MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 Micro-ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • Socket LGA 1200
  • 4 x Dual Channel DDR4
Design a sleek, custom-built PC with the MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from MSI. This motherboard is ideal for the builder who wants to focus on gaming components, as well as multiple fan or liquid cooling systems, wireless internet connectivity, and RGB headers for a unique and colorful style.
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MSI Z490 Gaming Edge Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2DIY Friendly Design
  • 3Enhanced Performance
  • 4MSI Dragon Center
  • 5USB Connectivity
  • 6Intel Optane
  • 7Network Connectivity
  • 8Thermal Solutions
  • 9BIOS 5

Design a sleek, custom-built PC with the MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from MSI. This motherboard is ideal for the builder who wants to focus on gaming components, as well as multiple fan or liquid cooling systems, wireless internet connectivity, and RGB headers for a unique and colorful style.

An LGA 1200 socket and Z490 chipset provide compatibility with various Intel Core 10th gen, 11th gen, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Four dual-channel DDR4 memory slots are available, as well as four SATA III ports and two M.2 slots for storage devices. The MPG Z490M is also equipped with Intel Optane technology, which combines your storage drives and memory to speed-up performance of your rig. Two PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe x1 slots are available for the installation of a graphics and utility cards. This Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) enabled motherboard gives you wireless access to your network, and Bluetooth 5.1 lets you connect wireless devices such as speakers and headsets for a cord-free experience. This motherboard is only compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit) operating systems.

DIY Friendly Design

Whether you are a seasoned or amateur builder, the MPG Z490M is desi- optimized PC. Steel armor PCIe slots are reinforced with heavy soldered connections to prevent bending while an XL clip permits easy device swapping. Double ESD protection prevents shorts by adding another grounding layer to mounting holes. Additionally, an EZ debug LED system tells you if components are experiencing any issues, reducing time spent on troubleshooting.

Enhanced Performance

MSI constructed the MPG Z490M with enhanced features to increase system performance. The foundation of this board is built on 6-layer printed circuits for enhanced durability and conductivity between components. Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, Digital PWM, and Lightning Gen 4 all work together to provide better stability during increased workloads while also maximizing transfer-speed bandwidth. Enrich your media experience with MSI's Audio Boost, using isolated audio signal and de-pop protection technology to provide a crisp, high-quality 7.1-channel surround sound.

MSI Dragon Center

Take control of advanced motherboard features directly from your dashboard with MSI's free Dragon Center software. Giving you total fan control, overclock settings, and hardware monitoring, you can fine-tune your experience depending on your needs. You can also set up specific user scenarios, automatic live updates, and adjust monitor settings for customizable brightness and color adjusting. You can also access your settings through your phone with MSI's free App Player smartphone application.

USB Connectivity

Read and write onto external storage devices with USB 3.2 Gen 2 capabilities. Up to 10 Gb/s transfer speeds are available through Type-A and Type-C ports located on the back panel. Additionally, internal USB headers give you access to a front-panel Type-C port for easy access.

Intel Optane

Gaming enthusiasts can harness the power of MPG Z490M's Intel Optane technology. Combining hard-disk drives and an Intel Optane module produces speeds similar to that of solid-state drives. This increased performance can enhance your overall system operation with faster transfer rates and decreased application loading.

Network Connectivity

Whether you prefer a wired or wireless connection, the MPG Z490M has you covered. Equipped with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, you can experience wireless speeds up to 2400 Mb/s. If you prefer a wired connection, 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager gives you enhanced network speeds, essential for competitive gaming.

Thermal Solutions

The MPG Z940 allows you to install fan- or liquid-cooling systems, allowing you to choose a thermal solution that best fits your custom build. A fan controller lets you adjust speeds for preferred temperature settings. An extended heatsink covers essential components and the signature M.2 Shield Frozr keeps your NVMe solid-state drive cool under heavy loads.

BIOS 5

BIOS 5 allows you to dive deeper into hardware settings, enabling CPU and memory overclocking, BIOS flashing, and real-time hardware monitoring in both an easy and advanced mode for seasoned technical users.

MSI Z490 Gaming Edge Specs

CPU
General
ChipsetIntel Z490
CPU SocketLGA 1200
Back Panel I/O
USB2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Realtek 8125B 2.5Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2666, 2933 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA4 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots2 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 AMD CrossFireX
2-Way NVIDIA SLI
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
3 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin ATX
1 x 4-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Module
LED Header4 x RGB
Audio1 x Speaker
DiagnosticsClear CMOS
Legacy1 x Serial
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
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 FactorMicro-ATX
Dimensions9.6 x 9.6" / 24.4 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.75 x 10.5 x 3.5"
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