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Quick OverviewMSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE
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Take your gaming experience to the limit with the MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE LGA 1200 E-ATX Motherboard. Designed for high-end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this E-ATX motherboard takes full advantage of the Intel Z490 chipset to support 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 XMP memory, reaching 5000 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots, allowing you to smoothly run complex 3D games with expansive environments and smoothly multitask demanding applications. The MEG Z490 GODLIKE also features advanced cooling with support for up to three M.2 solid-state drives and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration. An included M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 4 S card offers two extra M.2 slots with a dedicated cooling fan. The motherboard has three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-way NVIDIA SLI or 3-way AMD CrossFire configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. An additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available for compatible expansion cards.
The MEG Z490 GODLIKE also pairs the Realtek ALC1220 audio codec with an ESS SABRE E9018Q2C DAC chip to deliver deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound. Other features include superfast network connections via the wired Aquantia 10 Gigabit and Realtek 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports in addition to the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi. The motherboard's colorful OLED panel display can be configured to show system information or customized with animated GIFs. You can further customize your computing experience using the RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 or Windows 7 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.
This PCIe card features two additional M.2 SSD slots with a dedicated smart fan to increase your storage capacity. It automatically detects M.2 drives and their temperatures.
Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as CAD, 3D rendering, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports 2-way NVIDIA SLI and 3-way AMD CrossFireX configurations.
The GODLIKE features a colorful OLED panel that can be used to display system information or customized with animated GIFs to show off your personality.
MSI's Mystic Light technology allows you to customize the motherboard's built-in RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors and 31 LED effects. You can further expand the lighting experience by installing RGB lighting strips alongside compatible components and peripherals for incredible effects. A JRGB pin header can supply up to 9.8' of continuous 5050 RGB LED strips showing a single color with 12V, 3A of power.
Model - MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen/ 11th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2933(JEDEC)/ 2666(JEDEC)/ 2400(JEDEC)/ 2133(JEDEC) MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 3-Way AMD CrossFire, 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, PCI Express Slot - 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support x16/ x0/ x4 or x8/ x8/ x4 mode, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 (1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Aquantia AQC107, Realtek RTL8125B, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10Gbps, 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220 Codec + ESS E9018 combo DAC, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel AX201, Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, WiFi 6 Pre-Certified, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 2 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Mystic light, RGB Connector - 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, Form Factor - E-ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Supports 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket, Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5000(OC) MHz, Ready 4 the Future- Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future, Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports- Experience Thunderbolt 3 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices, Dynamic Dashboard II- Built-in colorful OLED screen panel indicates the status of GODLIKE and shows off own personality, Extreme Power Design- INTERSIL digital PWM, 16+1+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stage, dual CPU power connectors and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement to unleash the true power of processors, Outstanding Cooling Solution- Stacked Fin Array, VRM Heat-pipe, Frozr Heatsink, MOSFET Baseplate and M.2 Shield Frozr ensure the extreme performance with low temp, Latest Network Solution- Onboard 10G Super LAN, 2.5G LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag, Smart Button- One button with multiple hardware control. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with just one click, M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN 4 S- This PCI-Express card offers two extra M.2 slots with smart fan cooling solution to increase storage capacity at maximum speed, Others - 2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 1x 3-pin Water Flow connector, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, Clear CMOS Button, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, MOUNTING: 9 mounting holes, WIFI & BLUETOOTH: Intel AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.