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MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z490
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports 1R 2933/ 2666/ 2133 MHz
  • 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5000+ MHz
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MEG Z490 GODLIKE
OUTSTANDING COOLING SOLUTION
MEG Z490 GODLIKE motherboard
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Frozr Heatsink Design with Zero Frozr Technology

Exclusive to MEG class Z490 models, an active cooling design is ready to spin up when the VRM is loaded with power.

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MOSFET Baseplate

MOSFET backplates are constructed from solid metal for heat dissipation.

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Stacked Fin Array with 7W/mK Thermal Pad

The stacked fin array has increased surface for heat dissipation. A 7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.

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Heat-pipe

Connects the two MOS heatsinks to enlarge the heat dissipation surface.

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Double Side M.2 Shield Frozr

Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling with a double-sided sandwiching thermal design.

MEG Z490 GODLIKE
UNLIMITED CONNECTIVITY
UNLIMITED CONNECTIVITY of the motherboard
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Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports

Connect Thunderbolt devices via USB Type-C and transfer at speeds up to 40 Gb/s.

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Wi-Fi 6

Featuring the latest wireless solution, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps and supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology.

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Triple Turbo M.2 Connectors

3 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.

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10G Super LAN + 2.5G LAN

Onboard 10G Super LAN, 2.5G LAN, and Wi-Fi 6 deliver responsive online experiences without lag.

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M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN4 S

Add two extra M.2 slots for ultra-fast SSDs and sustain maximum transfer speeds with the smart fan cooling design.

MEG Z490 GODLIKE
STABLE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR SYSTEM
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Chest Plate

A rigid black metal backplate reinforces the motherboard against bending and twisting.

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8-Layer PCB Design

8 layer PCB improves signal transmission for extreme performance capabilities across the motherboard.

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ISL Digital PWM, 16 Phases with 90A SPS

GODLIKE is built with 16 phases of 90A smart power stages to reliably drive the CPU during heavy workloads.

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Dynamic Dashboard II

A dynamic OLED screen panel can display the status of the GODLIKE motherboard and more.

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DDR4 Steel Armor & PCIe Steel Armor

Reinforced and shielded slots for strength and protecting the point of connection from interference.

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Smart Button

Onboard power and reset buttons.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG

Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.

  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects
DYNAMIC DASHBOARD II
DYNAMIC DASHBOARD II

GODLIKE features a dynamic OLED screen panel that can display the status of the GODLIKE motherboard – view a hardware monitor, read debug codes, and find other useful information. Furthermore, you can customize the display with GIF animations.

THERMAL SOLUTION of the motherboard
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTI CORE PROCESSORS

Stacked Fin Array, VRM Heatpipe, Frozr Heatsink, and MOSFET Baseplate keep temperatures in check and let the CPU power delivery system sustain extreme performance.

TRIPLE TURBO M.2 of the motherboard
TRIPLE TURBO M.2 WITH SHIELD FROZR

Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a double-sided sandwiching thermal design that includes a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.

EXTREME POWER DESIGN of the motherboard
EXTREME POWER DESIGN

The power delivery system on MEG Z490 GODLIKE is built with an ISL Digital PWM, 16+1+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stages, and dual CPU power connectors. Exclusive to MEG class models is Mirrored Power Arrangement on the Vcore phases for releasing true power.

THUNDERBOLT™ 3 PORTS of the motherboard
ONBOARD THUNDERBOLT™ 3 PORTS

Two Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports on GODLIKE each deliver unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices. Additionally, built in DisplayPort 1.4 output allows for compatible display devices to be attached.

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CHEST PLATE

MEG Z490 GODLIKE features a rigid metal backplate that reinforces the motherboard's edges along the connectors, preventing bending and twisting during installation that could potentially damage or dislodge surface mounted components.

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PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING

Pre-Installed IO Shielding makes handling the motherboard process easier and safer. The patent-pending design is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment.

10G SUPER LAN of the motherboard
10G SUPER LAN + 2.5G LAN

Crush enemies on the battlefield with MSI LAN Manager. Onboard 10G Super LAN, 2.5G LAN, and Wi-Fi 6 deliver responsive online experiences without lag. Work faster to play sooner with increased bandwidth to quickly transfer 4K video, raw images, and other large files.

BLUETOOTH of the motherboard
WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH

Connect to a high-speed WIFI 6 network with onboard Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technology optimize data transmission and deliver speeds up to 2.4Gbps.

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UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE

MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.

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AUDIO BOOST HD

A dedicated audio processor, ESS audio DAC, and headphone amplifier have been integrated into isolated audio circuitry to output game-changing studio grade sound.

