MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE Behemoth Motherboard Pictured, A True Flagship Design For Intel’s Alder Lake Desktop CPUs

Written by Jeff Lampkin

After providing you with the primary look and teaser of the MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE, the motherboard appears to have leaked out by the primary reviewers who bought it.

MSI’s Behemoth, The MEG Z690 GODLIKE Motherboard, Arrives In The Palms of First Reviewers

The MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE is available in an E-ATX kind issue however it’s going to be the biggest of all flagships from the highest three distributors. ASUS’s ROG Maximus Z690 Excessive measures 305×277 mm whereas the Z690 AORUS Xtreme measures 305×285 mm. The MEG Z690 GODLIKE will measure an insane 305x310mm, virtually an ideal sq..

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MSI’s MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard has been pictured within the flesh. (Picture Credit: HXL)

By way of aesthetics, the MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard contains a huge array of RGB LEDs working over the M.2 slots, the I/O panel, and the PCH heatsink. There’s additionally an enormous 3.5″ Contact LCD panel proper subsequent to the DDR5 DIMM slots making it as massive as the primary iPhone. The LCD panel will show helpful metrics resembling core clocks, temperatures, voltage readings and might be additional custom-made by MSI’s Dragon app. A brand new function is that the entire LCD panel might be faraway from the motherboard and arrange some place else contained in the PC which may very well be a helpful design for a lot of.

By way of energy supply, the motherboard appears to function at the least 22 phases for the CPU alone. There are 4 DDR5 reminiscence slots that can assist as much as 128 GB capacities with speeds past 6666 MHz+. The board is powered by twin 8-pin connectors situated near the DDR5 slots for straightforward cable administration.

There are additionally placements for a number of OC-specific options on the board. Storage choices embrace 6 SATA III ports whereas enlargement slots embrace a PCIe Gen 5.0 x16, PCIe Gen 5.0 x8, and a PCIe Gen 4.0 x8 slot. There are at the least six M.2 slots on the motherboard (1 Gen 5.0 x4, 4 Gen 4.0 x4, and 1 Gen 3.0 x4). The MEG Z690 GODLIKE will probably be transport with the brand new Gen 5 AIC which can add an M.2 Gen 5 slot with x8 connection.

The motherboard additionally contains a high-end audio PCB and tons of IO that embrace each, 10GbE and a pair of.5GbE LAN ports, 8 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Sort-A, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Sort-C, and twin Mini-DP ports. The rear IO panel additionally options Clear CMOS and BIOS Flashback buttons. With all these options, the motherboard is predicted to price above the $1000 US worth vary so we are going to be sure that to offer you extra info within the coming days. Reviewers equipment will embrace the motherboard, 32 GB DDR5-6000 Kingston Fury reminiscence and the an MSI MEG S360 AIO liquid cooler.

Information Supply: HXL

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