At Computex 2019, MSI has unveiled its mid-range MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI motherboard which includes two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, six SATA ports. and two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots.

Following on from MSI's X570 range reveal, the MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI offers a more modest variety of specifications. The MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI uses an Intel 3168 802.11ac Wi-Fi module which is capable of speeds of up to 433 Mbps. This is in addition to a single 1 GbE LAN port on the rear panel which is likely Intel controlled. 

Its design is similar to the MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI in that it has a black PCB, but without the carbon inspired decorations on the heatsinks. A single PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot which is passively cooled by a heat shield which MSI is calling Lightning Gen 4 M.2, and it molds into the shape of the actively cooled X570 chipset heatsink. In addition to this another PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot located at the bottom of the board, but it is without a heatsink.

A total of two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots with support for two-way AMD CrossFire multi-graphics card setups, four DDR4 memory slots, and a pre-installed rear panel I/O shield make up the bulk of its features. The rear panel also includes five 3.5 mm audio jacks, an S/PDIF optical output, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, four USB 3.1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Also present is an HDMI video output for use with compatible AMD Ryzen APUs, as well as a BIOS flashback button, and a PS/2 combo port.

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI represents a more modest offering in the line-up and is expected to be released sometime before AMD launches its Ryzen 3000 series processors.

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  • Phynaz - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    All these systems require active cooling on the chipset. AMD pushing clocks past sane levels AGAIN. Reply
  • Phynaz - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    I guess that’s how you claim a lower tdp on the cpu. Add more chips that take over functionality and don’t include them in the power specs Reply
  • Billy Tallis - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    AMD's chipsets don't include any functionality that Intel desktop CPUs provide. Intel's going to be facing the same power issues if they ever decide to increase IO bandwidth for their mainstream platform. In the meantime, if you don't have any PCIe 4.0 peripherals, you probably won't be pushing the X570 up to the power levels where the fan becomes noticeable. Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Of course intel will eventual increase their bandwidth on their mainstream platforms. I'm willing to wager Intel ovoids doing so until they are at a point where they can use PCIe 4 or 5 (looks like intel might be just skipping gen 4 atm) without such high north bridge power requirements of AMD's current x570 platform. I assume this because Intels has stated for years now that on the consumer side of things they are focused on mobile ie power consumption over performance. And the biggest market where consumers acutely use devices that benefit from more PCIe band with will be mid to high end laptops running just one NVMe drive. Also I read some where the chipset power draw will always be between 11 and 15 watts so it can't throttle much. Though I doubt that will matter much on the desktop side of things because I assume motherboard makers are smart enough to not put noise fans on the mother board. Reply
  • Irata - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    11 Watts = consumer chipset, 15 = commercial chipset, and this is the max power draw when all lanes are saturated. Cooling needs to be made for max power consumption and not min / typical.

    It is reasonable to assume that a mobile focused chipset will have a lower power consumption, or if it is even needed as the CPU can provide enough PCIe 4 lanes for a laptop.
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  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Except no, that's not the case whatsoever Reply
  • danjw - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    It is the PCIe 4.0 that is requiring the extra cooling. Fans for chipset cooling have come a long way since they were last in common use. I doubt the noise will an issue in a closed case. Reply
  • Irata - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    What do CPU clocks have to do with chipset power consumption ?
    It is specifically PCIe 4 which results in the X570 chipsets higher TDP and that is only there if you saturate the lanes.

    -> 1 PCIe 4 lane has the same bandwidth as 2 PCIe 3 lanes
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  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Except that's entirely to do with the power usage of PCIe4 Reply

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