MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY motherboards released – MSI Z490 gaming motherboards

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.

Form factor    ATX    Mini-ITX
socket    LGA1200
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