MSI Intel Intel LGA 1200 Z490-A PRO ATX Motherboard

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  • Brand: MSI
  • Product Code:Z490-A PRO
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Go Pro with PRO Series Introducing the all new MPG Z490 A-PRO Motherboard from MSI. The PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO..

Go Pro with PRO Series Introducing the all new MPG Z490 A-PRO Motherboard from MSI. The 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.

Intel Z490 Chipset

LGA 1200 CPU Socket

ATX Form Factor

Special Features of the Z490 A-pro

Core Boost Technology8+4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let Z490-A PRO unleash maximum performance.


PWMA selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.

6 layer

PCB6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.


Steel ArmorProtecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

Premium Thermal Solution

Extended HeatsinkLarger heatsink design for cooling and performance.

M.2 Shield FrozrSustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.

Pump Fan SupportControl watercooling pump speeds and optimise flowrate and noise control.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI

Turbo USBFeaturing the TURBO USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps, with reversible Type-C connector.

2.5G Network SolutionFeaturing premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.

DDR4 BoostThe memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from any other circuit.

Turbo M.2With 2 x M.2 slots . Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.

Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond

Extended Heatsink The MSI Z490 A-PRO features an all-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface allowing the CPU power system to reliably drive even high-end processors.

Experience Core Boost

faster and undistorted current deliveryCore Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full digital 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. MSI Z490 motherboards are optimized to maximise the performance on the 10th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.

Unmatched Memory Performance

Advanced performance with DDR4 BOOST MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system\'s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.

Protecting your PCIe Slots

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR Z490-A PRO supports AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technology. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

Overclock Your System in One Second!

MSI Game Boost Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

Professional Gaming Audio

Amplify your game with Audio Boost MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.

Core Specifications Edition Z490-A PRO

Form Factor ATX

CPU Socket 1200

Chipset Intel Z490

RAM Memory Support

Memory Type DDR4

Memory Channel Dual (2)

Memory Type (ECC) N/A

Memory Type (R/U)  

Memory Speed (Mhz) DDR4 - 2133DDR4 - 2400DDR4 - 2666DDR4 - 2933DDR4 - 3000(OC)DDR4 - 3200(OC)DDR4 - 3300(OC)DDR4 - 3333(OC)DDR4 - 3400(OC)DDR4 - 3466(OC)DDR4 - 3600(OC)DDR4 - 3733(OC)DDR4 - 3866(OC)DDR4 - 4000(OC)DDR4 - 4133(OC)DDR4 - 4200(OC)DDR4 - 4266(OC)DDR4 - 4300(OC)DDR4 - 4400(OC)DDR4 - 4533(OC)DDR4 - 4600(OC)DDR4 - 4800(OC)

Max. Memory Capacity 128GB


Audio 8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost

Graphics Support

Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)

NVIDIA SLI Support Not Supported

AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire

Integrated Graphics  

On-Board Graphics Connectors DisplayPortHDMI

Internal Connectivity

Expansion Slots 2 x M.2 PCIe3 x PCIe 3.0 x12 x PCIe 3.0 x16

SATA Support SATA3

RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5

Storage Mode Support RAID 0RAID 1RAID 10RAID 5

Internal I/O 1 x 24-pin (Power)2 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector1 x 4-pin (Power)1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP Connector1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector6 x 4-pin System Fan Connector1 x 8-pin (Power)1 x Analog Surround Audio Header2 x M.2 Connector6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s1 x TPM Header2 x USB 2.0 Header1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Front Panel Header

External Connectivity

Network Interface Type Wired 5 Gigabit LAN (100/1000/2500/5000)

Network Chip/Modules 1 x Realtek RTL8125 (2.5G LAN)

Rear I/O Connectors 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)1 x 7.1 Audio I/O1 x DisplayPort1 x HDMI1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo2 x USB 2.02 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C

Additional Specifications

Water Cooled No

Cooling Passive Heatsinks

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