MSI Announces Z790 Motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

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MSI has announced its first Z790 motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core processors, including new MEG Series, MPG Series, MAG Series, and PRO Series models. These will be available “soon,” while a new BIOS that enables support for Raptor Lake processors on MSI’s 600 series motherboards will also be available and ready to download at launch.

MSI Z790 Product Features

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There are many upgrades done to this generation of MSI’s Z790 motherboards. An updated strong power phase design across MSI Z790 motherboards from our flagship MEG Z790 GODLIKE which has 26 Duet Rail Power System CPU power phases with 105A SPS to even our entry-level PRO Series motherboard that has increase up to 16 DRPS CPU power phases with 80A SPS. In addition to such a powerful power phase design, M.2 hasn’t been forgotten either which is why it also will feature a Double-Sided M.2 Shield Frozr cooling which could help drop temperatures by 5%. On top of the physical cooling solution, MSI does also have Frozr AI Cooling and CPU Cooler Tuning with software and BIOS to further help with the cooling capabilities.

All models across the Z790 Chipset motherboard will feature the latest wireless network solution “Wi-Fi 6E”. M.2 capacity has also increased to populate even more storage by being able to fit up to 7 M.2 slots on our MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard! There is also some quality of life improvements in this DIY world, like MSI’s patented Magnetic and Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr, Front USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C with Power Delivery up to 60W, and supporting ARGB Gen 2 devices.

MEG Series

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For this generation, MEG Z790 GODLIKE brought out multiple features to help bring the flagship model to a whole new level. The MEG Z790 GODLIKE features a power phases that increased up to 26+2 DRPS CPU power phase design with 105A SPS. With such power, there’s an all-new next generation of VRM Cooling design. An all-aluminum cover under a Wavy Fin Array-design, a U-Shape VRM heatsink with Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe for extra cooling and 7W/mk Thermal Pad with Choke Pads. It also comes with Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe Slots & Gen 5 M.2 support bringing a staggering 128GB/s of bandwidth for maximum transfer speeds. MEG Z790 GODLIKE and MEG Z790 ACE will have MSI’s patented Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr with Magnetic for ultimate ease of installation. Last but not least, the M-Vision dashboard has also been upgraded to much more refined accessories by increasing the touch capacitive area as well as the screen size from 3.5” to 4.5” for much better viewing pleasure.

MPG Series

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The MPG Series will feature 4 models, MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI, MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI, MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI DDR4 and also a Mini-ITX MPG Z790I EDGE WIFI motherboards
MPG models will have up to 19+1+1 power phases, Extended Heatsink with heat-pipe, and Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot. Moreover, the ATX motherboards will feature a patented Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr. The ATX version motherboards will support 5 M.2 slots while 1 will be Lightning Gen 5 on MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI and the rest will be PCIe Gen 4.0 as well as 3 M.2 slots on the Mini-ITX model. Regardless of what model you pick, you will not be disappointed.

MAG Series

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The MAG Series is one of the popular models among gamers. With the 16+1+1 DRPS power phase design with 90A SPS and dual-8 pin CPU power connectors, the MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI will be able to crush any games you throw at it. The MAG Series does come with Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot, 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6E solution which provides more than enough power and bandwidth to tackle any task you throw at it. There will also have a DDR4 version available to the market.

PRO Series

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The PRO Series provides stable functionality and high-quality components for professionals and enterprises. The PRO Z790 Series is paired with up to 16+1+1 DRPS power phase as well as Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot, M.2 Shield Frozr, 2.5G LAN, and Wi-Fi 6E as well as Lightning USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C Connection to help give you all the necessary bandwidth and performance to breeze through daily work tasks. PRO Series will have 6 models available for choosing from DDR5 or DDR4 version and Wi-Fi or non-Wi-Fi version.

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