MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 Motherboard, 12th Gen Intel LGA 1700 Socket

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Brand: MSI
Price Updated On: 06 Aug, 2022
With a premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance. 6-layer PCB with 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
  • Core Boost Technology
  • 6 layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper
  • 16+1+1 Duet Rail Power System
  • PCIe Steel Armor
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Get easy connectivity and blaze through your favourite games with the MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring the Intel Z690 chipset and LGA 1700 socket, this ATX motherboard sports four RAM slots supporting dual-channel DDR5 memory with speeds up to 6400 MHz when overclocking. Connect storage drives via four M.2 interfaces or six SATA III connectors. Install various adapter cards via a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Take advantage of AMD CrossFireX support for streamlined multi-GPU gaming performance.


Hop online or connect to wireless peripherals with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Connect wired accessories via a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C or two USB 2.0, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports. Five 3.5mm ports accommodate analogue audio connections while a S/PDIF output enables digital audio output. HDMI and DisplayPort outputs are also present, along with an RJ45 port supporting 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi antenna connectors, and a Flash BIOS button. Furthermore, various internal headers provide support for dual 8-pin power connectors, a liquid cooling pump fan, chassis intrusion alarm, TPM module, Clear CMOS jumper, and front-panel USB ports, including a front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. The MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard utilizes the Realtek ALC4080 codec and supports 7.1-channel surround sound. This motherboard is compatible with Windows 10 and 11 64-bit operating systems.


Extended PWM Heat Sink

MSI's extended PWM heat sink and enhanced circuit design ensure adequate power while also keeping temperatures low for optimal multicore performance.

Total Fan Control

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to four temperature targets for the CPU and motherboard, facilitating automatic adjustment of fan speeds.


Part of the motherboard's heatsink design, the M.2 SHIELD FROZR is an integrated thermal solution designed to prevent heat throttling and performance drops in your SSD.

FROZR AI Cooling

FROZR AI Cooling detects CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjusts the system fans to optimal speed via the MSI AI ENGINE.

System Cooling

Connect and synchronize your MSI coolers and case with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.

Power Solution

16 + 1 +1 Duet Rail Power System

Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a digital CPU power system. Combining 8 + 8-pin power connectors and Core Boost technology, this motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loads.

Core Boost

Core Boost technology combines MSI's layout and digital power design and allows for faster, undistorted, and precise current delivery to the CPU. In addition to supporting multicore CPU operations, Core Boost also ensures smooth overclocking performance.

One-Second Overclocking

MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

Load-Line Calibration

With load-line calibration, what you set is what you get. Plus, make sure your CPU voltage remains stable under any load for improved stability when running demanding processes.

Overvoltage Protection

Overvoltage protection prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

Double Power Connectors

Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power, even for an overclocked multicore CPU.

DIY Friendly

Preinstalled IO Shield

Preinstalled IO shielding makes your installation process easier and safer. The design protects your IO ports and also prevents electrostatic discharge damage.

Keep Out Zone

MSI motherboard circuitry ensures the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard. Plus, protective paint is printed around each screw hole to prevent parts from being scratched.

XL PCIe Clip

The enlarged PCIe clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier.

EZ Debug LCD

Running into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

EZ LED Control

A built-in LED button on the motherboard controls your lighting effect.

EZ M.2 Clip

The EZ M.2 clip allows you to install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly while eliminating the need to screw anything down.


PCB Design

The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission. In addition to a six-layer design, the PCB utilizes IT-170 server-grade materials and 2 ounces of thickened copper.

PCIe Steel Armor

MSI PCIe Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. This slot design also shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

Double ESD Protection

Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharges from damaging the motherboard.

Windows 11 Certified

Benefit from easy compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 11.

Lightning Speed

PCIe 5.0

The PCIe 5.0 x16 interface ensures speeds up to 128 GB/s, which is double the speed of the previous generation. Additionally, the advanced SMT (Surface Mount Technology) PCIe slot diminishes interference and electrical noise while also supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCIe 5.0.

