MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI Motherboards Continue to Receive Cracked Chipset Complaints

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“Hundreds” of MSI’s MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI motherboards have been affected by cracked PCH chipsets since their launch in 2022/2023, but the company remains unaware of any such issue within its production line, according to a new diagnostic video that has surfaced online, examining what’s been described as a “common” problem that is preventing affected owners from booting their hardware. Joshi Repair says that MSI has agreed to take some of the cracked parts that were uncovered into one of its factories for examination, so an official investigation may be on the way.

A closer look at the problem:

Another cracked chip, posted on r/MSI_Gaming back in July 2023:

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The full examination:

MSI on its motherboard:

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.


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