MSI MEG Z690 Unify Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
  • Supports DDR5 Memory, Dual Channel DDR5-6666+MHz(OC)
  • Latest DDR5 Memory: A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, it is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.
  • Quintuple M.2 Connectors: Onboard 5x M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance with quad Lightning Gen 4 solution. Double-sided Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
  • Extreme Power Design: Premium digital PWM, direct 19+2 phases with 105A Smart Power Stage, Titanium Choke III and dual CPU power connectors to unleash the true power of your processors.
  • Outstanding Cooling Solution: Aluminum Cover, VRM Heat-pipe, 7W/mK thermal pads, Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr and Aluminum Backplate ensure the extreme performance with low temp.
  • Dual 2.5G LAN with latest Wi-Fi 6E: Onboard dual 2.5G LAN with LAN manager and latest Wi-Fi 6E solution which supports 6GHz spectrum delivering the best online gaming experience.
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2, Front & Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20G.
  • 8 Layer Server Grade PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper: Provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
  • Audio Boost 5: Isolated audio with a high quality ALC4080 audio processor & amp for the most immersive gaming experience.

PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN

With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE

With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR

World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FROZR AI COOLING

Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.

DIRECT 19+2 PHASES POWER DESIGN

Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a flagship VRM design built with a total of direct 19+2 digital power phases. Combining dual power connectors and 105A Smart Power Stage, MEG Z690 UNIFY is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.

CORE BOOST

Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.

PRE-INSTALLED I/O SHIELD

Featuring the Pre-installed I/O Shield, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

BOOT UP GUARANTEED

Having trouble with updating the BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry! With System-Saver, use one of 3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

PCB DESIGN

The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION

Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard

WINDOWS 11 CERTIFIED

With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 11.
With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

LATEST DDR5 MEMORY

A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.

MEMORY SUPPORT STAND

The aluminum backplate cools down your motherboard, while the dedicated sunken design strengthens the memory slot area to prevent PCB bending and to protect surrounding components.

SMT DDR5 MEMORY SLOT

The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE

The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

MEMORY FORCE – EASY TUNING YOUR DDR5 MEMORY

MSI MEG series motherboards feature exclusive Memory Force function which shows the current state of DDR5 memory. This patent-pending feature simplifies the complicated training flow to an easy graphic that helps you determine the direction of overclocking without the redundant reboot and testing process.

SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT

MSI motherboards adopted the advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot to diminish interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE

MSI Z690 motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD

PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.

MSI CENTER

MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5

Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

Sound Clearly. Tune Smartly.

The AI-powered noise cancellation is trained through deep neural network (DNN), the model is generated with more than 500 million data, simulate the way human brain works. When a sound is heard, the model automatically recognizes and separate vocal sound from background noises; hence, filtering out all the unwanted Noise.

CONNECTIVITY

MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK

Onboard dual 2.5Gbps LAN with LAN manager provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN, delivering the best online gaming experience.

SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY

The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!

MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

HIGH DEFINITION ALC4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR

From HD-A to USB Interface, twice the DAC format from 32-bit/192kHz to 32-bit/384kHz, deliver the highest sound quality.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS

A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF

Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

A dedicated headphone can drive audiophile headphones up to 600Ω impedance, delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC.

ALL NEW NAHIMIC 3 – FOR NEXT LEVEL AUDIO IMMERSION

Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2×2 20G

Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MPG Z690 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C

MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

GLOW YOUR PC

Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and fancy LED effects. MSI Mystic Light provides you complete control of RGB lighting of your PC in one software.

EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE

Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.

Additional information

CPU

Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors 1
Processor socket LGA1700

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Chipset

Memory

4x DDR5 memory slots, support up to 128GB
Supports 1R 4800 MHz (by JEDEC & POR)
Max. overclocking frequency:
1DPC 1R Max speed up to 6666+ MHz
1DPC 2R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz
2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Supports Intel® XMP 3.0 OC
Supports Dual Controller Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Expansion Slots

2x PCIe x16 slots (From CPU)
Support PCIe 5.0
Support x16/ x0, x8/ x8
1x PCIe x4 slot (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4

Multi GPU

Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology
Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

USB

Intel® Z690 Chipset
2x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps ports ( 1 Type-C port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)
3x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A ports on the back panel
2x USB 2.0 Type-A port on the back panel
Hub GL3590
4x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps ports on the back panel
Hub ASM1074
4x USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps ports available through internal USB connectors
Hub GL850G
4x USB 2.0 ports available through internal USB connectors

Storage

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA5~8 (From Z690 Chipset)
SATAA~B (From ASMedia ASM1061)
5x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 slot (From CPU)
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_2 slot (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_3 slot (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports PCIe 4.0×4
Supports SATA 6Gb/s
Supports 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_4 slot (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports PCIe 3.0×4
Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_5 slot (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports PCIe 4.0×4
Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_2~5 supports Intel® Optane™ Memory
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

RAID

Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

Audio

Realtek® ALC4080 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

2x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gbps LAN controllers

WiFi & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz/ 6GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax
Supports Bluetooth® 5.2 , FIPS, FISMA

Internal Connectors

1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
5x M.2 slots (M-Key)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C port
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
6x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
2x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connector
1x Water flow connector
1x V-check point
1x TPM module connector
1x Tuning controller connector
1x Debug port connector
1x TBT connector (Supports RTD3)

LED Feature

1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
4x EZ Debug LED
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
1x 3-pin JCORSAIR LED connector

Rear I/O Ports

Clear CMOS Button
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Port
2.5G LAN
2.5G LAN
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
HD Audio Connectors
Flash BIOS Button
USB 2.0
USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps (Type-C)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Optical S/PDIF-Out

Form Factor

Warranty

3 Years

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MSI MEG Z690 Unify Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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