Wednesday, January 8th 2020

MSI Shows Off MAG Tomahawk X570 Wi-Fi Motherboard

The Tomahawk line of motherboards by MSI gained popularity in recent times on the back of high cost/performance and an aspirational feature-set for its price, but has seen competition from the likes of ASUS TUF Gaming. When MSI launched its AMD X570 chipset motherboards, a Tomahawk product was MIA. The company finally got around to one, with the MAG X570 Tomahawk Wi-Fi. In its product-stack, MSI appears to be positioning this product above the MPG X570 Gaming Plus, but a notch below the MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi and the popular X570 Gaming Pro Carbon. The Tomahawk is equipped with a visibly bigger chipset fan-heatsink than the Gaming Plus, and a more powerful CPU VRM solution, with a 14-phase setup. You also get chunky VRM heatsinks, a metal I/O area shroud, and an integrated I/O shield.

The MAG Tomahawk X570 upstages competition with networking: 2.5 GbE wired Ethernet and 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). The 2.5 GbE interface is pulled by a Realtek 8125B-CG controller, while the WLAN is Intel AX200-family. Other noteworthy specs include two M.2 PCI-Express gen 4.0 slots with heatsinks on both; and a premium ALC1220-based onboard audio solution (which is a segment-first for the Arsenal Gaming series). The MAG Tomahawk X570 Wi-Fi will begin selling within Q1-2020, priced around $180.
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4 Comments on MSI Shows Off MAG Tomahawk X570 Wi-Fi Motherboard

#1
Basard


Roman did a pretty cool review. The entire IO shroud is part of the VRM heatsink. Kinda cool, but then there are better ways to cool the area. Still, a nice touch.
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#2
Pop_Mihai_Ioan
After the failure with almost the entire x570 line, AMD forced them to make a good x570 motherboard:)
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#3
bogami
Good motherboard, allows SLI or CF 8x8 which is not on the TUF models, also two usable PCIe 1 only minor disadvantage is the lack of BIOS display.
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#4
prtskg
High cost/performance or High performance/cost?
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