MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅22-05-20
Technical Specifications

Below are the technical specifications concerning the Z490 UNIFY:

Processor
Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold /Celeron® processors for LGA 1200 socket1

Chipset
Intel® Z490 Chipset

Memory
4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB1
Supports 1R 2133/2666/2933 MHz
1DPC 1R Max speed up to 4800+ MHz
1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4266+ MHz
2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz
2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC mode, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Expansion Slots
3x PCIe 3.0x 16 slots (2 from CPU, 1 from PCH, support 16/0/4, 8/8/4)
2x PCIe x1 slots (from PCH)

Multi-GPU
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

Storage
Intel® Z490 Chipset

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports1
3x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices1
M2_2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices2
M2_3 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready3
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

SATA2 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA SSD in the M2_1 slot.
SATA5 & SATA6 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA/PCIe SSD in the M2_2 slot.

RAID
Intel® Z490 Chipset

Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 PCIe storage devices

USB
Intel® Z490 Chipset

4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (3 Type-A ports on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports through the internal USB connector)
6x USB 2.0 ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

ASMedia® 3241 chipset

1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C port on the back panel

Audio
Realtek® ALC1220 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C combo DAC

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports Optical S/PDIF output

LAN

1x Realtek® 8125B 2.5G LAN controller

WiFi & Bluetooth
Intel® AX201

Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
WiFi 6 Pre-Certified
Supports Bluetooth® 5.1 , FIPS, FISMA
The Wireless module is pre-install in the M2 (Key-E) slot

Internal connectors
1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3x M.2 slots (M-Key)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump connector
6x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x front panel audio connector
2x system panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x slow mode jumper
1x power button
1x reset button
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector

Back panel ports
Clear CMOS Button
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Port
2.5G LAN
Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors
HD Audio Connectors
Flash BIOS Button
USB 2.0 Ports
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps (Type-C)
Optical S/PDIF-Out

Dimensions
12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
ATX Form Factor


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