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MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard

MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard - Amd recently launched their new line of Verizon CPUs, along with the x4 70 chipset, and I've got the x4 70 gaming per carbon a/c motherboard from MSI here. So let's find out what features it's got to offer. My first impressions of the board are the lacked many other recent motherboards from MSI, it's nice and clean. 

Looking the whole thing is a matte black and it's got a carbon fiber texture on the heatsinks. Thus ammaji be lighting around here too, as well as the chipset cover and, on the right hand, side of the board. It'S fairly subtle and not very intrusive. 

There'S about 15 effects, which can be controlled through MSI as mystic light sync software, but you can always turn the lighting off if you prefer it's an ATX board and comes in at thirty point, five centimeters by twenty four point: four centimeters, starting with the i/o on The back there's a ps2 port, two USB 2.0 type-a ports, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort, although you'll need a rise in CPU with Vega graphics.

To use these Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna adapters, clear, CMOS button for USB 3.1 gen2 on type-a ports, gigabit ethernet, port, USB 3.1 gen2 type, a and type C ports and audio connectors with s/pdif, there's, also red lighting on the Ethernet port and USB port. Next to it. 

While it's powered on and the i/o shield is MSI as usual, black and red at the center of the board is the am 4 socket which supports AMD Rison, 1 & 2 CPUs and I'm testing with the new 2700 X here with its stock cooler, the wraith Prism next to the socket in the full Ram slots which run in dual channel and can support up to 64 gig of ddr2 up to three thousand four hundred and sixty six megahertz when overclocked. 

In my test system, I'm just running to eight gig sticks at two thousand six hundred sixty-six megahertz. As for the PCIe slots from the top down, there's a PCIe 360 next slot PCIe to one excellent PCI: 3/8 X, slot PCIe 2, 1 X slot and PCIe 4x lot with support for 3-way, crossfire or two-way SLI with a rising CPU, but only two. We cross fire if you've got a rise in CPU with your graphics as the speed of the slots changes, so something to keep in mind if you're buying an APU and plan on upgrading to high-end graphics.

Later, there's 2 m2 slots available in between the PCIe slots, the one on top has a heat spreader and supports 20 to 40 to 20 to 60, 20 to 80 and 20 to 110 drives, while the bottom one supports the same except the biggest, they both use. 4 PCIe lanes, however, the top one is PCI: 30, while the bottom is pcie 2.0 and the bottom PCIe slot will not be usable if you use the bottom m2 slot. 

There'S also support for raid 0 raid, 1 and rate 10, with both solder or nvme storage along the top of the board. There'S 2 8 pin power connectors up from the single one on the X 370 version, RGB header, a CPU fan header and Corsair header along the right hand, side, there's six SATA 3 connectors internal USB 3.1 gen2 on connector system fan, header, 24, pin power, connector and System fan and pump headers. 

Finally, along the bottom there's the front panel audio ii RGB had a TPM connector system fan connector to USB 2 connectors, a second USB 3.1, genuine connector, two more solder, three connectors taking the total to eight front panel connectors and another RGB connector. As this is the AC version of the board, we've got built-in Wi-Fi support with Intel dual band: three one: six, eight Wireless, which supports up to 8 o 2.11 AC, dual band with proof; 2

4 gigahertz and five gigahertz and up to bluetooth version 4.2 is supported. There'S also a non AC version of this board, which appears to be the same except it's lacking. The Wi-Fi support to use it just screwing the two included antenna into the rear, and you should be good to go. My wireless access point is, unfortunately, a few years old and doesn't support the newest standards, so I haven't been able to benchmark this properly. 

I'Ve just quickly used the thermal camera to take a look at the board at idle and while under a full, CPU and GPU load, it's hard to really make out much with the CPU cooler and graphics card in the way. So not sure how useful this is. But I'll take any excuse to use the thermal camera to boot into the BIOS. You simply press the Delete key during boot. Like other msi boards. I found it fairly easy to navigate through and make changes, and I had no issues at all.

Using the current latest version noted here, overclocking worked well granted. I don't have any other X 470 boards to compare the over clocks with. However, I had no issues quickly. Getting the 2700 X running at 4.25 gigahertz on all callers at one point: 3 volts. As for the pricing, I haven't yet been able to find it for sale here in Australia. I'Ll update the video description once I'm able to find out, however, as the non AC version is 319 Australian dollars or 191 US dollars in the US.

I can't imagine that it would cost much more to get the version with the Wi-Fi, which is the key difference compared to other X 470 boards. This one seems to be in the upper mid-range area. There are both cheaper options like the gaming motherboard and more expensive options like the gaming m7. This one seems to be somewhere in the middle as far as x4 70 pricing goes. 

Overall, I thought the x4 70 gaming / Carbon AC was a nice board. I'Ve previously tested the B 360 gaming Pro carbon and the conclusion is fairly similar to that the board has some pretty good features available and, in my opinion, looks pretty nice. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and let me know what else you want to see with the 2700 X thanks.