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MSI PRO Z490-A PRO LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z490
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA1200 socket
  • Supports 1R 2933/ 2666/ 2133 MHz
  • 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 4800+ MHz
  • 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4266+ MHz
  • 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz
  • 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz

  • Specs
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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works well after a slow start 6/30/2020 11:21:51 AM

Pros: Once running it works really well and machine is fast.

Cons: - I had trouble getting it to work with my monitor as Displyport. Eventually, I had to use HDMI with a finicky restart - unplug all, wait 30s etc - and then force the MB setting to use on-board video. After this, it worked all the time.
- I still have an issue with power saving where, when it goes to sleep, mouse and KB won't wake it as per settings. I have to press the power switch to wake it.

Overall Review: It should be much easier to get video working as you can't change anything until you see the video, at least for POST. This is a major issue IMO

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
No gimmick solid gaming/editing motherboard 6/25/2020 3:50:26 PM

Overall Review: You'll need to download the manual to see where to plug in the unmarked power/reset switches.

The bios software allows you to painlessly set your fan curves to limit throttling. I love how the fans gradually change speed as my previous motherboard did it violently.

As someone without a ton of sata drives or USB devices, this board's lack of them is perfectly fine.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Surindra,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
4/ 5
Board works great if using windows does not like linux when you try to uefi boot from a m.2 drive 6/23/2020 9:30:23 AM

Pros: Everything was great and working in windows 10 but network card was not supported in linux.

Cons: Could not get system to boot from my m.2 drive in uefi mode

Overall Review: Price and build quality was very nice

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Robert,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Value 6/22/2020 4:45:37 PM

Pros: Value
Features

Cons: No built in lights, if thats your thing.

Overall Review: Great value, especially when it's on sale.

Great if you're still using your oldschool ATX metal case and don't care about the extra lights.

It does have a few less features than the higher tier boards, but nothing you'll miss if you're strictly gaming.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great MB for the 10th Gen Intel CPUs! 6/8/2020 2:32:17 AM

Pros: - Competitive price for Z490 chipset
- Nice build quality
- Check every box for 2020 MB, like 2 x M2 slot, USB3.2 I/O included, ...

Cons: - Driver download for linux was not available on MSI website

Overall Review: The motherboard is working great for me! I was slightly hoping that I had gone for the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus just for some charming RPG effect. But other than that everything is great about this board

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Yui,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good entry level option 6/7/2020 11:55:06 AM

Pros: This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

I cannot yet comment on my experience of the board's use, given that, at the time of this writing, the i9-10900K has been out of stock at every retailer I've been to, both online and in person. What I can say is that the package arrived promptly and without any damage from the shipping process. I can also say that the board provides an appropriate amount of features for someone with no intention of building a custom water loop, doesn't need a WiFi NIC, and doesn't have 10-gigabit networking infrastructure in their home.

Cons: I cannot rightfully comment on this board's cons, given that I have been unable to use it.

Overall Review: Buy, or do not buy this board according to what your needs are. Learn from my mistake, and do not buy a motherboard assuming that an imminent CPU launch will arrive with a sufficient amount of stock.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Conner,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MEG Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good value with lots of options; total inability to boot legacy mbr (requires UEFI) 6/4/2020 6:53:31 PM

Pros: - relatively inexpensive for z490
- lots of options
- lots of case fan connectors
- stable
I can't speak about the reliability of this board yet since I just got it, but I've stuck with MSI gear over the years and so far have not disappointed. I like the no-frills "pro" boards, and this met my expectations, with one small caveat

Cons: - total inability to boot MBR-based devices

Try as I might, I cannot find any option (as I can in my Z390 Pro board) to enable legacy + uefi boot on this board. It just appears completely non-supported. This is a major upgrade for me; I moved my storage from an old Nehalem-class system to this, so obviously that old system had storage that was mbr-based for booting. I put it in here, and it just will not boot. It was a minor hassle to boot windows install media and do the conversion, but, it's a head-scratcher as to why this just isn't a feature at all

Overall Review: Additional info: I'm running with a 10700 (stock, no overclocking is in play) and DDR 4 running at 3200 MHz (the xmp support on MSI boards is easy to use).

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Paul,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect Motherboard with everything I need 6/3/2020 11:54:56 PM

Pros: So many options!

Cons: Wish it had built in RGB

Overall Review: A+++++++++++++ Would buy again!

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Phillip,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI Z490-A PRO! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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