MSI confirms that its Z490 motherboards support PCIe 4.0 GPUs and SSDs
MSI's Z490 motherboards are next-gen ready!
Published: 3rd March 2021 | Source: MSI |
MSI confirms that its Z490 motherboards support PCIe 4.0 GPUs and SSDs - Next-Gen Ready!
PCIe 4.0 connectivity will require a PCIe 4.0 compatible processor, which means that PCIe 4.0 will only be available with Intel's 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors. Thankfully, MSI has already updated their Z490 BIOS' to support Rocket Lake, opening the door to higher data rates for compatible SSDs and graphics cards.
With PCIe 4.0 enabled devices becoming increasingly popular, MSI's Z490 BIOS updates will make their Z490 motherboard offering a lot more future-proof, enabling next-generation CPU support and next-generation connectivity support. Not all Z490 motherboards will be updated to support PCIe 4.0, but MSI has been forward-thinking enough to design its boards with PCIe 4.0 in mind from the beginning.
All of the MSI Z490 motherboards will be supporting PCIe 4.0 with the coming Intel 11th Gen Intel Processors. Through an update to the latest BIOS, MSI Z490 motherboards offer great bandwidth and performance for PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs and graphics cards.
To be PCIe 4.0 compatible, several components on the motherboards are necessary, including PCIe 4.0 ready clock generator, lane switch, redriver, PCIe slots, and M.2 connectors. Thanks to the complete PCIe 4.0 solutions, MSI Z490 motherboards provide the most stable design for PCIe 4.0 and unlock the full performance of PCIe 4.0 devices.
MSI has already released Z490 BIOS updates that are ready for Intel's upcoming 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. This should come as good news for all of MSI's Z490 motherboard users.
To enjoy the unlocked performance of PICe 4.0, please update the Z490 motherboards with the latest
BIOSes optimized for PCIe 4.0.
MSI Z490 BIOSes optimized for PCIe 4.0 performance:
Motherboard - BIOS
MEG Z490 GODLIKE - 7C70.v17
MEG Z490 ACE - 7C71.v17
MEG Z490 UNIFY - 7C71.vA7
MEG Z490I UNIFY - 7C77.v16
MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI - 7C73.v17
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI - 7C79.v16
MGP Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI - 7C76.v27
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS - 7C75.vA6
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - 7C80.v17
Z490-A PRO - 7C75.v28
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