Joined on 08/25/14
A decent enthusiast motherboard for Ryzen 3800X and up
Pros: 1. Very good RAM overclock capability. I can run 2*8GB 4000MHz on Ballastix elite or 4*8GB 3600MHz Ballastix sport with 3800x. Although Daisy chain capability is relatively weak in terms of 4 RAMs at higher frequency, below 4000MHz RAM topology should not be the bottleneck compare to IMC and die quality. 2. 3 NVME slots is right on, I think SATA will fade away in high-end gaming rigs and I am glad to see MSI take the step to choose SATA over NVME. 3. There is 7 fans plugs in total, 1CPU+1 pump+5 case fans, good for any case layout. 4. VRM part is an overkill for Ryzen 3 CPUs, but given the potential upcoming Ryzen processors in the future, beefy VRM will enable pore powerful CPU in the future and increase the lifespan of this board.
Cons: 1. The overall temperature seem to be on the hotter side, although this is a pervasive annoyance among almost all X570 boards. 2. Only 1 22110 NVME slots, for those who run exclusively on NVME drives two 22110 slots would be more flexible choice. 3. The extra USB 3.0 case hub near the first PCI-E slot seem to be redundant, for most cases the front panel USB 3.0 cable is extremely hard and plugging the cable there will make it very hard for proper cable management.
Overall Review: Would definitely recommend this board to anyone looking for a high-end gaming rig. It is very stable for my setup(3800x+8G*4+1080Ti) and the driver installation is smooth as well. This board has some very fine RAM overclocking options, it would be nice there is some official documentation about these options. This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.