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Quick OverviewModel - MSI MEG X570 UNIFY
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The MSI MEG X570 UNIFY AM4 ATX Motherboard is built on the AMD X570 chipset, supporting second- and third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with an AM4 socket. It has four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which can be overclocked to up to 5000 MHz and above. For storage, it's equipped with four SATA III ports and three M.2 slots. Moreover, there are three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for graphics cards and two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots for other PCI-based hardware. Other integrated features include Realtek RT8125 2.5 GbE, Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio.
The AMD X570 chipset is designed around 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 3000-series processors. Along with multiple improvements, its most noteworthy one is the addition of PCIe 4.0. PCIe 4.0 has roughly double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, which is beneficial for graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.
The Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard provides higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage, and improved battery life for connected devices. Bluetooth 5.1 also provides users with cable-free device connectivity.
Aside from the increased transfer speeds with PCIe 4.0, MSI's Lightning Gen 4 PCIe slots are reinforced with steel and built with a server grade PCB for additional durability. Please note that PCIe 4.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0.
MSI motherboards utilize heavy-duty heatsinks on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery and on the chipset to ensure the system stays operational under intense workloads. It's also equipped with multiple DC/PWM fan headers for users to connect additional cooling solutions. Users can set their cooling preference (Boost/Balance/Silence) as needed within the Dragon Center software or its UEFI BIOS. Moreover, MSI's M.2 SHIELD FROZR heatsink helps to prevent SSD throttling.
A combination of an optimized circuit layout and MSI's CoreBoost CPU power delivery system ensures performance and stability for high-end processors. Additional features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, a digital power design, and double power connectors.
MSI motherboards feature an optimized memory circuit layout and extensive compatibility testing with major memory manufacturers. Users can also easily overclock their RAM with A-XMP profiles within BIOS.
With the addition of PCIe 4.0, M.2 storage solutions can operate at up to 64 Gb/s with an appropriate card. This motherboard is equipped with three M.2 slots and four SATA III ports for traditional hard drives. Additional features include:
This motherboard is built with multiple hardware and software enhancements to improve sound quality including:
USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Model - MSI MEG X570 UNIFY, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD X570 Chipset, Supported CPU - 2nd and 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega Graphics, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400 /4533 /4600 /4733 /4800 /5000+MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 2x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slots (PCI_E1, PCI_E3), 1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E5, supports x4 mode), 2x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 Socket 3 (2 x M.2 (Support PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, Support 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices), 1x M.2 (Supports PCIe 4.0 x4/Supports PCIe 3.0 x4, Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5 Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Aluminum Cover with Extended Heatsink- All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarge the surface of heat dissipation, ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed, Lightning Fast Game Experience- PCIe 4.0, Triple Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, StoreMI, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2, 2.5G Gaming LAN with Latest Wi-Fi 6 Solution, Onboard 2.5G LAN with gaming LAN manager, combining latest Wi-Fi 6 solution which supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering the best online gaming experience, Frozr Heatsink Design- Designed with the patented fan and double ball bearings to provide the best performance for enthusiast gamers and prosumers, Audio Boost HD-Isolated audio with dedicated processor combining ESS audio DAC with amplifier, deliver the breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay, Pre-installed I/O Shielding- Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation, Unify power and join the dark side, Win games and set records with 12+2+1 IR digital power, All-Metal Extended Heatsink, Triple Lightning M.2 with Shield Frozr, Audio Boost HD, Game Boost and 2.5G Gaming LAN plus WIFI 6 solution, Others - WIFI & BLUETOOTH: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5.1, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 5x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x 4-pin water-pump connector, 1x Front panel audio connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 1x Debug Code LED, 4x EZ Debug LEDs, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, 9 mounting holes, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.