MSI Adds PCIe 4.0 Support to Z490 Motherboards

[Taipei, Taiwan] All of the MSI Z490 motherboards will be supporting PCIe 4.0 with the coming Intel 11th Gen Intel Processors. Through an update to the latest BIOS, MSI Z490 motherboards offer great bandwidth and performance for PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs and graphics cards.

To be PCIe 4.0 compatible, several components on the motherboards are necessary, including PCIe 4.0 ready clock generator, lane switch, redriver, PCIe slots, and M.2 connectors. Thanks to the complete PCIe 4.0 solutions, MSI Z490 motherboards provide the most stable design for PCIe 4.0 and unlock the full performance of PCIe 4.0 devices.

To enjoy the unlocked performance of PICe 4.0, please update the Z490 motherboards with the latest BIOSes optimized for PCIe 4.0.
MSI Z490 BIOSes optimized for PCIe 4.0 performance:

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MSI MEG Z590 GOLDIKE, MEG Z490 GODLIKE Compared

Looking back at MSI’s premium model history, the Godlike first made an appearance in 2016 back on Intel’s X99 chipset – designed for Intel’s Broadwell-E HEDT processors, the MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon used carbon fiber styled aesthetics. The MSI X99A Godlike Gaming followed an more punchy aesthetic with lots of red heatsinks, although both models featured a range of high-end controllers for the time.

The Godlike then became a mainstay in MSI’s motherboard ranges from 2017. The MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming was built for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors, and this variant featured a black and silver design with integrated RGBs. Ever since, the MSI Godlike has been the brand’s flagship, making its presence known as a high-end model with the latest and greatest controller sets and being well-positioned to take advantage of both Intel and AMD’s latest chipset designs.

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MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

In case the name wasn’t a clue-and-a-half: This is no modest motherboard. MSI’s MEG Z490 Godlike is the company’s Intel Z490 flagship, competing directly with the likes of Asrock’s Z490 Taichi and Asus’ Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme in terms of both price and features. (The Z490 chipset is the top-end chipset for Intel’s latest desktop CPUs, allowing for extensive CPU and memory tweaking.) With an MSRP of $749.99, this deluxe motherboard certainly isn’t for the casual user or PC builder. 

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AnandTech’s Best Intel Motherboards: September ’20

As we move into the final period of Q3 2020, there is a wide variety of Intel-based motherboards on the market, spearheaded by LGA1200 models for the current 10th generation Comet Lake processors. The latest LGA1200 socket has the usual variety of Intel chipsets, such as premium Z490 models with official support for the overclocking, down to the more mainstream chipsets such as H460 and B460.

Read more @ AnandTech

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

As we already tested the MEG X570 GODLIKE countless times since we got our hands on it, we’re really looking forward to giving the MEG Z490 GODLIKE a try after seeing the official announcement from MSI. While we wait for our Intel Core i9-10900K to arrive, we’ll first share our first impression and hands-on experience of the MEG Z490 GODLIKE for now.

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MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

The MSI MEG Z490 Godlike motherboard was a monster when I first got it in hand, and I was excited to give it a run. From our testing and analysis, the board does not disappoint in regards to relative performance and feature sets. However, like any product, it is not infallible, so let’s jump into the bad/good of the new Godlike entry form MSI.

Read more @ TweakTown

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

In this review, we look at the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike. Priced at $749 MSI delivers where most premium Z490 motherboard that has been loaded with features and then some. Animated OLED screen, 10 Gbit LAN, 2.5 Gbit Lan, AX WIFI, and looks that make this board seem like James Bond himself.

Read more @ Guru3D

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

Naturally as befits a model called the Godlike, and indeed what we’ve already seen from MSIs flagship models on different chipsets, the MEG Z490 Godlike comes with every possible feature squeezed onto the PCB from Thunderbolt 3 through M.2 to USB 3.2 Gen2.

Read more @ OC3D

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

The Godlike series from MSI, as the name would suggest, is designed to showcase what the brand is capable of. When cost is thrown out and everything else is thrown in, the result is a board that aims to be the best at everything. For the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike that means a top-tier 16 phase VRM with 90 A power stages, as well as a finned and actively cooled heatsink.

Read more @ TechPowerUp

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

The Alpha, The Omega, Thee Almighty! There are few words that could top “EXTREME” or “ULTIMATE” but I think GODLIKE just about tops them all. That’s a bold name for any product though, you’re implying it’s basically infallible and perhaps even omnipotent. What I’m getting at, is that if this isn’t the fastest most amazing motherboard ever, it’s a bit of a silly name. 

Read more @ eTeknix