PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN
With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
EXTENDED HEATSINK DESIGN - With more cores' processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World's fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.
FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.
1-second overclocking! MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.
MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
KEEP OUT ZONE
MSI motherboards circuitry ensure that the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard.
MORE USER FRIENDLY ENHANCEMENTS
EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
ATYPICAL PCB - Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.
MORE RELIABLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION
6 PCB layers allows for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds. This is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.
ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
CERTIFIED FOR GAMING
MSI motherboards has been built and tweaked for hardcore gaming. Feedback from the world's best esports players and rigorous testing sessions with demanding PC games has resulted in a motherboard that's both powerful and reliable.
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you're a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.
EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
DDR4 BOOST - MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z390 motherboard memory XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z490. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.
HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.
OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR - Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS - A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF - Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.
ISOLATED AUDIO SIGNAL
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
BOOST YOUR GAME EXPERIENCE WITH USB 3.2 GEN 2
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI MPG series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™.
USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C™ that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.
TRUE COLOR MYSTIC LIGHT ON MOTHERBOARD
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 29 LED effects.
MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.
The JRAINBOW pin header provides the max 3A(5V) power supply for the WS2812B Addressable RGB LED strips in 75 LEDs.
Operating System Support:
- Windows® 10, 64-bit
|Make and Model||MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard|
|CPU||Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors for LGA 1200 socket1
1. Onboard graphics output are disabled when using F SKU processors.
|Chipset||Intel® Z490 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB1
Supports 1R 2133/2666/2933 MHz
Supports non-ECC mode, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
1. Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
|Expansion Slots||1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from CPU)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from PCH, supports x4 mode)
3x PCIe x1 slots (from PCH)
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology|
|Onboard Graphics||1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 30Hz
1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @ 60Hz
|Storage||Intel® Z490 Chipset:
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Intel® Z490 Chipset:
|LAN||1 x Realtek® RTL8125B-CG 2.5G LAN Controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1200-VD1 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF output
|Back Panel I/O||1x PS/2 Combo Port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
1x LAN Port
5x HD Audio Connectors
2x USB 2.0 Ports
1x HDMI Port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C)
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
1x Optical S/PDIF OUT
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-C port
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water pump connector
6x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x front panel audio connector
2x system panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
1x serial port connector
1x TPM module connector
1x TBT connector (Thunderbolt card need support RTD3)
|Operating System||Supports Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||30.5 x 24.4 cm (12" x 9.6")|