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MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS Intel Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2750
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Manufacturer Code: MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
| Manufacturer: MSI
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Key Features:

  • Socket 1200
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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Overview

MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS CORNERSTONE overview
MSI Core Boost Technology Core Boost Technology
Combining 8+4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
MSI 6 layer PCB 6 layer PCB
6 layer PCB provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
MSI Digital PWM Digital PWM
Highest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
MSI PCIe Steel Armor PCIe Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
 
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS THERMAL overview
MSI Extended Heatsink Extended Heatsink
MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
MSI M.2 Shield Frozr M.2 Shield Frozr
Build-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
MSI Pump Fan Support Pump Fan Support
Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.
 
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS LIGHTNING overview
MSI Turbo USB Turbo USB
Featuring the TURBO USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps, with reversible Type-C connector.
MSI 2.5G Network Solution 2.5G Network Solution
Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
MSI DDR4 Boost DDR4 Boost
The Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
MSI Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2
With 2 x M.2 slots . Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
 
ESL PRO LEAGUE PARTNERSHIP
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS & MPG SEKITA 500X
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS GAMING RIG
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects through Mystic Light RGB LED. Controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
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 CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
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 also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS 12+1+1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
12+1+1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design with concurrent stable power delivery. Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
  • CPU Power
  • SA Power
  • GT Power
  • Digital PWM IC
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS 8+4 POWER CONNECTORS
8+4 POWER CONNECTORS
8+4 pin connectors delivering adequate power supply for multi-core CPU, unleash the ultimate performance with the most reliable motherboard for best gaming experience and extreme overclocking.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS TWIN TURBO M.2 and M.2 SHIELD FROZR
TWIN TURBO M.2 and M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Cooling your NVMe SSD delays throttling which results in higher overall performance. Part of the motherboards heatsink design which helps avoid SSD throttling by offering the best thermal protection.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS features high-bandwidth and low-latency Ethernet networks for demanding gamers and power users. Onboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS CORE BOOST
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.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS DDR4 BOOST
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS supports multiple GPU solution. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running an AMD® CrossFire setup Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
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.
 
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS EZ LED CONTROL
EZ LED CONTROL FOR RGB CUSTOMIZATION
A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect in a second. Use EZ LED CONTROL to show million of colors or turn off lights right away.
 

Main Features

  • 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
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1200

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
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header
2 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 2 ports)
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x Water Pump header
6 x System fan headers
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
1 x RGB LED header
2 x RAINBOW LED headers
1 x TBT header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed Up to 4800 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z490
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)
3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC1200-VD1 Codec

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
User Manual
Quick Installation Guide
MSI Product Catalog
MSI Case Badge
Product Registration Card
Promotion Card
2 x SATA Cables
Case Screw Guide
Driver DVD
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Memory Speed 4800 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
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 No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z490
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync

Graphics

Graphics Chipset None

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
EAN 4719072722005
UPC 824142212486
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS Intel Socket 1200 Z490 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: Is this Motherboard 11th Gen ready or does it require a Bios Flash?
Answer by Website User on 9th August 2021
This will need a bios update. - Kristian N
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Q: Does this motherboard have front USb 2.0/3.0 and mic/headset connectors?
Answer by Website User on 18th September 2020
Yes, it does. -MR
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Reviews
4 / 5 26 reviews

Curtis L

7 months ago

Price was ok. Package was damaged, but glad it's works. If the product does not work because of the damage then all kind of trouble will come to me when I try to return. I would recommend Ebuyer instead of CCL. Ebuyer has better delivery, but Ebuyer would often out of stock..... So pros and cons, for these enterprise sellers.

B Blairsdale

7 months ago

Fantastic board for the money I paid. BIOS is easy to navigate and this board has caused me zero issues getting everything set up to my liking on a new build. Would have liked a 2nd heat shield for the 2nd M.2, but that is not enough to detract from the rating given the price paid. One thing I appreciate that unlike some other manufacturer boards, it did not go crazy on all the voltages on auto and ran them fairly conservatively. I can push the boundaries more efficiently myself if and when I need to.

