Last Tuesday Officially launched Rocket Lake S Series of Intel, Core in the 11th generation. Together with Processors These have launched a new series of chipsets in order to profit from the improved connectivity compared to the 10th generation.
These motherboards include three chipsets that you will now find on the shelves - the leading Z590, the middle H570 and the slightly more budget B560. It is important to note that all three of these chipsets are considered to be quite advanced, with motherboards with 400 series chipsets continuing to sell as usual. Admittedly, not all of these motherboards support my processors Intel The new ones, but the ones based on H470 andZ490 only.
As we presented in the initial 11th generation processor review, the 500's chipset series Intel The LGA1200 bracket adds the option of fast USB, WIFI andThunderbolt. Of course motherboard manufacturers can choose how to use the CPU and chipsets to place such and other connections. Most often, this is mainly related to the way the motherboard manufacturer decides to separate different models.
Hardware maker MSI also has a completely fresh product line for the new chipsets Intel. MSI's segmentation is quite simple when you know it. Motherboards without a prefix belong to the lowest budget in the same chipset (like the Z590-A PRO for example). Above this branding there is a MAG accompanied by all sorts of tool names Weapon. On top of that MPG that focuses on advanced components and cooling, and at the top is MEG (very similar to MAG, we know) with all the craziest features that can be embedded on motherboards for gamers and overclockers.
The MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI is considered an advanced model, and just below the truly prestigious MEG boards. With a price tag of 350 dollars (or about 1,500 shekels), it fills in mainly for users who want to exhaust the processorsCore their i9 with Cooling Advanced but not obsessively preoccupied with overclocking. Slightly expensive, but not absurd.
The world of motherboards in advanced chipsets (such as the Z590 and X570 for example) is filled with fairly fixed price slots, with motherboards with a minimal amount of features ($ 100-150), through a small amount of extra ports and body augmentation Cooling ($ 175-250) to monsters that only thanks to my body Cooling Mighty reach the weight of Enclosures Small for an entire computer ($ 400 and up).
The MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI is Motherboard In ATX configuration. Appropriately a platform that adds 4 channels PCI-Express In Standard 4.0 used 11th generation processor, we get a usable M.2 interface under the processor holder. In addition to this there are two other interfaces which operate the chipset in the standard of PCI-Express 3.0, Please note.
The spacing between the PCI-Express interfaces is optimal if you use an extra-thick video card and want to expand with additional cards below it. The M.2 interfaces get fixtures Cooling Have a respectable aluminum layer and a thermal pad that comes in contact with the chips when they are screwed to the board. It should be noted that the disassembly of these heat sinks and their assembly is easy and is carried out separately for each drive. No two drives are associated with the same heat sink.
The bottom of the motherboard includes connections to the chassis interfaces (such as USB, buttons and bulbs), as well as a 6PIN electrical connector similar to the one you will find in video cards. This connector provides power in case a user decides to use three graphic cards together. This part of the motherboard also includes a respectable amount of four fan connectors with PWM read and control from them.
- In this black USB 2.0 at 480Mbps
- In this blue USB 3.0 at 5Gbps speed
- In this red USB 3.0 at 10Gbps speed
- Type-C at 20Gbps
We do not like the full names of USB standards, but at least they can be displayed according to the maximum speed of them. This motherboard does not include Thunderbolt support. There are antenna threads as this motherboard does support the new WiFi 6E technology with AX up to 2.4Gbps traffic speeds and even transmission and reception of multi-channel information at 6GHz. HDMI and DisplayPort display interfaces will display when using the built-in graphics core of processors Intel. The network input is 2.5Gbps and connects to the controller Intel.
Help Overclocking And monitoring does not exist in full performance on this motherboard, due to it being a bit cheap compared to MEG models, so we mostly get a simple two-digit LCD monitor (called Seven Segment) to know if there is a problem when the computer goes up. This monitor (which is lit in white, and not in red like most others, thank God) shows the CPU temperature when the computer system is working normally but you can select additional display options via the BIOS MSI. The lack of a power button and wrist is noticeable in such an advanced motherboard.
Many manufacturing degrees of the motherboard belong to this region. The CPU power stabilization system in the MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI is far beyond what any user who does overclocking with Cooling Air or water needed. The CPU controllers get one stabilizer, the graphics core gets one, and the processing cores themselves get 16 stages of voltage generation. These are not cheap 35A or 40A stages, but have a current rating of 75A made by ONsemi. There is complete self-control of each stage on the working temperature, the current flowing through it and the output voltage.
