Game in Style Introducing the all new MPG Z490 Edge Gaming Motherboard from MSI. The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment with another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.
Intel Z490 Chipset
LGA 1200 CPU Socket
ATX Form Factor
Special Features of the Z490 Edge
Core Boost TechnologyCombining 8 4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
PWMHighest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
PCB6 layer PCB provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
Steel ArmorProtecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
Next Generation Connectivity with MSI
Lightning 20GBuilt-in USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
2.5G Network SolutionFeaturing premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
DDR4 BoostThe Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
Turbo M.2With 2 x M.2 slots . Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
Intel Wi-Fi 6The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
Unbelievable Power Solution
Time to Get Aggressive Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining 8 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboards are ready to sustain massive demand.
1 Phase GT Power
8 4 Pin CPU Power Connectors
1 Phase SA Power
12 Phases CPU Power
Digital PWM IC
Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond
Extended Heatsink and Pre-installed IO ShieldThe MSI MPG EDGE features a pre-installed I/O shield to make installing your motherboard simpler and safer and also protects your I/O ports from electrostatic discharge damage and with an all-metal extended heatsink to enlarge the surface area you can also expect more efficient heat dissipation allowing your new 10th Gen Intel CPU to perform as it should.
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 The MSI MPG Z490 Edge supports multiple GPU solutions and also features optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate when utilising an AMD® CrossFire™ setup. Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience.
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!
Experience Next Gen Networking
WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH Use your LAN port for online gaming while using WiFi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6 adopts latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
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.
CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors
64-bit Support Yes
Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C1 x USB 3.14 x USB 3.02 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x Display Port
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Antenna Connectors 2 x SMA Antennas
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Internal I/O Connectors
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header1 x Water Pump header6 x System fan headers
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 20 4-pin ATX1 x 4 4-pin EPS1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)2 x RGB LED headers2 x RAINBOW LED headers1 x TBT header1 x RTD3 header
Memory Bus Speed Up to 4800 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes
Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x161 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek ALC1200-VD1 Codec
Warranty 3 Years
Integrated Network Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Version 5.1
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFire Technology
Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI MotherboardUser ManualQuick Installation GuideMSI Case BadgeProduct Registration CardPromotion Card2 x SATA CablesDriver DVDMSI Product Catalog
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 4800 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z490
Motherboard Model MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
Graphics Chipset None