Intel’s latest and greatest processors demand a platform that can fully harness their power. MSI’s newest range of Z590 motherboards for 11th Generation Intel processors does just that! From top-tier options to go for aggressive overclocks that set world records to affordable performers that will handle gaming and content creation without breaking a sweat, we have quite a few products to showcase this CES 2021.
MSI MEG Z590 GODLIKE
Although MSI’s entire MEG lineup focuses on delivering an extreme overclocking experience, the GODLIKE motherboard has always remained a class apart. With the MEG Z590 GODLIKE, this hasn’t changed one bit! From robust power delivery to next-gen features, this motherboard truly does have it all.
Power delivery can make or break an overclock, especially when it comes to needing a stable experience using the most powerful processors Intel can offer in its 11th Generation lineup. The Z590 GODLIKE features Direct 20 Phases with robust 90A Smart Power Stages to unleash the full potential of your processor without breaking a sweat or compromising on stability.
While power delivery is critical, managing thermals is just as important. To this end, we carefully designed the GODLIKE to stave off heat from key components and ensure efficient cooling using top-tier components. In addition to wavy fins on the heatsinks for more surface area, 7W/mK thermal pads, a Frozr heatsink, and an aluminum backplate, the Z590 GODLIKE also comes with M.2 Shield Frozr for all 4 high-speed Lightning PCI-E Gen 4 M.2 slots. It all ties in together for a sublime thermal experience even when you’re using the most demanding components.
Dynamic Dashboard II is a colorful OLED panel that can display tons of useful information or a fun graphic. It’s your choice. Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports bring true 40 Gb/s speeds, 8K display support, Daisy Chaining, and multi-port accessory support for an uncompromising experience.
We haven’t held back when it comes to networking either – the Z590 GODLIKE features dual 10 Gigabit LAN and 2.5 Gigabit LAN, in addition to Wi-Fi 6E for a lightning-fast, stable online experience regardless of whether you prefer wired or wireless connectivity.
MSI MEG Z590 ACE
The ACE motherboard has carved out a reputation of being a reliable, robust motherboard that can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. With the ACE, your 11th Generation processor can truly rev up – achieving incredible overclocks without being limited by power delivery, board components, or thermal performance.
We continue streamlining power delivery on the MSI MEG Z590 ACE. It boasts a Digital PWM with 19 (16+2+1) 90A Power Stages as well as an outstanding cooling solution. The result – a motherboard that can unleash the full potential of even the most demanding latest Intel processors without breaking a sweat.
The motherboard was crafted using an 8-layer PCB and thick 2oz copper traces to ensure excellent memory overclocking and top-notch reliability. We know overclocking enthusiasts often need to reset BIOS so, we’ve included a convenient Clear CMOS button right on the rear panel.
The ACE also comes equipped with the latest networking hardware for professionals and power users who can’t afford to give up even an ounce of speed. On the wired front, you’ll get access to 2.5 Gigabit LAN, while Wi-Fi 6E delivers the latest in wireless technology to your PC. Not only does this ensure faster speeds, but this new Wi-Fi standard also comes with benefits like better performance and better overall stability.
Extensibility isn’t an issue with this motherboard as it offers 2-way SLI/3-way CrossFire support if you’re looking to run multiple graphics cards using the latest PCI-E 4.0 standard. When it comes to storage, it goes above and beyond – offering 4 M.2 slots so you can slot in additional fast storage devices without any hassle. Speaking of hassle, updating your BIOS won’t be one. A convenient Flash BIOS button will get you up and running even without a processor installed.
Connectivity is taken care of with a plethora of options ranging from Thunderbolt to display outputs. Dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C Ports (USB 4.0) allow you to connect a new generation of Thunderbolt devices without giving up any speed.
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI
The Gaming Carbon name is synonymous with a sleek black-matte design that blends premium components and high-end features with affordability – making them popular among gamers. The latest MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI is no exception!
When it comes to getting the most out of your unlocked Intel processor, overclocking is a given. We’ve combined a robust power delivery and a 6-layer PCB with an excellent thermal solution to ensure this board can successfully harness the power of even the most powerful processors in Intel’s newest lineup. A Digital PWM solution with 18 (16+1+1) 75A Power Stages will easily handle even the most aggressive overclocks.
