The MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi is the company’s mid-tier lineup of gaming motherboards for the AM5 chipset. Even so, the motherboard is equipped with the AMD X670E chipset, which ensures PCIe 5.0 is supported on both the graphics card and NVME slots.
MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi Specifications
|CPU Support||Ryzen 7000 series|
|Memory||DDR5 x 4 slots|
Up to 6666+ MHz (OC)
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports AMD EXPO
|Expansion Slots||3x PCI-E x16 slot|
Supports x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4
PCI_E1 Gen PCIe 5.0 supports up to x16 (From CPU)
PCI_E2 Gen PCIe 5.0 supports up to x8 (From CPU)
PCI_E3 Gen PCIe 4.0 supports up to x4 (From Chipset)
M.2_1 Source (From CPU) supports up to PCIe 5.0 x4 , supports 2280/2260 devices
M.2_2 Source (From CPU) supports up to PCIe 5.0 x4 , supports 2280/2260 devices
M.2_3 Source (From Chipset) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 , supports 22110/2280/2260 devices
M.2_4 Source (From Chipset) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 , supports 2280/2260 devices
6x SATA 6G
MSI went with an all-black design for the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi with white-grey wordings across the heatsinks. The M.2 slots are covered by two large heatsinks, and an addressable RGB dragon emblem sits right on top of the rear I/O heatsink. The PCIe slots have a chrome-like finish.
As a gaming oriented motherboard, the heatsinks are sharp and angular, giving it a more aggressive look.
What’s In The Box?
- MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi motherboard
- WiFi antenna
- USB drive
- M.2 clips
- SATA cables x 2
- RGB LED extension Y cable
- Rainbow RGB LED extension cable
- Cable marking stickers
- Installation guide
- Other documentation
Unlike the MSI MEG X670E ACE, the feature set on the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi is more modest, which has:
Three PCI-E X16 Slots
The motherboard comes equipped with three PCI-E x16 slots, of which two are PCIe 5.0, with the remainder being PCIe 4.0. The inclusion of MSI Steel Armor soldering helps with overall rigidity when mounting heavy triple fan graphics cards.
Dedicated Pump Fan
While most motherboards shares the CPU fan header with the pump block header, the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi has two separate headers. The pump block header can provide up to 3 amps of power, more than enough for most AIO cooler pump blocks. It also comes with 5 system fan headers, so you can fine tune how each fan in your PC build behaves instead of relying on fan splitters.
Four M.2 Slots
The motherboard has plenty of expansion options for M.2 NVMW storage, with four slots in total. Two of which support PCIe 5.0, while the other two support PCie 4.0.
MSI did not skimp on the quantity of USB ports at the back. You get two USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port. LAN is limited to 2.5Gbps however, but still sufficient for most modern gamers.
WiFi 6E & Bluetooth 5.3
As the name suggests, the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi supports WiFi 6E out of the box. You do have to install a wireless antenna in order to use it. The antenna itself has a magnetic base so you can mount it on top of your case or any other metal surface.
It even supports the latest Bluetooth 5.3 standard, great for pairing with gamepads, headphones and more.
People who love to tinker with overclocking will enjoy the fact that MSI has included three nifty buttons at the rear I/O. You get access to the Smart Button with multiple hardware control, Flash Bios button to update your BIOS with the included USB drive, and the Clear CMOS button in case your overclocking setting goes awry.
AM5 processors do not come with much overclocking headroom, so I tested the motherboard thermals with Game Mode turned on, which increased the processor clock speed to the maximum boost clock (in my case, it is 5.4Ghz on all cores on the Ryzen 9 7900), and XMP Profile 1.
Thermals hovered between 40-45°C throughout multiple back to back Cinebench R23 tests.
At RM2,499, the MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi delivered on the essentials, such as built-in WiFi, great thermals, and multiple M.2 slots. Sure, you can pay much more for the higher end motherboards, but the law of diminishing returns still rings true.
Unless you are planning to perform heavy overclocking with a custom water cooling solution, there is little reason to look beyond the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi as you can get all you need for a high performance PC.
To learn more about the MSI MPG X670E Carbon Wifi, please visit MSI’s official website.