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Quick OverviewMSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
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MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
Core Boost Technology
8+4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let GAMING EDGE unleash maximum performance.
6 layer PCB
6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.
A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.
PCIe Steel Armor
Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface.
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 for flowrate and noise control.
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
Lightning USB 20G
Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, up to 20Gbps transfer speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen1.
2.5G LAN Network Solution
Onboard 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with gaming LAN manager.
Intel Wi-Fi 6
Featuring the latest wireless solution, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps and supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology.
The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from other circuits.
2 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG
Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.
ALUMINUM COVER WITH EXTENDED HEATSINK
An all-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface allowing the CPU power system to reliably drive even high-end processors.
PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
Pre-Installed IO Shielding makes handling the motherboard process easier and safer. The patent-pending design is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment.
TWIN TURBO M.2 AND M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.
4X FASTER LIGHTNING USB 20G
Quickly move large files including uncompressed video, raw images, and bulky simulation data, powered by the ASMedia 3241 chip. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 reaches up to 20Gbps, four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
12+1+1 POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built to supply stable and steady power delivery. Powered by 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology.
8+4 POWER CONNECTORS
8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power for multi-core CPUs even when overclocking.
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI features onboard 2.5Gbps Ethernet LAN, for gamers who demand on high-bandwidth and low-latency network connectivity. Prioritize latency-sensitive applications with MSI LAN Manager for a superior online experience.
WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH
Connect to a high-speed WIFI 6 network with onboard Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technology optimize data transmission and deliver speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
Core Boost combines a reserved zone of optimized circuits and premium power delivery components to create a highly efficient power system capable of precise current output to the CPU.
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORT AND PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI 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.
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost offers an 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.
EZ LED CONTROL
A built-in LED switch on the motherboard instantly turns lighting on or off. Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.
Model - MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(OC)/ 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 Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD 2-Way CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x4 mode, from PCH), 2x PCIe x1 slots (from PCH), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 1 x M.2 (2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B-CG, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200-VD1, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel AX201, Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, WiFi 6 Pre-Certified, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Mystic light, RGB Connector - 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Ready 4 the Future, Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future, Enhanced Power Design, 12+1+1 Duet Rail Power System, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, Premium Thermal Solution, Aluminum Cover with Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience, Lightning USB 20G, Powered by ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C, 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution, Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection, 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water pump connector, 1x front panel audio connector, 2x system panel connectors, 1x chassis intrusion connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 1x TPM module connector, 1x TBT connector, 1x RTD3 connector, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth, Optical S/PDIF OUT, WIFI & BLUETOOTH: Intel AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.