MSI MEG X570 Godlike review

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MSI MEG X570 Godlike
Godlike, divine or a higher power.

MSI offers something incredible and extreme with this X570 motherboard, meet the MSI MEG X570 Godlike. We check out this piece of hardware loaded with features, in combination with a Ryzen 7 3700X processor, AMD prepped the 570 chipset, that offers a more fine-tuned experience for your Ryzen Generation 3 processor. The new MEG, however, is taking things to an entirely new level. Including PCIe Gen 4.0 and AX Wifi and 10 Gbps Ethernet. The X570 motherboard is residing in a high-end motherboard spectrum for the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors. With this release, you will spot a breathtaking motherboard loaded with features, DDR4 A-XMP functions, and PCIe 4.0 PCI slots and multiple PCIe 4.0 connected M.2. slots, with a massive heatsink. 

AMD has been going strong over the past year, rattling all the cages with an Intel logo on them. From top to bottom they have been able to compete with Intel. With Zen2 (codename 'Matisse') AMD is introducing a new line of processors starting at hexacore processors in the entry-level to mainstream segment (yeah, you read that right), eight and twelve cores for the mainstream to high-end, and up to 16-core Ryzen processors for the enthusiast level. It is batpoop crazy when you think about what AMD has accomplished in, what has it been, two years time? Sure, the initial ZEN Ryzen processors had a bit of a rocky launch with the inter-core latency discussion, 1080p gaming performance as well as memory support. But the tide turned with each month that passed, and over time more and more people would actually consider an AMD processor-based PC for their next purchase. That shift in the paradigm is big when you think about Intel's monopolized position in the desktop processor market. When AMD launched the 12nm update of Zen, called Zen+, the memory compatibility issues were mostly all gone, of course, and with the launch of Ryzen 3000, the 3rd generation Ryzen products, AMD is about to rattle the cages once again with a massively strong and competitive processor lineup. A topic of discussion has been chipset compatibility. Basically, in short, if you have a Series 300 or 400 chipsets AMD motherboard, you should seek a BIOS/firmware update from your motherboard's manufacturer. Ryzen 3000 processors will (read: should) work fine, with one distinction, you have reverted back to PCIe Gen 3.0, and that also goes for the x4 PCIe based interlink between the CPU and chipset. When we reverse the situation (use a Ryzen Series 1000 or 2000 on X570) we see a similar condition, most of the older Ryzen processors will work fine on X570, just not with PCIe 4.0 and dandy features like optional AX Wi-fi 6


MSI MEG X570 Godlike

Check this motherboard, no really check it ... it's beyond comprehension what MSI placed onto the board itself including a dashboard based on an OLED displaying for various hardware conditions, an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter is used to give AX Wifi6 a home on this motherboard. The 802.11ax protocol and can broadcast fast signals up to a theoretical peak of 2400Mbps. The dark styled PCB comes with shielding and very subtle light accents. Then there is a gigabit jack, and then a 2.5 Gigabit jack and then you can add-in an included 10 Gigabit adapter card. Yeah, your network needs are covered alright. Are the three internal M2 slots too few?, well check the add-in PCIe x16 M2 expander card, fully cooled. The MEG X570 Godlike, it obviously based on the X570 chipset and thus its feature set. This socket AM4 motherboard offers extensive DDR4 memory support (as well as all other modern usual suspects like USB 3.2, SATA Express, NVMe protocol 1.3 based M.2 support over PCI-Express Gen 4.0 and of course generic PCI-Express Gen 4.0 mechanical slots. An Xtreme Audio DAC also brings a selection of premium audio hardware for the immersive audio. You are going to see a Frozr Heatsink Design. Mystic Light Infinity II introduces new RGB lighting effects with infinity mirror reflection effects. The power supply has is based on a 14+1+1-phase design with obviously digital voltage regulators. The chipset cooler with fan connects a heat pipe with the VRM components. You'll spot five USB 3.2 Gen 2 with plug types A and C and six times SATA. The board supports SLI and CrossFireX configs split between its main PCI Express x16 slots. The PCIe 4.0 and DDR4 slots have been reinforced to withstand the weight of high-end cards. Combine this motherboard with the Ryzen 3000 series six up-to sixteen-core processors and you'll be pleasantly surprised as to what it offers. So if you go with a proper processor, you'll like want a proper motherboard loaded with the latest and greatest. Let’s start up the review, shall we?

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