MSI Prestige X570 Creation

The MSI Prestige X570 Creation is designed with content creators and enthusiasts in mind with similar aesthetics to its HEDT counterpart, the MSI X399 Creation, and implements them onto an E-ATX sized consumer desktop model. On the rear panel cover is a funky RGB enabled design, with the creation logo being the centrepiece. This covers the large power delivery heatsink which features an extended design from around the MOSFETs, down the side of the memory slots and into the chipset heatsink. The X570 chipset heatsink also includes a cooling fan, while the two M.2 heatsinks are moulded into the board's design.

Across the PCI area is a PCB cover which gives the X570 Creation a premium look as it also blends into the aesthetic of the chipset heatsink. Included is three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4 as well as four PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. This means that the X570 Creation supports up to three-way AMD CrossFire, and two-way NVIDIA SLI multi-graphics card configurations. The MSI Prestige X570 Creation is using a 14+2 power delivery with two 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, and a single 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input designed to power the board. Storage options include two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports. In the top-right hand corner are four memory slots with support for DDR4-4600, and up to 128 GB.

MSI's Prestige X570 Creation has one of the most impressive rear panels for USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity. The X570 Creation has eleven USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, and a single USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port. There's also two USB 2.0 ports and a PS/2 combo port. Also included are two Ethernet ports with one controlled by a 10 GbE Aquantia AQC107 NIC, with the other being controlled by an Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC; also featured is an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface. The board's onboard audio is handled by a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec which gives users five 3.5 mm audio jacks and a S/PDIF optical output on the rear panel.

The MSI Prestige X570 Creation represents more elegant range directed towards content creators and professional users. Although this model is the only E-ATX sized offering from MSI at present on X570, the rear panel includes the most impressive selection of USB 3.1 G2 Type-A ports of any model on the chipset with a total of twelve; eleven Type-A and one Type-C. This coupled with a 14+2 phase power delivery, support for DDR4-4533, and an MSRP of $499, this could be the most attractive of all the higher-end X570 models at launch.

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  • Tunnah - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I really love how advanced motherboards are nowadays. I can pick up the most "basic" model and it'll cover everything I need, and even include stuff I won't. Gone are the days frantically trying to find a motherboard that ticks all the boxes for even the most basic of needs.

    Plus having such a competent board as my soon-to-be secondary system means I can leave all my drives in that and put it in a nice quiet place. I'm fairly certain the 8 HDDs in this one are what caused my tinnitus :/
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  • Jansen - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace has officially validated ECC support. This is a really big deal, as Ryzen has usually only had unofficial ECC support. It opens up a whole other revenue steam for AMD that Intel has deliberately cut off in order to drive Xeon sales.

    Micron is ramping up its 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 ECC modules MTA18ADF2G72AZ-3G2 specifically for this market.
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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I'd much sooner get a Ryzen platform for their value and unbuffered ECC support for an upgrade for my NAS box running FreeNAS, but it's well documented that FreeBSD still has teething issues with Ryzen chips, scheduling, and overall reliability... FreeBSD is what powers FreeNAS OS.

    So I'm kind of stuck with Intel workstations/server CPUs and ECC ram for a FreeBSD machine (assuming I don't want to do the legwork of trying to get it stable first, and even so, I may not always have the same stability that mature FreeBSD+Intel support...)

    I'll very likely be moving to Ryzen for my main PC, though.
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  • quorm - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I agree with the general sentiment. Core i3 is another option if you don't need a lot of cpu power. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Is that with current upstream FreeBSD? Because I think that would change with Sony using FreeBSD as their OS for Playstation 4 and 5. Some changes (for Jaguar) for PS4 pushed to FreeBSD:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...

    and for Ryzen for PS5:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...
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  • teldar - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I used a ryzen 1600 for my bad. Rock solid after updating board bios. Reply
  • danjw - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I built a file server on Ubuntu Server. You might try that. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Many of the x370, x470 and x570 mobos officially supported ECC btw.
    All of Asrock's X570 and likewise all of Asus's X570 support ECC.

    What's more unique about the ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace is that it has out-of-band remote management, like the service processor one would find on a server over the separate Realtek LAN. You can control BIOS, power, install OS remotely. It doesn't appear to use a separate chip so I assume it's actually using Ryzen's PSP
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  • spikebike - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Wow, pricey board. Sad that AMD handles ECC in such a half assed way. Intel's price premium for low end servers is approximately $0. Xeon E3's were priced very similarly or even cheaper to the similar desktop parts. In particular the cheapest hyperthreading E3 was often cheaper than the cheapest i3/i5/i7 with 4 cores/8 threads. Similar with the HEDT, the intel premium for a better socket/additional memory busses is much less than the low end Eypc/Threadripper.

    So you either have the luck of the draw trying to buy a reliable AMD with ECC (not just physically compatible, but actually corrects memory errors), or you pay a substantial price premium.
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  • Aikouka - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    ASRock Rack has a Ryzen motherboard that officially supports ECC and also has IPMI support (X470D4U). They're also developing a Threadripper variant of their Epyc server board that has IPMI support, but it uses the X370 chipset. Reply

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