MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI is designed for gamers, providing a stable, solid, and durable foundation for their PC builds. Coming up with Wi-Fi 7 solution, 2.5G LAN, DDR5, PCIe 5.0 solutions, and exclusive M.2 Shield Frozr, it's ready for Intel® 14th Gen and 13th Gen Core processors.
unite as one
With added military-inspired elements in these gaming products, they were reborn as the symbol of sturdiness and durability.
LESS STEPS, CONTROL EASILY
FLASH BIOS BUTTON
Flash the BIOS with only a connected power supply by following a few steps.
CLEAR CMOS BUTTON
Restore the BIOS to the default settings – helpful in 99% of the cases to successfully boot again.
EZ DEBUG LED
Onboard LEDs indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
16 Phases Mirrored Power Arrangement with 90A SPS
Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr
Server Grade PCB
Core Boost Technology
premium thermal solution
M.2 Shield Frozr
Pump Fan Support
Heatsink with 7W/mK Thermal Pad
2.5G Network Solution
Lightning Gen 5
- Power Solution
- cooling overview
- System Cooling
- Fully Fan Control
- Water Cooling
Extended Heatsink enlarges the surface of heat dissipation, ensuring even high-end processors to run in full speed.
M.2 Shield Frozr
Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
Heavy Plated VRM Heatsink
The VRM heatsink covers the upper MOS and helps dissipate the heat.
7W/mK Thermal Pad &Additional Choke Pad
High quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads and extra choke thermal pads ensure all cores running in high performcance.
DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.
Fully Fan Control
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans in BIOS and software with a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
- PCB DESIGN
- MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
16 PHASES MIRRORED POWER ARRANGEMENT WITH 90A SPS
Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a premium VRM design built with a total of 16 Phases Mirrored Power Arrangement with 90A SPS. Combining dual power connectors and Power Stage, MAG Z790 MAX Series are ready for the challenge of high-end processors.
OPTIMIZED PCB SOLUTION
The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
- 6 PCB layers
- IT-170 Server-grade PCB material
- 2oz Thickened Copper
MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
- SOLID PIN DESIGN
- STAINLESS STEEL IO
- GROUNDING STRUCTURE
- OCP Protection
solid pin design
The 4-pin, 8-pin, and 24-pin power connectors of MSI motherboards are all designed with solid pins. The solid pin design allows for a more stable transmission of 12V power to the CPU, even when handling high current loads.
Advantages of Solid Pin Power connector
- Improved stability : Larger contact area enhances stability during power delivery.
- Low impedance : Solid pins offer low impedance, enabling efficient power flow.
- Strong durability : The solid pin design ensures strong durability, capable of withstanding demanding conditions.
- Suitable for high-current applications.
Anti-corrosive Stainless Steel IO Shield
An extra layer of sponge materials along with corrosive resistance IO Shield to help improve static electricity and reduce electromagnetic radiation noise from the system as well as much more durable compare to traditional IO Shields.
* The image above is an illustrative reference. Please refer to specification pages for more details.
The Grounding Structure of Power Phases
The grounding structure of power phases is the MSI's exclusive design. This patented design enables to suppress the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by the power phases and helps to efficiently conduct heat to the copper plane with grounding properties.
Over Current Protection
MSI motherboards prioritize safety with the embedded Overcurrent Protection (OCP), ensuring crucial components such as the USB ports, DDR memory, PWM IC, and CPU are shielded from excessive current. This proactive defense mechanism curtails the risk of damage or malfunction due to power surges, promoting long-term system stability. This commitment to safeguarding your hardware underscores MSI's dedication to producing motherboards that prioritize durability and stability.
Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS)
Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) are safety devices used to protect against excessive voltage. All motherboard models of MSI are equipped with TVS. When the voltage abnormally rises, the TVS switches from a high-resistance state to a low-resistance state, diverting the excessive voltage to ground. This helps prevent circuit damage caused by high voltage.
- Bios & software
- LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
Lightning Gen 5 PCI-e with Steel Armor
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
Doubling over the previous generation, the bandwidth of a x16 interface can reach 128GB/s.
SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCIE slot diminish interference and electrical noise, fully support the PCI-E 5.0 signal.
Secure to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI MAG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G
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, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C.
USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.
- Memory Extension Mode
LATEST DDR5 MEMORY WITH SMT SLOT
A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.
EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
Memory Extension Mode
Memory Extension Mode provides optimized memory parameters for enhanced capability at the same frequency, achieving lower latency and higher performance. Furthermore, Memory Extension Mode can combine XMP profiles to maximize memory frequency, enabling users to effortlessly discover the best configuration based on their requirements.
Performance Mode, Benchmark Mode, and Memtest Mode provide users with the flexibility to swiftly identify the ideal configuration tailored to their requirements and memory overclocking capabilities.
- MSI CENTER
- CLICK BIOS 5
- RESIZABLE BAR
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
VMD (Volume Management Device)
Enable direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Exclusive UI of AIDA64 Extreme
MSI motherboards provide 60 days free trial of AIDA64 Extreme - MSI edition. AIDA64 Extreme is an almighty application for system information, diagnostics and benchmarks. With the application, you can monitor the detailed hardware and software information on PC and save it to file in multiple formats such as CSV and HTML.
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
- mystic light
- Audio Boost 5
- Isolated Analogy Structure
audio boost 5
- HIGH PERFORMANCE ALC4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR
- HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
- HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
- ISOLATED AUDIO SIGNAL
- DE-POP PROTECTION
The Isolated Analogy Structure for Audio Connectors
To provide clear voice, MSI develops a unique structure – Isolated Analogy Structure. The external metal framework of the audio connectors is separated from the internal layout, which ensures the sound quality crisp.
* The image above is an illustrative reference. Please refer to specification pages for more details.
EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.
- WIFI 7 Solution
- 2.5G LAN & WI-FI 7
THE NEXT GEN WI-FI SOLUTION – WI-FI 7
Wi-Fi 7 is the latest wireless solution that takes a huge leap forward with multiple improvements to meet the traffic demand brought and the growing number of wireless devices.
*Windows 11 compatibility only
Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) introduced higher speeds, wider channels, improved efficiency, and reduced latency over Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It also improved battery life and provided better performance in crowded environments.
The Wi-Fi 7 provides maximum speeds to a whopping 5.8 Gbps! 2.4 times faster than previous Wi-Fi 6/6E standards, Wi-Fi 7 is set to be the wireless standard of the future.
Previous Wi-Fi generations have had to make do with 160MHz channel widths. Wi-Fi 7 brings this width up to 320MHz (on 6GHz) – ensuring better reliability during simultaneous transmissions at max speeds.
The higher QAM(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) value, the more data each packet can carry. Wi-Fi 7 improves the modulation scheme from 1024-QAM to 4096-QAM – boosting peak transmission rates and network capacity.
Wi-Fi 7 enables devices to simultaneously send and receive data across several frequency bands and channels to meet the traffic demand brought and the growing number of wireless devices.
HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
MSI's premium network solution provides incredible data transfer speed for demanding users.
- Wi-Fi 7
- Bluetooth 5.4
- 2.5G LAN
MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI
- Support Intel® Core™ 14th/ 13th/ 12th Gen Processors, Intel® Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR5 Memory, up to 7800+(OC) MHz
- Enhanced Power Design: 16+1+1 Mirrored Power Arrangement, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, Memory Boost
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slot, Lightning Gen 5 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
- Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
- AUDIO BOOST 5: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material