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MSI motherboards been designed with tons of smart features for convenient setup and usage, such as pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and multiple cooling solutions, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors are compatible with AMD X570 and B550 based motherboards, which may require a BIOS update for optimal performance. Please check with your local Micro Center service department about ensuring the board is 5000 Series Ready when making your purchase

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MSI X570 Tomahawk Motherboard Review

Today we’re taking a look at MSI’s new X570 Tomahawk motherboard. We’ve been keen to test this thing out for months now as this is a very important board for MSI. Not only does it mark the next stop in their X570 "redemption" tour, but at $200, it’s a mainstream board many of you will be interested in.

Up until now, MSI's offering at $200 has been the X570 Gaming Edge WiFi, a board that failed our Ryzen 9 3900X VRM stress test. Making matters worse, no other brand failed that test at any price point. Those of you who have been following our X570 VRM thermal testing will know what we think of MSI’s A Pro, Gaming Edge, Gaming Plus and Gaming Pro Carbon... in terms of VRM performance they’re all pretty lackluster.

Admitting they needed to do better, MSI has been working on rehashing their lineup. First they replaced the $370 Ace Gaming with the the $300 Unify, stripping away the RGB lighting for a no frills affair. The X570 Unify is a great quality board, but at $300 it’s out of reach for many.

This is where the MSI X570 Tomahawk comes in and at $200 it’s going head to head with popular X570 mainstream boards such as the Asus TUF Gaming Plus, Gigabyte Aorus Elite and Asrock Steel Legend. Moreover, it will be replacing the horrible Gaming Edge WiFi, a board we really hope MSI discontinues, along with a few others including the X570 Pro Carbon.

We don't plan to make a thorough review of every aspect of the Tomahawk (see a full list of specs here), we've already tested over a dozen AMD X570 motherboards, and our recommendations can be found in the corresponding buying guide.

Our primary focus will be on testing VRM thermal performance as this is a key differentiator among these motherboards that will house a powerful new generation Ryzen processor. The VRM is not something that can be easily upgraded either. But before we jump into that, we should note that the Tomahawk does offer some new features over the Gaming Edge such as 2.5 Gbit networking, an additional USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB port and the Wi-Fi has been upgraded to Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 with Bluetooth 5.0. Other than that, it's very similar to what we saw before in terms of design, VRM excluded, of course.

Moving on to talk about the VRM configuration, the X570 Tomahawk uses the ISL69247 controller of which six signals are taken for the vcore portion of the VRM and then doubled using ISL6617 phase doublers. Those 12 phases then connect to the stars of the show, a dozen ISL99360 60A power stages. In the previous Gaming Edge WiFi, MSI used an Infineon IR35201 controller with four signals for the vcore VRM, each doubled using an IR3598 phase doubler.

By default MSI uses a 500 KHz CPU switching frequency for both boards and Buildzoid calculates that at 1.2v with a 200A draw the Gaming Edge VRM puts out 46 watts of heat and that would explain why these boards run so hot given a 3950X will pull around 170-190A with PBO enabled. Meanwhile Buildzoid also calculates that the new Tomahawk board will generate just 17 watts of heat under the exact same conditions. That's over a 60% reduction in thermal output.

Looking at competing boards such as the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus and Gigabyte Aorus Elite, those boards both use a dozen Vishay SIC639 50A power stages which are basic DRMOS components with basically no current or temperature monitoring. The smart power stages used by the Tomahawk feature current and temperature monitoring, and then of course they’re rated for 60A, so will support higher currents.

The Tomahawk features a similar heatsink design to that of the Gaming Edge, but that's fine since that was not what let the Gaming Edge down, rather it was the junk under it. On paper the X570 Tomahawk looks great and there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be by far the best $200 AM4 motherboard period. For now, let’s move onto the testing.

