MSI Z790 motherboards are 15 more

MSI Z790 motherboards are 15% more expensive

Recommended retail prices for MSI Z790 motherboards have become known – source under the nickname Chi11eddog divided Price list of the MSI Z790 Max series, which is at the level of the products of the market leaders. The boards are designed to work with the upcoming 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh processors, and MSI isn’t afraid to charge high prices.

The line’s flagship was the MSI MEG Z790 Godlike Max model priced at $1299 – it’s $100 more expensive than the MSI MEG Z790 Godlike that it replaces. Second on the list is the MSI MEG Z790 Ace Max, which retails for $699, about 15% more than the non-Max model at launch. The trend continues across the range: an increase of 5 to 15% compared to non-Max versions.

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The price increase is partially offset by new features. Not only do they support the upcoming Intel Core Raptor Lake Refresh processors, but they also offer:

  • Wi-Fi 7 and 5 Gbit Ethernet;
  • improved power supply;
  • “Memory Acceleration” up to DDR5-7600;
  • M.2 Frozr heatsink with magnetic mount;
  • Complete USB4 PD100W expansion cards.

Along with the Intel Raptor Lake refresh, MSI is expected to release a new line of motherboards – these are expected to be models with the K and KF prefixes. A bit disappointing, however, is that a 15% price increase comes with just a 3% performance gain. With the exception of the Intel Core i7-14700K chip, it is the only known model that has received four additional “efficient” cores, thanks to which it has been accelerated by 17%.

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