The premiere is behind us, now it’s time to patch and improve. This is exactly what the new BIOS for MSI Z690 motherboards does, which has started to be made available to the company’s customers and which all owners of specific models should be interested in.
Important new BIOS for MSI Z690 motherboards
One single BIOS update by MSI provides a total of 17 Z690 motherboards in both DDR4 and DDR5 versions with a number of important news and improvements. Firstly, it guarantees the update of the CPU and ME microcode, secondly, it increases and optimizes the memory compatibility, thirdly, it supports Intel Tile technology, and finally it improves the overall performance of the BIOS functions. Importantly, some boards have already received a BIOS download from the manufacturer’s official website.
|MEG Z690 ACE||Soon|
|MEG Z690 Unify||v.114|
|MEG Z690 Unify-X||v.A12|
|MEG Z690I Unify||Soon|
|MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi||v.118|
|MPG Z690 Carbon EK X||v.118|
|MPG Z690 Force WiFi||v.A14|
|MPG Z690 Edge WiFI||Soon|
|MPG Z690 Edge WiFi DDR4||Soon|
|MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi||v.H16|
|MAG Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4||Soon|
|MAG Z690 Torpedo||v.A14|
|PRO Z690-A WiFi||v.A17|
|PRO Z690-A WiFi DDR4||Soon|
|PRO Z690-A DDR4||Soon|
|PRO Z690-P DDR4||Soon|
Returning to the description of the changes, the mentioned Intel Tile technology is available only for variants with a built-in Wi-Fi module, because it is nothing but the Air-Tag solution. In turn, the microcode updates of the processor and the Management Engine increase optimization and stability, improving, among others OC potential. On the RAM side, higher compatibility only means greater ease with pairing and overclocking (even with XMP profiles) especially DDR5.