Benchmarks

For load testing we’re running the Blender Gooseberry workload for an hour on an open air test bench with no direct air flow. Normally we also test inside a PC case but for the X570 testing we skipped this step as the plan was to re-test over twenty X570 motherboards once the Ryzen 9 3950X was released. As it turned out, the 3950X was no more power demanding than the 3900X, so a re-test wasn’t warranted.

To record the temperatures we're using a digital thermometer with K-Type thermocouples and we're reporting peak MOSFET surface and rear PCB temperature. For the MOSFETS this means we're measuring the temperature directly on top of the component, between it and the thermal pad and not the internal temperature which is bound to be a little higher. Still with all boards tested under the exact same conditions that will give us a clear picture of how the VRM temperatures compare.

Finally we're not reporting Delta T over Ambient, instead we maintain a room temperature of ~21 degrees. We have a thermocouple sitting next to the test system monitoring room temp.

Here's our first set of results using the Ryzen 9 3900X with PBO+Auto OC enabled in the RyzenMaster software. After the hour-long stress test the X570 Tomahawk peaked at just 58 degrees which is an incredible result, that’s basically the kind of performance you can expect to see from the very best X570 motherboards. In fact, it’s 3 degrees cooler on the MOSFET when compared to the Asus Hero, a board that costs twice as much. It’s also able to match MSI’s own $700 Godlike. Basically it’s 2-3 degrees warmer than the very best X570 motherboards.

When compared to the Gaming Edge, the board the Tomahawk is replacing, we see a 48 degree drop in PCB temperature. It’s also 15 degrees cooler than the TUF Gaming and 5 degrees cooler than the Aorus Elite which performs very well under this load.

Moving on to the overclocked results with the 3900X at 4.3 GHz using 1.4v, previously we found that the Gaming Edge, A-Pro and Gaming Pro Carbon all failed this test. The same applied to the Gaming Plus. The VRM on these boards simply got too hot and as a result the 3900X began to throttle. As you can see the temperatures at which these boards throttled were all quite different, the most high-end of which, the Gaming Pro Carbon, didn’t even hit 100 C.

The X570 Tomahawk on the other hand maxed out at just 62 degrees, a mere 4 degree increase from the PBO test. This meant the Tomahawk was a degree cooler than the Unify when comparing driver temps and 3 degrees cooler when comparing the PCB temperature. It also meant the Tomahawk was just 4-5 degree warmer than the very best X570 boards, which is an amazing improvement for this new $200 motherboard.

It’s also a significant improvement over the Asus TUF Gaming which is one of our favorite X570 motherboards at this price point. The Tomahawk lowers the PCB temperature by an incredible 16 degrees over the TUF and that also makes it 25 degrees cooler than the Gigabyte Aorus Elite. We believe the Aorus Elite cooler can’t handle the thermal output as well as the TUF cooler in this test, which is why it performs much worse than what we saw in the PBO testing, some direct air flow would likely bring these boards closer together.

Moving past the Asus and Gigabyte boards, perhaps most important of all is the 63 degree drop in PCB temperature from the horrible Gaming Edge WiFi.

Here's a look at the Tomahawk versus its direct competitors at the $200 price point along with the flagship models from Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI for reference. This paints a clear picture of just how good the Tomahawk is, we’re getting flagship VRM thermal performance for $200.

As good as the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus is, it can’t compete with the newer Tomahawk. It’s just a shame we had to wait almost a year to get a good MSI X570 board that won't cost over $300.

What to Buy, Wrap Up

MSI’s new Tomahawk is the most impressive X570 motherboard we’ve tested at this price point. Like we just said, it’s a shame we had to wait so long. MSI certainly didn’t get it right the first time, but so far the do-over at a few different price points is working out great.

