MSI has sent us the MAG B760M Mortar WiFi, an LGA1700 motherboard with a cost-effective B760 chipset. While one may argue that it does not support overclocking, but if you using non-K series Intel processors, that would not matter as much as the essential features motherboards in this segment provide.
MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi Specifications
|CPU Support||Supports 12th/13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors|
|Memory||4x DDR5, Maximum Memory Capacity 192GB|
Up to 7000+ MHz (OC)
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel XMP
|Expansion Slots||2x PCI-E x16 slot|
1x PCI-E x1 slot
PCI_E1 Gen PCIe 5.0 supports up to x16 (From CPU)
PCI_E2 Gen PCIe 3.0 supports up to x1 (From Chipset)
PCI_E3 Gen PCIe 4.0 supports up to x4 (From Chipset)
|Storage||2 x M.2|
M.2_1 Source (From CPU) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 , supports 2280/2260/2242 devices
M.2_2 Source (From Chipset) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA mode, supports 2280/2260/2242 devices
4x SATA 6G
243.84mm x 243.84mm
What’s In The Box?
- MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi motherboard
- SATA cable
- EZ M.2 clip
- M.2 stand-off screws
- WiFi Antenna
The MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi has an all-black PCB and comes with large heatsinks covering the VRMs and I/O. These heatsinks are in a brushed silver finish, with sci-fi military inspired line art. The first M.2 slot is covered by a heatsink while the second slot is laid bare.
You get 2 PCI-E X16 slots, and a PCI-1 X 1 slot. For RAM, you get four DDR5 slots which can support up to 192GB memory capacity. As the name suggests, it supports WiFi and includes two antennas in the package. Completing the look is the EZ Debug LED to help users troubleshoot in case of any issues with the motherboard.
Unlike the flagship Z690 chipset, the B760M is more modest in its feature set. To keep the costs down, it lacks CPU overclocking and only has a single PCI-E 5.0 slot. But to be fair, that is more than enough for their target customer base, as most users will likely use this for low to mid tier gaming PC builds.
One neat thing about the MAG B760M Mortar WiFi is the built-in I/O shield to make for easier motherboard installation. Speaking of I/O, the motherboard has lots of USB ports at the back. You get three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A, four USB 2.0, and one 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C. It would be better if all ports are at least USB 3.0 standard, however.
It also comes with WiFi 6E, and supports 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands. Completing the connectivity is the Bluetooth 5.3 support.
We tested the motherboard using an Intel i7-13700KF CPU, with a 350W thermal limit. During our HeavyLoad 20 minutes test, the CPU drew 323 watts of power. However, the VRM maintained 45°C, while the chipset was at 40°C (ambient was 25°C). Quite good for a board in this segment.
If you do not plan to overclock your processor, the MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi has pretty much all you need. While there is no official pricing and availability for Malaysia yet, the MSRP in USA is just under $200.
There is a DDR4 version, which retains all the same features except the memory support for RM879, making it an accessible option for Intel 13th Gen CPUs.
For more information, please visit MSI’s official website.