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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