MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI

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The MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI comes in a small box with the signature design of the MPG series.

The accessories set include quick installation guide, SATA cables, there is an antenna for the built-in Wi-Fi / BT module, screws for M.2 slots and bonus stickers.

Form factor

The MPG B650I EDGE WIFI motherboard measures 170x170mm in Mini-ITX form factor and has 4 mounting holes for chassis installation.

The reverse side is not empty (and this is logical, because the compactness of the PCB forces engineers to place part of the important element base on the back side), there are a number of controllers, some IC and one slot for an M.2 drive. The textolite is well processed: at all soldering points, not only the sharp ends are cut off, but everything is well polished. On the same side, a aluminum plate is installed. Also, the plate helps to remove heat from the back of the PCB through the thermal interface and provides rigidity to the motherboard.

Specifications

Supported Processors AMD Ryzen 7xxx under AM5
Processor socket AM5
Chipset AMD B650
Memory 2 × DDR5, up to 64 GB, up to DDR5-6600 (XMP/Expo), two channels
Audio 1 × Realtek ALC4080 (7.1)
Network Controllers 1 × Realtek RTL8125BG Ethernet 2.5Gbps
1 × MediaTek Dual Band Wireless  (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/6 GHz) + Bluetooth 5.2)
Expansion Slots 1 × PCI Express 4.0 x16
Drive Connectors 4× SATA 6 Gb/s (B650)
1× M.2 (CPU, PCIe 4.0 x4 for 2260/2280/22110 devices)
1x M.2  (B650 PCIe 4.0 x4 for 2260/2280/22110 devices)

Peripheral functionality: USB ports, network interfaces, I/O

Now it’s the turn of USB ports and other I/O. And let’s start with the back panel, where most of them are displayed.

On the back I/O panel of connections including 1x HDMI (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1 (5Gb/s), 3 x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10Mb/s), 1x USB-C USB 3.2 2×2 (20Gb/s), 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek RTL8125BG), Mediatek WiFI 6E, Also present on the rear panel feature for the bios flashback and Clear CMOS is included.

The MSI board has two DIMM slots for installing memory modules. The board supports unbuffered DDR5 (non-ECC) memory, and the maximum memory capacity is 64 GB. Of course, XMP profiles are supported.

The ASMedia ASM1543 controller is a switch chip for USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C internal header.

The PCIe x16 slot has stainless steel reinforcement that increases durability (which can be important if you change graphics cards quite often, but more importantly, such a slot can more easily withstand bending loads in case of installing a very heavy top-level graphic card. In addition, such protection protects the slot from electromagnetic interference.

The new generation of Ryzen 7xxx supports both traditional DDR5 memory modules with Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) (which are adjusted to the characteristics laid down in XMP through Direct Over Clock Profile (DOCP)), and modules with AMD’s proprietary Expo profile.

All this will be discussed in detail in the material on the Ryzen 9 7900X processor itself and the Zen4 architecture, here I will only note that so far we do not have such memory modules. (We used 4800MHz memory).

MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI supports AMD 7000 generation processors made for socket AM5.

As we can see, the chipset cooling (a fan with heatsink located under the M.2_1 slot) is organized separately from the AMD B650 chipset.

Ryzen Processor:
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

AMD B650 chipset is directly under the heat sink

Single ATX12V (8 pins) powering the CPU.

Power Phase Design

The VRM only at one side that is cool down by a huge heat sink.

To power the board, it has 2 connectors: in addition to the 24-pin ATX (it is on the right side of the board (on the left in the photo), there is also an 8-pin EPS12V.

The power supply unit is a 8+2-phase configuration with teamed up performance and 80-amp integrated MOSFETs. On this board, MSI used Monolithic Power Systems integrated MOSFETs, which have a maximum continuous current of 80 A, which means that the CPU can receive a maximum of 800 amps of current. The VRM controller is a MPS2857from Monolithic Power Systems, and it is located on the top side of the board.

The circuit is covered with 8 + 2 + 1: 8 phases – the processor core, 2 phases – SoC (IGPU) and 1 phase – VDD_MISC.

Each phase channel has a super ferrite choke and Monolithic Power Systems MP87670 MOSFET at 80A for VCore and integrated graphics core and MxL7630S from MaxLinear for VCCIO at 30A.

The MP2857 PWM controller from the same Monolithic Power Systems, designed for a maximum of 14 phases, manages the power supply circuit of the VCore and iGPU.

CPUZ

 

How We Test MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI?

