The Next Playground - Intel 600 Series Motherboards
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Intel Z690 Series Motherboards

MSI Z690 MODELS

The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processor redefines x86 architecture performance. Introducing the new performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores with Efficient-cores to elevate gaming, productivity, and creation. Enjoy the full range of the latest platform innovations like industry first PCIe 5.0 readiness and DDR5 memory.

Combining innovative technology and reliable quality, MSI's latest 600 Series motherboards are ready to push the limits of what an extreme platform can be. Take complete control of temperature, unleash the maximum performance, and enjoy an immersive gaming experience with MSI 600 Series motherboards.

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MSI Z690 INTEL CPU MSI Z690 INTEL CPU BACKGROUND
PCIE

5

.0

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCIE expands the bandwidth of an x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double the speed of the previous generation.

MSI Z690 GAMING ICON LIGHTNING GEN 5 MSI Z690 GAMING ICON STEEL ARMOR MSI Z690 GAMING ICON OPTIMIZED LAYOUT
  • SMT PCIE 5.0 Slot
  • PCIE 5.0 Steel Armor
MSI Z690 PCIE 5.0 BACKGROUND
DDR

5

MEMORY

Take a huge step of DDR performance upgrade with the latest DDR5 memory. Combining a dedicated SMT welding process and with MSI Memory Boost technology, the MSI 600 Series motherboards are ready to deliver world-class memory performance.

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  • MEMORY BOOST
  • SMT DDR5 Memory Slot
  • Memory Support Stand
  • XMP 3.0
  • MEMORY FORCE
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DDR

5

MEMORY

Take a huge step of DDR performance upgrade with the latest DDR5 memory. Combining a dedicated SMT welding process and with MSI Memory Boost technology, the MSI 600 Series motherboards are ready to deliver world-class memory performance.

MSI Z690 GAMING ICON DDR5 MEMORY MSI Z690 GAMING ICON OPTIMIZED LAYOUT MSI Z690 GAMING ICON STEEL ARMOR
  • MEMORY BOOST
  • SMT DDR5 Memory Slot
  • Memory Support Stand
  • XMP 3.0
  • MEMORY FORCE
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PCIE

5

.0

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCIE expands the bandwidth of an x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double the speed of the previous generation.

MSI Z690 GAMING ICON LIGHTNING GEN 5 MSI Z690 GAMING ICON STEEL ARMOR MSI Z690 GAMING ICON OPTIMIZED LAYOUT
  • SMT PCIE 5.0 Slot
  • PCIE 5.0 Steel Armor
MSI Z690 PCIE 5.0 BACKGROUND

Extreme Power Solution

Direct Power Design and Duet Rail Power System, up to 19 VRM phases with 105A Smart Power Stage are ready to push the 12th Gen Intel® Core processors to their limits!
Dual CPU Power Connectors Direct Digital PWM Optimized for Intel Processor MSI Z690 EXTREME POWER SOLUTION DIRECT 19
MSI Z690 EXTREME POWER SOLUTION POWER
MSI Z690 EXTREME POWER SOLUTION POWER ICON 19+2 PHASES MSI Z690 EXTREME POWER SOLUTION POWER ICON 105A SPS

Premium Cooling Module

MSI 600 Series motherboards employ a heavy-duty aluminum heatsink and multiple advanced cooling solutions for reliable processor power delivery. Numerous fan headers with full fan speed control software allow builders to tune their system cooling the way they like it.
Aluminum Cover Heat-pipe Design Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr Heavy Plated VRM Heatsink 7W/mk Thermal Pad & Additional Choke Pad Aluminum Backplate Enlarged Chipset Heatsink MSI Z690 PREMIUM COOLING MODULE
MSI Z690 PREMIUM COOLING MODULE-MOBILE
  1. Aluminum Cover
  2. Heat-pipe Design
  3. Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr
  4. Heavy Plated VRM Heatsink
  5. 7W/mk Thermal Pad & Additional Choke Pad
  6. Aluminum Backplate
  7. Enlarged Chipset Heatsink
MSI Z690 ADVANCED PCB MATERIAL

Advanced PCB Material

MSI 600 Series motherboards' PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
  • Up to 12 PCB layers
  • 2oz Thickened Copper
  • IT-170 Server-grade PCB
  • Extreme Power Solution
  • Premium Cooling Module
  • Advanced PCB Material
MSI Z690 MEMORY BOOST WITH PARTHER

Memory Boost with Partner

MSI Memory Boost technology raises the DDR performance and stability to the extreme. We’ve designed an optimized memory circuit for reliability and tested it with the most popular memory brands. We conducted compatibility testings with brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill, and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
ADATA LOGO
We are excited to be partnering with MSI and showcasing the true potential of DDR5 by offering a high-speed memory module that is compatible with MSI’s Memory Boost. Going forward, we will be unveiling a range of DDR5 memory modules to meet the needs of different users, including creators and gamers.
Nick Dai, Senior Manager of DRAM Products at ADATA
CORSAIR LOGO
MSI and Corsair have worked closely together for many years. We're always trying to push the limits and continually set the bar for higher frequencies. This time we have partnered up to bring the fastest DDR5 memory to market, enhanced with MSI’s Memory Boost to truly change the game.
Corsair
G.SKILL LOGO
MSI and G.SKILL have worked together for many years to deliver outstanding computing experience and product performance to worldwide PC gamers and enthusiasts. G.SKILL DDR5 memory is a major step up from the current DDR4 memory. We are very excited to partner with MSI to achieve extremely high-speed with DDR5 memory on the latest generation.
Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President of G.SKILL International
Kingston LOGO
Maintaining our continuous partnership with MSI is always a great pleasure. Kingston is dedicated to providing the latest in memory and storage technology solutions and is excited to deliver the latest Kingston FURY DDR5 memory to the market with a top motherboard vendor like MSI.
Ruben Lugo / Manager, Corp. Strategic Marketing / Kingston Technology
Crucial LOGO
We are seeing increased demands for higher performance in a multitude of PC workloads from gaming to content creation. Micron is excited to bring DDR5 memory to the market, offering a generational jump in performance and density. Combined with MSI’s latest Memory Boost technology, DDR5 will maximize bandwidth to deliver enthusiast PC performance to mainstream users.
Micron(Crucial)

