MSI MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI – HW Journal Preview

The Gaming Carbon has been the top model in the MPG series from MSI for some time. It does not matter which socket or chipset is on the board. The MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi can also be understood in the same way. For gamers, it should have everything they need and offer slightly upscale features. This time the board has got a twin, so to speak – the MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Force dispenses with the WLAN adapter and is more colorful, but otherwise designed and equipped identically ( see Intel Z590 overview ). The most recent version of the carbon motherboard has reduced its playful character a little, but not completely discarded it.


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MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI

The MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI we have today is based on the AMD B550 chipset and like all others in this series of chipsets, this board features the design in terms of CPU, RAM, and PCI-Express support and reliability. It also supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. Being one of the upper-tier “gaming” motherboards we expect to see some extra features while testing this motherboard.

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MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X

MPG Z490 Carbon EK X is a joint product of MSI and EKWB. The MSI MPG Z490 Carbon WiFi could also be used as an example of the motherboard. At first glance, the differences are minimal, but a ready-made kit for building with a custom liquid cooling system is already another level. It will be interesting to check the overclocking capabilities and VRM behavior under the waterblock under serious loads.

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MSI MEG Z590 GOLDIKE, MEG Z490 GODLIKE Compared

Looking back at MSI’s premium model history, the Godlike first made an appearance in 2016 back on Intel’s X99 chipset – designed for Intel’s Broadwell-E HEDT processors, the MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon used carbon fiber styled aesthetics. The MSI X99A Godlike Gaming followed an more punchy aesthetic with lots of red heatsinks, although both models featured a range of high-end controllers for the time.

The Godlike then became a mainstay in MSI’s motherboard ranges from 2017. The MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming was built for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors, and this variant featured a black and silver design with integrated RGBs. Ever since, the MSI Godlike has been the brand’s flagship, making its presence known as a high-end model with the latest and greatest controller sets and being well-positioned to take advantage of both Intel and AMD’s latest chipset designs.

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MSI Announces New A520, B550 mATX Motherboards

MSI has announced two new entry-level mATX motherboards, the MAG A520M BAZOOKA WIFI and the MAG B550M VECTOR WIFI. These are both interesting boards, with the A520 board being one of the few that feature an integrated Wi-Fi solution. It features a heatsink on the VCore portion of the VRM, as well as an available M.2 heatsink. One the B550M VECTOR WIFI front, we also have another mATX form factor board featuring a similar or identical layout, VRM, etc. Click the links to find out more on each of these new boards.

MSI MPG Z590 GAMING FORCE

Courtesy of momomo_us, we have a picture today of MSI’s upcoming Z590 motherboard, the MAG Z590 GAMING FORCE. This board features an elegant design highlighting the MSI dragon logo, as well as deep purple heatsinks and golden highlights. Large heatsinks cover the 16 phase VRM hardware, two PCIe x16 slots, three M.2 slots and more adorn the board. An interesting item ins the PCIe 6-pin power connector at the bottom of the board to further supplement power to the board. This should mainly be for the extreme overclockers.

MSI & ASUS Z590 Motherboard Pricing – EU MSRPs

MSRP’s are now listed for several Intel Z590 based motherboards destined for the EU market over at VideoCardz. Prices are, for many models, through the roof. The MSI Z590 GODLIKE, the flagship product, is listed with an MSRP of 999 EUR, or over $1,000. The only board rolling in under the 200 EUR / $200 line is the Z590-A PRO, a board destined for more reserved rigs.

On the ASUS front, we have the ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME GLACIAL coming in with an astounding MSRP of $1516 EUR. The PRIME and TUF lines are at more reasonable price levels, as you would expect. Still, all of these boards will command a premium. Boards are slated to show up during Q1.

MSI Announces Intel 500 Series Motherboards – Launch on January 27th

[Taipei, Taiwan] – When are new Intel 500 series platforms launched? This must be one of the frequently asked questions in recent times. All gamers and creators are looking forward to getting a glimpse at new motherboards. Fortunately, MSI, a world-leading motherboard brands, announces that new 500 series motherboards will make world debut on 27th January.

