MSI’s upcoming Z690 Godlike motherboard has been rewarded with two CES Innovation Honoree Awards. The two categories are ‘High-Performance Home Audio / Video’ and ‘Gaming’. Although the motherboard has not yet been announced, PC Gamer has got two images of the card. We do not think we are going to say that this will be a challenger to the most boring consumer motherboard ever.
The Z690 Godlike, when released, will take its place at the top of the MSI Z690 series. Its large size gives you an idea of the amount of hardware that the motherboard will contain. You also need a very large case to fit it. Wccftech revealed a lot of information about the card, including PCB diagrams and further details about the card’s I / O and connectivity options.
It is safe to say that the Z690 Godlike has pretty much every conceivable feature that you would expect on a 2022 flagship motherboard. Think 10GbE, six M.2 slots with an add-on card for future PCIe 5.0 drives, more USB than you can count, Thunderbolt 4 and a premium audio solution. Add to that a VRM that doesn’t get stressed, even during a complete liquid nitrogen OC with cooling plates and M.2 cooling that match, and you might be halfway to describing its key features.
The real eye-catching feature is the 3.5 ”touch screen adjacent to the memory slots. This monitor will be able to do many of the things that AIO pump head monitors can, but we are sure it will be capable of much more than that. We can not wait to see what MSI reveals about it. The rest of the board is covered in heatsinks and shielding, and of course it would not be a gaming motherboard without a good splash of RGB lighting.
Prices and availability have not yet been revealed. But we believe the launch is not yet imminent. In terms of prices, yes, it’s going to be a lot. However, it will not be alone, with Asus, Asrock and Gigabyte all releasing stunning high-end Z690 cards. But if you’re looking for the ultimate motherboard for your overclocked i9-12900K processor, the MSI Z690 Godlike is worth keeping an eye on.
It is important to note that our images of the board are reproduced images. The final motherboard may very well end up looking different than this. Whether the final product looks like this or not, we are sure that this will be a very desirable, albeit economically unattainable motherboard.