Scan code: LN107059 Manufacturer code: MEG Z490 UNIFY

MSI MEG Intel Z490 UNIFY ATX Motherboard

MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLI/CrossFire, 2.5GbE, ax/BT5.1, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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Scan code: LN107059 Manufacturer code: MEG Z490 UNIFY
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MEG Z490 Unify 10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI

Master The Game Introducing the all new MEG Z490 Unify Motherboard from MSI. The MEG series seeks to transcend current gaming products, the flagship model designed to push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be. Combining the strengths of our existing arsenal with new innovative technology; this results in significant improvements in operational and gaming efficiency. With the MEG series, take complete control of performance and personalization with the ultimate gaming series for enthusiasts who want it all.

Intel Z490Chipset

LGA 1200CPU Socket

ATXForm Factor

Special Features of the Z490 Unify

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ISL Digital PWMHighest quality components with ISL digital power, 90A Smart Power Stage and titanium choke III make sure your system runs smoothly even under the most extreme conditions.

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6-Layer PCB DesignMultilayer printed circuit boards designed to optimise power delivery, ensuring your system runs stable and cool..

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Smart ButtonA single button with multiple hardware controls. Reset your Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with just one simple click.

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PCIe
Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

Premium Thermal Solution

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Frozr Heatsink Design Exclusive to MEG class models, the active cooling solution is ready to release the maximum performance whilst maintaining high rates of heat dissipation.

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Heat-pipe DesignConnecting two MOS heatsinks in order to increase the surface of heat dissipation.

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M.2 Shield FrozrOnboard M.2 thermal solution, keeps your M.2 SSDs safe whilst preventing throttling, making them run cooler and faster..

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Aluminium CoverFully aluminium IO cover and extended heatsink design provide maximum surface area for heat dissipation and also protect your I/O during installation.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI

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Lightning USB 20GLighting ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 controller providing transfer speeds up to 20Gb/s through the Rear USB Type-C port.

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2.5G Network SolutionFeaturing premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.

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Turbo M.2Turbo M.2 delivers PCI-E Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s for the latest SSDs.

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Wi-Fi 6The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps

Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond

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Extended Heatsink The MSI MEG Z490 Unify features an all-metal extended heatsink cover, a VRM Heatpipe and an integrated Frozr Heatsink giving you that extreme performance with extreme low temperatures. Take your next generation CPU and push it to its limits with the MEG Z490 Unify.

Experience Core Boost

Z390 Gamin Plus core boost

faster and undistorted current deliveryCore Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full 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. MSI Z490 motherboards are optimized to maximise the performance on the 10th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.

Unmatched Memory Performance

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Advanced performance with DDR4 BOOST MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.

Protecting your PCIe Slots

Z490 ACE Cooling features

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR The Z490 UNIFY supports AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technology. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. 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 counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

Overclock Your System in One Second!

MSI Z390 Gameboost

MSI Game Boost Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

Experience Next Gen Networking

MSI Z390 Gameboost

WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH Use your LAN port for online gaming while using WiFi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6 adopts latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.

Professional Gaming Audio

audio

Amplify your game with Audio Boost MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition MEG Z490 UNIFY
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1200
Chipset Intel Z490
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC)  
Memory Type (R/U)  
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2933
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4533(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4800(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics Discrete GPU Required for Graphics Output
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x M.2 PCIe
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin CORSAIR connector
  • 1 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector
  • 6 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
  • 2 x System panel connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Front Panel Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ax WiFi + BT5
  • 1 x Realtek (2.5GbE LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 1 x 7.1 Audio I/O
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Flash BIOS Button
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN107059
Model Number MEG Z490 UNIFY
GTIN 4719072718930
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
0871 472 4747
Reviews
MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLI/CrossFire, 2.5GbE, ax/BT5.1, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What else do you need in a motherboard? I don't normally buy higher grade motherboards, but thought I'd like to play around with overclocking a little more than I usually do with a 10th gen chip. Bought for the overkill VRM cooler and well and for the features, 3 NVME slots & Wi-Fi Currently quite happy, I'm a big fan of MSI bios's, have used a MSI Z170 Pro-A for the last 5 years I felt pretty much right at home, there's more on this one but its just as simple to tweak as the old. I am disappointed that I didn't read the specs properly and not realise there is no video out, its completely my fault but I would of bought a KF chip instead of a K had I realised! For me its the first motherboard I've had with the onboard error codes which doubles as a user settable temperature gauge for a selected system area, have it set to CPU temp, its just something that's a nice touch for me, I love it and the error codes helped me identify faulty ram immediately instead of hours of trying to figure out what's going on. Honestly I wouldn't want to buy a motherboard without it now. I've put a quick photo of the CPU temp showing on the board, to show its position, its a terrible photo but it gives the idea of how easy it is too see. As I imagine most people who buy this board will be trying to overclock with it, the reset and power buttons on the bottom corner of the motherboard do make testing so much easier. Overclocking the CPU seems stupidly simple, personally I play around with intel extreme tuning within windows then pop the values in the bios when I'm happy, I would stay away from MSI dragon centre, personally I couldn't get on with it at all and it just feels counter productive. if using the 10700k or 10900k the VF curve takes a while to get used to, I'm hoping future bios updates make it a bit more user friendly, it works fine, but its a lot easier within intel tuning manager to fine tune than it is the bios. Based on my this board and my last board I'd buy MSI again, I feel its a bit overkill in general, but considering the price vs the competition I would pick this one, also I have a closed case under a desk, RGB isn't for me but then there are lots of headers for various RGB things should you want to! My only gripe is the Price, its good compared to competition, but I'm not sure what happened with motherboard pricing, and if you don't want the extra NVME or Wi-Fi I'm not really sure what the advantage is over say the Z490 Pro-A in the real world. Also, to add in I bought this over the more basic versions for the NVME, Wi-Fi and the VRM Cooling, although I'm not convinced the VRM's need much cooling, I haven't seen them go over 50c even under heavy stress testing with Prime 95, or maybe its not going over 50c due to the heatsink, I haven't notice the fan kick in but then its nice to have it and not need it over needing it badly and not having one!
Date published: 2020-08-06
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