The MSI X570 Unify offers the best VRM performance at $300, and yet the more affordable Tomahawk is even better in this respect. Unless you're willing to spend $700, there’s no beating the Tomahawk in terms of VRM thermals. In fact, you could say the Tomahawk’s VRM is overkill, which we certainly won’t object to, but once you start to push below 90 degrees in our 4.3 GHz OC test, for the vast majority of users, it won't matter. All sub-90 degree boards will work just fine with an overclocked Ryzen 9 3950X, even in hot environments, especially if you’re just gaming.

Compared to existing MSI models, the Tomahawk obliterates boards like the X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi, it's just better in every conceivable way. We also hope MSI decides to discontinue the Pro Carbon already, the thing is an embarrassment.

If you're deciding to buy between the X570 Tomahawk, TUF Gaming, Aorus Elite or even the Steel Legend, it won't make much of a difference as all will work fine with any high-end AM4 processor. If you're an overclocker, the Tomahawk does offer an advantage but otherwise the feature set among these boards is rather similar.

The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus WiFi has been our go to choice at this price point for almost a year now -- it's currently available for about $190. The Tomahawk has the advantage of being the newer, more polished offering now, and it did run 16 degrees cooler in our OC testing, but with the TUF peaking at just 78 degrees there is no way you’re going to run into any VRM issues on this board.

Bottom line, if you’re buying an X570 motherboard today and you have the Tomahawk available at $200, that’s the obvious choice unless the Asrock, Asus or Gigabyte alternatives are on sale at lower prices. Now we just need to wait and see the Tomahawk go on sale, that should happen early next month.

Shopping Shortcuts:
  • MSI X570 Tomahawk on Amazon
  • Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus on Amazon
  • Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite on Amazon
  • Asrock X570 Steel Legend on Amazon
  • MSI X570 Godlike on Amazon
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X on Amazon
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X on Amazon
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3700X on Amazon
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 on Amazon

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MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI

STABLE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR SYSTEM

MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI
Core Boost Technology

Core Boost Technology

Combining 8+4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, ready for unleashing the maximum performance.

IR Digital PWM

Digital PWM

Highest quality components digital power and DrMOS make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

PCIe Steel Armor

PCIe Steel Armor

Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI

LIGHTNING FAST TRANSFER SPEED

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Latest Wi-Fi 6 Solution

Latest Wi-Fi 6 Solution

The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.

Excellent Network Solution

Excellent Network Solution

Onboard 2.5G LAN with LAN manager deliver the best online gaming experience.

DDR4 Boost

DDR4 Boost

The Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.

Lightning Gen 4 Solution

Lightning Gen 4 Solution

The latest Gen4 PCI-E and M.2 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.

MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI

NEXT-GEN THERMAL SOLUTION

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Extended Heatsink Design

Extended Heatsink Design

MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.

M.2 Shield Frozr

M.2 Shield Frozr

Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.

Zero Frozr Technology

Zero Frozr Technology

AI tuning system that auto-adjust fan speed by chipset temperature, even eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situation.

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Frozr Heatsink Design

Frozr Heatsink Design

Designed with the patented fan and double ball bearings to provide the best performance for enthusiast gamers and prosumers.

DIY FRIENDLY

MSI motherboards been designed with tons of smart features for convenient setup and usage, such as pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and multiple cooling solutions, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.

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COOLING

Cooling is essential for a high performance PC to sustain intense workloads. MSI motherboards feature a heavy duty heatsink on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery. Numerous fan headers with full fan speed control lets builders tune their system cooling the way they like it.

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HARDWARE

MSI motherboards been designed to make the system assembly process as convenient as possible. An array of configuration settings and troubleshooting tools are available to ease installation and setup.

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COMPATIBILITY

MSI motherboards are designed with both physical and device compatibility in mind. Pin-headers, SATA, and USB connectors are positioned away from other components and devices. A comprehensive DDR memory Qualified Vendor List (QVL), the result of extensive memory testing and tuning, makes it easier to pick from compatible products.

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BIOS AND SOFTWARE

Complete your high performance experience with an array of performance enhancing software from MSI. From a loaded yet easy to use BIOS to potent live system tools, get the most out of your motherboard at any moment.

