CES 2020: MSI Announces MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFiby Gavin Bonshor on January 10, 2020 9:00 AM EST
Looking to give AMD Ryzen buyers another affordable option for an X570 motherboard, MSI has brought one of its most popular B series models to the premium X570 chipset. The MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi will have a 12-phase CPU power delivery, support up to DDR4-4600 memory, and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots for just $189.
The MSI Tomahawk series is one that we have seen frequently here at AnandTech, with each iteration featured on the lower end of the AM4 socket models including the AMD's B350, and B450 chipsets. This is the first time the Tomahawk series has been brought to a premium chipset, with the MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi looking to cater to users looking to save some money over its other premium models while offering X570's main feature; PCIe 4.0 capability.
One of the core features of the MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi is in its networking capabilities, with a Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.0 radio and a Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5 G Ethernet controller. Other primary features include support for up to 128 GB of DDR4-4600 memory, three USB 3.1 G2 Type-A ports and one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port on the rear panel, a 12+2 power delivery cooled by a large aluminum heatsink, as well as two full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which operate at x16, and x16/x4. Storage is handled by six SATA ports, and two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots for the latest PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drives.
MSI didn't give specific availability or pricing for the MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi motherboard, but they did say they expect it to cost around the $200 mark and hit the shelves sometime in Q1 of this year.
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haukionkannel - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkPromisin...
vladx - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkIs this the first PC motherboard with onboard WiFi 6?
Dahak - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkNo, there have been alot of X570 board with WiFi 6 already.
ywyak - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkLooking through WiFi 6 Tag in Anandtech article, most of WiFi 6 motherboard is in extremely prohibitive price.
lilkwarrior - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - linkWhat's your price window on considering something prohibitive expensive? Depending on most audiences not gamers, less than $500 is considered cheap
Alistair - Sunday, January 12, 2020 - linkI bought a wifi 6 AMD motherboard for $220. Not sure what you are talking about.
Benz1911 - Friday, February 7, 2020 - linkLet's see how it handles VRM temperatures first, I don't want an oven heating everything up. My VRMs never breaks 46°C
l0g0n - Monday, February 24, 2020 - linkI am waiting to buy this motherboard to build my new computer. Are there any updates on when it will be available to purchase (besides 1st quarter)? Has the Coronavirus caused delays for MSI in putting these boards out or would they have already been shipped before the shutdown?
JerTech - Monday, February 24, 2020 - linkI have the same questions for the same reason. There have been some tempting combo deals with the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi lately, but I'd really like to hold out for this Tomahawk if it won't be much longer. Better chipset fan, better networking, and (by appearance) better heatsinks... what's not to love?
Quint - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - linkI just saw this article and of course yesterday I ordered the Tomahawk 450 MAX with a 3600 and a NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super. It hasn't arrived yet but does anyone know when this board will be available to purchase?