After teasing the item for several weeks, MSI is giving the gaming public a full look at the MEG Z690 GODLIKE, the company’s most over-the-top motherboard yet.
MSI went over the item in a Wednesday live stream, during which it also revealed the motherboard will cost an ungodly $2,099.
The motherboard stands out by including a 3.5-inch LCD touch screen in the corner, which can display system details, such as CPU temperatures. The same screen, which contains a speaker, can also play images, videos, or even live weather circumstances. In addition, owners can detach the LCD screen and utilize it externally to monitor and configure the PC via a USB cable.
Other perks include two front-facing USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20GB ports, dual PCIe Gen 5.0 slots, and an all-metal backplate to help keep the board amazing. However, the motherboard is definitely hefty, evaluating in at 6.6 pounds.
“This is by far the heaviest consumer motherboard I have ever had in my hands,” MSI product marketing officer Michiel Berkhout said during the live stream.
Although the $2,099 price is high, MSI is selling the motherboard as a bundle that also includes an all-in-one liquid cooler. In addition, the GODLIKE will come with its personal 32GB kit of DDR5 RAM, saving customers from buying hard-to-find memory, which is definitely currently in short supply. (The bundle also suggests the motherboard itself costs around $1,400 once you subtract the much cooler and DDR5 RAM.)
The GODLIKE is larger than a standard ATX board. Instead, the product is normally categorized as an “lengthened ATX” board with a longer length. MSI’s personal computer cases can’t even officially match the motherboard, although the company can end up being preparing to release a new chassis that will.
Sadly, the GODLIKE won’t be available to all consumers widely. MSI only plans on offering the motherboard to customers who’ve previously bought an older GODLIKE motherboard or an RTX 3080 or 3090 graphics card from MSI and signed up the product online.
“So not everyone may simply move out and purchase it. Unfortunately, the volume is usually just too limited to do that,” Berkhout said.
Expect it to start rolling out at the end of January and early February for eligible customers. MSI plans on uploading the product page for the MEG Z690 GODLIKE soon at MSI.com.