MSI Creator TRX4 Motherboard BIOS
The MSI Creator TRX4 Motherboard BIOS is very much like past MSI motherboards we have reviewed. It allows a fast overclock through the top left OC Genie dial.
Here is a list of available OC Genie settings and what each indicator does.
On the AMD Ryzen Threadripper platforms, one has the option to overclock, but many users are not going to. These chips already use a lot of power and AMD is fairly aggressively using turbo clocks to take advantage of extra frequency headroom.
We will cycle through the various BIOS screens below.
Overall, if you are coming from a dual Intel Xeon workstation, this will look a lot more visually appealing than what you are likely coming from.
MSI Creator TRX40 Motherboard Software
Drivers and Utilities for the MSI Creator TRX40 Motherboard are found on a USB Drive. Other vendors are still shipping CD/DVD optical media so we like this decision by MSI to include drivers on USB.
The last tab of interest is the Utilities section, which brings up the next window.
One key software to look at is MSI Creator Center which allows a multitude of system adjustments based on applications used.
This is a significant feature for MSI. Many high-end professional workstations with single or dual Intel Xeons have system profiles for certain applications. This is a clear step in that direction.
Next, we are going to do a quick specification check and commence with our performance benchmarks.