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

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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 PCIe 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:


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I figured this would be the case and lucky me, I got a z490 gaming plus.
 
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I figured this would be the case and lucky me, I got a z490 gaming plus.

wait, so you are actually thinking of "upgrading" to an 11th gen processor from a 10th gen?
 
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wait, so you are actually thinking of "upgrading" to an 11th gen processor from a 10th gen?

Bet he would, 2 fps faster is tempting y'know.
 
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How does this work? The PCI-E slots that are connected directly to CPU will become 4.0, while the rest of the slots 3.0? Which one is which??
 
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How does this work? The PCI-E slots that are connected directly to CPU will become 4.0, while the rest of the slots 3.0? Which one is which??

Yes on Intel PCI-E 4.0 is only coming from the CPU not the chipset, which is the same as AMD's B550 boards.

Only AMD's x570 chipset has 4.0 coming from both cpu and chipset.
 
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