MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi Review

MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon and MEG Ace Preview

Test Setup

As you might have guessed from the amount of reviews that have gone live today we’ve got a whole host of Z590 motherboards to test. We’re sticking to using the Core i9-11900K and its Adaptive Boost Technology overclocking to see how much can be squeezed from the pairing without any user input.

MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi
Intel Core i9-11900K
G.Skill Royal 3600 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 – OS Drive
ADATA Gammix S70 – Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair AX1600i
Corsair H150i with Noctua 3000 RPM fans

Clock Speeds

As you’ll see from our thermal testing, or might already know if you’ve come here from the CPU tests, the clock speeds vary wildly all the time on the Core i9-11900K as the ABT works hard and the loading changes. There are enough variables that it’s worth taking this CPUz as a rule of thumb rather than the gospel truth. How it performs in our graphs will be the true reflection of performance.

MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi Preview