a single click for the best performance and stability. A-XMP also enables support for higher rated DDR4 memory kits to work without any hassle.
Flawless Supremacy: X470 GAMING M7 AC
To satisfy even the most demanding gamers who are looking for the best performance and style, the new AM4 Enthusiast GAMING flagship, X470 GAMING M7 AC, is ready to cater to any type of gamer, PC enthusiast, or case modder.
M.2 Shield FROZR
M.2 Shield FROZR is present to make sure SSDs never throttle. Being integrated with the M7’s heatsink design allows thicker materials to be used to cool SSDs. That way M.2 Shield FROZR prevents throttling of SSDs even better than ever, allowing them to continuously operate at maximum performance during long gaming sessions.
Dual CPU Power Supply
Double 8-pin connectors help deliver plenty of power for multi-core CPUs and unleash the ultimate performance with the most reliable motherboard for best gaming experience and extreme overclocking.
Exceptional By Design: X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Ready to game in style, the X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC inherits its CARBON design from the critically acclaimed CARBON motherboards. Besides this, it also features plenty of genuine gaming features and exclusive technologies.
Mystic Light and Mystic Light Extension
With Millions of colors and 10 LED effects using a smartphone, tablet or Windows PC, Mystic Light extends the brilliant RGB experience and is also supported by the world’s biggest hardware brands, such as Corsair, Cooler Master, Kingston and many more to ensure perfect synchronization of their RGB products, such as keyboards, mice, and headphones with MSI motherboards.
AMD Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2
Powered by AMD USB solution, AMD Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2 allows MSI motherboards to offer never before seen USB speeds with uninterrupted connection and more stability. Together with MSI exclusive X-Boost, your devices can be optimized for higher transfer speeds.
Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 3 and Voice Boost With Audio Boost 4 and Nahimic 3, MSI motherboards deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and an isolated audio PCB. An added audio cover and golden audio connectors ensure the purest audio signal. Voice Boost can auto-adjust the volume, allowing gamers to have a perfect balance between game sound and voice app without interruption.
Combining a premium layout with an optimized power design, MSI motherboards offer faster and undistorted delivery to the CPU at pinpoint precision. Core Boost helps to support and create the perfect conditions for multi-core CPUs.
Through fully isolating the memory circuit design, DDR4 Boost ensures maximum performance and stability. The technological enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands.
MSI X470 Motherboard Specifications
|Model||X470 GAMING M7 AC||X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC||X470 GAMING PLUS|
|CPU (Max Support)||RYZEN 7||RYZEN 7||RYZEN 7|
|Chipset||AMD® X470 Chipset||AMD® X470 Chipset||AMD® X470 Chipset|
|DDR4 Memory||1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3600+ Mhz||1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667 Mhz by JEDEC, and 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 Mhz by A-XMP OC mode||1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667 Mhz by JEDEC, and 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 Mhz by A- XMP mode|
|Max Memory (GB)||64||64||64|
|PCI-E Gen||Gen3(16,0) (8,8), Gen2(4)||Gen3(16,0) (8,8), Gen2(4)||Gen3(16,0) (8,8)|
|LAN||1x Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN controller||Intel® I211AT||1x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller|
|USB 3.1 ports (Front)||1(Gen2, Type C), 4(Gen1, Type A)||4(Gen1, Type A)||4(Gen1, Type A)|
|USB 3.1 ports (Rear)||1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 4(Gen1, Type A)||1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 4(Gen1, Type A)||2(Gen2, Type A), 4(Gen1, Type A)|
|USB 2.0 ports (Front)||4||4||4|
|USB 2.0 ports (Rear)||2||2||2|
|Audio ports (Rear)||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec||Realtek® ALC892 Codec|