MSI is a trusted name worldwide in terms of sturdy motherboard production and the company has once again created a masterpiece, the MEG X399 Creation. It is one of MSI’s flagship socket TR4 motherboards which was displayed for the first time at this year’s Computex.

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Specifications

Here are some of its hardware specs:

  • Compatible with 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 processors
  • Built in the ATX form-factor
  • Recommended only for EATX-capable cases
  • 19-phase CPU VRM
  • A combination of 24-pin ATX
  • Two 8-pin EPS
  • An optional 4-pin Molex
  • Large heatsink for quick heat dissipation
  • 4 M.2-2280 slots over the new M.2-Xpander Aero

Extension Add-Ons

  • 8 DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 2048 GB of DDR4 ECC memory
  • 4 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (full-time x16/x8/x16/x4), and an x1
  • Storage connectivity includes 7 M.2-NVMe slots (3 onboard, 4 via the included M.2-Xpander Aero accessory)
  • 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports
  • MSI’s highest-grade onboard audio solution combining an ALC1220 with a headphones amplifier
  • Audio-grade capacitors
  • Two 1 GbE interfaces driven by Intel i219-V controllers (10 GbE is a notable absentee)
  • 802.11ac + BT 5.0 WLAN
  • 10 USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel (including a type-C port), and four USB 3.1 ports via front-panel headers)
  • RGB LED diffusers at the rear I/O shroud, the chipset heatsinks, and the reverse side of the PCB.

Pricing

The board is expected to be priced around $500.

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