MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures

We will be running the MAG Z790 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 in the following setup.

Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Memory: Lexar ARES DDR5-5200 32GB
Storage: Lexar NM800 Pro
Cooling: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
Power Supply: Corsair HX1200i
Case: Open PC Test Bench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our profile for our memory.

Here are the tests we’ll be running.

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
3DMark CPU Profile Benchmark

Graphics Testing
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark
– Port Royal Benchmark

Storage & Power Testing
Kill-A-Watt Meter

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