MSI MEG Z390 Godlike Motherboard Review

Synthetic Benchmarks

Straight away, the Godlike delivers the goods and lives up to its name. It set our highest ever score in 3DMark with a whopping 24060, albeit that’s only 5 points ahead of the also fantastic Aorus XTREME motherboard. It’s also scoring in the top for Unigine, with 5592 being on par with other high-end solutions. The same is true for 3DMark, where it scored our fourth highest score of 5900, but that still makes it the fastest Z390 motherboard on our charts.

For the very CPU dependant tasks, things shaped up even better. A blazing fast WPrime time of just 81 seconds again makes it the fastest Z390 motherboard we’ve tested. It was the second fastest Z390 in CineBench, but I must stress it was a tiny two points off the top score, so they’re honestly both very fast boards. Finally, it’s competitive with all the top boards for Handbrake too, locking in at 75.1 FPS.


  • 3DMark – 24060
  • Unigine – 5592
  • PCMark 10 – 5900
  • WPrime – 81.01
  • Cinebench – 2075
  • Handbrake – 75.1

3DMark Firestrike

Unigine Superposition

PCMark 10 Express


Cinebench R15

Handbrake MP4 to MKV Conversion 4K

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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