Since the debut of Intel’s 11th Gen Core CPUs, reviews are certainly fascinated by the core count reduction in exchange for even higher boost clocks to provide all the single-threaded performance certain use cases need – like gaming. But one thing is certainly there to be criticized which is the immense heat generated by the overwhelming power consumption of the chip and cool it off, a complete set of high-tier hardware is definitely mandatory and MSI thinks their motherboard and cooler combo have what it takes to tame the volcanic CPU.

MSI Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI Power Delivery and Cooling

The chosen motherboard for this task is the Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI, armed with an aggressive 16+1+1 Duet Rail Power System VRM design and Core Boost technology to sustain all the power delivery of both continuous and sudden workload spikes. The thick stack of MOS heatsink combined with 2 thermal pads and an additional heat pipe is all it takes to remove all the heat. The additional 3 slotted M.2 Shield Frozr is also designed to cool off your NVMe SSDs since 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs support PCIe 4.0 and they can run really hot to the point of thermal throttling.

MSI MPG CoreLiquid K360

The motherboard’s cooling is taking a minor job in thermal dissipation while the CPU cooler is the main factor so MSI’s MPG CoreLiquid K360 is the best in class to do the job. Fitted with the exclusive TORX FAN 4.0 for the radiator and a 60mm TORX FAN 3.0 on top of the water block, heat can be removed efficiently and effectively which affects all the components from the VRM, M.2, CPU, and surrounding parts. MSI also included a couple of test results to prove how strong the cooler is.

MSI MPG CoreLiquid K360 Fan ON vs Fan OFF

In short, the Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI and MPG CoreLiquid K360 are MSI’s answers to extract maximum performance out of Intel’s latest CPU while extending its longevity through optimal thermal management.


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