MSI MEG, All The Features And None Of The Blinken Lighten
The MEG series was made famous by the X399 chipset for Threadripper but now Ryzen owners can pick one up if they so desire thanks to MSI’s new board. The design is quite compact, DIMMs all in a row, fan headers located either just above the DIMMs or at the very bottom of the board instead of scattered across the board and a CMOS battery you can get at by reaching under your GPU. As you might expect the active chipset cooling is somewhat loud at boot but will then shut down; in their testing The FPS Review never once heard it after the system was running.
There are a large assortment of features on this ~$400 board which makes it a decent value, unless you despise RGBs in which case the complete lack of infection makes this a great deal for building a Ryzen system on!
Today, we are taking a look at the MSI MEG X570 Unify. This is a mid-range, low frills X570 motherboard targeted towards the enthusiast market. Specifically, it offers a blacked-out aesthetic and absolutely no RGB LED lighting.