MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi Review

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi board is inspired by the sleek design of modern racing cars. It’s inspired, but this motherboard brings some good and bad news. 

The good news is that you don’t need a racecar budget to buy this beast from MSI. It’s comfortably located in the mid-tier pricing range, making it accessible to most users.

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi Review

The bad news is that there’s nothing distinctive about the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi. At a glance, it seems that this motherboard’s long name mentions everything noteworthy.

This review puts the MSI MPG X570’s features and performance under a microscope to determine whether it is a motherboard worth remembering. We compare it to some of MSI’s most renowned pieces of tech to see if there’s anything special going on under the hood.

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe...
  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with mu-mimo support. supports Bluetooth 5.1
  • Mystic light rgb lets you customize the lighting with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects with support for additional rgb and rainbow led strips
  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences
  • Frozr heatsink with patented fan design – propeller blade technology and double ball bearings. Operating system: Support for windows 10 64-bit

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi (Our Review)

Overall Assessment 

The new MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi is upgraded from the ever-popular MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

With this upgraded chip, users get DDR4 RAM, Ryzen 5000-series compatibility, and PCIe 4.0. All of this makes the X570 a good buy, especially if you want a computer that you can upgrade with the latest technology.

Not only does it come packed with features, but it also looks excellent in its sporty carbon fiber finish.

Supported Processors

The AMD AM4 socket gives you an excellent range of support. While this motherboard can easily handle an AM4 Ryzen 1 processor, you’re better off installing one of the newer CPUs. 

You don’t buy a sports car and kit it out with cheap tires. A newer CPU comes with all the benefits of good PCIe 4.0 support, like increased data transfer rates and efficient power usage.

This flexibility means you have a host of CPUs to choose from when choosing a processor for your new board. You can opt for a budget option to keep you going while you save up for something beefier, or splurge on the newest tech to ensure your processor is good for years.

RAM

You can expect to get impressive performance from your new motherboard if you manage to max out the 128Gb system memory. This is far better than what we saw on the older MSI B450M Gaming Plus motherboard

Peripherals

Carbon motherboards come with some of the best peripheral support that we’ve seen. This makes them somewhat pricier, but MSI worked hard to keep the board affordable.

There are 6x SATA ports and 2x M.2 slots to expand our range of storage devices. 

9x USB 3.2 ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports, and even a handy USB 3.2 C-type port are built into this motherboard. With so many USB ports, we find enough support for our external devices and printers.

The X570 chipset on the new X570 Gaming Pro also supports the newer PCIe 4.0 slots, a feature we also saw on the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi. It’s a great addition to keep your motherboard in shape for future expansions. 

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe...
  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with mu-mimo support. supports Bluetooth 5.1
  • Mystic light rgb lets you customize the lighting with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects with support for additional rgb and rainbow led strips
  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences
  • Frozr heatsink with patented fan design – propeller blade technology and double ball bearings. Operating system: Support for windows 10 64-bit

Graphics

Not enough has been said about the new PCIe 4.0 slots. The PCIe 4.0 offers double the bandwidth compared to PCIe 3.0. This translates into an earthshaking 64Gb/s for some of the best graphics performance around.

If you’re concerned about compatibility issues, rest easy. The PCIe 4.0 slot is backward compatible. This lets you install a PCIe 3.0 graphics card while saving for the latest 4.0 compatible one.

We even get full support for AMD CrossFire. The 2x PCIe 4.0 slots in a CrossFire configuration give you a massive boost to graphical processing power.

Have a look at the popular MSI Z270 SLI motherboard for an NVidia SLI alternative.

Aesthetics

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi comes with some of the best carbon fiber finishes we’ve seen. The satin black color scheme goes a long way to make this motherboard a work of art.

If customizing your rig by adding some flashing lights is a priority, the included RGB headers will keep you busy.

Conclusion

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi is an excellent improvement over the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC.

Like a good racecar, it sets out to do few things, but do them well. Perhaps that’s why MSI went with such a descriptive name. 

Pros

  • Onboard WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Mid-tier pricing
  • Supports AMD CrossFire
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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe...
  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with mu-mimo support. supports Bluetooth 5.1
  • Mystic light rgb lets you customize the lighting with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects with support for additional rgb and rainbow led strips
  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences
  • Frozr heatsink with patented fan design – propeller blade technology and double ball bearings. Operating system: Support for windows 10 64-bit

Cons

  • Lackluster design
  • Poor overclocking

Common questions about MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi motherboard

Is the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi good for overclocking?

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi is great for overclocking. To compensate for the heat, you should install additional fans or a water cooler. 

Does the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi have Bluetooth 4 or 5?

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi comes with Bluetooth 5.0. This new version of Bluetooth offers higher connection speeds of up to 2Mb/s over 65 yards. That’s double what Bluetooth 4 could do.

Is there a display port on the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi?

There’s no display port on the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi. Most dedicated gamer-ready motherboards use an external graphics card for better gaming performance.

Customer Reviews

“The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi is exactly what I needed. Especially the Wi-Fi that is incredibly useful in my setup. I find that the BIOS is also extremely easy to use.”

K

5/5 Stars

“The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wi-Fi is a great motherboard, but it runs very hot when overclocked.”

Sam

3/5 Stars 

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