Several images of MSI’s upcoming budget-friendly MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI motherboard have been leaked by Videocardz. MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk offers compatibility with DDR4 and DDR5 memory support, and the new B760 motherboard is expected to offer the same memory compatibility.
MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk motherboard pictured: Budget-friendly design with DDR4/DDR5 options, PCIe 5.0 and more
The new MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk motherboard offers two 8-pin power connectors to power the CPU and will still offer the same 12+1+1 DUET power phase design as its predecessor. The section containing the motherboard’s VRM appears unchanged in design. The new MAG B760 Tomahawk is ATX compatible and offers two PCIe x16 slots. Three M.2 PCIe slots are not seen but they are supposed to be under the cover of M.2 heatsinks.
The full specification of the MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk motherboard is unknown. The packaging images show that the new motherboard will support TPM 2.0, Windows 11 and Lightning Gen5 compatibility. It is currently believed that one or more M.2 slots will assist the newer PCIe Gen5 connector.
The memory supported on the new MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI motherboard will be capable of DDR5-5333 while overclocked in single-order DIMM mode per channel. It’s good to see that despite Intel focusing its efforts on DDR5 memory, MSI still offers top-tier DDR4 memory support in its budget-friendly mainstream lineup. These should be the last motherboards that support DDR4 memory.
The B660 variant of the MSI MAG Tomahawk motherboard currently supports the new Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake and older 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs. However, it is recommended when deciding which model to buy as a new motherboard to choose the B760 variant because it will last much longer and be supported for much longer than the previous B660 model. There will be two variants of the new MSI MAG Tomahawk motherboard (DDR4 and DDR5 models) that are scheduled to launch with Intel 13th Gen Core non-K processors early next year.
As for pricing, we can expect the motherboard to cost around $200 USD but previous reports indicated that Intel B760 motherboards would see a price hike of up to 10%.
News source: VideoCardz