Will Atterson

9 months ago

An excellent motherboard. This can, I believe, handle any 10th gen intel CPU, even an overclocked 10900K, although it can run a little hot with this CPU if used for extended workstation workloads (like rendering) or if you're into heavy overclocking. If either of these are your intended uses, you may want to step up to something like the Z490 Tomahawk, or Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi. It also have some good features, like a USB type C port on the back, and an internal connector too. It also has a heat shield for the first M.2 slot, and a good audio codec. It does not include any built-in wifi, so you'll have to plug directly into the 2.5Gb ethernet slot on the back, or add your own wifi card or dongle. The board has plenty of PCIe slots for a wifi card though. All in all, a great board, even for one of the locked CPUs like the 10400, as a Z-board allows you to run higher speed memory, which helps to make full use of the CPU's power.

Will Atterson

9 months ago

An excellent motherboard. This can, I believe, handle any 10th gen intel CPU, even an overclocked 10900K, although it can run a little hot with this CPU if used for extended workstation workloads (like rendering) or if you're into heavy overclocking. If either of these are your intended uses, you may want to step up to something like the Z490 Tomahawk, or Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi. It also have some good features, like a USB type C port on the back, and an internal connector too. It also has a heat shield for the first M.2 slot, and a good audio codec. It does not include any built-in wifi, so you'll have to plug directly into the 2.5Gb ethernet slot on the back, or add your own wifi card or dongle. The board has plenty of PCIe slots for a wifi card though. All in all, a great board, even for one of the locked CPUs like the 10400, as a Z-board allows you to run higher speed memory, which helps to make full use of the CPU's power.

Will Atterson

9 months ago

An excellent motherboard. This can, I believe, handle any 10th gen intel CPU, even an overclocked 10900K, although it can run a little hot with this CPU if used for extended workstation workloads (like rendering) or if you're into heavy overclocking. If either of these are your intended uses, you may want to step up to something like the Z490 Tomahawk, or Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi. It also have some good features, like a USB type C port on the back, and an internal connector too. It also has a heat shield for the first M.2 slot, and a good audio codec. It does not include any built-in wifi, so you'll have to plug directly into the 2.5Gb ethernet slot on the back, or add your own wifi card or dongle. The board has plenty of PCIe slots for a wifi card though. All in all, a great board, even for one of the locked CPUs like the 10400, as a Z-board allows you to run higher speed memory, which helps to make full use of the CPU's power.

Peter McEvan

9 months ago

Fantastic, reasonably priced Z490 motherboard. All the features you need, including a high quality VRM and cooling solution.

Christian

9 months ago

Overall really good motherboard for the money, if you want an affordable Z490 board this is a very good choice. I originally purchased this as the various deals made it the best option, and even without the promotions its a good choice. The motherboard is easy to build with and has a stylish design with sensible positioning for everything. Despite the things Ive seen online, the MSI dragon centre software is pretty good. Its nicely organised and I like how all my parts (motherboard, 3rd party case fans and my RTX 3080FE) can be controlled from one app. It even works with my razed keyboard by linking it to Synapse. The only issue I had was it would not boot onto my drives, and kept rebooting into the BIOS. I fixed this easily by going into advanced settings and changing it from UEFI to CSM mode. Overall like I said its definitely a good choice motherboard and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good intel motherboard on the cheap.

Keith - Actuary and Risk Assessor

9 months ago

If it wasn't good enough, it would be a disgrace.

Paul Cross

9 months ago

Great product for an even greater price! Performs exactly how I expected so far, would definitely recommend this z490 motherboard to someone else. Yet again, a great product from MSI

Liam Lawton

9 months ago

Brilliant product, chose this as my previous motherboard was the 970 amd 3 motherboard. Recently decided to build a new PC and have gone intel rather than AMD. Chose the Z490 Gaming plus as i didnt need the Wi-Fi card. Motherboard looks amazing, a little plain until turned on, at which point the RGB kicks in and adds colour. Supports M.2 hard drives which are an upgrade on a usual SSD. Features 4 USB ports including 1 USB-C. Also included is support For USB-C in the front of the case which is good for anybody with a case that supports that. Mystic light which is MSI's signature RGB light program is featured, and allows for optimisation between any compatible RGB products, IE RAM and Case Fans.

