|Supported CPU||Supports 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors|
|Chipset||Intel Z490 Chipset|
|Memory||Supports 1R 2133/2666/2933 MHz 1 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5000+ MHz 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4500+ MHz 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)|
|Graphics||1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 @ 30Hz 1x DisplayPort port supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 60Hz MULTI-GPU Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology|
|Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1|
|Supported Storage||Intel® Z490 Chipset 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports 2x M.2 slots (Key M) M2_1 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices M2_2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices Intel Optane Memory Ready Supports Intel Smart Response Technology for Intel Core processors|
|LAN||Realtek 8125B 2.5G LAN|
|Audio||Realtek ALC892/ALC897 Codec 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio|
|USB Port||2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C) 7x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (6 Type-A + 1 Type-C) 6x USB 2.0|
|Internal I/O Ports||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-C port 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports) 2x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports) 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 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors 1x serial port connector 1x TPM module connector 1x TBT connector|
|DIMENSIONS||9.6 x 12″ / 243.84 x 304.80 mm|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|HDMI||HDMI port supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 30Hz|
|Warranty||03 years warranty|
MSI Z490-A Pro 10th Gen ATX Motherboard
The MSI Z490-A PRO LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard is made on the Intel Z490 chipset, supporting 10th generation Intel Core and Pentium Gold/Celeron processors with an LGA 1200 socket. it’s four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which may be overclocked to up to 4800 MHz and above. For storage, it’s equipped with six SATA III ports and two M.2 slots. There are two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for graphics cards and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for other PCI-based hardware. Other integrated features include Realtek 8125B 2.5 GbE and Realtek ALC892 7.1-channel HD audio.
Intel Z490 Chipset
The Intel Z490 chipset is meant around 10th generation Intel processors. alongside multiple improvements and a socket change, it also features increased PCIe lanes, which is useful for graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.
The Z490-A PRO utilizes heavy-duty heatsinks on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery and on the chipset to make sure the system stays operational under intense workloads. it is also equipped with multiple DC/PWM fan headers for users to attach additional cooling solutions. Users can set their cooling preference (Boost/Balance/Silence) as required within the Dragon Center software or its UEFI BIOS. Moreover, MSI’s M.2 SHIELD FROZR heatsink helps to stop SSD throttling.
A combination of an optimized circuit layout and MSI’s CoreBoost CPU power delivery system ensures performance and stability for high-end processors. Additional features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, a digital power deign, and double power connectors.
MSI motherboards feature an optimized memory circuit layout and extensive compatibility testing with major memory manufacturers. Users also can easily overclock their RAM with A-XMP profiles within BIOS.
This motherboard is provided with two M.2 slots and 6 SATA III ports for traditional hard drives. Additional features include Intel Optane support and M.2 Genie for easily fixing RAID configurations.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
The Z490-A PRO is made with multiple hardware and software enhancements to enhance sound quality including a Realtek ALC892 audio processor, top quality audio capacitors, HD audio connectors, and an isolated left- and right-channel design.
MSI Mystic Light
MSI Mystic Light includes multiple color options and a spread of lighting effects for users to customizes their build. The motherboard also has multiple RGB headers for extra lighting components and LED strips. Users also can sync their compatible RGB components and peripherals for a unified theme.