MSI MEG Z490 Unify Motherboard Review

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A Closer Look

I do love a good motherboard design, and this one is certainly up there. My eyes are immediately drawn to what must be one of the largest rear I/O shrouds I’ve ever seen, it’s freaking enormous. However, it’s not the size, but the design that caught my eye.

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That embossed MSI Dragon, a raised border, brushed aluminium finish and MSI logo; seriously, that’s one kick-ass design.

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For getting the most out of your new 10th Gen CPUs, you’ll find the socket is powered through a 16 phase design with 90A SPS. MSI has deployed their Titanium Choke III hardware, premium capacitors, and a durable 6-layer PCB. Of course, all that is topped with a pair of thick heatsinks and a heatpipe to ensure it all stays nice and cool.

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Power comes from an 8-pin header, however, there’s an additional 8-pin should you wish to add more voltage stability, particularly when pushing big overclocks.

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The motherboard packs in three M.2 mounts, all of which come with heatshields, and all three full-size PCIe lanes are armoured too. I’m a little surprised they didn’t armour the DIMM slots too, but it’s hardly a deal breaker.

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