Fast Storage

MSI Z690 motherboards support ample storage standards, allowing users to connect any fast storage devices for optimum performance, higher efficiency, and easier productivity.

Optane: Boost your HDD

PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with an Intel Optane Memory device. Intel Optane technology provides a combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.


DDR5 Memory

Step up performance with the support for DDR5 memory. Plus, the dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology allow for impressive memory capabilities.

Tested for Compatibility and Stability

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure system stability. This motherboard is tested with brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill, and more for optimized memory modules and configurations, as well as improved overclocking.

SMT DDR5 Memory Slot

The advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combined with Memory Boost technology, this allows the MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI to deliver a clean high-frequency DDR5 signal.

Easy Overclocking

Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support in the BIOS is tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. Enable auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

BIOS and Software

MSI Center

MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application for easy control of advanced features.

Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use and fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records. Use XMP functionality to automatically overclock compatible memory modules. Or, use Volume Management Device (VMD) to directly control NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without the need for extra hardware adapters. The Memory Try It feature allows for streamlined speed and performance, while Hardware Monitor gives you immediate access to critical information including temperature, capacity, clock speed, and voltage. Finally, use the Search and Favorites option to move through menus in a jiffy, and use M-Flash to conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS via the CMOS Setup Utility.

Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR)

Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance. Please note, it is recommended that you have the latest VBIOS/BIOS/Driver installed, available from the manufacturer.


High Bandwidth and Low Latency Network

The 2.5 Gigabit LAN provides more than twice the speed of an ordinary Gigabit LAN, providing plenty of bandwidth for demanding users.

MU-MIMO Technology

Wi-Fi 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and provides boosted network capacity and efficiency in high signal density environments. Compared to Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 offers improved speed and stronger signal strength.

MSI LAN Manager

MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications for online games, ensuring latency doesn't derail the action. Plus, change applications' traffic priority or customize bandwidth for each application.


ALC4080 Audio Processor

The ALC4080 audio processor supports sample rates up 32-bit at 192 or 384 kHz. Plus, analog audio ports and a digital S/PDIF output allow you to connect external audio equipment like a Surround Sound setup or standalone DAC.

Dedicated Headphone Amplifier

The dedicated headphone amplifier can drive audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms impedance.

Isolated Audio Design

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

Separate Audio Layers

Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

Audio Boost

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating annoying loud popping sounds when you plug or unplug devices or turn your PC on or off.

USB Connectivity

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

Get speeds up to 20 Gb/s when connecting to the Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port.

Front USB Type-C Port

MSI gaming motherboards support front-panel USB Type-C ports, allowing gamers to connect the latest USB devices.

Mystic Light

Mystic Light Extension

Add more color using the Mystic Light Extension pin header. This header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system without needing a separate RGB controller.

Ambient Device Support

Wireless devices are also controllable by using MSI Center. Ambient Link perfectly synchronizes MSI Mystic Light products with on-screen gaming and other scenarios, as well as compatible lighting accessories.

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Moheed Mughal from Karachi
Posted on Jul 29, 2022
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Best DDR5 Motherboard In Best Budget
MSI Tomahawk Is best For 12Gen Build Supporting DDR5 Rams. This is my First MSI Motherboard Working Great. It'd pretty well built and does not feel cheap. There are RGB headers to add some lights to the system if it's a real craving. You can go wild with M.2 SSDs since it supports up to 4. And there are 6 more SATA ports. Setup was easy in the BIOS. Divers were available on the website, and might have been on the included thumb drive that I didn't use. All in all I'm very satisfied so far . There are Many z690 Motherboard of other Brands But MSI is better then Others in Very Reasonable Price with Many Extra Features Then Others. I Recommend this Motherboard Who want to build 12Gen With DDR5 Rams .
I would recommend this to a friend!
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