MSI presents its 500 series motherboards

Posted on Wednesday, January 27 2021 @ 11:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI has introduced its 500 series motherboards, you can find details about the full lineup over here.
As MSI official announcement mentioned, all of MSI 500 series motherboards with 11th Gen Intel Core processors support PCIe 4.0, and all of Z590 Wi-Fi motherboards have at least one 2.5G LAN and the latest Wi-Fi 6E solution which extends to 6GHz spectrum providing remarkable user experience when streaming, gaming and even working from home.

The entire MSI Z590 Series has upgraded VRM power designs. MEG Z590 GODLIKE features direct 20 phases with 90A SPS, while MEG Z590I UNIFY has direct 8 phases with 90A SPS. For other MEG Series motherboards, they will have 16 phases with 90A SPS with Mirrored Power Arrangement.

Also, MSI Z590 motherboards are built with at least 6 layers with 2oz thickened copper. For more reliable circuit transmission, MEG ATX motherboards going up to 8 layers, and MEG Z590I UNIFY will have 10 layers. To offer better gaming experience, all of MSI Gaming Series are server grade level PCB. As MSI slogan says-“Made for gamers and creators.” MSI always walks the talk.

For the connectivity, the entire MSI Z590 motherboards adopts Lightning USB 20G, known as USB 3.2 Gen2x2, capable of providing transfer speeds up to 20Gbps via Type-C port. Onboard Thunderbolt 4 ports that the bandwidth speed is up to true 40Gbps are exclusive to MEG Series, supporting six daisy-chained devices. Maximum 8K display support and USB 4.0 specification are a great benefit to creators.

Additionally, Dragon Center is comprehensively updated to MSI Center, which applies new UI design and advanced functions. In MSI Center, users can find Sound Tune, which turn it on by one click. MEG Z590 GODLIKE and MEG Z590 ACE have Audio Boost 5 HD adopting the new audio processor ALC 4082 and ESS codec. Both hardware and software enhancement, users can enjoy a good clean sound.

As the brand new appearances of MSI motherboards are revealed in public, most want to delve into specifications and performance. MSI 500 Series has been comprehensively upgraded compared to the last generation, and they are worth it. Before we can take a look at the actual motherboards, here are details for everyone who are interested in.
MSI Intel 500 Series

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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