MSI Z490 Motherboards Unleash the Performance of PCIe 4.0 Graphics Cards and SSDs

by Chris Camilleri
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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.


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 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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