A ONsemi controller with 10 PWM channels controls this system, with 8 core stabilization channels being split into two channel stabilizers. This means that the controller can turn off and on two stabilizers as needed at any given moment of electrical load. 16 stabilizers rated 75A for this channel are loads, and the actual power consumption of the chassis processors is significantly lower than that. Optimally, it is desirable that such a stabilizer does not pass 25A before another stabilizer is turned on and takes some of the voltage conversion from 12V to the desired voltage from the CPU (usually in the range of 0.7V to 1.45V). With a maximum current consumption of about 220 A from a sample processor Core i9 11900K With all the turbo technologies on, you can understand how advanced such a system is. This means that even 12 of the 16 operating at that moment will be relatively cool as the heat emission from them will be low.
Dealing with the heat of the stabilizers stands this monstrous heat sink that MSI has decided to place. In quantity, except my body Cooling Having dense aluminum fans is probably the most impressive I’ve seen on motherboard voltage regulators. Seeing such a thing on a board that costs $ 350 "only" is a pleasant surprise. The voltage capabilities of the MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI are completely insane as a result of the combination of hardware and heat sink. very impressive.
Something a little less crazy is the sound card built into this motherboard. Realtek's new ALC4080 sound controller is used. We are not exactly sure if this is a completely new chip, or a refreshed version of the ALC1220 we have known so far in the last two years. The advertising material does indicate improved capabilities. What matters is the filtering and amplification, and this system looks pretty simple on this motherboard. We have no doubt that for the average user the voice capabilities will suffice, but maybe MSI Sees a trend of users starting to invest in external sound equipment for quality audio.
Back to motherboard visuals, we like a neutral color scheme that allows the user to choose which colors he wants to combine. The GAMING CARBON WIFI is gray not for nothing, but also includes RGB lights controlled by Mystic Light's software. MSI Through the operating system.
With additional hardware of MSI, There is no doubt that the hardware combination will look great in any case that likes to compliment the interior design.
In the bios segment not much has changed, and there is not much reason for that really. The BIOS of MSI Simple and relevant and includes details in the text of each important option in it, along with important general information and boot order of the system drives.
The BIOS includes a host of features for more and less advanced users, such as changing the power plan to a long-term boost depending on the heat sink sitting on the processor to prevent overheating.
Summary - Motherboard capabilities
We decided to give a twist to the formula of summarizing motherboard reviews with a concentration of all the important information about the motherboard according to the various manufacturer decisions. Here, in the style "Too long; I did not read" you can get the important information. We are also adding to this section information in general terms that we did to the motherboard.
Rear ports - Motherboard It does a great job with a decent amount and variety of USB interfaces at different speeds including Type-C at 20 Gbps. Ten such interfaces is a respectable amount, but it is important to note that there is little dead space in this part. Entrance Network Of 2.5Gbps is good, but maybe you can dream of an entry Network An additional 1Gbps.
Cooling and overclocking - Cooling in this motherboard gets a score of 10 out of 10. Honestly. Both the heatsinks for the M.2 drives and the great heatsinks for the voltage stabilizers were built with privacy before design in order of priority. The monstrous voltage stabilization system combined with the same heat sink remained completely cool even after two consecutive hours in which theCore i9 11900K about 230W when rendered. The heat sinks themselves did not exceed the 45 degree Celsius threshold, a temperature reading from a heat sensor of the voltage regulators showed a reading of 56 degrees Celsius. MSI is a brand known, among other things, for its speeds זיכרון Impressive. With the 4133MHz kit there were no problems at all, nor were they expected. What we're missing in this motherboard is the power button and wrist, but apparentlyMSI Saves them to the more advanced MEG boards.
Design and visibility - This issue is subjective, but it is important to note that it is good thatMSI Chose a neutral gray and black theme for this motherboard, as it does with its UNIFY boards. Admittedly, there is a lot more gray here than black, so this should be taken into account when adding hardware. The bulbsRGB Not excessive and placed quite creatively above the chipset and heat sink for stabilizers.
Cost and value - A price of $ 349 places this motherboard between mainstream and real premium. It can be called premium, considering that not every user who enters a computer store comes out with a computer system with a motherboard worth NIS 1,500. Its direct competitors are the Asus ROG STRIX Z590-A and the AORUS ULTRA Z590 GIGABYTE. The set of features between the three is quite similar, and the supply of interfaces itself is quite similar without significant changes. It is very possible and the choice falls mainly on the brand name, the product design itself. The candidate of MSI In any case he is solid and capable.
We hope that 1,500 words get the message across, and that this is a product that during the tests did not make trouble, received quick and well-built BIOS updates. The MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI easily fits into our list of recommendations. While some processors in series 11 of Intel Presenting an unsuccessful monetary value at all, motherboard engineering looks healthy, so at least it's a thing to console itself with.