MSI is working on a new Z690 motherboard designed for gamers, and it looks like it could blow every other high-end motherboard out of the water.
It’s likely to top the charts not just for MSI – it could become one of the best motherboards for gaming when it comes to Intel Alder Lake processors.
The new motherboard, dubbed MSI MEG Z690 Godlike, has already won two CES Innovation Honoree awards, one for high performance home audio / video and one for gaming.
Wccftech shared more information on the exact specifications of the card, although some details are still unknown. One thing is certain, this motherboard will not be made for small boxes. Calling it gigantic is no exaggeration, as it measures 305 x 310mm, which makes it almost square. An EATX motherboard is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, mainstream motherboard on the market today.
The MEG Z690 Godlike looks fun and bright thanks to the wide range of fully customizable RGB lights strategically placed across the entire board. It also comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD display located near the DDR5 DIMM slots. This feature will provide the user with useful information about the computer including temperatures, voltages, base clocks, etc. According to MSI, the LCD screen will be customizable via the brand’s MSI Dragon software.
Size isn’t the only impressive aspect of the MSI MEG Z690 Godlike. It’s fully equipped with everything modern gamers could ask for – and more. The motherboard is said to have 10GB Ethernet connectivity, six M.2 slots, the ability to include future PCIe 5.0 drives, and more. There are also plenty of USB ports and even a Thunderbolt 4 port.
Considering this to be a high-end motherboard, the Z690 Godlike has everything it needs to handle the high-end components it will support. The card has more than 22 power phases for the processor. It has numerous heat sinks and shielding to withstand the temperatures generated by the best processors and graphics cards on the market today and in the future. The MSI MEG Z690 Godlike will also support the latest DDR5 RAM – and many more. It has enough slots to accommodate up to 128 GB of DDR5 RAM operating at speeds above 6666 MHz.
All of the above sounds like any gamer’s dream, and it’s likely that MSI has yet to unveil all the features of the MSI MEG Z690 Godlike. We also don’t know anything about the price and release date, and those two points may be the most interesting information for potential buyers.
One thing is for sure, it won’t be cheap, but it remains to be seen how expensive it will be. We’ll probably know more soon, as the board is expected to come out sometime in 2022.