MSI MEG Z590 GODLIKE, MAG Tomahawk and MPG Gaming Carbon pictured

Published: Jan 11th 2021, 08:52 GMT   Comments

First look at MSI 500-series motherboards

MSI is ready for the Intel 500-series chipset announcement at CES 2021. The CPU marker will introduce new motherboard series as well as brand new 11th Gen Core processors. 

We have a picture of the upcoming Z590 lineup from MSI. The picture features three motherboards: MEG Z590 GODLIKE, MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi, and MAG Z590 Tomahawk WiFi (in order of their importance).

The MEG Z590 GODLIKE is the flagship E-ATX motherboard from the upcoming series.  The board received a massive design overhaul compared to its predecessor. We could say that MSI designers were inspired by ASRock X570 Aqua, however, the MSI motherboard is not equipped with a monoblock. Unfortunately, we do not have any specifications yet, but judging from the leaked picture, the Z590 GODLIKE would offer 20 (18+1+1) VRM power phases, while the Z490 series offered 18 in total (16+1+1).

The rest of the lineup sees upgraded VRM and heatsinks as well. MSI design has clearly shifted to more black/dark grey/silver designs over the past few years.  The manufacturer will formally unveil its new motherboards series this week, possibly right after Intel announcements, which are just hours away from now.

MSI Z590 Motherboards, Source: VideoCardz

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