STEEL ARMOR of the motherboard
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORT AND PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

MEG Z490 GODLIKE supports both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technologies. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program 8/3/2020 12:58:31 PM

Pros: The Z490 Godlike is a full featured Mobo that can support as many as 4 M.2 NVMe. It is well designed for cooling and offers plenty of power for the intel i9-10900k/Z490 environment. It is well packaged and the instructions, while terse, address board installation. Newegg shipping was timely and the board arrived with no apparent damage. This Mobo was installed in a Lian Li 011D XL case and fIt perfectly.

Cons: To date there have been no significant issues. However:

* The users manual is terse and requires some familiarity general computer operation. I would not recommend it for a novice or first computer build. User manual illustration could be improved, language cleaned up and more precise, and descriptions expanded. Example builds would be a real plus. The references to web demos are marginally helpful as many are poorly executed.

* Tech Support is not addressed in the user documentation and references contacting the seller in the event of issues. No phone number or email for MSI Tech Support is provided, however, it can be obtained via Newegg in the event of an issue.

* MSI Tech Support in my instance did not convey significant confidence in knowledge of their product. Engagement was bureaucratic, perhaps even ponderous, but they ultimately accepted responsibility for missing hardware (standoffs for the M.2 NVMe SSDs preventing their installation). However they would not expedite shipment. As a result, the project went into a stop/hold status, now in its 8th day, and I am unable to render an opinion of the board operationally.

Overall Review: Assuming missing components are provided as promised by MSI, I would not hesitate to purchase this product again. Improvements in the user documentation would move this from a good to great product. Very robust board, supports many options, well made product. Tech Support could be improved.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program. 7/11/2020 3:57:02 AM

Pros: There are power and reset buttons located on the board: this makes it great for test benches and trying your hardware before installing inside a case.
- I/O shield is preinstalled.
- Overclocking settings are easy to use in BIOS.
- OLED on the motherboard for fun, diagnostics, and status reports.
- The Postcode indicator doubles duty for temperature status.

Cons: This board is expensive

Overall Review: The MSI MEG Z490 Godlike is an excellent high-end motherboard. I installed my Intel Core i5-10600K, RGB lighting, RGB fan, SSDs, M>@ SSD with no problems. The I/O comes with two USB 2.0, four USB 3.2 gen 1, two USB 3.2 gen 2 which my Corsair 1000D was able to use. I install water coolers and the dedicated connection of the board made it an easy install. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end board for the LGA 1200 intels.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Watson,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MEG Z490 Godlike! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
The most complete Z490 board 6/25/2020 7:19:50 PM

Pros: -Tons of features
-Great layout
-Best engineering tradeoffs made of all the Z490 boards
-Looks great
-Superb build quality
-One of the few top z490 boards that has onboard video output via thunderbolt
-Excellent BIOS

Cons: -Windows motherboard software has a bit too much packed in and might be better as modular packages, though it is optional
-Price

Overall Review: If you want the best z490 board this is it. Every feature you could possible want is here and it looks great while performing great.

Some key design choices made me purchase this board over other top z490 boards.

1. Uses Aquantia 10gbps and Realtek 2.5gbps dual lan. Does not use the buggy Intel z490 2.5gbps lan like other brand top boards.

2. Has onboard video output via thunderbolt 3. While many will not use the onboard video, there are specific uses even if you have a discrete video card such as quicksync and 4k UHD Blu ray - plus backup if your video card fails. The VRM is fantastic, proving you can assign vrm to onboard video and still have amazing vrm performance - so why throw away the option to use onboard video?

3. Board layout is great, with a good number and configuration of pcie & m.2 slots.

4. For RGB fans a very tasteful and classy look to this board.

5. Every feature you could possibly want.

6. E-ATX form factor

Overall I am very satisfied with this board and would buy MSI again.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Peter,

Thanks for reviewing the MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

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MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome Motherboard, The Best I have ever seen! 6/24/2020 6:46:46 AM

Pros: - I/O shield is preinstalled.
- Overclocking settings are easy to use in BIOS.
- Fan headers everywhere
- Post code indicator doubles duty for temperature status.
- RGB software supports a variety of RGB products
- OLED screen lets you add some of your personalty to your rig
- Plenty of USB support on the back IO and two headers + a USB C one for your case

Cons: - This board is expensive
- This board uses two 8-pin cpu power connectors: Be sure to check your power supply.
- These are minor issue if you are building a beast system.

