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MSI Z390-A PRO Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2565
Manufacturer Code: Z390-A PRO
| Manufacturer: MSI

Key Features:

  • Socket 1151
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 4 slots)
  • VGA, DVI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

Delivery Options

Wednesday 29th September via Priority DPD

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Z390-A PRO
1 USB 2.0 & PS/2
3 Displayport
4 INTEL Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C
5 USB 3.1 Gen1 & LAN
6 Audio Jacks
7 Extended Heatsink Design
Leading heatsink design, extended for maximum cooling and performance
8 DDR4 Boost
Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
9 Turbo M.2
Delivering Speeds Up to 32Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
10 PCI-E Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
11 Heavy plated heatsinks
Leading heatsinks design, for maximum cooling
12 PCI-E Steel Slot
Protecting VGA cards against bending
13 Audio Boost
Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
14 Intel CNVi Ready
Supports Intel CNVi Wi-Fi module, IEEE802.11 AC wave2
MSI Z390-A PRO overview
MSI PRO Series motherboards support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance.
*works best with MSI graphics cards
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end i7 CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
MSI Z390-A PRO Extended Heaysink
MSI Z390 motherboards are optimized to maximize the performance on the 9th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.
Premium Power Phases Loadline Calibration
Premium Power Phases External ClockGen
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
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DDR4 Boost performance
Best compatibility
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Best compatibility chart
Extreme storage performance: Turbo M.2
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4.
Performance NVM
Maximize your USB Device performance
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!
Reversible connector USB Type-C
Reversible connector


Allow you to experience faster wireless network connection! Integrated Intel ® Wireless-AC (CNVi) Wi-Fi supports IEEE 802.11 AC Wave2, providing a high speed up to 1.73Gbps. Breaking the barrier with Intel CNVi WiFi while playing games and watching videos.
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.
MSI X-Boost performance
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB peripherals or other battery-powered gear.
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference to provide a pure and reliable signal for the best performance, even when turning it up a notch.
Amplify your Game with Audio Boost
Like a dedicated sound card Audio Boost offers a 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.
Isolated Audio with LED Line High-quality Audio capacitors
Isolated audio design with Isolated Audio with RGB LED Line High-quality Audio Capacitors
Audio Boost Ohm graph
Immerse yourself into Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features to optimize VR, MSI brings gamers and professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
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Main Features

  • Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
  • Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
  • Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
  • Extended Heatsink Design: MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
  • Intel® LAN:Premium network solution from Intel® for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection.
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2: Powered by Intel USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds


CPU Socket Socket 1151
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 9th/ 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1151

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort
VGA Port 1 x D-Sub
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Digital Port 1 x DVI-D
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 4 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan
1 x Water Pump
5 x System fans
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC connector
Parallel Connectors 1 x Parallel
Serial Connectors 1 x COM
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion
TPM Header 1 x TPM
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 6-pin PCIe
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Key M (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x M.2, Key E (Type 2230) for Wi-Fi Module
1 x RGB LED header


Memory Bus Speed 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC) / 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM


Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z390
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes


Number of PCI Express Slots 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
4 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes


Integrated Sound Realtek® ALC892


Integrated Network Intel® I219-V
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit


Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Drivers Included
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology


Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MSI Z390-A PRO Motherboard
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty Card
2 x SATA Cables
Support DVD
I/O Shield
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control None
Memory Speed 4400 MHz
Skip Audio Test No
RGB Header Type None
Addressable RGB No
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Main Colour Black
Socket(s) LGA 1151
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 6 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection Yes
DVI Connection Yes
HDMI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z390
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model MSI Z390-A PRO
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code Z390-A PRO
UPC 824142169544
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code Z390-A PRO
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the MSI Z390-A PRO Intel Socket 1151 Z390 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: How many fan plugs have this got, and what graphic card can this hold?
Answer by Website User on 27th September 2021
This has 7 fan headers, including the CPU header and PUMP header, this will take any PCIe GPU.- Kristian N
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Q: Is it compatible with i7-9700 processor?
Answer by Website User on 10th August 2021
This is compatible with that CPU. - Kristian N
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Q: is it compatible with i9-9900K?
Answer by Website User on 30th July 2021
This will work fine. - Kristian N
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Q: Been a while since I upgraded my Motherboard, I believe this component would be compatible with an i7 - 6700k? I don't want to make a mistake and damage the socket.
Answer by Website User on 28th July 2021
This is only compatible with 8th and 9th gen intel processors. - Kristian N
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Q: will it handle the i5-8400
Answer by Website User on 22nd April 2021
This will work with the i5-8400 - Kristian N
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Q: Will this motherboard support the i5-9600K out-of-the-box?
Answer by Website User on 19th November 2019
Yes, it will.
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Q: Will it support a 9th generation intel cpu out of the box, or will it require a bios update for this to occur?
Answer by Website User on 25th June 2019
Depends on the exact 9th Gen CPU you wish to use, but we can update the BIOS before shipping for a £10 fee if contacted before purchase.
1 customer found this answer helpful.
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Q: Does this have on-board WiFi, or will I have to purchase a separate WiFi card?
Answer by Website User on 23rd January 2019
You will need to buy a seperate WiFi card.
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4 / 5 15 reviews


3 weeks ago

Great products as per usual from CCL, this motherboard has so many features and expansion slots, so glad to be using them as my supplier now.


3 weeks ago

Good cheap motherboard

Mr William Fairley

July 2020

Great board and price


January 2020

Cheapest Z390 board, all the features I could ever require and stable. Running a 9600K @ 4.9GHz and memory at 4400MHz daily.


January 2020

First time building a PC, this motherboard made it much easier!

Toby Strickland

December 2019

Ordered an msi z390 motherboard, got an msi z390 motherboard. Pretty good by my standards.

David Moore

October 2019

Good experience, nice fast delivery, competitive pricing


August 2019

Works as it shoud


July 2019

Very good quality only drawback is that it only has one RGB header and it is really near the bottom

Mark Orchard

May 2019

Excellent motherboard great value, Legacy support with serial rs232 and parallel port which I found perfect for Amateur Radio applications running Fedora30. Excellent after sales support for a very minor issue. Highly recommended.


May 2019

Great value Z390 chipset motherboard does its job well good quality and MSI is a really great brand


May 2019

I give this motherboard 5 starts. Why? Because for its pricepoint you're not paying for any fancy RGB Lighting or over the top designs. You get a motherboard with lots of compatability options, quite frankly a solid purchase. All in all i recommend this motherboard not to an enthusiast but instead to a first time builder or someone trying to save a quid or two when building thier own system.

M Flynn

April 2019

Great board with comprehensive online support. Great build.


March 2019

big wew!!!


February 2019

I Chose this MSI motherboard because of it's smart design and available features, such as convenient pin-header keep out zone. The compatibility with a wide range of components and devices so picking and choosing additional parts has been made that much easier.