Product on Review: MSI Prestige X570 Creation
Street Price: GBP £445.00 / USD $450
MSI are a big player within the enthusiast PC sector producing everything from budget-orientated components to best-in-class pieces. With today’s launch of AMD’s X570 chipset, MSI weren’t hanging around with around 10 different motherboards launched today to cater to the most price-conscious users all the way through to power users demanding the fastest and best motherboards money can buy.
Today’s review sample is the MSI Prestige X570 Creation, a motherboard helping to top-out their offerings with a plethora of features aimed towards content creators and power users alike.
Helping the MSI Prestige X570 Creation stand out from the crowd is Dual LAN, which includes WiFi 6 and 10 Gigabit Super LAN for faster network connectivity. We’re also provided with a pair of M.2 PCI-E NVMe slots directly on the motherboard, both supporting the PCI-E 4.0 specification, and an add-in card, dubbed the M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN. 4, which adds in another pair of PCI-E 4.0 enabled M.2 NVMe slots complete with a heatsink and active cooling.
MSI have also installed an extended heatsink, utilising the Frozr heatsink design and a lengthy heat-pipe to distribute heat between the VRMs and the FCH (Fusion Controller Hub) which features a patented double-bearing fan to help reduce thermals when the going gets tough.
So, with a possible four PCI-E 4.0 NVMe drives, up to 12 core CPUs with the 3900X and 10Gig LAN, the X570 Creation should be excellent for extreme enthusiasts who require the fastest possible system. Let’s throw some tests at it and see how it fairs.
MSI on the Prestige X570 Creation:
Unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion tailor-made for designers and content creators. Features 2x Lightning Gen 4 M.2 with Shield Frozr, Frozr Heatsink and Extended Heat-pipe Design, 10G Super LAN and Wi-Fi 6, Core Boost, Audio Boost 4