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MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK Intel Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2751
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Manufacturer Code: MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
| Manufacturer: MSI
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Key Features:

  • Socket 1200
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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Overview

MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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.
 
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK THERMAL overview
MSI Aluminum Cover Aluminum Cover
All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the surface of heat dissipation, ensuring 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.
 
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK LIGHTNING overview
MSI Lightning 20G Lightning 20G
Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK & MAG VAMPIRIC 100R
 
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ALUMINUM COVER
ALUMINUM COVER
All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarge the surface of heat dissipation for even high-end processors to run in full speed.
 
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 Lightning USB 20G
4X Faster Lightning USB 20G
The transmission speed of the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 reaches up to 20Gbps, which is four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1 solution. Powered by ASMedia 3142 chip, MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK provides stable high speed transmission to save time for better gaming experience.
 
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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
  • 1 phases SA Power
  • 1 phases GT Power
  • Digital PWM IC
 
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK 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
  • Ready 4 the Future: Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • 2.5G LAN: 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
  • Lightning USB 20G: Powered by ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire
Awards
  • eTeknix - Editor's Choice Award

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    At this price range, and with these features, I think this is one of the strongest consumer boards out there right now. Excellent connectivity, great overclocking potential, and it won’t completely destroy your wallet. Perfect!

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 3.2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1
4 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 2 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
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
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)
2 x RGB LED headers
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)
2 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
Intel I219V
Network Speeds Supported Realtek RTL8125B-CG: Up to 2.5Gbps
Intel I219V: Up to 1Gbps
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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
User Manual
Quick Installation Guide
MSI Case Badge
Product Registration Card
MSI Product Catalog
Driver DVD
Promotion Card
2 x SATA Cables
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
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 8 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 MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes

Graphics

Graphics Chipset None

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
EAN 4719072718978
UPC 824142213421
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK Intel Socket 1200 Z490 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: hey is this motherboard compatable with a intel i7 11700 cpu ?
Answer by Website User on 13th August 2021
This would be fine. - Kristian N
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Q: Is it compatible with the Addlink S70 NVME ssd. first time building a pc and i do not know much about it.
Answer by Website User on 16th April 2021
Yes, it would be compatible.
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Reviews
5 / 5 7 reviews

MR G FISHER

7 months ago

Brilliant cpu fast video editing and game play at low end of games . Just waiting for u get some top end cards in cart take photo not at home yet

Alex S

9 months ago

Recently purchased the Z490 Tomahawk from CCL (big thumbs up) as I wanted to upgrade my 9700K to the new 10700K and needed a new motherboard as well. Previously I had a Z370 HD3 from Gigabyte, was pleased with it, and after doing some research on the best budget-friendly Z490 mobo I came across this model. In terms of how it looks and build quality, I like it! It looks good, it feels good, it is good! Regarding features, it has everything one would want: supports high freq RAM, it has loads of USB 3 ports, USB-C etc, gigabit ethernet, the on-board audio sounds great and has no coil whine, 2 M.2 slots and what matters the most to me, the VRM is good stuff. With my previous board, I had to use active VRM cooling with a fan positioned on top of the VRM when my CPU was overclocked. The Tomahawk has them running cool even under heavy load (Prime95) with just passive cooling, which is mighty impressive. Also, the price is really competitive, compared to similar boards from the competition, this one was cheaper and it also came bundled with AC Valhalla. All in all, I'm really happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend this motherboard for someone looking to build a new PC on a tight budget.

Peter Taylor

9 months ago

My main reason for buying this motherboard was the dual Ethernet ports. Having the 2.5 Gbe is really handy as looks like lots of products are starting to support this. I plan on upgrading my NAS to 2.5 Gbe so having the direct connection saves me buying a 2.5 switch (Although I do intend on that too eventually). Back to the board, the built-in IO shield is handy and the heatsink on the VRMs is quite weighty. The M2 slots also have their own heatshields, not as thick as some that come with PCIe 4.0 drives but at the moment the board only supports PCIe 3.0. Interestingly though, the top M2 slot reads 'PCIe 4.0' and there are rumours that when 11th gen Intel comes out, it could get an update, so fingers crossed there as I have a Sabrent Rocket 4.0 in there. The BIOS is a little odd as I've mainly used Gigabyte in the past, but for a new user it's pretty easy to get around. Very easy to apply XMP profiles and does have a one-click overclock function (called Game Boost). Does seem a little conservative though as it only increases the Turbo profile by 100 Mhz. It also recommends not changing other options if you use this which I find a little odd. Anyone that's done Intel overclocking in the past is better off not using this and just manually tuning (I've come from a 7th gen i5 running over 5 Ghz so was a breeze getting the 10th gen equivalent to similar levels). Overall would definitely recommend this motherboard. The MSI promotions also add value to the purchase (depending when you buy of course).

Dennis Constantin Lambiri

10 months ago

Was looking to upgrade my system and this seemed like the best board to get on a budget if I wanna do some overclocking down the line. Good VRM and enough USB ports, add on top of that the MSI offers and this was basically the z490 board to get.

Dennis Constantin Lambiri

10 months ago

Mid-range board with a lot of features for a great price with the current MSI offers.

Alex S

10 months ago

Recently purchased the Z490 Tomahawk from CCL (big thumbs up) as I wanted to upgrade my 9700K to the new 10700K and needed a new motherboard as well. Previously I had a Z370 HD3 from Gigabyte, was pleased with it, and after doing some research on the best budget-friendly Z490 mobo I came across this model. In terms of how it looks and build quality, I like it! It looks good, it feels good, it is good! Regarding features, it has everything one would want: supports high freq RAM, it has loads of USB 3 ports, USB-C etc, gigabit ethernet, the on-board audio sounds great and has no coil whine, 2 M.2 slots and what matters the most to me, the VRM is good stuff. With my previous board, I had to use active VRM cooling with a fan positioned on top of the VRM when my CPU was overclocked. The Tomahawk has them running cool even under heavy load (Prime95) with just passive cooling, which is mighty impressive. Also, the price is really competitive, compared to similar boards from the competition, this one was cheaper and it also came bundled with AC Valhalla. All in all, I'm really happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend this motherboard for someone looking to build a new PC on a tight budget.

Michael Rands

July 2020

There are some good features on this board and a good amount of USB ports, almost more than I can make use of, The addition of multiple fan headers on the board make it a must have for those who need or like to use lots of fans including water/liquid cooling.