MSI MPG B650I EDGE  WIFI is a midrange motherboard from MSI. As such, our workstation, based on a MPG B650I EDGE WIFI motherboard and AMD Ryzen 9 12 cores 24 threads processor. The ram we will be using TeamGroup DDR5 5200Mhz memory kit. AMD IGPU RDNA2 2CuU and ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD is used as well to run with benchmark. On the Comparison, we will be using AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 with Intel Core i9 13900K to run side by side to see perform better.

SYSTEM 1 SYSTEM 2 SYSTEM 3 SYSTEM 4 SYSTEM 5
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI MSI MAG B660M MORTAR MAX WIFI DDR4
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Intel Core i9 13900K Intel Core i9 13900K AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Intel Core i9 13900K
TeamGroup DDR5 4800Mhz TeamGroup DDR5 4800Mhz TeamGroup DDR5 5200Mhz TeamGroup DDR5 5200Mhz G.Skill DDR 4 – 360Mhz
AMD RDNA2 -2CU Intel UHD 770 -32EUs Intel UHD 770 -32EUs AMD RDNA2 -2CU Intel UHD 770 -32EUs
ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB ADATA PCIe 4.0 1TB
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2
7D73v10 – 11/10/22 2.03 – 6/10/22 0703 – 8/11/22 0809 – 23/10/22 7D97v12 – 9/11/22

 

Cinebench R23

Improvements to Cinebench Release 20 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D‘s ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user

CineBench R23
Single Core Multi Core
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 2000 28492
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 2226 35939
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 2221 36064
ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI 1993 28012
MSI MAG B660 MORTAR MAX WIFI 2242 37450

PCMark 10

PCMark 10 features a comprehensive set of tests that cover the wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace. With a range of performance tests, custom run options, Battery Life Profile, and new Storage benchmarks, PCMark 10 is the complete PC benchmark for the modern office.

PCMark 10
Essentials Productivity Digital Content Score
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 12405 11934 7002 7256
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 12079 8537 7648 6624
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 12091 8712 7807 6716
ASUS TUF B660 PLUS WIFI 12615 11916 6979 7285
MSI MAG B660 MORTAR MAX WIFI 12541 8841 7750 6816

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5 measures your processor’s single-core and multi-core power, for everything from checking your email to taking a picture to playing music, or all of it at once. Geekbench 5’s CPU benchmark measures performance in new application areas including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning, so you’ll know how close your system is to the cutting-edge.

GeekBench
Single Core Multi Core OpenCL
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 2193 18405 7572
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 2166 22510 9797
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 2197 24341 9707
ASUS TUF B660 PLUS WIFI 2206 18926 7640

 

 

3Dmark Advanced Edition

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you’re gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a desktop gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your hardware.

3DMark Advanced Edition – CPU Profile
1 Thread 2 Threads 4 Threads 8 Threads 16 Threads Max Threads
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 1112 2201 4227 8043 11661 12930
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 1237 2435 6473 8800 10685 14209
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 1231 2369 4686 8845 11519 16443
ASUS TUF B660 PLUS WIFI 1108 2192 4256 7998 11650 12917

 

3DMark Advanced Edition
Fire Strike Night Raid Port Royal Storage Time Spy Wild Life Extreme
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 2125 11136 247 2474 825 1357
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 2801 13617 Fail 2264 965 1981
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 2840 13749 Fail 2945 975 1954
ASUS TUF B660 PLUS WIFI 2138 106325 302 2662 828 1353
MSI MAG B660 MORTAR MAX WIFI 2783 13399 Fail 3029 960 1997

 

 

Passmark Benchmark

PassMark runs heavy mathematical calculations that stress the CPU’s performance at compression, encryption, and physics-related tasks.

PassMark
CPU 2D 3D Memory Disk Score
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI 52246.8 578.7 1565.9 3443.7 28607.3 4849.9
AsRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 58647 493 1983.1 3393.3 2167.8 3773.3
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WIFI 62159.2 444.4 2013.3 3686.9 29809.8 4466
ASUS TUF B660 PLUS WIFI 52053.5 614.8 1597.3 3599.2 26712.7 5057.4
MSI MAG B660 MORTAR MAX WIFI 53789 506.2 2040.7 3883.6 28880.4 4855.6

MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI

389
9.5

Quality

10.0/10

Value

9.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Performance

9.5/10

Pros

  • Good Connectivity
  • 4 SATA Ports
  • Excellent hardware components
  • 10 Layer PCB
  • Direct Power Phase

Cons

  • Lack of Display Port
  • Lack of ThunderBolt 4
  • Lack of PCI-E 5.0 16x due to AMD B650 Chipset
  • No RGB Light on the PCB
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