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