MSI Pro H610M 12VO Debuts ATX12VO

MSI looks set to roll out its first H610 chipset motherboard with support for the ATX12VO power connector standard. The MSI Pro H610M 12VO(opens in new tab) featured briefly in an MSI Insider broadcast in mid-January when mainstream Alder Lake processors were fresh, but only now is it being readied for retail, with its product page providing a features overview, gallery, and full specs. In January, we thought this might become a system integrators only product, but its appearance on the consumer site confounded this notion.

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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 MEG Z690I UNIFY – Hardware-Inside

Today the MSI MEG Z690I UNIFY arrived at our editorial office shortly before the editorial deadline. MSI relies on the simple and completely dispenses with RGB lighting on the mainboard itself, which may sometimes be a welcome change for the end user. It starts with 12 phases and not only offers WIFI 6E and three M.2 slots, according to the manufacturer it also supports DDR5 6800 MHz+. In the following, we don’t want to deprive you of the numerous features, temperatures and possible overclocking potential of the CPU and RAM. MSI provided us with the test sample for our test.

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MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI – Tom’s Hardware

The MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI stands out as an affordable option to build an Alder Lake-based system around. The sub-$200 motherboard is at the top of the food chain within MSI’s B660 lineup, followed by the Mortar, Bazooka, and Pro SKUs. The Tomahawk gives off a premium vibe, with its all-black appearance, matching heatsinks and has plenty of other pleasing features. This includes three M.2 sockets and six SATA ports, plenty of USB connectivity on the rear IO (including 20 Gbps Type-C), a quality audio codec, and even the handy EZ M.2 clips so you don’t have to fumble with tiny screws.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE – CowcotLand

The MSI MEG Z690 ACE is therefore a high-end motherboard intended in part for overclockers with competition VRMs: 19+1+2 phases at 105 A, excellent heatsinks, an LED display and even two BIOSes. But also to professionals by acquiring two Ethernet ports and a very complete Thunderbolt connection. It is a card in E-ATX format and not in ATX format, so it will not adapt to all cases. Pay attention!

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MSI B660 DDR4 BCLK Overclocking Support Incoming?

According to a new leak, MSI might soon release the MAG B660M Mortar Max WiFi DDR4 motherboard with an external clock generator made by Renesas.

A few months ago, der8auer discovered that motherboards with an external clock generator unlock BCLK overclocking of Intel’s non-K (locked multiplier) Alder Lake CPUs. With the right settings, even a Celeron G6900 could be overclocked from 3.4 GHz to over 5.3 GHz.

The MAG B660M Mortar Max WiFi DDR4 changes that, as can be inferred from its rather-lengthy name. Another advantage of the external clock generator is that it adds PCIe 5.0 support for the first expansion slot, something all of the other B660M Mortar models lack (confusingly, there are already four variations out with DDR4/DDR5 and each with/without WiFi).

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MSI MPG Z690 CARBON EK X – TweakTown

With the Ace taking the enthusiast slot in MSI’s Z690 MAG lineup, variations of the Z690 Carbon and Z690 Edge fill out of the MPG portfolio. At the top end of this range of motherboards is the Carbon EK X, a board that is functionally identical to the Carbon Wi-Fi but with extra sauce added from EK Waterblocks.

For the hardware platform, we have all the typical, with Z690 chipset, Socket LGA1700, and four DDR5 memory slots. As per usual, this allows 128GB of memory to be installed using 32GB sticks, with speeds of 4800 supported at the base and 6600MHz at the top end.

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MSI MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI DDR4 – itndaily

What is missing on MSI MPG Z690 Edge WIFI DDR4? Hot buttons for turning on / restarting the PC, as well as the POST indicator, but fortunately, special diagnostic lamps are placed next to the DDR4 memory connectors, notifying the user about the successful / unsuccessful completion of the initial check of components (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot).

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MSI Project ZERO Motherboard – Sleek and Clean

A new trend in motherboard design are sleek designs with no visible power circuits or power cables. Heavily reinforced motherboards hidden under metallic and plastic covers might change what we expect from next-gen motherboards soon, but this will require a lot of changes.

MSI’s Project Zero is based on MEG Unify design, most likely the Z690 model with quad-DDR5 SO-DIMM support. The company took a step back and redesigned the placement for motherboard headers, SATA and power connectors. Those are now located at the rear. This also means that some problem may arise, such as how to attach cables in such a tight space.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE – TweakTown

With the MEG Godlike, a limited-edition motherboard that requires a personal invite from MSI, the Z690 Ace has become the “hot and ready” platform for consumers wanting a top-end motherboard from MSI. The MEG Z690 Ace doesn’t disappoint with its hardware or aesthetics. Like last year’s Z590 platform, this year’s Ace continues with the black and gold theme devoid of any onboard RGB, perfect for consumers who like minimalist builds.

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