MSI Refreshes Its Take On AMD’s Chipset With The MEG X570S Ace Max Gaming
An updated overview of motherboards based on the AMD X570 chipset
It’s not that there’s a completely refreshed X570 chipset from AMD, but an incorporation of the incremental updates into the chipset of the MSI MEG X570S Ace Max Gaming along with revamped thermals. MSI has integrated a larger chipset heatsink, full thermally shielded M.2 drives, and an improved heat pipe design for the VRMs, all to help you get the most out of your Ryzen system. Speaking of VRM, MSI also updated the power supply on the motherboard, upgrading it to a 16+2 power supply design, with an all-digital direct design that uses 90 smart power stages A. There’s not much new on the connectivity side, with the AX210 WiFi6 chipset from Intel and Realtek 2.5Gbe now fairly standard, although the audio codec now consists of an ALC4080 paired with an ESS Saber 9018DAC.
When it comes to performance, the MSI X570S Ace Max is on par with the older X570S Ace, but to be fair, TweakTown weren’t able to include overclocking results in their review, which might be more robust than the previous model. If you didn’t buy a Zen 3 processor when they first came out and are looking to build a new system, or need improved connectivity, check out this map, because Tweaktown thinks it’s about of one of the most refreshed X570s on the market.