MSI MPG Z690 CARBON EK X – TechPowerUp

This collaboration with EKWB has taken the MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi feature-set and placed an EK-Quantum Matrix7 monoblock over the 18 VRM power stages. In addition to this, an M.2 socket is also directly cooled, thus allowing for near-ambient temperatures during large data transfers. This helps alleviate potential heat-related issues that can accompany these intense user workloads. Fear not, though, the remaining four M.2 sockets include full heatsink coverage. To round out the experience, the newest WiFi 6E technology and 2.5G LAN are present and accounted for.

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MSI MPG Z690 CARBON EK X – Professional Review

On a technical level, practically nothing changes compared to the standard model, and we have an impressive 18 + 1 + 1 phase VRM and Core Boost and Game Boost functions to get the most out of the Alder Lake CPUs and DDR5 RAM. Connectivity is tailored to the needs of the most demanding users with 5 M.2 slots, Wi-Fi, USB Gen2x2 and a high-end sound card. Let’s see how it looks with our EK mount, let’s start!

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