MSI is soon releasing its first X570 fanless motherboards. For now, the motherboard manufacturer is only detailing two MAG series motherboards, but it has promised that motherboards from the MPG and MEG will also release at a later date.
The two MSI X570S MAG series motherboards are the X570S Tomahawk Max WIFI and the MAG X570S Torpedo Max. The two motherboards feature a fanless chipset heatsink, reducing noise and preventing dust accumulation. By removing the fan from the heatsink, the cooling area had to increase, so MSI uses bigger heatsinks in these motherboards to prevent the chipset from overheating.
Both motherboards come with M.2 Shield Frozr heatsinks to cool PCIe NVMe SSDs, but the Torpedo motherboard comes with one heatsink, while the Tomahawk motherboard comes with two. Moreover, both motherboards feature a Dual Rail Power System with digital PWM IC, 2 PCIe 4.0 x16 slots with support for AMD Crossfire, 2.5G LAN interfaces, and Audio Boost 5. The Torpedo motherboard also comes with an extra 1G LAN interface, while the Tomahawk comes with Wi-Fi 6E technology and Bluetooth 5.2 for superior wireless connectivity.
Supported memory speeds can be as high as 5100MHz on both motherboards. Additionally, each motherboard comes with plenty of USB ports: 5x USB 3.2 ports (3x USB-A and 2x USB-C), 6x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4x internal ports and 2x USB-A ports), and 6x USB 2.0 ports (2x USB-A and 4x internal ports). As for storage connectivity, each has 6x SATA 6Gbps ports and 2x PCIe M.2 slots.
KitGuru says: Many people didn’t like the original X570 because of the fan, but motherboard makers are starting to deliver fanless models at last.