MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard

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MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • Socket LGA 1200
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4
Whether you are seasoned or new to custom building, the MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from MSI offers robust features ideal for your gaming rig. The Z490 chipset uses Intel's LGA 1200 socket designed for 10th gen, 11th gen, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, suitable for your gaming needs. Four dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots are available as well as six SATA III and two M.2 slots for your storage needs. Additionally, you can install expansion devices such as graphics and sound cards in the three PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
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MSI Z490 Gaming Carbon Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2DIY Friendly
  • 3Enhanced Performance
  • 4Gaming Advantages
  • 5Intel Optane Boost
  • 6USB Connections
  • 7Software and BIOS

Whether you are seasoned or new to custom building, the MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from MSI offers robust features ideal for your gaming rig. The Z490 chipset uses Intel's LGA 1200 socket designed for 10th gen, 11th gen, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, suitable for your gaming needs. Four dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots are available as well as six SATA III and two M.2 slots for your storage needs. Additionally, you can install expansion devices such as graphics and sound cards in the three PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

The MPG Z490 includes Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities for wireless connectivity with reduced lag, and Bluetooth 5.1 technology so you can connect wireless devices like headphones and speakers. This motherboard is designed for the Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system.

DIY Friendly

The MPG Z490 is designed with tons of smart features, ideal for first-time builders. USB, SATA port, and pin-header keep-out zones are easily located and allow you to choose from a wide array of components, promoting compatibility for your custom build. Specialized hardware such as heatsinks and fan headers are made for optimal cooling capabilities. Additionally, on-board BIOS software allows you to fine tune various aspects of your build while granting you live system tools that prolong the lifespan of your PC.

Enhanced Performance

MSI provides additional protocols for gamers who wish to utilize the additional capabilities of your components. Optimized circuitry allows stable operation for Intel-branded CPUs as well as memory modules with DDR4 Boost. Turbo M.2 boosts the speed of your PCIe NVMe solid-state storage, decreasing load times and improving program performance. 12+1+1 duet rail power systems maintain stability for resource-demanding programs such as games and editing software.

Gaming Advantages

Immerse yourself deeper into your game with 7.1-channel surround sound provided by Realtek codecs. For online gaming, you can connect to your network with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), or use the 2.5G LAN for faster hard-wired gaming performance with reduced lag. MSI LAN Manager allows you optimize bandwidth for specific applications. Additionally, AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI support is available if you wish to take advantage of using two similar graphics cards for graphically intense titles.

Intel Optane Boost

Experience the speed of solid-state drives on your hard-disk drive with Intel Optane memory, which combines memory speeds with your drives to produce high throughput, low latency, and increased system performance.

USB Connections

Designed with connectivity options in mind, the MPG Z490 utilizes USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports for transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s. When using the rear gold-plated USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port you can experience speeds up to 20 Gb/s, giving you faster transfer rates for resource demanding peripherals.

Software and BIOS

Included Dragon Center software allows you to easily fine tune aspects of your build effortlessly. Overclock your system, monitor your hardware, control your fans, set up user scenarios, and maintain BIOS updates with ease. Color-coordinate your build with MSI's Mystic Light program, allowing you to change internal RGB lighting components as well as compatible peripherals.

MSI Z490 Gaming Carbon Specs

CPU
General
ChipsetIntel Z490
CPU SocketLGA 1200
Back Panel I/O
USB4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Audio1 x S/PDIF
5 x 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2666, 2933, 4000, 4400, 4500, 5000 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way NVIDIA SLI
3-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
6 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin CPU
1 x 4-Pin CPU
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Module
LED Header4 x RGB
AudioNone
DiagnosticsClear CMOS
Legacy1 x Serial
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.1
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions9.6 x 12" / 243.84 x 304.80 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.5 x 10.75 x 3.5"
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