Monday, February 6th, 2023

MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Released

MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Released.

MSI has finally released its highly anticipated MEG Z690 Godlike motherboard. It claims that this premium board deserves the title of “One Board to Rule Them All,” with regard to Intel’s Alder Lake platform. At this end of the market, with price seemingly no object, MSI had better deliver. The retail price of the MSI MEG Z690 Godlike is $2,099 and, as per our headline, it is claimed to be available now. However, you have to go through a registration process if you are interested.

Other key specs [PDF] of the MEG Z690 Godlike motherboard are:

  • 4 x Memory slots supporting DDR5-6666 RAM
  • 1 x Lightning Gen 5 128Gbps M.2 slot
  • 5 x M.2 PCIe slots (4 x Gen 4, 1 x Gen3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • 2 x Lightning USB 20G ports
  • 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports
  • Dual LAN (Aquantia AQC113CS 10G LAN, Intel I225-V 2.5G LAN)
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E module, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Direct 20+2 Phases with 105A Smart Power Stage power design
  • Dual 8-pin power connectors with Core Boost technology
  • 8 Layer Server Grade with 2oz Copper PCB

Please note that the MEG Z690 Godlike is a limited edition product from MSI. The PCs, accessories and components maker is offering a “prioritized qualification to those who purchased a previous generation of Godlike motherboard or an MSI RTX 3080 or 3090 series graphics card.” In other words, it seeks to reward brand loyalty and previous Godlike owners with this product. You must reside in one of the following regions: PRC, JP, KR, AU, TW, AE, TH, VN, USA, DE, UK, ES, FR, RU, DK, FI, SE, or NO.

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