MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI – Hardwareluxx

Just like the ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 (Hardwareluxx test) , the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI was established on the market with high-contrast optics. The PCB comes in ATX dimensions and is black, while the heatsinks themselves are silver. From the iF International Forum Design GmbH – based in the state capital of Lower Saxony – the circuit board was able to claim  the Design Award 2022 alongside the MEG Z690 GODLIKE.

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ASRock B660 Steel Legend – CowcotLand

ASRock B6Now that we’ve tested several motherboards based on the Z690 chipset, let’s tackle the B660 chipset. A chipset which will have fewer features than the Z690 but which will satisfy the vast majority of users. And above all, for a more affordable price. And the first B660 in this test series is the ASRock B660 Steel Legend. A board with white heatsinks on a PCB with a military print. A pretty card that will appeal to those who want to set up a white setup. The B660 Steel Legend is designed to work with DDR4 memory, which should reduce the bill.

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BIOSTAR J4105NHU – Hardware-Inside

Biostar sent us another board with a soldered CPU, the Biostar J4105NHU. This is a Mini-ITX mainboard with an energy-saving Intel Celeron J4105 (4K/4T), which clocks at a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz to 2.5 GHz. The Biostar J4105NHU is not aimed at gamers, but it should be a good choice for a very compact and energy-saving multimedia or living room PC. You can find out in our test whether the Biostar J4105NHU meets these expectations and what else it offers.

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MSI MAG X570S TORPEDO MAX – Hardware Journal

The board presented today can score with a price of around 200 euros (as of May 2022) and even if the AM4 socket will soon be replaced, AMD has once again underlined how much potential this has with the presentation of the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D platform stuck. But before we get into the motherboard, a quick recap of what the buyer can expect inside the box. In addition to the usual accessories such as instructions, CDs, stickers, cables and screws for the M.2 slots, MSI also puts a USB stick in the box with the mainboard. 

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MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI – Overclockers Russia

Now DDR4 is preferable, but in the future, in my opinion, motherboards with DDR5 support will be more relevant and in demand when it finally becomes mass-produced. I have already encountered this when moving from DDR2 to DDR3 and from DDR3 to DDR4. At MSI, usually the most affordable models belong to the MAG (MSI Arsenal Gaming) line. They are in the greatest demand because they combine high quality workmanship and element base, as well as excellent appearance, good functionality and a nice price.

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The Z690-I Unify comes equipped with all wireless and wired connections, for this it has a LAN connection thanks to the 2.5Gb Intel I225V chipset and Wi-Fi 6E/BT 5.2 with support for the 6 GHz band. We will also have great expansion capacity thanks to its USB and SATA III ports, so the expansion of space or connection of gadgets is quite high.

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If you want to use a large supercooler like the Noctua NH-D15 in your build, be prepared for it to cover all the DIMM slots as well as the M.2 socket closest to the CPU socket.

Four DIMM slots are great. Let me remind you that Alder Lake chips support up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM. The maximum effective frequency of the modules is 4800 MHz – as indicated in the characteristics of the “Mortar”. True, the work of RAM is accompanied by a number of nuances, which will be discussed later. more @ 3DNews (Russian)

MSI MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI – Hardware Journal

The MSI MPG X570S Carbon Max WiFi is equipped with the X570S chipset and can also be used with the latest CPUs such as the recently introduced  AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D bypass. In contrast to the somewhat outdated AMD X570 chipset, the board presented here has received the “S” version, which enables the mainboard manufacturer to cool the PCH completely passively. In terms of size, it is a normal ATX mainboard, so it is compatible with most cases on the market. 

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ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 was released simultaneously with the announcement of Intel Alder Lake processors, and by now it has already become quite popular among users thanks to support for more affordable DDR4 memory, a powerful processor power system, four M.2 ports and a comprehensive set of others. interfaces.

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