Product Comparison: MSI X370 Gaming Plus vs ASUS PRIME X470-PRO


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
ASUS
Model
X370 GAMING PLUS
PRIME X470-PRO
Origin
China
China
About the Product
MSI X370 GAMING PLUS supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies. Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
ASUS Prime X470-Pro provides the solid foundation needed for your initial build, plus flexibility to grow with your ambitions. We've melded all the good stuff that's packed into the latest AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation processors with essential ASUS design and engineering, so you benefit from industry-leading technologies such as automated system tuning, comprehensive cooling controls, and immersive onboard audio. Build smart, easy and affordably, with ASUS Prime X470-Pro.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Socket AM4
Socket AM4
Chipset
AMD X370 Chipset
AMD X470
Supported Processors
AMD® RYZEN series processors, 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation, Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics, Ryzen™ 1st Generation, 7th Generation A-series, Athlon X4 Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard
  • This was used in my first ever build. It's working like a champ no issues as of this moment (knock on wood) the lighting is nice, but as mentioned in previous comments can be blocked depending on what the GPU size is.
  • Great board looks good in my Ryzen build.
  • Overall, the motherboard performs exactly as expected. The onboard sound card it provides is great.
  • Of course substance is the main thing with tech but style does make a huge difference as well. Paired up inside my white Corsair carbide 275r case this looks amazing.
  • Very good quality and nice led's but took a while for the aura software to work properly. Good for its price and works well with the new 2000 series ryzen cpus.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
3.1 in.
1.2 in.
Weight
4 lbs.
2.9 lbs.

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3200 MHz
3600 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

MSI X370 Gaming Plus

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

What customers say about "Memory"
 
ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard
  • It does what it says, I overclocked to 3.9Ghz without issue with a Ryzen 2600 and also overclocked my ram to 2933Mhz from 2666Mhz (Vengeance RGB)
  • I use this with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and works perfectly. Have ram running at 3200mhz with no issues.
  • The one I received had a fault on 2 of its memory slots which caused the memory to run slowly so had to be returned but its replacement is working correctly.
  • It is a good motherboard and look good, but, i returned to get the strix. The prime couldnt get my ram above 2666 the strix got it to 2933 on my 3000 kit.
  • The only down side I would have with this board is that you have no post code for trouble shooting which would have help when I had faulty RAM and was trouble shooting the issue for no post.
Connectivity
PCI-E
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE_2, PCIE_4), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE_6, supports x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type A+C), 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 4 x VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s), 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, Type-A + USB Type-CTM, 2 at mid-board), 4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports), 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin PUMP fan connector (supports up to 2A), 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x RGB LED connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x System panel connectors, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x PS/2 mouse & keyboard combo port, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port, 6 x OFC audio jacks
Intel® I211-AT, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s), 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-C, 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s), 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin), 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & x2 PCIE mode), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector, 1 x COM port header, 1 x T_Sensor Connector, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
What customers say about "Connectivity"
 
ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard
  • The PCIE slot for the GPU is plastic so it isn’t as strong, so I recommend removing the GPU if you’re going to transport it.
  • Everything is connected and works as it should. I am confident in my purchase.
  • I found it heavy and a little cumbersome. But saying that it took the weight really easily,i put more on it than they said with no problem.
  • My only complaint is the M2 heatsink seems a bit unnecessary.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
Additional Accessories Included
Drivers & Utilities Disc, User's manual, I/O Shield, SLI Bridge Connector, SATA Cable x2, SATA Cable Labels
User's manual, ASUS Q-Shield, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x Supporting DVD, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
Extras
VR Ready and VR Boost, MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire, Mystic Light RGB and Mystic Light Sync, In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function, GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players, WHQL certified for Windows 10
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology, Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology, ASUS 5-Way Optimization, Industry-leading cooling options, M.2 heatsink, ASUS Aura Sync technology, Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
What customers say about "Features"
 
ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard
  • The RGB lighting on the motherboard looks amazing but the bottom right lighting can be blocked depending on the size of your GPU.
  • The lights look great and really do create a nice ambience on my desk and there are so many customisation options with the included software too.
  • The software included to control the fans and the lighting is fantastic and is very simple to use.
  • It has nice features in the bios and easy to configure. A nice feature is to be able to upgrade the BIOS directly from the internet even before you boot into an O/S.
  • Another thing I disliked about the motherboard was the areas I needed to peel off the plastic so that it wouldn’t melt.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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