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MSI Z690 Godlike motherboard is going to be massive, based on early images

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What you need to know

  • MSI has a big motherboard heading consumers' way in the near future.
  • It's the MSI Z690 Godlike motherboard.
  • The board will measure 305x310mm and sport four DDR5 memory slots, among other key features, based on early images.

New motherboards are coming out in full force, right alongside recent Intel 12th Gen announcements and other assorted releases such as high-speed DDR5 memory kits. But of the Z690 motherboard news to hit the press so far, one nugget is a bit larger than the rest: The scoop on the elusive MSI Z690 Godlike board.

A lot of specifics around the board have yet to be detailed, but we now potentially have a better idea of just how big the thing will be thanks to some images WCCF Tech claims are the first PCB shots in town.

The board's measurements are shaping up to be 305x310mm. Beyond that, expect a quartet of DDR5 memory slots, a maximum total of seven M.2 slots, and even an on-board display, according to Twitter tweeter @g01d3nm4ng0.

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When more details become known, we'll be sure to share them here. Until then, take a look over those PCB shots and prepare for what might be one of the biggest motherboards on the market, both in price and sheer size.

Alternatively, if you're not in the mood to wait for upcoming motherboard news, check out the best motherboards that are currently available. There's something for every budget on our best motherboards roundup, whether you have less than $200 lying around or want to go hard in the paint with a $500 tour-de-force board. And if you're in the mood to keep spending money, check out the best CPUs for your custom PC.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • From the dimensions given looks like it's not even meeting SSI-CEB or SSI-EEB (E-ATX) specs in terms of dimensions 🤦‍♂️ SSI-CEB = 304.8mm x 266.7mm | SSI-EEB (E-ATX) = 304.8mm x 330.2mm. So, it's not really a true E-ATX board but more a E-ATX mini (which is in it's self is quite nonsensical as it's not an actual standard). At the price point this board is going to be sold at... it better have the Q-release button to make GPU swaps much easier.
  • Wow, I had a dual Opteron system a while back on an EEB or E-ATX (don't recall which), and it was huge. The case it went in was similarly enormous. And this is bigger than that?
  • Haha, no. This board doesn't even meet the size of e-atx. This may help :). https://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?area=en&tid=wh11_008
  • That thing is a BEAST. Will it even fit in standard ATX cases (ref the screw positions) ?
  • Depends on the ATX case, the cases that will sort of fit - it will be a very tight fit. Best to look at mounting points for that support ssi-eeb (true e-atx) dimensions.