MSI’s take on a budget X470 board has promise but can it compete with Gigabyte on value?

Manufacturer : AMD / MSI

Model : X470 Gaming Plus

RRP : £119.99

bit-tech recently reviewed the MSI X470 Gaming Plus motherboard…

There are plenty of premium X470 boards out there if you need some of the additional testing and overclocking tools or features such as Wi-Fi, but if you just want to get up and running quickly for as little cash as possible, then some of the cheaper X470 boards such as the MSI X470 Gaming Plus are definitely worth a look.

Conclusions :

Bashing a cheap motherboard for lacking features or not being particularly attractive is usually a pointless exercise, as what most people in this price range are concerned with are stability and ease of use, and here the X470 Gaming Plus performs well and also overclocked to the same levels as much more expensive boards. However, we can’t overlook the fact that the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming costs just a few pounds more and outdoes the MSI board in pretty much every area from audio performance to the number of ports and headers. As a result, unless you must have MSI, the Gigabyte board is your best bet.

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