6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (from Z590 chipset)
4x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 slot (from CPU)
Available only on 11th Gen Intel® CPU
Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_2, M2_3, M2_4 slots (from Z590 chipset)
M2_2 , M2_3 & M2_4 support up to PCIe 3.0 x4
M2_2 & M2_3 support up to SATA 6Gb/s
M2_4 slot supports PCIe only.
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
SATA2 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA SSD in the M2_2 slot.
SATA5 & SATA6 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA/PCIe SSD in the M2_3 slot.
M2_4 bandwidth will switch from x4 to x2 when PCI_E5 slot is inserted.
Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure that you have updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI website.