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MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi – Ouch, my poor Core i9

Today Leo checks out the latest MSI MPG Z790 Carbon Wifi motherboard – its a solid board, but as Leo explains, the BIOS really needs a bit of work.

00:00 Start
00:59 A tour of the board
03:49 Rear I/O and power buttons
05:13 VRM’s
05:52 Hardware test configuration
07:30 BIOS / Package Power 300W
08:20 Leo’s (important!) BIOS changes
09:17 Checking with a 13700k
10:09 Performance test results / power
12:15 Game results
16:05 Closing Thoughts

Test system
Processor: Intel Core i9-13900K (24 cores/32 threads)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi BIOS 1.40
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite LCD
Memory: 32GB G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000
Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming OC 16GB GDDR6X
Power supply: Seasonic Vertex GX-1200
SSD: 500GB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 11

High end hardware with rock solid VRMs
Tool-free primary SSD installation
Wi-Fi 6E is included
Seven fan headers at the top and bottom of the board

The BIOS needs work as it delivers excessive power to your CPU
Micro buttons do not include one for Power
Price tag is fairly high

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