MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2

MX00121415 MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2
MX00121415 MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2 MX00121415 MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2 MX00121415 MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2 MX00121415 MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT w/ DDR5-6200+ (OC), 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2

Product Info

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MSI's MAG B660M TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT: PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN

With Years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Their R&D and Engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality compenents, and developed product for reliability even under extreme conditions.

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
  • Supports DDR5 Memory up to 6200+(OC) MHz
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • 2.5G LAN and Intel Wi-Fi 6E Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
  • Lightning M.2: Running at PCIe Gen 4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
  • Lightning USB 20G: Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • AUDIO BOOST: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCIe slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™
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Features

PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN

Cooling

M.2 Shield Frozr
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end Intel CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

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Frozr AI Cooling
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.

  • Performance mode
  • Silent mode
  • Manual mode

Power Solution

12 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with digital CPU power system. Combining 8 + 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings.

CORE BOOST
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while high-loading operation.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

MORE FOR PERFORMANCE

  • LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION
    What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
  • OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
    Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
  • DIGITAL POWER DESIGN
    A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
  • DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS
    Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU.

DIY Friendly

PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD
Featuring the pre-installed IO shield, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

EZ M.2 Clip
Have trouble turning screws? MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly.

EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Lightning Speed

LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
Utilizing 12th Gen Intel processors, MSI B660 motherboards feature latest Gen 4 M.2, the fastest onboard storage solution on the market; up to 64 Gb/s!

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI B660 motherboards support the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes work easier.

OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.

Memory

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

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LATEST DDR5 MEMORY
A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

SMT DDR5 MEMORY SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.

BIOS & SOFTWARE

CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

  • XMP
    Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
  • VMD (Volume Management Device)
    Enable direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.
  • M-FLASH
    Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
  • HARDWARE MONITOR
    Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
  • MEMORY TRY IT
    Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
  • SEARCH & FAVORITES
    A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

MSI Center
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Mystic Light
  • True Color
  • User Scenario
  • Profile Setting
  • Fan Center
  • LAN Manager
  • System Diagnosis

RESIZABLE BAR (RE-SIZE BAR)
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
* Function may differ due to version change. Please update the latest VBIOS / BIOS / Driver through MSI official website.

CONNECTIVITY

Wifi 6E: SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY

The latest Wi-Fi 6E solution supports 6GHz spectrum, Bluetooth 5.2, two-way MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in high signal density environments up to 2400Mbps.

Networking

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

MSI LAN MANAGER:

  • Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
  • Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
  • Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application
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Audio

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

Audio Boost

  • DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR
    Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
  • HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
    A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
  • HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
    Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

De-Pop Protection
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

20Gbps USB Ports

DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G
Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MAG B660 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 Type-C port.

USB FRONT TYPE-C Support
MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

Mystic Light

EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Web Page for Full Details

I/O Ports

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System Requirements

  • Windows® 11*, 64-bit

* Windows 10 does not schedule the 12th Gen P and E Cores effiently which can cause system stability issues.

Specifications

Make and Model MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT Motherboard
Part Number B660 TOMAHAWK EVA
   
CPU Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Supports processor socket LGA1700
   
Chipset Intel® B660 Chipset
Memory 4x DDR5 memory slots, up to 128GB (4x 32GB)
Supports 1R 4800MHz (by JEDEC & POR) Stock Clocked RAM
Ram Overclocking Guide:
  • 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 6200+ MHz
  • 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 5200+ MHz
  • 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
  • 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Supports Intel® XMP 3.0 OC
Supports Dual Controller Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
   
Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 slot, (CPU Dependent)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16/x4 slot
1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
   
Onboard Graphics 1x HDMI v2.1 with HDR port, up to 4K/60Hz
1x DisplayPort v1.4 port with HBR3, up to 4K/60Hz
(Available only on processors featuring integrated graphics.)
   
Storage 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA5~8* (From B660 chipset)
SATAA~B (From ASM1061)

3x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 slot: up to PCIe 4.0 x4
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices

M2_2 & M2_3 slots
M2_2 supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
M2_3* supports up to PCIe 4.0 x2
Supports SATA up to 6Gb/s
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Supports Intel® Optane™ Memory
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
* SATA7 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA SSD in the M2_3 slot.
RAID Support 6x SATA Ports support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10*
*SATAA & SATAB do not support RAID function
   
USB Intel® B660 chipset:

Back I/O Panel:
1x USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) port
4x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports
4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports

Internal Connectors:
1x USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 10Gbps port via internal connector
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A ports via internal connector
4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports via internal connector
   
LAN Realtek® RTL8125BG Chipset: 1x 2.5Gbe RJ45 LAN port
WiFi Intel Wi-Fi 6E Chipset*:
Intel Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz/ 6GHz 1 (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi 6E 6GHz may depend on every country’s regulations.
Bluetooth Intel Wi-Fi 6E Chipset:
Supports Bluetooth® 5.2 w/ FIPS, FISMA
   
Audio Realtek® ALC1220P Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
1x S/PDIF output
5x 3.5mm HD Audio jacks
   
Back Panel I/O 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) Type-C port
4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Ports

1x DisplayPort v1.4 port
1x HDMI v2.1 port

1x 2.5G RJ45 LAN port

2x Wireless Antennas

5x HD Audio jacks
1x Optical S/PDIF OUT port
   
Internal I/O Connectors 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors

6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3x M.2 slots (M-Key)

1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C connector
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (4x USB 2.0 ports)

1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
5x 4-pin system fan connectors
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector

1x Front panel audio connector

1x TPM module connector
1x TBT connector (supports RTD3)
1x Tuning Controller connector

1x Clear CMOS jumper

2x 4-pin RGB LED connectors
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors

4x EZ Debug LED
   
Operating System Supports Windows® 11*, 64-bit
* Windows 10 does not schedule the 12th Gen P and E Cores effiently, which can cause system stability issues.
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
   
Dimensions (LxW) 305 x 244mm
Weight N/A