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 Z490 Chipset
LGA 1200 CPU Socket
Mini-ITX Form Factor
Special Features of the Z490i Unify
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 PCB DesignMultilayer printed circuit boards designed to optimise power delivery, ensuring your system runs stable and cool..
Steel ArmorProtecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
Premium Thermal Solution
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.
Heat-pipe DesignConnecting two MOS heatsinks in order to increase the surface of heat dissipation.
M.2 Shield FrozrOnboard M.2 thermal solution, keeps your M.2 SSDs safe whilst preventing throttling, making them run cooler and faster.
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
Thunderbolt™ 3 portFeaturing the TURBO USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps, with reversible Type-C connector.
2.5G Network SolutionFeaturing premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Maximum RAM 64 GB
RAID Supported Yes
SATA Supported Yes
Memory Type DDR4
Wireless Network Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Number of PCI Express Slots 1 slot(s)
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 4 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 5 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Memory Type DDR4
Motherboard Form Factor ITX
Motherboard Power Connectors 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z490
Motherboard Model MSI MEG Z490I UNIFY
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 5000 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Graphics Chipset None
Warranty 1 Year