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ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

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CPU

Power on your RYZEN processor with optimized circuit layouts and high quality power delivery parts for an incredibly stable operation.

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MEMORY

MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. We’ve designed an optimized memory circuit design for reliability and tested compatibility extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers.

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STORAGE

Connect any ultra-fast storage device and get into the game sooner.

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USB

Plug in and start moving files lightning fast with high-speed USB, supported by all the latest connectors and boost tools.

IN-GAME ADVANTAGE

MSI motherboards are built with enhanced audio and advanced LAN networking capabilities that turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

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CONNECTIVITY

Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Built with high quality components, MSI GAMING LAN is tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.

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AUDIO

Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking, gaming-changing sound.

EXHILARATING AND INSPIRING

Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts the modern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral color, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.

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MYSTIC LIGHT

Illuminate with MSI Mystic Light and bring the motherboard RGB lighting to life. Choose from millions of colors and sync across compatible devices.

LOYAL COMRADE

 With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme environmental conditions.

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COMPONENTS

Sourced from high quality components, built with precision manufacturing, and rigorously tested for stability, MSI motherboards are sure to last even under high performance loads and gaming conditions.

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MSI X570 Tomahawk, The Best X570 Board?

MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Seems to be a well manufactured motherboard with a very good feature set at a decent price. Several reviewers have indicated the thermals are really good. I haven't really pushed the system (yet), so it's too early for me to conclude either way. I've played MS Flight Simulator (2020) a bit, though, and so far so good. There are 2 NVMe M.2 slots. I'm booting Windows 10 Pro from an NVMe M.2 Gen 3 SSD and wow, what a difference compared with a SATA HD. The included printed booklet is helpful but on the small side. I downloaded the PDF copy from MSI's website and printed out several pages so I could more easily see the location of the different pin headers and slots. Unfortunately, my eyesight isn't quite as good as it was 20 years ago.

Cons: Happy to report no major issues thus far. A few minor items could be improved. Placement of the system fan headers. Unfortunately, they are all at the bottom of the board and I stocked the @2008 vintage Antec Three Hundred case with 4 Corsair ML fans just in case. I ended up using the pump fan header for the top exhaust fan (no AIO). Since I didn't have a 4 pin Y splitter to also connect the rear exhaust fan, I ended up running a cable down to one of the system fan headers. Not the cleanest, but it'll do. The audio header is in the lower left corner. If you want to use the front headphone jack on the case (say, old audiophile headphones with an 1/4" to 1/8" adapter), make sure you have a long(er) cable to make the connection.

Overall Review: As has been my experience many times over the years, items purchased from Newegg were priced competitively, well packaged and shipped quickly. After using ASROCK motherboards on several previous PCs, this is my first MSI build. I've had the computer up and running for about a week. So far, I'm very pleased overall with how things have gone. Only had to slightly modify a 3 pin connection for the Power LED by lifting a small tab with hobby knife, removing a pin in the end slot and then inserting it into the middle slot. Other than that, installation of the motherboard and other components was very straightforward. For all the bashing Microsoft has endured for problems with Windows over the years -- much of it self-inflicted and deserved -- the Windows 10 Pro installation (USB) was really quick and uneventful. I haven't yet changed many UEFI settings. First I wanted to get the PC up and running, making sure it was stable, before moving on to the next steps. An AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is paired with Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200 (2 x 16 GB) memory, which is currently running at 2666. Eventually I'll change some UEFI settings to get the RAM running closer to spec. I don't have a Wi-Fi 6 router, so I'm not able to test wireless ax speeds. The wireless ac connection is excellent. MS Flight Simulator (2020) downloaded and plays fine over wireless. The PC is in the same room as the router, which helps. Still, it's worth noting the Wi-Fi connection is working well even though I have not attached the antennas.

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