MSI MAG X570S TORPEDO MAX – Hardware Journal

The board presented today can score with a price of around 200 euros (as of May 2022) and even if the AM4 socket will soon be replaced, AMD has once again underlined how much potential this has with the presentation of the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D platform stuck. But before we get into the motherboard, a quick recap of what the buyer can expect inside the box. In addition to the usual accessories such as instructions, CDs, stickers, cables and screws for the M.2 slots, MSI also puts a USB stick in the box with the mainboard. 

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MSI MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI – Hardware Journal

The MSI MPG X570S Carbon Max WiFi is equipped with the X570S chipset and can also be used with the latest CPUs such as the recently introduced  AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D bypass. In contrast to the somewhat outdated AMD X570 chipset, the board presented here has received the “S” version, which enables the mainboard manufacturer to cool the PCH completely passively. In terms of size, it is a normal ATX mainboard, so it is compatible with most cases on the market. 

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MSI MEG X570S UNIFY-X MAX – Hardware Mag

In addition to various features for overclocking, the motherboard can also come up with fast interfaces. In addition to a 2.5 GbE interface, this also includes USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (Type-C) with a whopping 20 Gbps and several USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (Type-A) with up to 10 Gbps. A total of six PCIe Gen4 ports with Shield Frozr Heatsinks allow a rich mass storage equipment and the best possible cooling of high-end SSDs for lasting high performance. When it comes to cooling, the Unify-X Max pursues a coherent overall concept, because the PCH (“Platform Controller Hub”) of the X570S chipset also dispenses with active cooling and relies on a large-area heat sink.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE – ThinkComputers

We are back with another Z690 motherboard review and this one comes from MSI and might be one of the best Z690 boards we’ve seen yet! It is the MEG Z690 ACE and it has everything that you would expect to find on the Alder Lake platform plus much more! You are going to get a 22-phase (19+1+2) power design, DDR5 and PCI-Express 5.0 support, Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 gen 2×2, five M.2 slots, WiFi 6E, dual 2.5G LAN, and lets not forget a very sleek and sexy look with mainly a black design with gold accents. 

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We have previously told you about the hugely expensive MSI MEG Z690 Godlike and now the time has come for a full review. The hardware includes 22 VRM phases that are each rated at 105A and you get all sorts of goodies such as Thunderbolt 4 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. On the other hand we have a UK price of £1,850 that takes our breath away in a rather painful manner. We suggest you strap in as the ride promises to be rather rocky.

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MSI MPG Z690 CARBON EK X – HardwareCooking

Now let’s talk about monoblock . Supplied by EK Water Blocks, we are on a product that will allow in this case to cool the processor, the power stage and even the first M.2 SSD slot via a custom watercooling circuit. Be careful, this is not a product suitable for everyone, there is some work behind to be done to be able to use it. This is a monoblock designed especially for this motherboard (MSI MPG Z690 CARBON) and it is therefore not possible to use it on another reference.

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The looks are fantastic, the features pretty grand. There is a pre-installed I/O shield on the MSI MPG Z690 Edge Wifi DDR5 motherboard, as well as a black chassis with heatsinks to display its internals in black. VRM on this one includes 16 actual phases (15+1), a PWM-Controller RAA229131, and MOSFETs CPU are 15x 75A RAA220075 and for the SoC 1x 75A RAA220075. There are four M.2 slots on the board, and each one has a heatsink attached to it. Furthermore, they are all capable of running at PCIe 4.0 speeds. Sixteen PCIe 5.0 lanes can be supported by the first x16 slot, whereas only four PCIe 3.0 lanes can be supported by the other x16 slots. 

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MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX – TweakTown

A few of the key ingredients in this refreshed motherboard come in the form of its thermal capabilities. This includes an enlarged chipset heat sink, full thermal armor for the m.2 slots, and improved heat pipe design for the VRMs. While discussing increased cooling for the VRM, we should also note the new 16+2 power design, an all-digital direct design that uses 90A smart power stages.

On the hardware front, the MEG ACE Max is an AM4 socket, X570 chipset design. This offers a wide range of compatibility with 3000,4000 and 5000 series CPUs. Memory is supported from 2133MHz through 5400 MHz, DDR4, with four slots available.

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MSI and EK teamed up in an effort to bring something really nice to the audience. Meet the EK-Mana MSI MAG Z690 TORPEDO EK X D-RGB a Z690 motherboard at around 399 USD this motherboard with a monoblock and a motherboard loaded with premium features. The board houses four M.2 slots and there are a plethora of speedy USB ports on the board and the most luxurious Realtek ALC4080 audio codec.

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MSI delivers a Z690 motherboard at around 300 USD this motherboard however is loaded with premium features and is DDR4 compatible. All four M.2 slots are cooled, and there are a plethora of speedy USB ports on the board, as well as the most luxurious Realtek ALC4080 audio codec and integrated WiFi. Additionally, MSI offers a great VRM design.

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