MSI MAG Z590 TORPEDO Motherboard Review

Yay! More Z590 motherboard reviews! As always, MSI has something for everyone in every price range. This time, we are looking at the MSI MAG Z590 TORPEDO motherboard which is aimed at the more budget-conscious user looking to upgrade to the new Z590 chipset. Coming in at around £220 at the time of review, this board will handle the i9-11990K or better yet, be nicely paired with something like the six-core 11400. No matter what you pair your new TORPEDO board with, it will be up to the challenge and offer good performance.


The Z590 TORPEDO is going to have most of the features users will want from the new 11th Gen processors when paired with the Z590 chipset. There are three M.2 slots of which one is PCIe 4.0, support for DDR4 RAM up to 128GB and 5,333MHz when overclocked, HDMI 2.0 and much, much more. When it comes to performance, don’t let that lower than most price tags fool you, the Z590 TORPEDO is ready to compete with the big boys and it does!


  • Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™, 11th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5333(OC) MHz
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • Latest Network Solution: Onboard 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN with LAN Manager deliver the best online experience without lag
  • Lightning M.2: Running at PCIe Gen4 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
  • Lightning USB 20G: Powered by USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C
  • AUDIO BOOST 5: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCIe slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™

For in-depth specifications, please visit the official Manufacturer Motherboard product page here.

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It looks like one of the ways MSI kept prices down was to not include a load of accessories in the box that generally go unused anyways. We have a pair of SATA cables, a couple of screws and a USB drive. Other than that, we have some stickers and the normal host of manuals and info brochures that come with motherboards these days.

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