PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO series motherboards provide not only optimized professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and longevity.
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.
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.
OPTIMIZE NETWORK FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
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
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.
MSI Z490-A PRO Motherboard 'ATX, LGA1200, DDR4, LAN, USB 3.2 Gen2, Type C, M.2, DisplayPort, HDMI, Gen 4 Ready, 10th Gen Intel Core'. Processor manufacturer: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 1200, Compatible processor series: Intel® Core™ i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i9, Intel® Pentium®. Supported memory types: DDR4-SDRAM, Memory slots type: DIMM, Supported memory clock speeds: 2133,2400,2666,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3733,3866,4000,4133,4200,4266,4300,4400,4533,. Supported storage drive interfaces: M.2, Serial ATA III, Supported storage drive types: HDD & SSD. Parallel processing technology support: Crossfire. Ethernet interface type: 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Realtek RTL8125B
|Processor socket||LGA 1200|
|Compatible processor series||Intel® Core™ i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i9, Intel® Pentium®|
|Supported memory types||DDR4-SDRAM|
|Number of memory slots||4|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Supported memory clock speeds||2133,2400,2666,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3733,3866,4000,4133,4200,4266,4300,4400,4533,4600,4800 MHz|
|Maximum internal memory||128 GB|
|Supported storage drive types||HDD & SSD|
|Supported storage drive interfaces||M.2, Serial ATA III|
|Parallel processing technology support||Crossfire|
|Discrete graphics support||Y|
|USB 2.0 connectors||4|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors||5|
|Number of SATA III connectors||6|
|Front panel audio connector||Y|
|Front panel connector||Y|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)||Y|
|Power fan connector||Y|
|CPU fan connector||Y|
|Chassis intrusion connector||Y|
|12V power connector||Y|
|RGB LED pin header||Y|
|Rear panel I/O ports|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||2|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity||2|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity||1|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet interface type||2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|LAN controller||Realtek RTL8125B|
|Motherboard form factor||ATX|
|Motherboard chipset family||Intel|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel Z490|
|Audio chip||Realtek ALC892|
|Audio output channels||7.1 channels|
|Number of mounting holes||9|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10 x64|
|PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots||3|
|PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots||2|
|Number of M.2 (M) slots||2|
|Clear CMOS jumper||Y|
|Weight & dimensions|