High “FIVE”! Thrive with New Tech – MSI Brings Out New Z690 Motherboards

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI brings a stunning new motherboard series to herald exciting new Intel Core processors. On PST time Oct. 27th, Intel launched the 12th Gen Core processors while MSI presented the latest Z690 motherboards. As a world-leading motherboard brand, MSI wants to offer nothing but excitement through advanced design and manufacturing that helps users and gamers enjoy every moment. Welcome to “The Next Playground”.


The 12th Gen Core processor family is the first to incorporate Intel 7 process technology and Hybrid Architecture. New supported technologies include PCIe 5.0, capable of 128GB/s of transfer bandwidth, and DDR5 memory. MSI Z690 motherboards that support DDR4 memory are available as well. Optimized circuit layouts and SMT processes for both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 connectors allow high-speed data transfer to remain stable at high operating frequencies. Memory overclockers will appreciate the efforts from the MSI OC LAB and their exclusive Memory Boost technology which can improve memory frequency performance by over 30%.

To handle the performance of the 12th Gen Core processors, all MSI Z690 Series motherboards have been upgraded from previous generations. The newest core processors need mighty power phases and the MSI Z690 Gaming Series motherboards have at least 16 DrMOS with Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU connectorsto deliver stable and strong current to the processor. Moreover, the MSI Z690 Series motherboards have Server Grade PCB with 2oz thickened copper to support higher transfer speeds. (*1) Despite upgraded power phases typically having higher temperatures, heat dissipation isn’t an issue for us. Our Z690 motherboards feature an Extended Heatsink, 7W/mK thermal pad, and M.2 Shield Frozr. The MEG and MPG Series motherboards, popular among gamers all over the world, have Heat-pipe Design and M.2 heatsinks with double-side thermal pads that can drive maximum performance.

As for connectivity, 2.5 come standard for our Z690 motherboards. DDR5 motherboard models support Wi-Fi 6E, the latest wireless network solution. To provide a better connectivity experience, the MSI Z690 motherboards adopt front Type-C to support external devices. For storage, the entire lineup has at least 4 onboard M.2 slots including 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots, which provide high speed SSD transfer speeds to our users. (*2)

Beyond hardware, our software development enriches the experience. MSI Center has been improved with new functions. System Diagnosis restores and backups your MSI storage devices in one click and users can even monitor the storage status to prevent system crashes or missing data. For RGB lovers, we added MIXER which can create unique lighting effects by combining three different selected effects. All MSI Z690 motherboards support TPM 2.0 for the Windows 11 and the BIOS is already configured to boot the new operating system.

The Supreme Playground – MEG Series

Our most fascinating features can be found with the MEG Series. At the foundation of the power delivery system of the entire MEG Series is at least direct 19 VRM phases with 105A SPS. Power delivery components are covered with heatsinks with All Aluminum Design that dissipate heat effectively to maintain remarkable performance. Furthermore, the large backplate helps dissipate heat while reinforcing the memory slots from below and protecting the PCB from twisting and bending. MEG Series motherboards are equipped with up to 5 onboard M.2 slots including a maximum of 4 M.2 Gen4 x4 and 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, which offer hardcore users an incredible storage experience. (*3)

If you are looking for dual PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, dual 2.5G LAN, and dual front Type-C 20G, MEG Z690 ACE is undoubtedly your best choice. The MEG Z690 ACE has its enigmatic black surface decorated with 24K Gold instead of having RGB lights. It will shine as bright as your victory in games.

The Stylish Playplace – MPG Series

The MPG Series has been fitted with extraordinary upgrades for the new platform. MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI and the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI feature 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and 5 onboard M.2 slots including 4 M.2 Gen4 x4. Moreover, both have direct 18 VRM phases with 75A SPS. MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI has direct 16 VRM phases with 75A SPS. No matter what you choose, you will be satisfied with a durable high-performance motherboard with a high-performance style.

Perhaps first to catch your attention in the MPG lineup is probably the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI. The MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI features a silver-white color scheme for the first time. The silver-white plating stands out against the black PCB, giving your PC build a dynamic look.

The Triumphant Playfield – MAG Series

The MAG’s rugged arsenal pattern is sure to impress. The brand new design is still inspired by military hardware with hardened looks and functional features.

MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI and the MAG Z690 TORPEDO, a fan favorite with its Pacific blue color, are upgraded to a 16 Duet Rail Power System with 70A SPS. With 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots, gamers are given the essentials they need to thoroughly enjoy any video game title.

The Genius Playzone – PRO Series

Our PRO Series have been popular for enterprises and creators. With a 14 Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU connectors, the PRO Z690-A and the PRO Z690-A WIFI are ready to assist with completing your tasks. The PRO Series is also equipped with 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and 4 onboard M.2 slots to improve work efficiency. A focused aesthetic with linear design accents matches the office or studio for a more unified look.

Want to see more? The Next Playground Virtual Launch Event will stream live on Tuesday, November 2, at 9 a.m. PST time. Please check here, and stay tuned!

For more details, please check here for product information.

*1: MEG Z690I UNIFY and PRO Z690-P DDR4 are Server Grade PCB with 1oz copper.

*2: PRO Z690-P DDR4 has 2 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots.

*3: MEG Z690I UNIFY adopts 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and 3 onboard M.2 slots.

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