MSI reveal their MAG X870 Tomahawk and Pro X870-P motherboards at Computex 2024

MSI reveals two X870 motherboards following AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series reveal

AMD has revealed their Ryzen 9000 series of Zen 5 processors, and when they launch next month, they will arrive alongside new 800 series motherboards. Following this announcement, MSI has revealed two new X870 motherboards, the MAG X870 Tomahawk and Pro X870-P. Both feature extensive PCIe 5.0 support, and both feature new EZ-DIY features.

Due to the increasing weight of high-end GPUs, MSI has enhanced all of their new motherboards with three additional anchor points to better support their primary PCIe slots. This makes these slots 121% stronger than last-generation PCIe Armor slots. This allows their motherboards to support GPUs that are twice as heavy as before without any issues.

With this new motherboard generation, designs like the MSI MAG X870 Tomahawk will feature a “EZ PCIe Release”, which will make it easier to users to remove graphics cards. This is an incredibly useful feature, especially for those who frequently change hardware or clean their PCs.

Alongside their EZ PCIe Release, MSI are also adding their EZ M.2 Clip 2 system to their latest motherboards. This allows users to install new M.2 SSDs without needing to use a screwdriver. Even MSI’s M.2 heatsinks can be installed toollessly.

AMD has confirmed that all X870 and X870E motherboards will feature PCIe 5.0 on their primary PCIe 16x slot, and on at least one NVMe slot. This enables PCIe 5.0 support for both graphics and storage. Additionally, AMD has stated that X870 and X870E motherboards will support higher AMD EXPO memory clocks. On top of that, X870 and X870E motherboards will also support USB 4.0 as a standard feature.

To round off MSI’s array of EZ-DIY features, the company has added EZ Antennas to their X870 motherboards. For their new MAG X870 TOMAHAWK WIFI and PRO X870-P WIFI, MSI has given users access to 5G LAN, WIFI 7, and Bluetooth 5.4. That’s a lot of connectivity potential!

MSI plans to reveal more details about their next-generation motherboard lineup closer to launch. With AMD releasing their Zen 5 CPUs in July, we won’t have to wait long to learn more.

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