MSI always strive to take new products to the next level, especially regarding Intel’s new core processors. Besides the 11th Gen Core processors released at the beginning of the year, Intel continues with more attractions this Autumn. On Oct. 27th, Intel launched the 12th Gen Core processors, while MSI presented the latest Z690 motherboards. As a world-leading motherboard brand, innovating in the motherboard space and utilizing new technologies, MSI is prepared for the new era. Let us introduce you to “The Next Playground”.

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The latest 12th Gen Core processor is the first to incorporate Intel 7 process technology and Hybrid Architecture. To match the performance of the 12th Gen Core processors, all MSI Z690 Series motherboards are designed to maximise the performance available with the new generation of Intel processors. The highlight of the new platform is the latest PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. All MSI Z690 motherboards support PCIe 5.0 solution which provides 128GB/s of transfer bandwidth. MSI has Z690 DDR5 and DDR4 motherboards to meet different needs. With the inclusion of the MSI OC LAB tuning boosts, the upgraded motherboard boasts improved memory frequency performance by over 30% with MSI’s exclusive Memory Boost technology. With the optimized layout, MSI uses the SMT process for both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 to maintain the stability of high-speed transfer.

The newest core processors need mighty power phases. The MSI Z690 Gaming Series motherboards have at least 16 DrMOS with Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU connectors, which guarantee stable and strong current delivered to the core processor. Moreover, the MSI Z690 Series motherboards have Server Grade PCB with 2oz thickened copper, which allows for higher transfer speed. (*1) The upgraded power phases typically have higher temperatures. To manage these high temperatures, our Z690 motherboards feature an Extended Heatsink, 7W/mK thermal pads, and M.2 Shield Frozr. The MEG and MPG Series motherboards, which are popular among gamers all over the world, have a heat-pipe design and double-side M.2 thermal that can drive maximum performance.

As for connectivity, 2.5 LAN is a piece of standard equipment for our Z690 motherboards. Additionally, the DDR5 motherboards support the latest network solution Wi-Fi 6E. To provide a better connectivity experience, the MSI Z690 motherboards adopted front Type-C to support external devices. For storage, all lineups have at least 4 onboard M.2 slots including 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots, which provide high speed transfer to our users. (*2)

MSI are not only working on hardware, but also on software

All MSI Z690 motherboards support TPM 2.0 for the latest Windows 11 operating system and the MSI Center has new functions too. System Diagnosis restores and backs up your MSI storage devices in one click to provide stable system usage, and users can even monitor the storage status to prevent system crashes or missing data. For RGB lovers, we added MIXER that can create unique lighting effects by combining three different selected effects.


The Supreme Playground – MEG Series

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The MEG Series of motherboards have even more fascinating features. The MEG Series has direct 19 VRM phases with 105A SPS and covered in All-Aluminium Design so that heat dissipates effectively to maintain remarkable performance. What’s more, the larger backplate helps dissipate heat, supports memory slots, and protects the PCB. The MEG Series motherboards are equipped with up to 5 onboard M.2 slots including a maximum of 4 M.2 Gen4 x4 and 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, which offer hardcore users the best experience. (*3)

If you are looking for dual PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, dual 2.5G LAN, and dual front Type-C 20G, the MEG Z690 ACE is undoubtedly the supreme choice. You can choose from the all-golden ACE. The MEG Z690 ACE has its mystery-black surface decorated with 24K Gold rather than having RGB lights. It will shine as bright as your victory in games.


The Trendy Playground – MPG Series

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The MPG Series has received some extraordinary upgrades for the new platform. The MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI and the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI feature 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and 5 onboard M.2 slots including 4 M.2 Gen4 x4. Moreover, both have direct 18 VRM phases with 75A SPS and the MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI has direct 16 VRM phases with 75A SPS. No matter what you choose, you will be impressed.

Catching your attention first in the MPG lineup will be the MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI, featuring a silver-white color scheme for the first time. The silver-white covers match with the black PCB, giving your PC build a unique and special look.


The Triumphant Playground – MAG Series

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The MAG’s new distinctive arsenal pattern is sure to impress taking inspiration from military structures. It also keeps the stiking pacific blue color scheme, which is well-received by fans.

The MAG Series is made for success

In addition to the designs, the MAG Series has outstanding specs. The MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI and the MAG Z690 TORPEDO are upgraded to have 16 Duet Rail Power System with 70A SPS. With 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and 3 M.2 Gen4 x4 slots, you can enjoy games to the maximum.


The Brainy Playground – PRO Series

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The PRO Series proves to be ever popular for enterprises and creators alike. With a 14 Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU connectors, the PRO Z690-A and the PRO Z690-A WIFI will assist with completing your tasks efficiently. The PRO Series is also equipped with 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and 4 onboard M.2 slots, which can improve your work efficiency when utilized. The striking linear design matches your office or studio in every possible way for a more unified look.

Want to see more? The Next Playground Virtual Launch Event will stream live on Tuesday, November 2, at 16:00 GMT. Please check here, and stay tuned!