Extreme Storage Performance

Equipped with up to 5x M.2 connectors with Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr keeps M.2 SSDs peak performance while keeping low temperatures.
MSI Z690 EXTREME STORAGE PERFORMANCE

Lightning Transfer Speed

Built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Plug it in and start moving files with lightning-fast high-speed USB, supported by all the latest connectors and boost tools.
  • PCIe 5.0 with 128GB/s bandwidth
  • Onboard Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • Front & Rear Lightning USB 20G Type-C
  • MSI Z690 LIGHTNING TRANSFER SPEED PCIE
  • MSI Z690 LIGHTNING TRANSFER SPEED THUNDERBOLT
  • MSI Z690 LIGHTNING TRANSFER SPEED 20G TYPE-C

Latest Network Solution

2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6E, MSI LAN Manager are tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
Gigabit Lan
2.4 Gbps
Wi-Fi 6E
2.5 Gbps
2.5G LAN
MSI Z690 LATEST NETWORK SOLUTION CHART
MSI Z690 LATEST NETWORK SOLUTION
  • Latest DDR5 Memory
  • Extreme Storage Performance
  • Lightning Transfer Speed
  • Latest Network Solution

Latest Audio Solution

MSI Audio Boost technology deliver the gaming-changing immersive sound experience through the premium quality audio components.
  • MSI Z690 AUDIO BOOST 5 HD PROCESSOR Latest Audio Processor

    From HD-A to USB Interface, twice the DAC format, deliver the highest sound quality.

  • MSI Z690 AUDIO BOOST ESSDAC ESS Audio DAC

    Recreates the optimal natural analogue sound to ensure a perfect, realistic display of sound.

  • MSI Z690 AUDIO BOOST AUDIO CAPACITORS High Quality Audio Capacitors

    Exceptional acoustics and realism for studio-level headphones is ensured.

  • MSI Z690 AUDIO BOOST REAR OUTPUT Golden Audio jacks with S/PDIF

    Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

MSI Z690 EXTREME LATEST AUDIO SOLUTION

Vibrant RGB Lighting

Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and fancy LED effects. MSI Mystic Light provides you complete control of RGB lighting of your PC in one software.
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON BREATHINGBreathing
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON  CLOCKClock
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON COLOR PULSEColor Pulse
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON COLOR SHIFTColor Shift
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON COLOR WAVEColor Wave
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON COLOR RINGColor Ring
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON CONCERTConcert
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON CPU TEMPERATURECPU Temperature
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON DOUBLE METEORDouble Meteor
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON ENERGYEnergy
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON FLAMEFlame
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON FLASHINGFlashing
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON LIGNTHINGLightning
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON METEORMeteor
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON MIXERMixer
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON MISUCMusic
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON PLANETARYPlanetary
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON RAINBOW DOUBLE FLASHINGRainbow Double Flashing
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON RAINBOWRainbow
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON REACTIONReaction
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON STACKStack
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON STEADYSteady
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON VISORVisor
  • MSI Z690 RGB ICON WEATHERWeather
MSI MPG Z690 Z690 CARBON WIFI RGB
  • MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENDSIOIN
  • AMBIENT DEVICES SUPPORT

Exclusive DIY Gadget

To improve the user experience, tons of flexible gadgets and intuitive features are provided so that you can easily build your PC platform.
  • MSI Z690 GADGET EZ M.2 CLIP OPEN MSI Z690 GADGET EZ M.2 CLIP CLOSED

    EZ M.2 CLIP

  • MSI Z690 GADGET NON-LOOSENING SCREWS

    NON-LOOSENING SCREWS

  • MSI Z690 GADGET TUNING CONTROLLER

    Tuning Controller

  • MSI Z690 EZ FRONT PANEL CABLE

    EZ Front Panel Cable

  • MSI Z690 INDICATOR LABELS

    Indicator Labels

  • MSI Z690 CLEANING BRUSH

    Cleaning Brush

  • MSI Z690 USB DRIVE

    USB Drive

  • MSI Z690 SCREWDRIVERS

    Screwdrivers

Smart Control Software

Complete your high performance experience with an array of efficiency boosting software from MSI Center.
  • Mystic Light
  • LAN Manager
  • Game Boost
  • Frozr AI Cooling
  • Sound Tune
  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Fan Center
  • Super Charger
  • Live Update
  • System Diagnosis
MSI Z690 SMART CONTROL SOFTWARE SETTING HISTORRY
  • Latest Audio Solution
  • Vibrant RGB Lighting
  • Exclusive DIY Gadget
  • Smart Control Software

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