MSI MAG Z690 TORPEDO – Hardware-Inside

With the MAG Z690 TORPEDO, MSI has another mainboard with DRR5 support in its portfolio that tries to set itself apart from the competition with its numerous features. With the TORPEDO, MSI relies on a plain and simple design and does without RGB lighting on the board. Four M.2 slots and a generous power supply with 18 phases should give the user a secure feeling to fire up Intel’s Core i7 or Core i9 processors. In the following, we don’t want to withhold from you the numerous features, any overclocking potential of the CPU and the working memory as well as the temperatures.

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MSI MAG Z690 TORPEDO – Hardwareluxx

With a purchase price of around 254 euros, the MSI MAG Z690 TORPEDO is one of the cheaper Z690 mainboards. In addition to RAM overclocking, the K(F) processor can also be overclocked with a free multiplier. We asked ourselves to what extent the “cheap” Z690 board with larger calibers – such as the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero (Hardwareluxx test) or the Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Master (Hardwareluxx test) – can keep up when it comes to overclocking.

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The sound comes from the hand of the Realtek ALC4080 codec that turns out to be very standardized. Offers 7.1 high-definition audio with support for optical output. On this occasion we did not find a Debug LED screen, however we have the witnesses that will notify us of errors in the boot or its status. The stack situation does not make it ideal for doing a clear CMOS while under the installed GPU. Luckily we have a jumper located next to the front audio connector, simply by activating it we will clear CMOS.

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