MSI’s upcoming Z690 Godlike motherboard won Two CES Innovation AwardsThe two categories are “High-Performance Home Audio/Video” and “Games”. Although the motherboard has not yet been announced, PC Gamer has obtained two motherboard pictures. We don’t think we will assert that this will be the craziest consumer motherboard contender ever.
After the release of Z690 Godlike, it will replace the MSI Z690 series. Its huge size gives you an idea of the amount of hardware the motherboard will contain. You also need a very large box to fit it in. Huaxia Technology Reveals a lot of information about the board, including PCB schematics and more detailed information about the board’s I/O and connection options.
It is safe to say that the Z690 Godlike has almost all the imaginable features you would expect on a flagship motherboard in 2022. Think of 10GbE, six M.2 slots with add-on cards, which can be used for future PCIe 5.0 drives, USB, Thunderbolt 4, and advanced audio solutions. Coupled with the VRM that will not be stressed even under the full liquid nitrogen OC equipped with a radiator and M.2 cooling system, you may only describe half of its main function.
The really eye-catching feature is the 3.5-inch touch screen adjacent to the memory slot. This screen will be able to accomplish many things that the AIO pump head screen can do, but we are sure that its functions are much more than that. We can’t wait to see what MSI reveals. The rest of the motherboard is covered with a radiator and shielding layer. Of course, if there is no good RGB lighting, it will not be a game motherboard.
Prices and availability have not yet been announced. But we believe that the launch is not imminent yet. As for the pricing, well, it will be a lot. However, it will not be alone. Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte have all released amazing high-end Z690 motherboards. However, if you are looking for the ultimate motherboard to be used with an overclocked i9-12900K processor, then the MSI Z690 Godlike is worthy of attention.
It should be noted that our circuit board pictures are rendered images. The final motherboard is likely to look different in the end. Regardless of whether the final product looks like this or not, we are sure that this will be a very popular motherboard if it is not economically available.