MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi

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Final yr, with the launch of Intel’s 14th-Gen Raptor Lake Processors, the LGA 1700 socket got here to its third iteration. This introduced a wave of refreshed motherboards, together with the MAX collection of MSI Z790 boards. On this assessment, we’ll take a more in-depth have a look at one such refresh, i.e. The MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi motherboard. This new MSI motherboard gives native assist for Twelfth-Gen, Thirteenth-Gen and 14th-Gen Intel chips whereas providing some further options over final yr’s already top-of-the-line Z790 boards.

Design

From a visible standpoint, the MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi seems practically equivalent to its Z790 predecessor. Nonetheless, a delicate distinction emerges within the type of RGB accents on the I/O shroud. As for the I/O, it stays largely unchanged, with the identical choices apart from the improve to a extra fashionable Wi-Fi 7 (changing the previous-generation Wi-Fi 6E). Right here’s a desk that reveals all the interior and rear I/O of this MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi board.

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The quantity of given I/O on this board, together with eight SATA ports, is greater than enough for any modern-day heavy use like gaming, music manufacturing or dwell streaming. Moreover, the tall and broad actual property of this E-ATX board with all of its white shrouds and black PCB, makes it a perfect match for an all-white no compromise gaming/modifying PC construct. This lastly brings us to the specs that we paired this motherboard with. Given under is the part listing that we paired this motherboard with for this assessment.

CPU: Intel Core i9-14900K
RAM: Kingston Renegade Fury 48GB DDR5 @7200MT/s (Twin Channel)
SSD 01: Kingston Renegade Fury 2TB (Gen4 NVMe)
SSD 02: Essential P1 500GB (Gen3 NVMe)
SSD 03: Western Digital SN550 (Gen3 NVMe)
GPU: MSI RTX 4070 Tremendous Gaming X Slim
PSU: Antec NeoECO NE1000G M (80+ Gold Licensed)

Options

The MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi packs a punch beneath the hood. The voltage regulator module on this board gives the CPU with 16 +1 +1 (Vcore+VCCGT+VCCAUX) section energy supply. which we examined with the i9-14900K and the CPU remained secure for your complete 20 Hour stress load of Prime95. The opposite notable options of this board are the inclusion of a PCIe Gen5 slot on the top-most M.2 SSD slot which is immediately connected to the CPU by way of shortest lanes doable. Moreover, MSI’s EZ M.2 clips make SSD set up a breeze, requiring no screws or instruments. Sadly, whereas double-sided cooling and tool-free set up are included, they’re solely out there on the highest M.2 slot.

MSI has pushed the RAM assist on this board to speeds of DDR5 7800+, which is kind of spectacular. Overclocked RAM with tighter latency can actually maximise the efficiency of any CPU and GPU mixture. In our setup, we paired the board with Kingston’s flagship HyperX Fury RAM, which already boasts an XMP profile of 7200MT/s. Nonetheless, if you happen to select to go for extra extensively used RAM frequencies, you possibly can merely OC these utilizing the Superior BIOS menu.  

MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi

Turning our consideration to the BIOS of the EDGE Ti Max WiFi, it arrived with V1.10 out of the field, which I subsequently up to date to V1.41. As anticipated, the MSI BIOS interface is intuitive, putting a steadiness between user-friendliness and highly effective tweaking capabilities, enabling changes to voltage, latency, frequencies, and extra. For many who don’t take care of or don’t need to delve into excessive fine-tuning, there’s the MSI EZ Mode. This mode can be utilized to tune Fan curve, set particular person fan speeds, set the Boot Precedence, and even dial the XMP modes. Then there’s the Superior mode which you’ll be able to allow both by left clicking on the top-middle heading that claims “ADVANCED”, or just by urgent F7. The Superior BIOS is what you possibly can name the actual deal, as right here you possibly can tweak your frequencies to finer values, tighten up the latencies, and even allow or disable Hyper-Threading and enhance or lower voltage. Mainly, the superior mode will get you actual management of your whole ensemble {hardware}.

Efficiency

The PC when absolutely assembled gave us some spectacular figures. Listed here are the benchmarks that we recorded on the mixture of {hardware} that we used on this MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi:

BenchmarkScores
Cinebench R23 ST
Cinebench R23 MT
2302
39785
Cinebench 2024 ST
Cinebench 2024 MT
135
2182
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 Prolonged
9724
13696
Geekbench ST
Geekbench MT
3137
21230
Time Spy Rating21406
Time Spy Excessive Rating10631
Fireplace Strike Rating41113
Fireplace Strike Excessive Rating24914
Fireplace Strike Extremely Rating13009

In abstract, these scores characterize peak efficiency, with the Intel CPU reaching its most clock speeds because of the inclusion of a 360mm AIO for environment friendly cooling. Moreover, the newly launched RTX 4070 Tremendous made full use of the topmost PCI-E Gen5 X16 lane on the board, unleashing its full potential. Mixed with Gen4 Renegade quick storage and 7200MT/s RAM, the expertise was nothing in need of distinctive. And for the keen-eyed reader, sure, populating the MC1 (the closest NVMe M.2 slot to the CPU) will certainly trigger the PCI-E X16 slot to perform as a PCI-E X8. Nonetheless, with Gen5, there received’t be any bandwidth points, even for a card as highly effective because the 4090, not to mention the 4070 Tremendous. So, we’re all good by way of bandwidth sharing. Moreover, these benchmark scores, together with gaming deltas, are elaborated upon in our video assessment of the MSI Gaming X Slim White RTX 4070 Tremendous Graphics Card.

Verdict

MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi BOX
MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi BOX

The title of this MSI motherboard i.e. MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi is kind of a mouthful. However once I examine it to different white motherboards I’ve used previously, it actually stands out for its spectacular array of options. I‘d go so far as to say that this is among the best white Z790 motherboards at the moment out there in India, excellent in your Twelfth-Gen, Thirteenth-Gen, or 14th-Gen CPU. With superior I/O, built-in Wi-Fi 7, a user-friendly but highly effective BIOS, and simple tool-free storage set up, the MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Max Ti WiFi may not have actual (Ti) “Titanium”, however it (Ti)cks off each different field you’d need from a contemporary Intel LGA-1700 motherboard. Lastly, in case you are trying to improve to a brand new board out of your trusty previous Z690, or planning to construct a brand new Gaming / Enhancing rig, this MSI MPG Z790 EDGE Ti Max WiFi, priced at Rs 40,000, can actually be value contemplating. Furthermore, if you happen to’re aiming for a white-themed construct, pairing this EDGE Ti Max motherboard with a white 360mm AIO, a white graphics card, and a white cupboard would create an attention-grabbing and highly effective PC setup.

Editor’s Score: 8

Execs:

  • Wi-Fi 7 assist
  • Putting seems
  • Good VRM for flagship CPUs
  • 5 SSD slots

Cons:

  • Solely the highest SSD slot will get a tool-free EZ clip.
  • No Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 availability.
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