MSI Z490-A PRO Motherboard

Manufacturer: MSI | Model: Z490-A PRO | Product ID: 3124
£108.01 (inc. VAT)
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Product Technical Specification

Processor
Processor manufacturerIntel
Processor socketLGA 1200
Compatible processor seriesIntel Core i3,Intel Core i5,Intel Core i9,Intel Pentium
Memory
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Memory channelsDual-channel
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2666,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3733,3866,4000,4133,4200,4266,4300,4400,4533,4600,4800
Maximum internal memory128
Unbuffered memoryYes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfacesM.2,SATA III
RAID levels0,1,5,10
Graphics
Parallel processing technology supportCrossfire
DirectX version12.0
Discrete graphics supportYes
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors4
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors5
Number of SATA III connectors6
Front panel audio connectorYes
Front panel connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
Power fan connectorYes
CPU fan connectorYes
Chassis intrusion connectorYes
TPM connectorYes
Serial port headers1
12V power connectorYes
RGB LED pin headerYes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
PS/2 ports quantity1
HDMI ports quantity1
DisplayPorts quantity1
Microphone inYes
Network
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet interface type2.5 Gigabit Ethernet,Fast Ethernet,Gigabit Ethernet
LAN controllerRealtek RTL8125B
Wi-FiNo
Features
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z490
Audio chipRealtek ALC892
Audio output channels7.1
Component forPC
Motherboard form factorATX
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Number of mounting holes9
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64
Expansion slots
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots2
Number of M.2 (M) slots2
BIOS
Clear CMOS jumperYes
Weight & dimensions
Width244
Depth305
Packaging content
Cables includedSATA
Drivers includedYes

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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.

Processor
Processor manufacturerIntel
Processor socketLGA 1200
Compatible processor seriesIntel Core i3,Intel Core i5,Intel Core i9,Intel Pentium
Memory
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Memory channelsDual-channel
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2666,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3733,3866,4000,4133,4200,4266,4300,4400,4533,4600,4800
Maximum internal memory128
Unbuffered memoryYes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfacesM.2,SATA III
RAID levels0,1,5,10
Graphics
Parallel processing technology supportCrossfire
DirectX version12.0
Discrete graphics supportYes
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors4
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors5
Number of SATA III connectors6
Front panel audio connectorYes
Front panel connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
Power fan connectorYes
CPU fan connectorYes
Chassis intrusion connectorYes
TPM connectorYes
Serial port headers1
12V power connectorYes
RGB LED pin headerYes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
PS/2 ports quantity1
HDMI ports quantity1
DisplayPorts quantity1
Microphone inYes
Network
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet interface type2.5 Gigabit Ethernet,Fast Ethernet,Gigabit Ethernet
LAN controllerRealtek RTL8125B
Wi-FiNo
Features
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z490
Audio chipRealtek ALC892
Audio output channels7.1
Component forPC
Motherboard form factorATX
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Number of mounting holes9
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64
Expansion slots
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots2
Number of M.2 (M) slots2
BIOS
Clear CMOS jumperYes
Weight & dimensions
Width244
Depth305
Packaging content
Cables includedSATA
Drivers includedYes

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