MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • LGA 1700 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-5200 (OC)
Streamline performance of your business rig with the PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR4 memory slots, with speeds up to 5200 MHz supported via overclocking. Four M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports AMD CrossFireX for multi-GPU setups.
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MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2LGA 1700 Socket
  • 3Wireless Connectivity
  • 4Extended PWM Heatsink
  • 5M.2 Shield FROZR
  • 6Fully Controllable in BiOS and Software
  • 7MSI AI Engine
  • 8Optimized for Liquid Cooling
  • 9EZ Debug LED
  • 10XL Clip
  • 11EZ M.2 Clip
  • 12Keep Out Zone
  • 13Easy to Arrange Cables
  • 14Compatibility
  • 15PCB Design
  • 16PCIe Steel Armor
  • 17Double ESD Protection
  • 182.5 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 19Optimized for Lower Latency
  • 20Speed Up Storage
  • 21SMT PCIe 5.0 Slot
  • 22Intel Optane Support
  • 23Maximize USB Performance
  • 24Front-Panel USB Type-C Port
  • 25Extend RGB with Ease
  • 2614+1+1 Power Design
  • 27Core Boost
  • 28Isolated Audio Design
  • 29Separate Audio Layers
  • 30MSI Center
  • 31Click BiOS 5
  • 32Re-Size BAR
  • 33System Safety
  • 34USB 3.2 Gen 2

Streamline performance of your business rig with the PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR4 memory slots, with speeds up to 5200 MHz supported via overclocking. Four M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports AMD CrossFireX for multi-GPU setups.

Connect accessories via a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port, plus one USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and four USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the rear I/O panel. Or, use Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E to pair to wireless peripherals and go online. An RJ45 port is also present, supporting wired 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Connect to monitors via the HDMI or DisplayPort outputs. Internal headers provide connections for liquid or air cooling, dual CPU power, a TPM module, chassis intrusion alarm, and more. Relying on the Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec, the MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard supports 8-channel audio.

LGA 1700 Socket
Utilizing the LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors.
Wireless Connectivity
Go online with Wi-Fi 6E or pair to wireless peripherals via Bluetooth 5.2.
Extended PWM Heatsink
MSI's extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal padding ensures even power-hungry processors run at full speed.
M.2 Shield FROZR
Featuring an integrated design, this heatsink ensures your M.2 drive isn't hampered by throttling due to high temperatures.
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, with automatic adjustment of fan speeds.
MSI AI Engine
Detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust the system fans via MSI AI ENGINE. Take advantage of performance, silent, and manual modes for tailored operation.
Optimized for Liquid Cooling
Designed to support popular all-in-one and customized water cooling solutions, this motherboard features a dedicated water pump PIN header supporting up to 2A and giving you full control of water pump speed. A clearly marked keep-out-zone allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
EZ Debug LED
Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get your machine up and running again.
XL Clip
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices with ease while also keeping the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
EZ M.2 Clip
Install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly using the EZ M.2 clips.
Keep Out Zone
MSI motherboard circuitry ensures the case standoff keep out zones are clear of contacts, preventing shorts or damage to the motherboard. Plus, an avoid collision notification is printed in protective paint around each screw hole to prevent parts from being scratched.
Easy to Arrange Cables
MSI's PCB design is intended to make cable management a breeze.
Compatibility
In addition to being compatible with 12th Gen Intel processors, this motherboard is Windows 10 and 11 certified. Furthermore, it has been tested for compatibility and stability with a range of memory modules.
PCB Design
The PCB design is optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, as well as reliable circuit transmission. Utilizing six layers of PCB, this motherboard sports server grade materials and two ounces of thickened copper.
PCIe Steel Armor
MSI PCIe Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points. In addition to supporting the weight of heavy graphics cards, these slots are also intended to shield the points of contact from electromagnetic interference.
Double ESD Protection
Double ESD protection increases the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Get fast internet connectivity via an RJ45 port supporting 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.
Optimized for Lower Latency
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency. Change an application's traffic priority or customize the bandwidth for each application.
Speed Up Storage
MSI PRO series motherboards support a range of storage standards, allowing you to connect any storage device for improved efficiency and unfettered productivity.
SMT PCIe 5.0 Slot
AS Surface Mount Technology (SMT) PCIe 5.0 slot diminishes interference and electrical noise, while also fully supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCIe 5.0 signal.
Intel Optane Support
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with an Intel Optane Memory device, available separately. Optane technology provides a combination of high throughput, low latency, quality of service, and optimized endurance.
Maximize USB Performance
Use the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port on the rear I/O panel to take advantage of transfer speeds up to 20 Gb/s.
Front-Panel USB Type-C Port
Use the internal header to connect a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port on the front panel.
Extend RGB with Ease
The Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system without needing a separate RGB controller.
14+1+1 Power Design
Utilizing a VRM design built with a total of 14 digital CPU power phases, two 8-pin power connectors, and exclusive Core Boost technology, this motherboard is ready for intense workloads.
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines a streamlined layout with an optimized power design, allowing for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU for precise multi-core computing and overclocking.
Isolated Audio Design
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
Separate Audio Layers
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures accurate sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
MSI Center
MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features that include true color, live update, user scenario, hardware monitoring, profile setting, fan center, Mystic Light, and system diagnosis functionalities.
Click BiOS 5
Fine-tune your motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking in EZ or Advanced mode. Use the Creator Genie to overclock your CPU with the press of a button; employ XMP profiles or the Memory Try It feature to speed up compatible memory modules. Furthermore, M-FLASH conveniently flashes or upgrades the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility, and hardware monitoring lets you check on temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage. Finally, a permanent search and favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Re-Size BAR
Re-Size BAR is an advanced PCIe feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
System Safety
All MSI PRO series motherboards have integrated security functions in the BiOS to protect your private files from unauthorized access.
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
UPC: 824142270394

MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB4 x USB-A (USB 2.0)
2 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
1 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2)
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x DisplayPort 1.4Output
1 x HDMI 2.1Output
Audio6 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gigabit
PS/21 x PS/2
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2666, 2933, 3200, 4000, 4400, 4800, 5200 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 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
U.2None
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
Multi-GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
6 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 4-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Header
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC897 (8-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 11
*As of October, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 10.8 x 2.7"

MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 Reviews

Great MB Regardless Of Price

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

Finally saved enough money to complete this project. Did the Smoke Test with the Intel i7 12700 CPU and Samsung 1TB 980 m2 pcie ssd. Booted find. Updated to the latest bios. Good. Ready to install Windows 10. Great MB

Simple and Capable

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I installed an i9 on this board and it handles it perfectly. Has all the IO you need and WiFi. Note the WiFi drivers are not automatically installed with Windows so make sure you are setting up Windows near an Ethernet port!

Worked well w I5-12600k

By Wei
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Nice board w/o spending way too much $. It's got 9 holes for standoff. (some older ATX boards only got 6). It requires 2 x 4+4-Pin EPS CPU connectors. So I also purchased FOCUS GX-750 at B&H. When you boot up for the first time, you may see the screen MSI checking device.. 5% or some similar message on the screen. You can wait it out. But no luck to me. nothing happens 15 min later. So i hit F11(once in every 1 second) during rebooting. It will enter setup, then BIOS. Just change the boot sequence to USB removable drive first. Then it will boot from your windows usb drive to install windows. Voil. I don't have M.2 NVME since my Samsung EVO 860 1TB is less than 2 yrs old. If you install a mid size CPU heatsink like Noctua NH-U12S Redux, you may(or may not) have to remove the heatsink if you wanna install NVME SSD to the M.2 slot below the CPU. The new system has been running for a week. So far so good. ps: No seal on the motherboard box (same as Asus boards). There's a nice small tape sealed on the motherboard plastic bag.

Perfect for my needs

By Gerrard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I was looking specifically for a board with 4 M.2 slots. I really only purchased the card because of that but when putting my build together it was as straightforward as could be to physically connect components. Have had no issues and so far the product checks all my boxes and performs fine.

For the money, this is the best mobo you can buy.

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

Yes, this is one of the least expensive MSI ATX motherboards that support LGA 1700 socket CPUs, but it has just about everything you will need - WiFi, USB ports, built-in sound, Ethernet, HDMI (1080P), DisplayPort (4K), PCIe slots, M.2 (modern SSD) slots, 4 DDR4 memory slots, SATA ports, LED pins, many fan pins, etc. It's not flashy - it one of the more basic designs of MSI cases - but that's fine with me. The only thing this case was missing that I somewhat wanted, was DDR5 memory support... but, DDR5 is expensive and hard to find these days (whereas DDR4 is cheap and plentiful). I like this mobo and am glad that I bought it.

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Date published: 2022-09-23
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