MSI MEG Z690 UNIFY ATX Motherboard

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MEG Z690 UNIFY 12th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI

MSI Z690

BLUR THE LINE BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND AESTHETICS

Take a step into the future. MSI have returned with the MEG Z690 series motherboards; here to support the very latest 12th Generation Intel processors; boasting the brand new Intel 1700 LGA. The MSI Z690 Unify is filled with premium tech and bolstered with an arsenal of top-shelf modern features like; the very latest 5th generation PCI-e solution, DDR5 memory support, huge storage options with 5x m.2 slots (4x PCIe Gen4x4, 1x PCIe Gen3x4), lightning 20G USB connectivity, Audio/Core & DDR5 Memory boosts, an outstanding thermal solution with Aluminium coverings, VRM heatpipes, premium thermal-pads, dual sided m.2 frozr and an aluminium backplate, plus Wi-Fi 6E support delivering speeds of up to 2400 Mbps, dual 2.5G LAN, advanced surface mount technology and a fully comprehensive rear I/O. The Z690 Unify combines all of these features with incredible durability and stunning aesthetics to squeeze every ounce of performance from your new CPU. Heed the call of the next-generation with MSI.

Intel Z690 Chipset

LGA 1700 CPU Socket

12th Generation Intel Compatible CPUs

ATX Form Factor

Special Features of the Z690 Unify

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DIGITAL
PWM

An aggressive digital VRM power design with direct digital power, 105A Smart Power Stage and titanium choke III to make sure your system runs smoothly even under the most extreme conditions.

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8 LAYER
PCB

8 layer PCB with the use of server grade material and 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability with no compromise.

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PCIE
STEEL ARMOR

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

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SMART
BUTTON

One button with multiple hardware controls. Reset your computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with one simple click.

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ADVANCED
SMT PROCESS

The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints and electromagnetic interference, delivering the clean and pure signal necessary for upper-tier performance.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI

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DUAL 2.5G LAN

Onboard dual 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers the best online experience without lag.

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FRONT & REAR USB 20G

Lightning USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port offers 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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DDR5 MEMORY

A huge step forwards in DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory and MSI Memory Boost technology.

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ALL-NEW PCI-E 5.0

The latest Gen 5 PCI-E slots with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.

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INTEL WI-FI 6E

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

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QUINTUPLE M.2 CONNECTORS

Onboard 5x M.2 connectors with quadruple PCIe 4.0 solution, strengthened by double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr.

Premium Thermal Solution

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PREMIUM THERMAL DESIGN

Fully aluminum IO cover and extended heatsink design help to maximise the surface of heat dissipation.

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M.2 SHIELD FROZR

Double-sided M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.

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FULL ALUMINIUM BACKPLATE

The aluminium baseplate cools down your Mosfets with dedicated thermal pad.

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HEAT-PIPE DESIGN

Connecting two MOS heatsinks to further enlarge the surface area of heat dissipation.

The Latest Technologies

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WELCOME DDR5 MEMORY

A huge step forwards for DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combined with a dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z690 Unify is ready to deliver world class performance.

Unmatched Memory Performance

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THE PUREST MEMORY SIGNAL

MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. Optimised traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.

The Next Generation

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LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E takes the theoretical bandwidth of a x16 interface to whopping 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation. The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot reduces any interference and electrical noise, fully supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

Incredible Storage Solutions

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QUINTUPLE M.2 WITH DOUBLE SIDE M.2 SHIELD FROZR

Incredible onboard quintuple M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance with Lightning Gen 4 solution. Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, a;llowing them to run faster.

Take Your Network To The Next Level

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WI-FI 6E & BLUETOOTH

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

Amp' Up Your Audio Experience

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HIGH QUALITY CAPACITORS

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DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

MSI AUDIO BOOST 5

Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost 5 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. Powered by an ALC 4080 audio processor, this motherboards supports 120dB SNR, 32-bit/384kHz and DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording.

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HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS

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ALC 4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR

A Fully Comprehensive I/O

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1. CLEAR CMOS BUTTON

2. PS/2 COMBO

3. DUAL 2.5G LAN

4. WIFI / BLUETOOTH

5. FLASH BIOS

6. 2X USB 2.0

7. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2X2

8. 7X USB 3.2 GEN2

9. HD AUDIO CONNECTORS

General

Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel Z690
Processor Socket LGA1700 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors (supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)

Supported RAM

Max Size 128 GB
Technology DDR5
Bus Clock 5000 MHz (O.C.), 5200 MHz (O.C.), 5400 MHz (O.C.), 5600 MHz (O.C.), 5800 MHz (O.C.), 5066 MHz (O.C.), 5333 MHz (O.C.), 6000 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz, 6200 MHz (O.C.), 6400 MHz (O.C.), 6666 MHz (O.C.), 6133 MHz (O.C.), 6600 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) 3.0

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC4080
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller 2 x Intel I225-V
Network Interfaces 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, 2 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16/x0, x8/x8 modes) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 3 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID Features Intel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 ¦ 2 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2x2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x TOSLINK
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen 2x2 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header
Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors

Features

BIOS Features MSI ClickBIOS 5
Hardware Features NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, V-Check Points, AMD CrossFireX technology support, 8 Layer PCB, Clear CMOS Button, Debug LED, MSI Steel Armor, Double ESD Protection, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 2oz Copper PCB, M.2 Shield FROZR, pre-mounted I/O shield, MSI Core Boost, MSI Audio Boost 5, 19+2 Phase Power Design

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories Case badge, cable labels, 2 x M.2 screws, 2 thermistor cables, screwdriver, 2 x standoff for M.2 socket, 1 to 2 RGB LED extension Y cable, CORSAIR RGB LED extension cable, Rainbow RGB LED extension cable, DIY stands set, USB drive, cleaning brush, Tuning controller, MEG stickers, 2 x M.2 clips, EZ front panel cable
Cables Included 4 x Serial ATA cable
Compliant Standards FIPS, FISMA
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 24.4 cm