MSI Computer has released the “MEG Z490 UNIFY” and “MEG Z490I UNIFY” motherboards equipped with the Z490 chipset that is compatible with the 10th generation Intel Core series. Both of these MSI Z490 gaming motherboards will go on sale on 20th of May 2020.
MSI Z490 gaming motherboard review
Both models are motherboards with a simple design based on black and support 2.5Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6. The former adopts ATX, the latter adopts Mini-ITX form factor, and also has USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port or Thunderbolt 3 port.
There is no word on their prices. Main specifications of MSI Z490 UNIFY series are given below.
MEG Z490 UNIFY MEG Z490I UNIFY
Form factor ATX Mini-ITX
Supported CPU 10th Generation Core
Memory slot DDR4-4800 x 4 DDR4-5000 x 2
CPU power connector 8 + 8 pin 8 pin
VRM 16 phases 8 phases
storage M.2 x 3, SATA 6Gbps x 6 M.2 x 2, SATA 6Gbps x 4
Expansion slot PCI 3.0x16x3, PCIe 3.0x1x2 PCI 3.0×16
wireless function Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Rear interface USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, USB 3.1 x 3, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, PS / 2, 2.5Gigabit Ethernet, audio input / output Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.4, 2.5Gigabit Ethernet, audio input / output
Internal pin header Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4 USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2