The MSI X570-A PRO is more finicky with graphics cards compared with the older MSI X470 Gaming Plus. The LG 27UL500 is very demanding.

EVGA RTX 2080 Black Editionyesfixed
Sapphire R9 Furyyesno 
PNY GTX 690nono 
Sapphire RX 480 8GB GDDR5yes yes
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5yesyes
Gigabyte GTX 750 2GB GDDR5yesyes
Asus GT 630 2GB DDR3yesyes

The GTX 690 had to be fixed with a UEFI BIOS to be recognized. Evidently legacy cards are not even recognized by either motherboard.

The R9 Fury works fine on the X470 but the X570 will not recognize the card. Not even the blue button LED comes on with the X570.

The new H.85 BIOS fixed the problems with the EVGA RTX 2080. Previously the card would work but no BIOS or preboot etc.

The MSI X570-A PRO is professional class motherboard and the Sapphire RX 480 8GB has been the best card for the machine since it was new. BIOS bugs have made it difficult to select video cards that work properly.

More cards will be tested as time and hardware permit.


To test cards I use a fresh install of Windows. From the results show, clearly the BIOS and UEFI on the MSI X470 Gaming Plus and MSI X570-A PRO need extensive work on them to resolve the compatibility issues.