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Quick OverviewMSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
Network & Connectivity
Model - MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen/ 11th 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 - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from CPU), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from PCH, supports x4 mode), 3x PCIe x1 slots (from PCH), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 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 - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, BIOS Version - 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 - 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 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, Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience, 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection, Turbo M.2, Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2, Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water pump connector, 6x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x front panel audio connector, 2x system panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x serial port connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x TBT connector, Optical S/PDIF OUT, HD Audio Connectors, 9 mounting holes, 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.