MSI and EKWB have joined forces once again announcing the second generation MSI MPG CARBON Z590 EK X motherboard (We first reported the Z490 version back in June). The new board, an MPG Carbon Z590) is based on the Z590 chipset supporting PCIe 4.0 natively (with a Rocket Lake based CPU), Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. Pricing is listed as $499 and will be available for pre-order on 2/22 from the EK Webshop and MSI’s worldwide retailer network. Below are is the press release showing off several of its features.
MSI MPG CARBON Z590 EK X
THE GAME CHANGER IS BACK
The 2nd generation EK® Quantum MSI® MPG CARBON Z590 EK X is still the best deal you can get on the market if you are looking for a high-performance water-cooled gaming motherboard. Liquid cooling your latest generation of Intel® Core™ processor and motherboard power delivery section will provide you with countless hours of uninterrupted peak performance – just what you need for the latest demanding games.
Monoblock Cooling Solution
The MPG Z590 CARBON EK X comes with a custom-designed EK cooling solution that offers unparalleled cooling for both the CPU and VRM power delivery section. The newly integrated flow indicator provides instant loop operation and coolant flow overview.
Carbon Fiber Design
Its signature carbon fiber design is what sets this motherboard apart, together with a monoblock that aesthetically blends in with it. The carbon fiber pattern is there to remind all hard-core gamers that pushing the limits is what gaming is all about.
Years of Experience
Following in the footsteps of the first MPG CARBON EK X, MSI and EK have teamed up yet again to deliver a market-winning gaming tool. MSI’s world-class engineering team and EK’s industry-leading thermal engineers worked together to bring you the coolest gaming motherboard at a reasonable price.
GAMING GEAR ON BOARD
The MSI MPG Z590 CARBON EK X is equipped with all essential features for intense gaming sessions. With a blazing-fast low-latency 2.5Gbps LAN network controller, latest Wi-Fi 6E solution, Bluetooth 5.2, Audio Boost 5, and MSI GAMING LAN Manager that is automatically prioritizing latency-sensitive applications, such as online games, it will give you the edge on the battlefield thanks to quick response time.
16+1+1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
The VRM power delivery is kept in check by the EK Monoblock cooling solution, making sure you get the most out of your next Gen Intel® Core™ processor. The best conditions possible are provided even for the most challenging processors thanks to:
- High-Quality Digital VRM Power Design
- 16+1+1 Duet Rail Power System
- 8+8 Pin Power Connectors
- Exclusive MSI Core Boost
- Frozr AI Cooling
WORRY-FREE, LEAK TESTER INCLUDED
In one box, you get a high-end gaming motherboard, a monoblock cooling solution, and a Leak Tester that is otherwise retailing for $39.99! A coupon code is included as well, which will allow you to purchase the rest of your loop with a $65/50€ discount from the EK Webshop.
The cooling solution is tailor-made for the MPG Z590 CARBON EK X only, so this bundle takes out all the guesswork from finding the right monoblock for your motherboard. The included leak tester will ensure you make no mistakes during the cooling loop assembly, even if you’re dealing with custom loop liquid cooling for the first time.
EK COOLING MEANS WORLDWIDE EK SUPPORT
All MPG Z590 CARBON EK X owners are entitled to a premium customer service that EK provides for all its customers worldwide. If you have any questions, problems, or just want to get in touch, reach out to us through our dedicated support channel.
Even if you are getting into custom loop liquid cooling for the first time, our kind customer support will gladly help you with all initial steps and with any uncertainties.