Besides the 11th Gen Core CPUs announced earlier this year, Intel has additional surprises for this fall. On October 27th, Intel introduced the 12th Gen Core processors and MSI unveiled the Z690 motherboards. MSI, a world-renowned motherboard manufacturer, strives to excite. MSI is ready for the next era with integrated new technology. Welcome to “The Next Playground”.
First to use Intel 7 process technology and Hybrid Architecture, the 12th Gen Core CPU. All MSI Z690 Series motherboards now support 12th Gen Core processors. The new platform features PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. SLI is supported on all MSI Z690 motherboards with 128GB/s transfer rate. MSI offers Z690 DDR5 and DDR4 motherboards. Using MSI’s unique Memory Boost technology, MSI OC LAB tweaking increases memory frequency performance by over 30%. MSI uses the SMT method for both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 to provide high-speed transfer stability.
Core CPUs require massive power phases. With 16 DrMOS and twin 8-pin CPU connections, MSI Z690 Gaming Series motherboards give reliable and robust current to the core processor. The MSI Z690 Series motherboards also include Server Grade PCBs with 2oz thicker copper for faster data transfer. The enhanced power phases are usually hotter. But heat dissipation isn’t an issue. A 7W/mK thermal pad and M.2 Shield Frozr are included on our Z690 motherboards. The MEG and MPG Series motherboards include Heat-pipe Design and double-side M.2 thermal for maximum performance.
Our Z690 motherboards come with 2.5 LAN as standard. Also, DDR5 motherboards enable Wi-Fi 6E. The MSI Z690 motherboards include front Type-C for better communication. Our portfolio offers at least 4 M.2 slots onboard, including 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots for high-speed storage.
We are working on both hardware and software. All MSI Z690 motherboards support TPM 2.0 for Windows 11. MSI Center includes new features. System Diagnosis restores and backups MSI storage devices in one click, and users can monitor storage status to avoid system crashes or data loss. We added MIXER for RGB fans to create unique lighting effects by combining three selected effects.
The Ultimate Playground – MEG Series
There’s more to our MEG Series! A 105A SPS is used in the MEG Series. They are wrapped in All Aluminum Design to effectively disperse heat for outstanding performance. It also dissipates heat, supports memory slots and protects the PCB. The MEG Series motherboards provide up to 5 M.2 slots, including 4 M.2 slots. 2 Gen4 x4 and 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots for heavy users. (*3)
The MEG Z690 ACE is unquestionably the best choice for two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, dual 2.5G LAN, and dual front Type-C 20G. Choose from the golden ACE. No RGB lights on the MEG Z690 ACE’s mystery-black surface. It will glow like your game wins.
The Trendy Playground – MPG Series
The MPG Series is greatly enhanced for the new platform. In addition to 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, the MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI and MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI have 5 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots. Aside from that, the MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI has direct 16 VRM phases with 75A SPS. Whatever you select, you will be happy.
The MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI is undoubtedly the first to capture your eye. For the first time, the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI is silver-white. The silver-white covers complement the black PCB, giving your PC a distinctive design.
The Triumphant Playground – MAG Series
The MAG’s unique arsenal pattern will wow. Military structures inspired the new design. The MAG Z690 TORPEDO continues the popular Pacific Blue colour scheme. The MAG Series is a winner.
Aside from the looks, the MAG Series features great specs. The MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI and TORPEDO now have 16 Duet Rail Power Systems with 70A SPS each. You may play games with 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 and 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots.
The Brainy Playground – PRO Series
The PRO Series may appeal to businesses and artists. The PRO Z690-A and PRO Z690-A WIFI are equipped with 14 Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU connectors. The PRO Series also includes 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 port and 4 onboard M.2 slots for increased productivity. The linear design suits your workplace or studio in every way.
In-house nerd. PC Gamer. Probably one of the most try-hard FPS gamers in the team but still never manages to maintain a rank beyond silver.