Taiwan’s pride, MSI just announced the X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard, fully compatible with AMD’s Intel-killer processor Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
True to their name, the AMD Ryzen Threadrippers tear benchmarking program Cinebench to pieces with over 3000 points! MSI, being the leader of ultra-performance motherboards of course pushed out new boards to match. In order to cope with Ryzen Threadripper 1950X’s 16-cores, the new MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is built on 13 phase (10+) DrMOS power design, meaning the motherboard can fully harness the power of the processors, all the while coping with the generated heat in such a way that you can overclock them with ease.
With fully exchangeable heatsink covers, 15 Mystic Light RGB LED stripes(!) and support for many different accessories, the new X399 gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard is the wet dream of any PC-modder! In terms of capabilities, the new board supports up to four PCI-E mounted NVIDIA graphic cards in SLI™ or AMD cards in CrossFire™ configurations. MSI-patented Triple Turbo M.2 technology with M.2 SHIELD V2 enables M.2 devices to be kept cool at all times, allowing blazing speeds of 96GB/s transfer speeds for the latest SSDs! Other features include full isolation of the memory circuit which, combined with MSI’s DDR4 boost and Steel Armor heatsink ensures stable performance at higher clock speeds.
Any Motherboard-maker wanting to stay in business must support the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Since presenting their first new architecture in 5 years last year, AMD is throwing well-aimed punches at Intel with processors on-par with their competitor’s top-performing dies, at far lower prices. Production of the Ryzen processors began in February this year and have been well received by the press. These new iterations are the best performing yet; though, with a price of USD $1,000 for the 1950X and $800 for the 12-core 1920X, these processors are only for the most enthusiastic enthusiasts.
So, what do you guys think about the new motherboards from MSI? Ready to build a new gaming-rig or are you waiting on some other offering? Drop a comment and let us know!