USER FRIENDLY DESIGN
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores' processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal pad 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.
EZ DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
KEEP OUT ZONE
Circuits have been routed away from the case standoff keep out zones to minimize the damage impacts of misplaced mounting pieces.
EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
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-layer PCB 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.
The most important thing of DIY is expandability. MSI PRO series motherboards feature plenty possibility for prosumers' need. Stable LAN, faster storage and USB transfer speed and other expandable connectors are ready to enlarge your flexibility.
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.
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI PRO series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE WITH USB 3.2 GEN2
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI PRO 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.
MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC
EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add your color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.
- JRAINBOW - Connects 3-pin 5V Addressable LED strip
- JRGB - Connects 4-pin 12V RGB LED strip
THUNDERBOLT M3 CARD SUPPORT
With the onboard TBT header, you can upgrade your Z490 system and enjoy state-of-the-art speed with MSI THUNDERBOLT™ M3 add-on card.
* THUNDERBOLT M3 card is not including in this package.
MSI PRO series motherboards are designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and enjoy extreme sound quality. Moreover, with years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
12 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 Duet Rail Power System(DRPS). Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, PRO series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
DDR4 BOOOST & XMP - 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.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.
DEDICATED 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.
HD AUDIO CONNECTORS - Keep you 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.
BIOS & SOFTWARE
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Operating System Support:
- Windows® 10, 64-bit
|Make and Model||MSI PRO Series Z490-A PRO 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
Maximum shared memory is 1GB
|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
|USB||Intel® Z490 Chipset:
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the back panel)
7x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB connectors, 1 Type-C internal connector)
6x USB 2.0 ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
|LAN||1 x Realtek® RTL8125B-CG 2.5G LAN Controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
|Back Panel I/O||1x Keyboard / Mouse
1x 2.5G LAN
6x Audio Connectors
2x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A + Type-C
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
|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")|