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  • Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™, 11th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5000(OC) MHz
  • Ready 4 the Future: Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 ports: Experience Thunderbolt 3 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices.
  • Extreme Power Design: INTERSIL digital PWM, direct 8 phases with 90A Smart Power Stage and Titanium Choke III unleash the true power of your processors.
  • Outstanding Cooling Solution: Frozr Heatsink, VRM Heat-pipe, Aluminum Cover and M.2 Shield Frozr ensure the extreme performance with low temp.
  • Latest Network Solution: Onboard 2.5G LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag.
  • Twin Turbo M.2 with Shield Frozr: Turbo M.2 delivers PCI-E Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s for the latest SSDs.
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation


MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.


Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.


Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with direct 8 phases digital power phases. Combining INTERSIL digital PWM and 90A Smart Power Stage, MEG Z490I UNIFY is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.


Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.


ProcessorSupports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors
ChipsetIntel® Z490 Chipset

2x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB

Supports 1R 2133/2666/2933 MHz

1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5000+ MHz

1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4500+ MHz

Supports Dual-Channel mode

Supports non-ECC mode, un-buffered memory

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile [XMP]

Expansion Slots1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
Onbaord Graphics

1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @60Hz

1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @30Hz

Intel® JHL7540 Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller

1x Thunderbolt™ 3 [Type-C] port on the back panel

Supports Thunderbolt™ 3 with a maximum resolution of 3840x2160 @60Hz or DisplayPort 1.4 with a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @60 Hz

Maximum shared memory is 1GB

Thunderbolt™ 3

Intel® JHL7540 Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller

1x Thunderbolt™ 3 [USB Type-C] port on the back panel

Supports up to 40 Gbps transfer rate with Thunderbolt 3 devices

Supports up to 10 Gbps transfer rate with USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps devices

Supports up to 5V/3A , 15W power charging

Supports Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt™ 3 devices


Intel® Z490 Chipset

4x SATA 6Gb/s ports

2x M.2 slots [Key M]

M2_1 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2280 storage devices

M2_2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280 storage devices

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors


Intel® Z490 Chipset

Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices


Intel® Z490 Chipset

2x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps ports [1 Type-A port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector]

4x USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps ports [2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports through the internal USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps connector]

4x USB 2.0 ports [2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connector]

Intel® JHL7540 Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller

1x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps Type-C port on the back panel


Realtek® ALC1220 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Supports S/PDIF output

LAN1x Realtek® RTL8125B 2.5Gbps LAN controller
Wireless LAN & Bluetooth

Intel® AX201

The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 [Key-E] slot

Supports MU-MIM0 TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz [160MHz] up to 2.4Gbps

Supports 802.11ac

WiFi 6 pre-certified

Supports Bluetooth® 5.1, FIPS, FISMA

Internal connectors

1x 24-pin ATX main power connector

1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

2x M.2 slots [M-Key]

1x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps Type-C port

1x USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps connector [supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps ports]

1x USB 2.0 connector [supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports]

1x 4-pin CPU fan connector

1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector

1x 4-pin system fan connector

1x Front panel audio connector

2x System panel connectors

1x Chassis Intrusion connector

2x 3-pin RAINB0W LED connectors

1xTPM module connector

LED Features4x EZ Debug LED
Back Panel Connectors
1.Display port
2.USB 2.0 ports
3.2.5G LAN
4.Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors
5.HD Audio Connectors
6.HDMI port
7.USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps (Type-A)
8.Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps)
9.USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps (Type-A)
10.Clear CMOS Button
11.Optical S/PDIF Out

6.7 in. x 6.7 in. [17.0 cm x 17.0 cm]

Mini-ITX Form Factor

Mounting4 mounting holes
Operating SystemSupport for Windows® 10 64-bit
MSI MEG Z490I UNIFY box content
  1. MSI® does not guarantee the risks or damages caused by changing the cover.
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