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'

MSISKU: Z490-A PRO

Price:
£155.21
Stock:
In stock
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.

CONNECTIVITY
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.

EXPERIENCE MORE
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
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.
Internal I/O
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
Front panel connector Yes
12V power connector Yes
Supported storage drive interfaces M.2,Serial ATA III
USB 2.0 connectors 4
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 5
TPM connector Yes
Serial port headers 1
Power fan connector Yes
Number of SATA III connectors 6
Front panel audio connector Yes
CPU fan connector Yes
Chassis intrusion connector Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes
RGB LED pin header Yes
Technical details
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
Serial port headers 1
Parallel processing technology support CrossFire
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Number of mounting holes 9
Audio
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Performance
Supported storage drive types HDD,SSD
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
RAID levels 0,1,5,10
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Processor
Processor manufacturer Intel
Compatible processor series Intel® Core™ i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i9, Intel® Pentium®
Processor socket LGA 1200
Memory
Number of memory slots 4
Memory slots type DIMM
Supported memory types DDR4-SDRAM
Memory channels Dual-channel
Non-ECC Yes
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
Unbuffered memory Yes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive types HDD,SSD
Supported storage drive interfaces M.2,Serial ATA III
RAID levels 0,1,5,10
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support CrossFire
Discrete graphics support Yes
DirectX version 12.0
Rear panel I/O ports
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity 2
PS/2 ports quantity 1
Microphone in Yes
HDMI ports quantity 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 1
DisplayPorts quantity 1
Network
Ethernet LAN Yes
Wi-Fi No
LAN controller Realtek RTL8125B
Ethernet interface type 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet,Fast Ethernet,Gigabit Ethernet
Features
Number of mounting holes 9
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Audio chip Realtek ALC892
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots 3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots 2
BIOS
Clear CMOS jumper Yes
Video
Discrete graphics support Yes
DirectX version 12.0
Software
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Drivers included Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width 244 mm
Depth 305 mm
Packaging content
Drivers included Yes
Cables included SATA

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