At Computex 2019, MSI has unveiled its flagship motherboard on the new AMD X570 chipset: the MEG X570 Godlike. It features a bundled 10 GbE add-in card, three onboard PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, another two M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots with an add-in card, six SATA ports, and four full-length PCIe 4.0 slots.

The new MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE represents its premium offering for enthusiasts and gamers with a range of high-end additions. Included in the accessories bundle is an Aquantia AQC107 10 GbE add-in card, and Twin Frozr M.2 PCIe add-on card which allows users to add an additional two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives on top of the three that are present on the board.  Each onboard M.2 slot includes its own individual Lightning Gen4 M.2 heatsink. The new X570 chipset is actively cooled by a single fan featuring double ball bearing technology.

The addition in terms of the design is a new OLED screen which is implemented between the four DDR4 memory slots and the 24-pin ATX 12 V motherboard power input. While the resolution output is currently unknown, we expect more details will be unveiled at its launch. 

The MSI MEG X570 Godlike features a true 14-phase power delivery for the VCore; this power delivery uses the Infineon TDA21472 MOSFETs and uses an IR35201 Digital PWM controller. Providing power to the CPU is two 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs setting the Godlike up as MSI's most enthusiast-level desktop board for any AMD platform in recent times.

We may see MSI's X570 boards hit before the AMD 7nm Matisse processors hit the shelves, but no availability or pricing is currently available.

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  • Jorgp2 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    The 10G card is most likely PCI-E 3, so it will take two lanes.
  • 3DoubleD - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Well that is interesting, because if it is the case it is PCIe 3.0, then yes, it will use 2 of the 8 physical lanes to the PLX chip, but then I believe the PLX chip will multiplex the signal into the PCIe x16 link to the CPU, if that is indeed how those chips work (they seem to be a bit of a black-box, there was an Anandtech article ages ago that speculated how they worked along the lines of a multiplexer chip).

    If that is the case, using a PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 device doesn't necessarily rob you of PCIe bandwidth to the CPU if you use a PLX chip. In contrast, if you have a board without a PLX chip and dedicated lanes directly from the CPU, unused ports or non-PCIe 4.0 devices would technically be wasting available bandwidth.
  • kithylin - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    I'm sorry but you're incorrect and I had to correct you before someone else reads your comment and becomes confused. The MSI X570 MEG GodLike runs a PCIE-4.0 Bridge Chip. It will run at 16x-16x-8x-4x, even while using the two onboard m.2 ports that come off the CPU.

    With this motherboard we can run two video cards @ 16x + 16x, while also running MSI's included dual-m.2 (4x+4x) card in the 3rd PCIE slot @ 8x, while also running the 10 gigabit ethernet card @ 4x in the 4'th slot, while also using the two onboard PCIE-4.0-4x m.2 slots all at the same time. Including up to 4 independant PCIE-4.0 nvme drives in RAID at the same time.
  • Cullinaire - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Nice scowl :)
  • creed3020 - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    I caught that too!

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