MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Motherboard For Alder Lake Flaunts Flagship Swagger In Photo Shoot

MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Motherboard

Round a month in the past, MSI teased us with renders depicting its beautiful MEG Z690 Godlike motherboard for Intel’s Alder Lake platform. We’re nonetheless ready for it to launch. Till it does, now we have some pleasant pictures to feast our eyeballs on, courtesy of a preferred leaker who uploaded a small handful of product pictures to Twittter.

You’ll be able to see the 2 foremost ones above. The precise motherboard is on the left whereas the retail packaging sits on the suitable. Or maybe that’s the retail packaging for reviewers solely. Zooming into the lower-right nook reveals some attention-grabbing textual content.

MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Motherboard Tweet

“MEG CoreLiquid S360 liquid cooling and Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 reminiscence included,” the packaging states.

We’re not conscious of any prior Godlike fashions transport with bundled AIO coolers and reminiscence. Nevertheless, given the premium pricing that will get hooked up to the Godlike collection and the shortage of DDR5 RAM, bundling these elements in will surely be welcome. It in all probability would not even matter if the bundled elements drove the value up a bit.
As for the place pricing will land, one other notable leaker (@harukaze5719) speculates it is going to are available at round $1,199. To place that into perspective, the MEG Z590 Godlike presently instructions $884.99 on Amazon. That is its lowest value to this point—it bought for as a lot as $999.99 this previous summer time.
MSI MEG Z690 Godlike Render

The MEG Z690 Godlike is shaping as much as be a surprising board. Plastic coverings nonetheless adorn the motherboard’s shrouds within the precise product photograph, however in a beforehand shared render, MSI confirmed off RGB lighting and a 3.5-inch touchscreen show within the upper-right nook. The customizable LCD display screen will present sure system vitals, resembling clock speeds and voltage.

Whereas not seen within the above pictures and renders, the square-shaped board is anticipated to reach with a 22-phase energy design, half a dozen M.2 slots, 10GbE connectivity, Thunderbolt 4 assist, and a complete mess of USB ports.

Whether or not or not it retails at $1,199 could depend upon if it really comes with a cooler and RAM. DDR5 is not low cost. Many of the kits thus far have been 32GB in capability (2x16GB), and if that is the case right here, we might be taking a look at a number of hundred {dollars} greater than that.

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