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Quick OverviewMSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK
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MAG B460 TOMAHAWK
Core Boost Technology
An optimized power circuit layout and digital power regulation supports more cores and provides stable performance.
16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled with Mystic Light software.
A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.
PCIe Steel Armor
Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.
MAG B460 TOMAHAWK
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
Larger heatsink design for cooling and performance.
M.2 Shield Frozr
Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.
Pump Fan Support
Control watercooling pump speeds for flowrate and noise control.
Heatsinks with 7W/mK Thermal Pad
7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.
MAG B460 TOMAHAWK
Lightning USB 20G
Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, up to 20Gbps transfer speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen1.
2.5G plus Gigabit LAN
Dual onboard LAN - 2.5G and Gigabit LAN - with LAN manager
The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from other circuits.
With 2 x M.2 slots, running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for NVMe based SSDs.
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTI CORE PROCESSORS
An all-metal extended heatsink enlarges the heat dissipation surface allowing the CPU power system to reliably drive even high-end processors.
TWIN TURBO M.2 AND M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.
12+1+1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built to supply stable and steady power delivery. Powered by 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology.
DUAL LAN WITH 2.5G LAN
MAG B460 TOMAHAWK features high-bandwidth and low-latency 2.5G and Gigabit LAN for demanding creators and power users. Onboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
Core Boost combines a reserved zone of optimized circuits and premium power delivery components to create a highly efficient power system capable of precise current output to the CPU.
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORT AND PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MAG B460 TOMAHAWK supports AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technology. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Model - MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel B460 Chipset, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2933(Max)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot x4, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B + Intel I219V, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATAIII, DirectX Support - 12, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - ACPI 6.2, SM BIOS 3.2, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Mystic light, RGB Connector - 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connector, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works, Lightning USB 20G: Powered by ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C, Latest Network Solution: Onboard 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag, Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality, Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Others - 1 x Display Port, 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 6x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 1x TBT connector, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.