Unveil Outstanding Features for New 500 Series Platforms

To welcome the latest motherboards in 2021, MSI is ready to present new features of motherboards. With new 11th Gen Intel Core processors, all 500 series motherboards support Lightning Gen 4 PCIe, and the bandwidth is up to 64 GB/s. For network, Z590 Wi-Fi motherboards are equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6E which has 6GHz band compared to Wi-Fi 6.

For Audio solution, MSI improves audio performance of MEG/MPG/MAG series for all gamers, including hardcore gamers and casual gamers. Z590 Gaming series motherboards are upgraded to Audio Boost 5 and are imported into Sound Tune. Due to new audio codec and system, Z590 gaming motherboards create a synergy effect which can amplify sound and have better gaming experience.

Moreover, in order to offer support for users, Dragon Center is comprehensively updated to MSI Center. MSI Center has brand-new UI design and fully-integrated functions, which help users manipulate overclocking and RGB lights sync more easily. Also, the new audio solution, Sound Tune, is integrated in MSI Center and users can turn it on by one click.

Own Personalized Appearances and Incredible Features

Apart from new features, 500 series motherboards have eye-catching and distinctive appearances. Here are some highlights and introduction by segments:

MEG – Exquisite and gorgeous are definitely the best descriptions for MEG series. Besides elegant designs, MEG Z590 GODLIKE has mighty specifications, including 10G Super LAN and Audio Boost 5 HD. Additionally, for better cooling effect, MEG Z590 GODLIKE has Stacked Fin Array and Frozr Heatsink Design. Furthermore, both MEG Z590 GODLIKE and MEG Z590 ACE have Aluminum backplate on the back of PCB, which can extend the surface of heat dissipation. Of course, MEG Z590 UNIFY and MEG Z590I UNIFY, well-known as the full black design, will also show up. At CES online press conference on 14th January, MEG series will come on the stage. Please remember to watch the live stream and get the relative information. If want to follow the event page, please click here.

MPG – MPG series motherboards are always popular for MSI users. MSI will have MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI, MPG Z590 GAMING FORCE, MPG Z590 GAMING EDGE WIFI and MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS, and so on. In addition to trendy appearances, all MPG series have M.2 Shield Frozr and K7 thermal pad, which will help sustain performance of motherboards.

MAG – MSI tries to refresh MAG lovers with new color matching. MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK WIFI and MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI both have graphite extended heatsink. The color of MAG Z590 TORPEDO and MAG B560 TORPEDO is pacific blue, and MAG B560M BAZOOKA is midnight green. The concept of color derives from military colors in accordance with MAG—MSI Arsenal GAMING. The various colors give users more choices and users can personalize PCs based on their preferences.

PRO – For common use, including business and daily use, Z590-A PRO and Z590 PRO WIFI have matte black with linear designs and both have Extended Heatsink Design. Otherwise, most PRO series motherboards, including Z590, B560 and H510, will have new cooling solution—Frozr AI Cooling, which will detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust system fan duty to a proper value. In order to dissipate heat effectively, Z590 PRO WIFI and Z590-A PRO both have M.2 Shield Frozr which is made up for giving out heat from M.2 Gen 4.

MSI MEG Z590 GODLIKE, MAG TOMAHAWK and MPG GAMING CARBON Pictured

Not to be left out of the fun, we also have first pictures today of some MSI Z590 motherboards. This time, courtesy of VideoCardz, we have the MSI Z590 GODLIKE, MSI MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK, and MSI Z590 MPG GAMING CARBON. The flagship board, the Z590 GODLIKE, continues the trend of E-ATX flagships with some massive styling upgrades over the Z490 compatriot. All three boards feature substantial VRM heatsinks, integrated rear I/O panels and shields, what appear to be three M.2 slots and more. Head on over for a better look.