MSI MEG Z690 ACE & MAG Z690 Tomahawk Motherboards Review – High-End & Mainstream Tier In Action!



MSI MEG Z690 ACE / MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk

Type Motherboards
Price $699.99 US / $309.99 US

Test Setup

For testing, I used the Intel Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K which were sent to us by Intel. The motherboards used included the MSI MEG Z690 ACE & MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi motherboards.

ProcessorsIntel Core i9-12900K
MotherboardASRock Z690 Taichi
ASRock Z690 PG Veloctia
Z690 AORUS Master
MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WIFI
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W
Solid State DriveSamsung SSD 980 PRO M.2 (1 TB)
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z5 32 GB (2 x 16GB) CL36 6000 Mbps
Video CardsMSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X
Cooling SolutionsCorsair H115i (With LGA 1700 Mounting Kit)
OSWindows 11 64-bit

Our test rig includes the Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB SSD that boots up our main OS while a 2 TB Seagate HDD is used for the storage of games and applications. In addition to these, we are running an MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X graphics card, an ASUS ROG Thor 1200W power supply. For this specific review, we used the G.Skill's latest Trident Z5 DDR5-6000 memory kit running at CL36 timings. We also got an LGA 1700 mounting kit for the Corsair H115i to use as a cooling solution for our test setup. The cooling solution choices are very limited so far due to the availability of mounting kits but things are expected to get better by the end of November.

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