Design a sleek, custom built PC with the MPG Z490 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 six SATA III ports and two M.2 slots for storage devices. The MPG Z490 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 Z490 is designed for simplicity and durability, giving you everything you need to put together a gaming-optimized PC. A steel armor PCIe slot is 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.
MSI constructed the MPG Z490 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.
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.
Gaming enthusiasts can harness the power of MPG Z490’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.
Whether you prefer a wired or wireless connection, the MPG Z490 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.
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 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.