GAME IN STYLE
The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on 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.
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 and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU 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.
12 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with digital CPU power system. Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings.
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. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while doing
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.
MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
DIGITALL POWER DESIGN
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS
8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU.
PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, 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.
MORE USER FRIENDLY ENHANCEMENTS
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
EZ DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
EZ LED CONTROL
A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect. Turn on/off your light in a second!
MORE RELIABLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION
6 PCB layers allows for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds. This is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmmission.
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.
LIGHTNING GEN 4 SUPPORT, READY 4 THE FUTURE !!!
MSI Z490 motherboards adopt tons of components, enhanced layout placement and PCB design dedicated for PCI-E Gen 4 solution, ensure the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds stability, ready 4 the future!
Reinforced PCIe 4.0 slot provides up to 64GB/s transfer bandwidth
Dedicated PCIe 4.0 M.2 connectors for the fastest onboard storage solution
PCIe 4.0 external clock generator provides better PCIe 4.0 overclocking performance
PCIe 4.0 Re-Driver provides enhanced PCIe 4.0 signals for longer lengths.
Dedicated switches transfer both PCIe slot and M.2 4.0 signals
Optimized PCB layout fully supports higher bandwidth and transfer speeds for PCIe 4.0
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. 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.
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.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI 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.
EASY RAID SETUP WITH M.2 GENIE
Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
BIO’S & Software
MSI brand new Dragon 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!
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
CPU (MAX SUPPORT): i9
CHIPSET: Intel Z490 Chipset
DDR4 MEMORY: 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2933(JEDEC)/ 2666(JEDEC)/ 2400(JEDEC)/ 2133(JEDEC) MHz
MEMORY CHANNEL: Dual
DIMM SLOTS: 4
MAX MEMORY (GB): 128
PCI-E X16: 2
PCI-E X1: 2
M.2 SLOT: 2
LAN: 1x Realtek® 8125B 2.5G LAN
USB 3.2 PORTS (FRONT): 1(Gen 2, Type C), 2(Gen 1, Type A)
USB 3.2 PORTS (REAR): 1(Gen 2, Type C), 1(Gen 2, Type A), 2(Gen 1, Type A)
USB 2.0 PORTS (FRONT): 4
USB 2.0 PORTS (REAR): 2
AUDIO PORTS (REAR): 5+ Optical S/PDIF (Realtek® ALC1220 Codec)
FORM FACTOR: Micro-ATX
OPERATING SYSTEM: Support for Windows® 10 64-bit