MSI, together with different distributors has unveiled new motherboards for Intel’s newest Alder Lake processors primarily based on the extra inexpensive H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. One of the crucial fascinating MSI is the MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI, which helps DDR4 reminiscence, contains 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 networking, and supplies loads of USB 3.2 G2 connectivity on the rear panel.

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Hailing from one in every of its hottest sequence of motherboards over the past couple of years, the Tomahawk usually gives customers a good characteristic set however at a extra modest worth level. The MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 is the most recent in its ‘arsenal’ of MAG branded boards, with an all-black coloration scheme and an marketed 12+1+1-phase ‘duet rail’ energy supply. Offering energy is a pair of 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU energy inputs.

Specializing in reminiscence, the MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI helps as much as 128 GB of DDR4-4800 reminiscence throughout 4 slots. For storage, it has a complete of three M.2 slots, together with one with assist for PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, one providing PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA assist, with a 3rd slot supporting each PCIe 4.0 x2 and SATA primarily based drives. Shifting right down to the decrease portion of the board is the PCIe slots, with one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16, one full-length PCIe 3.0 x4, and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Relating to SATA, there is a complete of six ports, 4 powered by the chipset with assist for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays, and two powered by an ASMedia ASM1061 SATA controller.

For a B660 motherboard, the Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 gives a good quantity of rear panel connectivity, together with one USB 3.2 G2x2 Kind-C, 4 USB 3.2 G2 Kind-A, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. Powering 5 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output is a Realtek ALC1220P HD audio codec, whereas MSI additionally supplies a stable networking configuration consisting of a Realtek RTL8125B-CG 2.5 GbE controller and Intel-based Wi-FI 6 CNVi. Ending off the rear panel is a pair of video outputs consisting of 1 HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort 1.4. 

On the time of writing, the MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 motherboard ought to begin filtering into retail channels instantly, though US pricing is unknown at this level. Nevertheless, we discovered it accessible to buy at UK retailer CCL Computers at a reasonable price of £210

Supply: MSI



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