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Scan code: LN107066 Manufacturer code: MEG Z490I UNIFY

MSI MEG Intel Z490-I UNIFY Mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI MEG Z490-I UNIFY, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, 2.5GbE, ax WiFi/BT 5.1, USB 3.2 Gen2/TB3, Mini-ITX

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Scan code: LN107066 Manufacturer code: MEG Z490I UNIFY
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MEG Z490I UNIFY 10th Generation Intel Mini-ITX Motherboard from MSI

 MSI MEG Z490I UNIFY, 10th Gen Intel Mboard

Massive Potential in a Small Form Factor Introducing the all new MEG Z490i 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

Mini-ITXForm Factor

Special Features of the Z490i Unify

Special Features
PWM Power Stages

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.

10 Layer Pages

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

Steel PCIe Armor

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

Premium Thermal Solution

Cooling Solution
Frozr Heatsink

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.

Heatpipe design

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

M.2 Heatsinks

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

Aluminum IO Cover

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

Next Gen Connectivity
Thunderbolt 3 Port

Thunderbolt™ 3 portFeaturing the TURBO USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps, with reversible Type-C connector.

2.5G LAN

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

Twin Turbo M.2

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


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

Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond

Heatsink and Thermal Design

Extended Heatsink The MSI MEG Z490i 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 Z490i Unify.

Experience Core Boost

Z490 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


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  PCie Shield features

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR The MSI Z490I Unify features PCI Express Steel Armor slots that are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points in order to support the weight of heavier graphics cards. When every in game advantage counts, Steel Armor also shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

Overclock Your System in One Second!

MSI Z490 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

Wifi 6

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 Boost

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.


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36 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
0871 472 4747
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MSI MEG Z490-I UNIFY, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, 2.5GbE, ax WiFi/BT 5.1, USB 3.2 Gen2/TB3, Mini-ITX is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Functionality for the price! MSI MEG Intel Z490-I UNIFY Mini-ITX Motherboard This motherboard supports the latest generation of Intel processors and that was my starting point to purchase the product. I had planned to get a cheaper alternative- the ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac. The main advantage of this board, and why I chose to pay more for it is the level of functionality that is included. There is more overclocking support, so even my mid-range 10600k can get close to i7 clock speeds. Another factor that persuaded me is Pcie 4 ready functionality built in, so I won't need to replace it anytime soon. The final reason why I chose this board is the level of connectivity that is included. Thunderbolt and M.2 is definitely a big upgrade. In summary, this is my first impressions so far: • The functionality and connectivity is great • The cooling solution of the board seems very good overall. I like the heatsink on the M.2 connection. • The board is pcie4 ready • It has Bluetooth 5 and Wifi 6. This is a very important factor for me • The m.2 connection on the back seems a bit useless, so there is only really one M.2 connection available. This isn’t a problem if you only want M.2 for the boot drive.
Date published: 2020-08-26
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MSI MEG Intel Z490-I UNIFY Mini-ITX Motherboard
MSI MEG Intel Z490-I UNIFY Mini-ITX Motherboard