MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI Motherboard ATX - Supports Intel Core 12/13th Gen Processors, LGA 1700, DDR5 Boost (7200+MHz/OC), 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 5 x M.2 Gen4, 2.5Gbps LAN, Wi-Fi 6E
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Now its time for my usual memory test. As has been the case across my testing, I was able to hit DDR5-8000 but moving past that required unreasonable levels of IMC voltage. Soon I'll be getting my hands on a Teamgroup DDR5-8200 kit, and that's something that will require a capable BIOS to run properly. If at all! Corsair Dominator Titanium First Edition DDR5-6600 C32 2x32GB Review: Abundant Capacity And Performance
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Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MAG Z790 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, M.2_3 Source (From Chipset) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA mode, supports 2280/2260/2242 devicesI was fortunate to get my hands on both the DDR4 and DDR5 versions of the Z790 Tomahawk. That gives us a great opportunity to look at like-for-like systems with both types of memory. The takeaway—and it's a consistent takeaway when talking about memory—is that fast memory only helps in very specific situations. In this case I was using a good set of DDR4-3600 C14 memory, meaning the DDR4 results are near enough to as good as it gets unless you've got some really top shelf B-Die memory at 4000MHz+.
MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI - MSI
Enhanced Power Design: 16+1+1 Mirrored Power Arrangement, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, Memory Boost VRM temperatures on our board peaked at almost 58 degrees Celsius, just below the 500W actively cooled Taichi and around 10-plus degrees hotter than the Aorus Master and Hero. These temperatures are well within the specifications of the power delivery bits, so there’s nothing to worry about on this front. The combination of 90A SPS MOSFETs and the ample heatsinks is a great match. Extended Heatsink enlarges the surface of heat dissipation, ensuring even high-end processors to run in full speed.The rear I/O is particularly impressive, with a total of ten USB ports, topped by USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 and Gen 2 Type-C ports. Add to that another four USB Gen 2 ports and four Gen 1 ports. There's 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6E, a full set of audio ports powered by a Realtek ALC4080 codec, CMOS and BIOS flash buttons, and finally HDMI 2.1 and DP 1.4 ports. The Handbrake video encoding test benefits greatly, the file compression test even more so, while in other cases the differences are within a margin of error. You want support for lot of storage. The Z790 Tomahawk Max WiFi includes four M.2 slots and eight SATA ports, so if you've got a lot of drives, it's one of few to offer that much capacity.