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Thunderbolt™ 3 ports: Experience Thunderbolt 3 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices.



The MEG series seeks to transcend current gaming products, the flagship model designed to push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be. Combining the strengths of our existing arsenal with new innovative technology; this results in significant improvements in operational and gaming efficiency. With the MEG series, take complete control of performance and personalization with the ultimate gaming series for enthusiasts who want it all.

With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.

High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.


Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors
Intel® 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 Slots
1x 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
1x 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 Features
4x EZ Debug LED
Back Panel Connectors
Display port
USB 2.0 ports
2.5G LAN
Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors
HD Audio Connectors
HDMI port
USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps (Type-A)
Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Clear CM0S Button
0ptical S/PDIF 0ut
6.7 in. x 6.7 in. [17.0 cm x 17.0 cm]
Mini-ITX Form Factor
4 mounting holes
Operating System
Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
3 Years

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