MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon Wi-Fi ATX - motherboard
|Maximum number of SMP processors||1|
|Compatible processor series||10th Gen Intel Core|
|Processor socket||LGA 1200|
|Memory slots||4 DDR4 DIMM|
|Maximum internal memory||128 GB|
|Supported memory clock speeds||Up to 4800 MHz (OC)|
|Supported memory types||DDR4|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Number of memory slots||4|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Wi-Fi standards||802.11a,802.11b,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
|LAN controller||Intel AX201,Realtek RTL8125B|
|Ethernet interface type||2.5 Gigabit Ethernet|
|USB 2.0 connectors||4|
|CPU fan connector|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)|
|Chassis intrusion connector|
|Number of chassis fan connectors||6|
|Front panel audio connector|
|Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin)||1|
|EPS power connector (8-pin)|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors||1x Gen2, Type C, 2x Gen1, Type A|
|Number of SATA III connectors||6|
|USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) connectors||1|
|Total number of SATA connectors||6|
|Front panel connector|
|12V power connector|
|Back panel I/O ports|
|PS/2 ports quantity||1|
|USB connector type||USB Type-A,USB Type-C|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||2|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|S/PDIF out port|
|WiFi-AP antenna jack||2|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity||1x Gen 2x2, Type C, 4x Gen 2, Type A|
|USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity||4|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity||1|
|RAID controller type||0, 1, 5, 10|
|Number of HDDs supported||6|
|Supported storage drive types||HDD,SSD|
|Supported storage drive interfaces||M.2,Serial ATA III|
|PCI Express x16 slots||3|
|PCI Express x1 slots||2|
|PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots||3|
|Maximum resolution||4096 x 2304 pixels|
|Parallel processing technology support||2-way SLI / 3-way CrossFire|
|Number of displays supported||2|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel Z490|
|Motherboard form factor||ATX|
|Audio output channels||7.1 channels|
|Number of mounting holes||9|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10 x64|
|Power source type||ATX|
|Motherboard chipset family||Intel|
|Audio chip||Realtek ALC1220|
GAME IN STYLE
The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.
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.
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.
12 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings.
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 multi-core CPU while doing
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
DIGITALL POWER DESIGN
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS
8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU
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
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.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI 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.
EASY RAID SETUP WITH M.2 GENIE
Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
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!
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
MSI APP PLAYER
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.
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.
SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY
The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.
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 ALC1220 AUDIO PROCESSOR
Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality)
*120dB SNR / 32-bit
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 DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
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.
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