MSI Offers Early Look at AMD X570 Boards Ahead of Computex
Active Cooling Will Be Required for X570 Chipset
Ahead of Computex MSI held an insider stream yesterday featuring unannounced X570 motherboards, with images from the stream surfacing in reports from Hexus and PCGamesN, among others. One of the topics under discussion was the need for active cooling with AMD’s latest chipset. As quoted by PCGamesN, MSI understands that these fans are not going to be popular, but they are necessary.
“Of course nobody wants this,” says Eric van Beurden, marketing director at MSI, “but it’s much needed for this platform, because there are a lot of speedy things inside and we need to make sure you can use them. So that’s why we need proper cooling.”
One aspect of the design that will help with noise output is zero RPM at idle with the chipset fans, but it remains to be seen (or, heard) just how much noise these might put out under load.
The boards featured on the stream were the X570 Gaming Plus and MEG X570 ACE, and in addition to the active chipset cooling the CPU power delivery to each of these looks quite robust, in particular the 14+2 phase VRM and dual 8-pin CPU power connectors on the MEG X570 ACE.
You can still watch the MSI insider stream here (link goes to the start of motherboard talk), and we don’t have long to wait before all of the Computex motherboard announcements with more details and specs.