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MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI 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

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MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI
EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Creator TRX40 motherboard
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Core Boost Technology

8+4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let GAMING CARBON unleash maximum performance.

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6 layer PCB

6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.

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Digital PWM

A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.

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PCIe Steel Armor

Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.

MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI motherboard
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M.2 Shield Frozr

Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.

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Pump Fan Support

Control watercooling pump speeds for flowrate and noise control.

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Enlarged Chipset Heatsink

Large heatsink over the chipset for superior better heat dissipation.

MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
Creator TRX40 motherboard and a video card
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Lightning USB 20G

Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, up to 20Gbps transfer speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen1.

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2.5G LAN Network Solution

Onboard 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with gaming LAN manager.

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Intel Wi-Fi 6

Featuring the latest wireless solution, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps and supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology.

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DDR4 Boost

The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from other circuits.

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Turbo M.2

2 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.

official gaming partner
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.

  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects
the ports of the motherboard
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.

the ports of the motherboard
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.

the ports of the motherboard
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.

  • 12 phase CPU Power
  • 1 phase SA Power
  • 1 phase GT Power
  • Digital PWM IC
the connectors of the motherboard
8+4 POWER CONNECTORS

8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power for multi-core CPUs even when overclocking.

LAN ports of the motherboard
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN

MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON 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.

BLUETOOTH of the motherboard
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 of the motherboard
CORE BOOST

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.

inside of the motherboard
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.

STEEL ARMOR of the motherboard
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR

MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON 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.

AUDIO BOOST of the motherboard
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 of the motherboard
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.


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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 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Bang for the buck 7/5/2020 4:44:00 AM

Pros: This board is packed with features and super fast. I can tell the performance difference from upgrading from an MSI z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

Cons: Only con was the heatsink/ I/O shielding of the board felt a little loose but that's it.

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

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
fast for gaming 7/3/2020 3:50:53 PM

Pros: easy set up on building new computer and fast

Overall Review: works great and fast

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
excellent board 6/27/2020 6:26:52 AM

Pros: looks awesome
wifi is neat
sleek
great cooling

Cons: none

Overall Review: This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program. The board is excellent. Has great features and stays cool. Looks awesome and doesn't afraid of anything.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Roger,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WIFI! 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 board 6/22/2020 11:38:25 AM

Pros: Works very well, has nice features, and definitely appears to be a high quality board.

Cons: When overclocking the CPU, the BIOS may try to set voltage too high. Be mindful of what settings you use if you plan to overclock.

Overall Review: Was able to build a new system using this board with no issues. RGB is a nice touch. I'm glad it's not plastered all over the board.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Blake,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI motherboard! 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
5/ 5
There is a reason why my last two mobos have been MSI... 6/19/2020 6:10:18 PM

Pros: - I personally think it looks great and the RGB looks slick and is surprisingly bright.
- Easy to set up, easy to install
- BIOS are super easy.
- Great OC options and capabilities
- WIFI was a plus.
- M.2 shields and good heatsink surface area are a plus

Cons: - Always could use more I/O options. However, at the price point it offers the same if not more than the competition. For example another USB 3 header.
- USB C is cool but would have been a nice touch if there was an adapter thrown in.
- Previous MSI mobo has a display for post codes, would have been nice to have that again.

Overall Review: Note: This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program

Coming from a Gaming M5 this was a nice upgrade. Overall, this is a quality product for new builders and experienced builders alike. It is a pretty decent value at the price point and you get more or equal to what other boards around this price point offer without having to completely break the bank. Definitely a good pick up for anyone looking to build a new intel system (I know, that may be scarce right now).

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Lee,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI! 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
5/ 5
Good product, high quality 6/18/2020 1:34:57 PM

Overall Review: *This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program
This is a GOTO if you are thinking building a PC with 10th Gen Intel processor.
It covers everything you need with highest spec possible at this price range.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Xuan,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI! 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: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
CARBON FIBER!?! 6/16/2020 9:12:54 PM

Overall Review: Overall appearance looks very great and lights illuminate well. Great price for the money. Would highly recommend this motherboard.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Tyrus,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI! 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
Easy to install and setup. 6/11/2020 11:15:02 AM

Pros: Bios easy to use, maybe too easy.
Installation was straight forward.
Internal WiFi comes in handy.
Manual is well written and comprehensive.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I have not built a computer in over 15 years. So was a little apprehensive re-familiarizing myself with modern motherboards. After discovering what the m.2 and rainbow leads were for the rest went together fairly easily. Just like I remember from my previous builds several years ago. Bios was too easy to use, no need to setup individual IRQs like I was used too. So far i'm glad to be using MSI again. The last two computers I went to gigabyte, before that it was only msi. Now I'm glad to be back.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear John,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI motherboard! 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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