MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI

MSI has just announced its latest X570-based Wi-Fi motherboard the MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI. The latest offering succeeds its MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi motherboard. This time around, it appears it has made a number of improvements with a keen eye on overclocking. The previous MPG X570 model had been noted in some reviews with higher-than-expected temperatures with the VRMs. Higher than expected could be putting it mildly, as one reviewer likened it to volcanic level heat. Well, meet the new kid on the block that looks like it is ready to overclock.

Image Credit: MSI

Specifications

  • CPU Support: Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Desktop Processors
  • CPU Socket: AM4
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR4 up to 128 GB 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4533/ 4600+ Mhz by A-XMP OC MODE
  • DIMM Slots: 4
  • PCIe slots: 2 x PCIe 4.0 x 16, 2 x PCIe x 1
  • SATA III: 6 ports
  • M.2 Slots: 2 x Lightning Gen 4 M.2 Shield Frozr up to 64 GB/s
  • LAN: 2.5G
  • Wi-Fi: WiFi 6
  • USB 3.2 Front: 1(Gen 2, Type C), 4(Gen 1, Type A)
  • USB 3.2 Rear: 3(Gen 2, Type A), 1(Gen 1 Type C), 2(Gen 2, Type A)
  • Audio: 5+ Optical S/PDIF (Realtek® ALC1200 Codec)
  • Form Factor: ATX
Image Credit: MSI

From MSI, “Return to Honor”

Military totem style coupled with a rugged and powerful heat dissipation design, the MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI successfully subverts all other key players in the mainstream market. The 12X60A SPS Power Stages design, can stably supply the performance needs of multi-core CPUs, supports up to AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X 16 cores processors.

Coupled with MSI’s exclusive heat dissipation technology, Extended Heatsink design, MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI can maintain a stable processing frequency under severe conditions with high loads. The exclusive Frozr Heatsink design has Zero Frozr Technology that stops the fan when the temperature of the chip is at low power, reducing the generated system fan.

Lastly, with the graphics card’s excellent placement, the chip set will always have a good air flow. First introduced 2.5G LAN and the latest Wi-Fi 6 solution ensure high-bandwidth and low-latency for gamers and incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. PCIe 4.0 technology is a must, including 2x Lightning Gen 4 M.2 with 2x M.2 Shield Frozr to support up to 64 GB/s bandwidth and faster transfer speed.

As stated, this board seems poised to replace the MPG Gaming Wi-Fi motherboard. MSI had stated at CES 2020 a price point of around $189. This too would match the previous MPG’s placement in the $200 market segment.

Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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13 Comments

  1. I… I’m an old unreasonable fogie for not wanting wifi on my motherboard. I know this… But ghaaa!!!
  2. what is so "military" about that styling?

    Don’t think it’s so much to do with the styling but more about the heavy-duty nature of some of the components. Plus MSI has been using ‘military’ in their branding for some lines for years. I’ve got an old MSI Z68 GD65 board that had it.

  3. I… I’m an old unreasonable fogie for not wanting wifi on my motherboard. I know this… But ghaaa!!!

    Same here.

    My Gigabyte Aorus board doesn’t even allow me to disable the wifi in the BIOS :/

    I was very disappointed about that.

    All I want is a minimalistic board. I want next to nothing on board. No SATA, no Ethernet, no sound. On board USB is fine I guess.

    Instead give me a many slots as possible and let me really build my own system like in the old days. If I wanted a prebuilt I would have bought a prebuilt.

  4. It says MAG, like Gun Magazine. So military!

    Yeah, the way the PC components market has gone is just so goddamned ridiculous and infantile.

    It’s like they think we are all 8 year old boys.

    Except Galax. They also include 8 year old girls who want "My Barbie Dreamhouse" versions of their GPU’s.

  5. Yeah, the way the PC components market has gone is just so goddamned ridiculous and infantile.

    It’s like they think we are all 8 year old boys.

    Except galax. They also include 8 year old girls who want "My Barbie Dreamhouse" versions of their GPU’s.

    I wouldnt mind a hot pink gpu, but I also liked Shattered Horizon.

  6. I wouldnt mind a hot pink gpu, but I also liked Shattered Horizon.

    Never heard of that one. Looks cool.

    I hadnt heard of it before either. I had no idea that Futuremark released games! I remember them from back in the Demoscene days when they were called the Future Crew and organized the Finnish Demo Party named Assembly. Then of course they become Mad Onion and did all the 3DMark stuff, and later Futuremark…

    The game looks like it might be interesting. I’m going to check it out.

    Is single player any fun, or is it mostly fun in multiplayer?

  7. I hadnt heard of it before either. I had no idea that Futuremark released games! I remember them from back in the Demoscene days when they were called the Future Crew and organized the Finnish Demo Party named Assembly. Then of course they become Mad Onion and did all the 3DMark stuff, and later Futuremark…

    The game looks like it might be interesting. I’m going to check it out.

    Is single player any fun, or is it mostly fun in multiplayer?

    It is MP only. Single player is you against bots.

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