PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN
With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.
COOLING 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.
FROZR AI COOLING
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.
POWER SOLUTION 14 1 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 14 Duet Rail Power System(DRPS). Combining 2x 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and 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 overclocking.
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.
DIY FRIENDLY PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD
Featuring the pre-installed IO shield, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
KEEP OUT ZONE
MSI motherboards circuitry ensure the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard.
* Please ensure to remove the unnecessary mounting stand-off when installing the motherboard into the case.keep out zone
PROTECTION PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.
MORE RELIABLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION
6 PCB layers allows for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds. This is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
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 in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.
ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
CERTIFIED FOR GAMING
MSI motherboards has been built and tweaked for hardcore gaming. Feedback from the world’s best esports players and rigorous testing sessions with demanding PC games has resulted in a motherboard that’s both powerful and reliable.
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.
MEMORY EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. The XMP memory profile has great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z590. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
Utilizing 11th Gen Intel processors, MSI Z590 motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI Z590 motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
BIOS & SOFTWARE
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Sound Clearly. Tune Smartly.
The AI-powered noise cancellation is trained through deep neural network (DNN), the model is generated with more than 500 million data, simulate the way human brain works. When a sound is heard, the model automatically recognizes and separate vocal sound from background noises; hence, filtering out all the unwanted Noise.
RESIZABLE BAR (RE-SIZE BAR)
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
*Function may differ due to version change. Please update the latest VBIOS/BIOS/Driver through MSI official website or consult service center.
MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.
NETWORKING 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 ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.
USB DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2×2 20G
Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C. The Lightning USB 20G connectors are covered with gold to ensure a better signal and performance.
USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.
MYSTIC LIGHT TRUE COLOR MYSTIC LIGHT ON MOTHERBOARD
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 29 LED effects.
MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.
Supports 11th and 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket
Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5333(OC) MHz
Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
Enhanced Power Design: 14 1 1 Duet Rail Power System, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
Premium Thermal Solution: Enlarged heatsink with heat-pipe, MOSFET thermal pads rated for 7W/mK, additional choke thermal pads and 3x M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
MYSTIC LIGHT: 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip.
2.5G LAN with LAN Manager: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
AUDIO BOOST 5: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
Pre-installed I/O Shield: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 11th Gen Intel Core Processors, 10th Gen Intel Core Processors, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.0b
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 3.1 Type-C header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x Water Pump fan header
6 x System fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x TBT header (supports RTD3)
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
2 x 8-pin EPS
1 x 6-pin PCIe
Other Connectors 1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen 4) for 11th Gen Intel Core processors only
1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen 3 or SATA)
Memory Bus Speed 2133/ 2666/ 2933/ 3200, up to 5333 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 4.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (@ x4/x4)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek ALC4080
Warranty 3 Years
Integrated Network Intel I225-V
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN No
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 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
Quick Installation Guide
M.2 Screw / Standoff Sets
2 x SATA Cables
1-to-2 RGB LED Extension Y Cable
Reward Program / Shout Out Flyer
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 5333 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Wireless Network No
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 8 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z590
Motherboard Model MSI MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes