MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • Extended ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • Socket LGA 1151
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4600 (OC)
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The MEG Z390 GODLIKE LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel Z390 chipset with an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It's equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support a max of 64GB of 4600 MHz RAM, four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, six SATA III ports, a U.2 port, and three M.2 slots. With four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, this motherboard can be used for two-way NVIDIA SLI or four-way AMD CrossFire setups. For storage, the U.2 and M.2 slots support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds, with the M.2 supporting Intel Optane memory for quick data transfer. Please note that you should update the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory. Other integrated features include multiple fan connectors, USB ports, dual Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, dual Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio codecs, and a ESS E9018 audio codec for 1.25" / 6.3 mm stereo headphones.
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MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cooling
  • 3Dynamic Dashboard
  • 4User Friendly
  • 5Boot Up Guaranteed
  • 6CPU
  • 7DDR4
  • 8Storage
  • 9Internet Connectivity
  • 10Audio
  • 11MSI Mystic Light

The MEG Z390 GODLIKE LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel Z390 chipset with an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It's equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support a max of 64GB of 4600 MHz RAM, four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, six SATA III ports, a U.2 port, and three M.2 slots. With four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, this motherboard can be used for two-way NVIDIA SLI or four-way AMD CrossFire setups. For storage, the U.2 and M.2 slots support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds, with the M.2 supporting Intel Optane memory for quick data transfer. Please note that you should update the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory. Other integrated features include multiple fan connectors, USB ports, dual Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, dual Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio codecs, and a ESS E9018 audio codec for 1.25" / 6.3 mm stereo headphones.

Cooling

The MEG Z390 GODLIKE has one water pump connector and nine fan headers with DC and PWM control, which enable you to adjust your fans' speeds as needed within BIOS or a third-party software. Moreover, it has eight built-in temperature sensors and two thermal headers for temperature management. Aside from these, this motherboard also features multiple heatsinks, including the M.2 SHIELD FROZR, to help dissipate heat and prevent throttling.

Dynamic Dashboard

The GODLIKE features a dynamic OLED panel, which can display a variety of details including hardware monitoring, debug functions, and even custom GIFs.

User Friendly

  • XL Clip - Enlarged PCIe clips make it easier for users to swap out PCIe hardware
  • Easy Button 3 - Physical buttons for Power and Reset
  • Debug LED - Digital LED display indicates the source of a problem with a two-digit code
  • EZ Debug LED - Onboard LEDs for key components indicate the source of a problem

Boot Up Guaranteed

In case you have an issue booting up, SYSTEM SAVER offers three easy-to-use options to get your system working.

  • Clear CMOS - Restore default BIOS settings, which works most of the time
  • BIOS Flashback+ - Flash the BIOS version without hardware
  • Dual BIOS - Two physical BIOS chips for backup

CPU

For stability and performance, this motherboard features Core Boost, a combination of layout design and optimization which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU. It also supports one-second overclocking with the optional MSI Game Boost software. Additional enhancements and features include a robust 18-phase power design, load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, digital power design, and double power connectors.

DDR4

The DDR4 RAM slots on this motherboard feature optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuit for stable performance. It also supports a variety of RAM from different manufacturers, so be sure to check if yours is compatible. Moreover, you can easily toggle on XMP (Intel Extreme Memory Profile) with just a single click within BIOS.

Storage

Install a U.2 drive, PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs, or even Intel Optane memory on this motherboard for fast storage solutions. With a compatible drive, you'll be able to transfer data at speeds of up to 32 Gb/s. Moreover, you can enable XBoost within MSI's optional software for enhanced SSD speeds. For larger capacity storage, this motherboard has six SATA III ports and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 with M.2 Genie. Please note that you should upgrade the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory.

Internet Connectivity

Killer E2500 provides you with fast, optimized gaming-quality Gigabit LAN connectivity. It can automatically detect and prioritize game traffic for smoother performance. Moreover, this motherboard also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless internet connectivity as well as Bluetooth 5.0 for pairing additional peripherals.

Audio

The MEG Z390 GODLIKE is built with MSI Audio Boost as well as multiple hardware and software features designed to provide you with a better listening experience.

  • Dedicated, EMI-shielded dual front and rear Hi-Fi audio processors
  • Isolated audio design with LED border ensures a better audio signal
  • Separated audio layers for clean left and right channels
  • De-pop protection prevents loud popping sounds when you plug or unplug or devices
  • Nahimic 3 surround sound for immersion
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier that automatically detects impedance
  • High-quality audio capacitors for a warmer sound
  • Connectors for 7.1-channel surround sound

MSI Mystic Light

Control and sync your compatible RGB products with MSI Mystic Light. This motherboard has one 4-pin RGB LED connector, two 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, and a 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector. With over 16.8 million colors to choose from and a variety of lighting patterns, MSI Mystic Light can be easily configured to fit your build's aesthetics.

MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z390
CPU SocketLGA 1151
Back Panel I/O
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
DisplayNone
Audio1 x S/PDIF
5 x 3.5 mm
1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm
Ethernet / Controller2 x Killer E2500 Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4200, 4266, 4300, 4400, 4500, 4533, 4600 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.22 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
U.21
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-C Port)
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way NVIDIA SLI
4-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
8 x 4-Pin System
2 x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
1 x Water Flow-Rate Sensor
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin CPU
1 x 6-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion
LED Header4 x RGB
AudioNone
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED, CPU Overclock, Power, Reset
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 (7.1-Channel)
DACESS E9018
Wireless
Bluetooth5.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorE-ATX
Dimensions12 x 10.7" / 304.80 x 271.78 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14 x 12 x 4.6"
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