[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world-leading motherboard manufacturer, proudly announces Intel 400 series motherboards along with the brand new Intel 10th gen Core processors for socket 1200. Intel 10th Generation CPUs provide high specifications with up to 10 cores that improve both CPU and memory performance. MEG, MPG, and MAG series are three different segments catered towards the most demanding enthusiasts or entry-level gamers, satisfying all types of gamers.


To support the Intel 10th gen processors, MSI 400 series motherboards utilize the latest technology and the most advanced design. Enhanced cooling solution for both high-end and entry-level products ensures the best thermal condition, especially all Z490 motherboards featuring M.2 Shield Frozr. The entire MSI Z490 motherboard lineup improves conductivity for thermal and OC performance by adopting multi-layer PCB from 6 layers to 10 layers. Multi-layer PCB is beneficial for higher bandwidth and reliable circuit transmission.

Featured lowest 2.5G Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 6 AX solution offer faster data transfer speeds for a responsive online experience. Furthermore, all 400 series motherboards support addressable RGB LED with new EZ LED Control to turn on/off the light easily. Not only with improved performance, MSI 400 series gaming motherboards are equipped with pre-installed I/O shielding for convenient installation and are optimized for integration with MSI cooling system.


Being the flagship segment, MEG series focuses on the latest technology, aggressive cooling system and exclusive features to achieve maximum performance.

Active Cooling and Premium Thermal Solution

MEG series motherboards feature active cooling system: Frozr Heatsink Design with double ball bearings fan, Zero Frozr technology, and venting on I/O shielding. MEG Z490 GODLIKE offers an even more powerful thermal design, including Stacked Fin Array, Heatpipe, and MOSFET Baseplate which are all adapted for extreme and overclocking performance.

All three M.2 slots are equipped with M.2 Shield Frozr. MEG Z490 GODLIKE provides patented double side M.2 thermal solution to ensure the best thermal condition.

Mirrored Power Arrangement

Compared to other designs, MEG series motherboards adopt Mirrored Power Arrangement with ISL Phases controllers to double the phases. 16x 90A Smart Power Stage Design with 16x Titanium Choke III are also used to ensure identical, consistent and stable power delivery for 10th Gen Intel Core Processors.

MEG Exclusive Features

MEG Z490 GODLIKE and MEG Z490 ACE both feature Chest Plate, a rigid metal backplate, to prevent potential bending or twisting damage during the installation process. Audio Boost HD is also used forMEG series motherboards with a dedicated ALC1220 audio processor, while the ESS Audio DAC and headphone amplifier deliver studio-grade sound experience.