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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.

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.

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.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

DIGITALL POWER DESIGN
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.

DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS
Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU.

PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD
Featuring the pre-installed IO 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.

EZ M.2 Clip
Have trouble turning screws? MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly.

EZ FRONT PANEL CABLE
This cable takes care of the tedious part of the build process, makes motherboard front panel connections quickly and accurately.

XL CLIP
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

SMART BUTTON
One button with multiple hardware control. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with just one click.

DEBUG LED
Displays the error code for troubleshooting. Also functions as temperature monitor!

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.

SUPER STABLE GAMING WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS
MSI uses high quality components rated for reliable operation even under extreme conditions.

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, MEG Z690 UNIFY 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI 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.

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 latest Wi-Fi 6E solution supports 6GHz spectrum, Bluetooth 5.2, two-way MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.

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.

DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH FRONT USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G TYPE-C
Front USB devices has never been faster! MEG 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 front USB Type-C.

LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G TYPE-C
Featuring the Lighting USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering USB speeds up to 20Gb/s transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1 when connecting the Rear USB Type-C.

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.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
BIOS
Clear CMOS button Y
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots 5
PCI Express x16 slots 2
PCI Express x4 slots 1
Features
Audio chip Realtek ALC4080
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Harmonized System (HS) code 84733020
Motherboard chipset Intel Z690
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard form factor ATX
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support Crossfire, SLI
Internal I/O
12V power connector Y
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Y
Chassis intrusion connector Y
CPU fan connector Y
Front panel audio connector Y
Number of chassis fan connectors 6
Number of SATA III connectors 6
TPM connector Y
USB 2.0 connectors 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 2
Network
Ethernet interface type 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN Y
LAN controller Intel I225-V
Top Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Other features
Maximum internal memory 128 GB
Packaging content
Drivers included Y
Packaging data
Cables included SATA
Ports & interfaces
Wi-Fi Y
Rear panel I/O ports
Digital audio optical out 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
PS/2 ports quantity 1
S/PDIF out port Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity 7
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports quantity 1
WiFi-AP antenna jack 2
Storage controllers
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10
RAID support Y
Supported storage drive interfaces M.2, SATA III
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Technical details
Supported memory types DDR5-SDRAM
Weight & dimensions
Depth 244 mm
Height 65 mm
Weight 1 kg
Width 305 mm
Memory
Memory channels Dual-channel
Memory slots type DIMM
Non-ECC Y
Number of memory slots 4
Supported memory clock speeds 4000,5600,6666 MHz
Unbuffered memory Y
Processor
Compatible processor series Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i9, Intel® Pentium®
Component for PC
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor manufacturer Intel
Processor socket LGA 1700

MSI MEG Z690 UNIFY motherboard Intel Z690 LGA 1700 ATX

  • Brand: MSI
  • Product Code: MEG Z690 UNIFY
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $449.99