PCI-E 4.0 allows for excellent extensibility on the Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI as well, much like its older sibling, the Z590 ACE. With x8/x8 (lane bifurcation) support, you can easily outfit your PC with multiple PCI-E 4.0 graphics cards without losing an ounce of performance. The Z590 Gaming Carbon supports up to a 3-way CrossFire configuration.
We haven’t compromised on networking at all. In this day and age, access to the latest networking standards is quickly becoming more of a need rather than a want. The MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI comes equipped with 2.5 Gigabit Wired LAN and Wi-Fi 6E (granting you access to the 6 GHz range). What’s more, you can effortlessly handle modern internet connections using whatever mode is more convenient for you (wired or wireless) at these speeds.
The Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI also offers excellent connectivity options with a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps; yes, USB naming is not…ideal) Type-C ports to allow access to new-gen devices. Storage expansion will remain a breeze with 3 M.2 slots on this motherboard as well. It retains the convenient Flash BIOS button for easy BIOS updates.
MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI
When it comes to value, not many motherboards can claim the impact the Tomahawk name has had on the market. Keeping with the trend, the MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI offers premium features to mainstream gamers and power users.
Although it might not feature a monstrous VRM like the Z590 ACE, the Z590 Tomahawk WIFI can hold its own even when you’re pushing the new Intel CPUs to the very limit. It features a robust Digital PWM with 17 (14+2+1) 60A Power Stages to allow for excellent overclocking. To further help with stable memory and processor overclocking, the motherboard comes with a 6-layer PCB and thickened 2 oz Copper traces.
Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6E offer modern networking capabilities on the MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI as well. It grants access to the latest and fastest connectivity options at a mainstream price point – allowing gamers to take advantage of the added stability and speed.
The newest PCI-E 4.0 standard opens up a world of possibilities so you can use faster, next-gen devices without changing your motherboard; it also allows for multiple graphics cards (up to 2-way CrossFire). Add fast M.2 devices as you need thanks to the 3 M.2 slots on this motherboard.
In addition to internal extensibility, the MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI features excellent rear-panel connectivity. Like its elder sibling, the Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI, the Tomahawk WIFI also comes with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C (20 Gbps) ports.
MSI MAG Z590 Torpedo
For those on the lookout for a more value-oriented solution, the MAG Z590 Torpedo is an ideal choice. Not only can it handle the latest Intel processors without holding them back, but it also comes with new-gen features that will ensure a future-proof PC.
The Digital PWM with 17 (14+2+1) 60A Power Stages will handle even the most power-hungry processors in the Intel lineup without any hassle. A carefully designed thermal solution ensures that any dissipated heat is cooled faster than ever. The 6-layer PCB and thick 2 oz Copper traces help with overclocking performance.
While features like a robust VRM and digital power delivery remain the same, the networking is just a bit different. Instead of Wi-Fi, the MAG Z590 Torpedo comes with Dual onboard LAN: Intel 2.5 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit LAN.
In addition to PCI-E 4.0 slots that can handle graphics cards up to 2-way CrossFire, the Torpedo also features 3 M.2 slots and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports – allowing you to easily add more fast storage to your PC internally or externally!
Managing Thermals for Overclocking Intel Processors: MPG CORELIQUID K360 CPU Cooler
Overclocking an Intel processor can give you an excellent performance boost. Invest in the right cooling solution to extract every single ounce of performance from the CPU. MSI’s MPG CORELIQUID K360 CPU Cooler is a beefy 360mm Liquid AIO cooler that’s designed to take on even the most demanding processors available today.
The K360 features 3 of MSI’s exclusive ARGB Torx Fan 4.0 (3 x 120mm), which can be controlled via software – allowing for rapid, quiet, and efficient heat dissipation. A 6cm Torx Fan 3.0 within the water block further accelerates heat dissipation around the heat source and neighboring power solutions on the motherboard for a more stable overclocking experience.
That’s not all. The MPG CORELIQUID K360 also comes equipped with a 2.4” LCD screen that can be used as you please. The screen gives you the flexibility you need to make your PC truly your own – displaying everything from graphics to system temperatures.
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