MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI – Professional Review

Because not all users can afford a 500 euro motherboard for Intel’s new Alder Lake platform , today we bring you the MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi in its DDR5 compatible version (because there is a cheaper DDR4 Tomahawk). A versatile board with good capacity in every way, 16+1+1 phase VRM suitable for overclocking, 4 M.2 slots with heatsinks with 3 of them PCIe 4.0 and good external connectivity with Wi-Fi and USB Gen2x2. Perhaps it is the plaque you are looking for for your New Year’s gift, shall we begin?

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MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE – Professional Review

Fresh out of the oven, we have with us the incredible MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE , a beastly board in every aspect, practically the best we can find for Z690 on the market. Only suitable for the biggest overclockers and foodies, this model offers a completely sublime design with great size, full of heatsinks, cases and RGB. As if that were not enough, it has a large LCD touch screen and BIOS notifications by voice!

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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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MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI – Professional Review

The B660 chipset is two steps below the Z690 in capacity, ideal for this type of CPU without overclocking capacity focused on general consumption.

We will analyze the version in Micro-ATX format with capacity for DDR5 RAM memory , with 2 M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots and integrated Wi-Fi 6E card. A very interesting option because it will be valid for gaming equipment together with a 12700 and even a 12900, thanks to a powerful 13+1 phase VRM and extensive internal connectivity and on the rear panel with USB Gen2x2.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE – Professional Review

Among its outstanding features we have nothing less than 5 M.2 PCIe slots , double Thunderbolt 4 with dedicated DisplayPort ports, double front USB Gen2x2 at 20 Gbps , Wi-Fi 6E, double LAN interface at 2.5 Gbps and ALC4082 + sound card DACESS . The best we can find, without a doubt among the top performance plates for Alder Lake, so let’s see what it can offer us.

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ASRock Z690 Steel Legend – GinjFo

As we pointed out, this Z690 Steel Legend supports DDR4. We manage a frequency up to 5000 MHz and more in OC. Its four memory slots allow installation of a maximum of 128 GB with support for XMP 2.0. This technology ensures rapid memory setting in the BIOS. The operation boils down to selecting the desired frequency and all the parameters are automatically updated.

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MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI – Overclockers Ukraine

There were no critical flaws in the MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4, except that I would like more fins on the M.2 heatsinks. The main feature of the board is work with DDR4 memory, which will allow the user to significantly save on the final assembly at the end of 2021. In addition, you will not need to spend a lot of time fine-tuning the RAM, because there is more than enough information and statistics on the network, and Gear 1 mode now masters frequencies at 4000 MHz.

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ASUS PRIME Z690-A – Overclockers Russia

Before us is an ATX motherboard. Its dimensions do not differ from the classic ones and are 305 x 244 mm. The external design is also recognizable and resembles other devices from this series. However, there are still changes in the external appearance, even though a white plastic casing is used and all radiators are silver.

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Behind, we are already seeing a more familiar picture. At the very top, we again see the inscription in large letters ASUS TUF Gaming B550M ZAKU II WIFI. Below are two photos of the device. One is straight on top and the other is angled so that you can see the rear panel connectors. On the left and right are tables that compose the detailed specification of the device. Below you can see four inserts describing the key features of the device.

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