The latest 11th Generation Intel Core Processors were announced and with the variety of motherboards and CPU coolers to choose from, MSI has offered its expertise to recommend one of each to inexperienced buyers, specifically to those that want to stream, edit videos, or play video games.
MSI has recommended the combination of the Intel Core i7-11700K, an MSI MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI, and an MSI MPG CORELIQUID K360.
MSI MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI
The MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI is a motherboard that has a 16 Duet Rail Power System with a strong and powerful VRM. It also includes the company’s proprietary Core Boost technology for quicky and undistorted current delivery to the CPU.
The motherboard is equipped with WIFI 6E and Intel 2.5 LAN which can provide high-speed internet. It also has three sets of M.2 SSD slots, one of which supports PCIe 4.0 SSD.
MSI MPG CORELIQUID K360
The MPG CORELIQUID K360, on the other hand, will help keep the Intel Core i7-11700K cool. It utilizes the company’s exclusive TORX FAN 4.0 on the radiator which can generate powerful airflow to the radiator for rapid cooling.
The waterblock also has a 60mm TORX FAN 3.0 that is used to provide concentrated cooling to the CPU, M.2 SSD, VRM, and surrounding components.
Hardware temperature test
MSI did a test on the cooling performance of the three components with Cinebench and AIDA64.
With Cinebench R20, the CPU maintains 75-77 degree Celsius under different liquid cool fan modes with a 4.66GHz core clock. The CPU temperature is lowest at Gaming Mode and highest at Silent Mode as expected. The Intel Core i7-11700K CPU can even be pushed to 5.0GHz with overclocking.
With the TORX FAN 3.0 on the MPG CORELIQUID K360, it keeps other components cool. The company used AIDA 64 to check this. The VRM was lowest at 57 degrees Celsius when the fan is turned on, compared to 74 degrees Celsius when the fan is turned off.
The M.2 SSD, on the other hand, was lowest at 63 degrees Celsius with the fan on compared to 80 degrees with it turned off.
Through the tests, the combination of the MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI and MPG CORELIQUID K360 provides great performance at an affordable cost for daily use, gaming, streaming, or video editing.