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MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS 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

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MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS

An Intel Z490-powered ATX motherboard that's ideal for your new build based on the 10th generation Intel Core processors. Premium components, superb thermal capability, and rich, ultra-fast connectivity options make the motherboard meet all your current needs and future upgrades. Onboard lighting with MSI Mystic Light lets you light up your rig with gorgeous RGB lighting that can be customized and synchronized across your system and peripherals.

  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4800(OC) MHz
  • 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
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
  • 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: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
GAME IN STYLE

The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.

PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN

With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE

With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR

World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

FAN AUTODETECT DC OR PWM MODE

MSI fan headers can automatically detect if a fan needs to run in DC or PWM mode, streamlining the fan tuning experience.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

CORE BOOST

Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while doing

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!

MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

MORE FOR PERFORMANCE

LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION

What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION

Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

DIGITALL POWER DESIGN

A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.

DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS

8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU

PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING

Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

keep out zone

MSI motherboards circuitry ensure the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard.

* Please ensure to remove the unnecessary mounting stand-off when installing the motherboard into the case.

MORE USER FRIENDLY ENHANCEMENTS

XL CLIP

The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

EZ DEBUG LED

Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

EZ LED CONTROL

A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect. Turn on/off your light in a second!

EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES

Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.

MORE RELIABLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION

6 PCB layers allows for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds. This is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

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 in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION

Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

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DOUBLE ESD PROTECTION - BEST

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SINGLE ESD PROTECTION - AVERAGE

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SEMI ESD PROTECTION - POOR

LIGHTNING GEN 4 SUPPORT, READY 4 THE FUTURE !!!

MSI Z490 motherboards adopt tons of components, enhanced layout placement and PCB design dedicated for PCI-E Gen 4 solution, ensure the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds stability, ready 4 the future!

  • Reinforced PCIe 4.0 slot provides up to 64GB/s transfer bandwidth
  • Dedicated PCIe 4.0 M.2 connectors for the fastest onboard storage solution
  • PCIe 4.0 external clock generator provides better PCIe 4.0 overclocking performance
  • Dedicated switches transfer both PCIe slot and M.2 4.0 signals
  • Optimized PCB layout fully supports higher bandwidth and transfer speeds for PCIe 4.0
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE

MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z390 motherboard memory XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z490 motherboards. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

LOWER LANTENCY AND MORE EFFICIENCY

RELEASE HIGHER MEMORY FREQUENCY

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE

The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE

MSI MPG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

EASY RAID SETUP WITH M.2 GENIE

Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.

DRAGON CENTER

MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5

Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

  • GAME BOOST - Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
  • XMP - Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
  • M-FLASH - Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
  • HARDWARE MONITOR - Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
  • MEMORY TRY IT - Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
  • SEARCH & FAVORITES - A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

MSI APP PLAYER

Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

* Hotkey backlighting will be available starting from Dragon Center ver. 2.3.1808.1001.

CONNECTIVITY

MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK

2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!

MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

MSI LAN MANAGER

  • Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
  • Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
  • Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application

Audio Boost

DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR

Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS

A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF

Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

ISOLATED AUDIO SIGNAL

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS

Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

DE-POP PROTECTION

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

BOOST YOUR GAME EXPERIENCE WITH USB 3.2 GEN 2

Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI MPG series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C

MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

TRUE COLOR MYSTIC LIGHT ON MOTHERBOARD

Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 29 LED effects.

Mystic Light Extension

Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.

JRAINBOW

The JRAINBOW pin header provides the max 3A(5V) power supply for the WS2812B Addressable RGB LED strips in 75 LEDs.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5
Great Mobo 6/23/2020 8:19:05 PM

Overall Review: Great Mobo with enough spots for a bit of everything.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus motherboard! If you would like further technical assistance, 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
Awesome 6/23/2020 4:19:09 PM

Overall Review: Sweet looking Motherboard. Great price too

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Taylor,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus! 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
5/ 5
Great! 6/12/2020 7:16:01 PM

Pros: easy to install
bios is easy to navigate
Ez-debug

Cons: some reason it didn't post at first but after resetting CMOS it booted fine

Overall Review: Overall for the price, it's a great motherboard.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Henry,

Thank you for reviewing the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus! 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
Slick and great mobo for the price 6/1/2020 1:09:10 PM

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

Got this motherboard and was able to install my cpu and gpu onto very easily. I like the bios format too. Upgraded from a 7700k to a 10700k and had to get a new one. This one does its job while being cost efficient. I have no complaints.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Justin,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS motherboard! We are sure you will continue to enjoy it!

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Anonymous
5/ 5
Best budget board I purchase for sister! 5/27/2020 7:36:21 PM

Pros: Good decent VRM and run smoothly with no issue

Cons: None

Overall Review: I would recommend people on a budget build with 10th gen. Goes well with i5.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thanks for sharing your experience with the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS motherboard! We hope that you continue to enjoy it!

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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