Overall Review: The MSI MEG Z490 Godlike is an awesome high-end motherboard. The build quality is the best I have ever seen. I had no problems building my new system with a i9-10900K and Thermaltake 360 RGB AIO, and the Lian LI Dynamic XL. I had no trouble enabling XMP profile on my G.Skill Trident Z 3600 Ram. I have used Dragon Center, it is easy to modify settings for the mystic lighting. The board also has great options with many M.2 slots, sata ports, and fan headers. I am loading it up the three M.2 slots on the board and is even more expandable with dual M.2 PCIe expander card. The I/O is cooling the power for the CPU and has two usb 2.0, four USB 3.2 gen 1, two USB 3.2 gen 2, two thunderbolt 3, a PS/2 port, and a 2.5g and a 10g ethernet ports.

I looked at all the other brands and this one came out on top. Overall, the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike is an excellent motherboard for my latest. I highly recommend this high-end board, you do get a lot of features for what you pay for.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program

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Dear Gene,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the MEG Z490 GODLIKE motherboard! We are sure you will continue to enjoy it!

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
100% Recomended 6/21/2020 1:26:34 AM

Pros: -comes with many accessories such as sleeved sata cables and a pcie x8 nvme enclosure
-has many internal ports and 8 fan headers

Cons: -none

Overall Review: -this is one of the best Z490 boards out there

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Natia,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MEG Z490 GODLIKE! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

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MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Super Nice Motherboard 6/19/2020 3:22:43 PM

Pros: 1. sufficient M.2 slots
2. good design that illustrates error info through a screen.
3. WiFi atenna has a stronger signal and smaller ping.
4. nvme xpaner is included.
5. a lot of ust ports on the back.
6. 8 fans supported.
7. adapbility to for double sided ssd.
8. Nice MSI BIOS, better than ROG in my opinion.

Cons: the screen for error info is not necessary for such a big size. Maybe it can be minimized to add more space for SATA ports or RAM slots.
If use M_2 slots in the middle, SATA5 and SATA6 are not available. Since this is an EATX board, the desktop case for the board is usually big and capable of a lot HDDs, and therefore it is suggestive to make more sata ports for the board and eliminate the restriction of M_2 slots

Overall Review: This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program. Overall, it is a good board. Thanks for MSI

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Dear Zhang,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fantastic board, worth the dollar. 6/12/2020 2:43:15 AM

Pros: Excellent Quality
Built to outlast the CPU
Very good default CPU behavior, runs cool with reasonable voltages
The screens on the board look nice

Cons: Nothing to complain about

Overall Review: EDIT: all memory issues have been resolved, and the high sa and io voltages have been tamed. Thank you to msi for resolving these issues quick.

Good but really need bios development and optimization of the platform. Feels like ryzen first gen issues; not what I have come to expect from intel. I really do like chips that are willing to pull alot of power and the 10900k is no slacker, easy to run upwards of 300w; this board does not break a sweat. If MSI reads this review please consider looking into the memory situation on this board I cannot get my memory kits to run XMP stable. The kit I have been running is TXKD416G4500HC18EDC01. If my issue is resolved I will immediately but my review up to its true 5 stars.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Anna,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MEG Z490 GODLIKE! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Build quality, labeling, and BIOS. 5/29/2020 2:29:26 PM

Pros: - There are power and reset buttons located on the board: this makes it great for test benches and trying your hardware before installing inside a case.
- I/O shield is preinstalled.
- Overclocking settings are easy to use in BIOS.
- OLED on the motherboard for fun, diagnostics and status reports.
- Post code indicator doubles duty for temperature status.

Cons: - EATX board is larger than the standard ATX board, which can limit case options/compatibility.
- This board is expensive ($750 at time or purchase).
- This board uses two 8-pin cpu power connectors: This can be a problem as not all power supplies have two CPU 8-pin power connectors.

Overall Review: The MSI MEG Z490 Godlike is an excellent high-end motherboard with a focus on overclocking. The build quality is phenomenal, and the unboxing is something special. For people new to building a computer, the included manual is reasonably comprehensive and the labeling on the board is clear and legible. I had no problems setting up the board with an i7-10700K and Corsair AIO, and the computer booting first try. I also had no trouble enabling XMP profile on my g.skill trident z 3200-cl16 ram. Using dragon center, it is easy to change settings for the mystic lighting, fan curves, and more. Using Sennheiser HD6xx headphones, the on-board audio is clear but lacking power, as I was always above 80% volume. The board also has great connectivity with multiple M.2 slots, sata ports, and fan headers. Most notable to me are the three M.2 slots on the board and the dual M.2 PCIe expander card. The I/O also is plentiful with two usb 2.0, four USB 3.2 gen 1, two USB 3.2 gen 2, two thunderbolt 3, a PS/2 port, and a 2.5g and a 10g ethernet ports.

Overall, the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike is an excellent motherboard for overclockers and has great connectivity. I recommend this board with my only complaint being the price, although you do get a lot of features for what you pay.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program

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Dear Larry,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE motherboard! If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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