MSI has readied a new X399 motherboard for AMD’s second-generation Threadripper processors. The MEG X399 Creation joins the X399 Aorus Xtreme in appealing to creators looking for a new X399 motherboard for their new Threadripper chip and is packed full of all the features they could need.
This is a board built for overclocking, and it boasts a massive 19-phase power delivery system for the event that you want to overclock the monster 32-core Threadripper 2990WX. It draws power from the 24-pin ATX and two 8-pin EPS headers, but there’s also an option for an additional 4-pin Molex connector.
The MEG X399 Creation has a very distinctive look, with an eye-catching but also slightly jarring faceted patterning on the VRM and PCH heatsinks. The black PCB also has a silver patterning that mirrors that of the heatsinks.
As its name suggests, the board is aimed specifically at content creators, so it is crammed full of every conceivable feature they might need. This includes dual Intel Gigabit LAN, integrated 2T2R Wave 2-capable Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.
On the rear panel, you’ll find a whopping total of eight USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A and Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 (Gen 2) ports. The latter two are provided courtesy of an ASMedia 3142 controller.