DARRYL TURNER

9 months ago

Amazing quality and has 2 m.2 for this price is a steal

Andrejs

9 months ago

Excellent motherboard

Marcin W

9 months ago

One of the best cards in terms of price/quality. Basically, you get everything what you would like, a lot of ports of sata, two m.2, socket lotes. In addition, there is an exit to the usb-c for the front of the case, which is not so popular in this price range and even higher. If you are not super elusive and do not need to overclock 10900k to 6ghz this motherboard is for you.

Ben B

9 months ago

They provided the best price (better than Amazon), although I did have to pay 5 to get the equivalent of Amazon-speed delivery. Still cheaper than Amazon.

Paul Kirk

10 months ago

I upgraded from an MSI Z270 gaming plus to an MSI Z490 gaming plus and I am glad that I did. I chose to stick with the gaming plus due to the performance you get for your money, it looks decent as a bonus. Happily running my 10850k at 5.1ghz all cores with a 5.3ghz boost with no issues. I'm extremely impressed at the feature set included at this price point. Another win from MSI.

Paul Kirk

10 months ago

I've upgraded from a MSI Z270 Gaming Plus to a Z490 Gaming plus and cannot fault either. I've successfully got my 10850k running at 5.1ghz all core with a 5.3ghz boost completely stable. Amazing value board for what you get. Another huge thumbs up from me on yet another 5 star mobo from MSI.

Marcus Wernham

10 months ago

Brilliant Motherboard for the price. It is slick and looks great with a minimalist design. Enough ports for all occasions and did I mention it looks slick!! Paired it with an i7 and 1080ti and I am very happy with my purchase

Aran Henderson

10 months ago

Building my first pc this was perfect it has RGB led controls the best Motherboard for the money defently worth paying for more then a bisic board you can tell just from holdind it that is made from good qualty meterials

Aran Henderson

10 months ago

One of the best value for money Money Motherboards for RGB LEDs And it also has a extra 4 pin power port for overclocking the CPU :)

Aran Henderson

10 months ago

My favorite part of this Motherboard is it suports RGB I choose this product over another motherboards as it was the best in its price bracket and it has a extra 4 pin overclocking power for the CPU and RGB lighting soport You can tell just when handeling the bourd its made from good qualty metarals VERY HAPPY :)

karl ayris

10 months ago

Excellent product for the price. Better than any other board I have brought at this price point as it has all the features you would need also a good VRM for high power intel processors.

Woody

11 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of this motherboard it has a good sturdy weight to it and doesn't feel like its going to snap when inserting the CPU cooler or memory modules. I found it very easy to install in my case and the provided instruction manual is very clear in its instructions. Be aware that the board uses both an 8 and 4 pin CPU connector at the top edge of the board that does sit quite close to the pre-installed shield of the back plate. The first M2 slot has a nice cover over it which gives the motherboard a very clean look it's just a shame one couldn't have been fitted to the second slot. Very pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend especially for the price.

Paul Dowie

11 months ago

Difficult to say too much about a motherboard, it was easy to install, easy to configure and although the drivers came on a cd (manufacturers need to stop doing this) up-to-date drivers were easy to find on the internet and installation was a breeze. Even bois updates were really easy. So far I'm really happy with my purchase.

Eleanor

12 months ago

Really good value product. The instructions weren't great, and there was no space to plug in my thrid case fan, but everything else seems to be fine.

Tiff Mahoney

12 months ago

Amazing motherboard, easy to install and everything worked first time.

Tiff Mahoney

12 months ago

Upgraded after a number of years running on an old motherboard and WOW. Amazing, great value for money and really easy to install; everything worked first time. Highly recommended!