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 Technology 8 4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let Z490-A PRO unleash maximum performance.
PWM A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.
PCB6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.
Steel Armor Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
Premium Thermal Solution
Extended Heatsink Larger heatsink design for cooling and performance.
M.2 Shield Frozr Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.
Pump Fan Support Control watercooling pump speeds and optimise flowrate and noise control.
Next Generation Connectivity with MSI
Turbo USB Featuring the TURBO USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps, with reversible Type-C connector.
2.5G Network Solution Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
DDR4 Boost The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from any other circuit.
Turbo M.2 With 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.
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 3.1 Type-C1 x USB 3.1 Type-A2 x USB 3.02 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
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 4 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Internal I/O Connectors
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header2 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 4 ports)2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header1 x Water Pump header6 x System fan headers
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
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)1 x RGB LED header2 x RAINBOW LED headers1 x TBT 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)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek ALC892 Codec
Warranty 3 Years
Integrated Network Realtek RTL8125B-CG
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 Z490-A PRO MotherboardCase Screw GuideQuick Installation GuideMSI Case Badge2 x SATA CablesDriver DVDProduct Registration CardI/O ShieldPromotion Card
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
Memory Speed 4800 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 6 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 Z490-A PRO
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Graphics Chipset None