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MSI Z490-A PRO Intel Socket 1200 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2752
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Manufacturer Code: Z490-A PRO
| 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

Get £10 off this motherboard when you purchase a compatible Intel Core processor.


Promotional Period: From September 1st, 2021 - while stocks last. Add both the Motherboard and Intel Core processor to your basket to receive your discount on the motherboard.

MSI Intel Motherboar

MSI Z490-A PRO Intel Socket 1200 Motherboard

Intel CPUs

Intel Core i5 10400F 2.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10400 2.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600KF 4.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600K 4.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700KF 3.8GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700K 3.8GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900KF 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900K 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10100 3.6GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10320 3.8GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10500 3.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600 3.3GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700F 2.9GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700 2.9GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900F 2.8GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900 2.8GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10850K 3.6GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Celeron G5900 3.4GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6400 4.0GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900K 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10100F 3.6GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6500 4.1GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10105 3.7GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10105F 3.7GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6605 4.3GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6405 4.1GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Celeron G5905 3.5GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900K 3.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900KF 3.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900F 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700K 3.6GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700KF 3.6GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700F 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600K 3.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600KF 3.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600 2.8GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11400 2.6GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11400F 2.6GHz 6 Core CPU

Z490-A PRO
EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
MSI Z490-A PRO CORNERSTONE overview
MSI Core Boost Technology Core Boost Technology
8+4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let Z490-A PRO unleash maximum performance.
MSI 6 layer PCB 6 layer PCB
6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.
MSI Digital PWM Digital PWM
A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.
MSI PCIe Steel Armor PCIe Steel Armor
Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.
 
Z490-A PRO
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MSI Z490-A PRO THERMAL overview
MSI Extended Heatsink Extended Heatsink
Larger heatsink design for cooling and performance.
MSI M.2 Shield Frozr M.2 Shield Frozr
Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.
MSI Pump Fan Support Pump Fan Support
Control watercooling pump speeds for flowrate and noise control.
 
Z490-A PRO
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI Z490-A PRO LIGHTNING overview
MSI Turbo USB Turbo USB
Featuring TURBO USB 3.2 GEN2 10Gbps with reversible Type-C connector.
MSI 2.5G Network Solution 2.5G Network Solution
Onboard 2.5 Gigabit LAN with gaming LAN manager.
MSI DDR4 Boost DDR4 Boost
The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from any other circuit.
MSI Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2
2 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO & 7G07R
 
MSI Z490-A PRO CORE BOOST
Core Boost
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.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO Double Power Connectors
Dual Power Connectors
8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power for multi-core CPUs even when overclocking.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO EXTENDED HEATSINK
EXTENDED HEATSINK
An all-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface allowing the CPU power system to reliably drive even high-end processors.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO USB Type-C ready in both Front case panel & Rear IO
USB Type-C ready - Rear IO & Support for Front Case Panel
Effortlessly plug in devices with reversible USB Type-C.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO TWIN TURBO M.2 and M.2 SHIELD FROZR
TWIN TURBO M.2 with M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested compatibility extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
FAST DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
Z490-A PRO features onboard 2.5Gbps Ethernet LAN for workflows that depend on high-bandwidth and low-latency network connectivity. Prioritizes latency-sensitive applications with MSI LAN Manager for a superior online experience.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
Tuck away SATA and USB cables neatly with MSI Atypical PCB edge.
 
MSI Z490-A PRO MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTI GPU SUPPORT AND STEEL ARMOR

Z490-A PRO 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.

 

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
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • Ready 4 the Future: Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future
  • 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
  • Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2: Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire
Promotions

Promotions

Get £10 off this motherboard when you purchase a compatible Intel Core processor.


Promotional Period: From September 1st, 2021 - while stocks last. Add both the Motherboard and Intel Core processor to your basket to receive your discount on the motherboard.

MSI Intel Motherboar

MSI Z490-A PRO Intel Socket 1200 Motherboard

Intel CPUs

Intel Core i5 10400F 2.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10400 2.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600KF 4.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600K 4.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700KF 3.8GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700K 3.8GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900KF 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900K 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10100 3.6GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10320 3.8GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10500 3.1GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 10600 3.3GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700F 2.9GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 10700 2.9GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900F 2.8GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900 2.8GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10850K 3.6GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Celeron G5900 3.4GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6400 4.0GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 10900K 3.7GHz 10 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10100F 3.6GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6500 4.1GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10105 3.7GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Core i3 10105F 3.7GHz 4 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6605 4.3GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6405 4.1GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Celeron G5905 3.5GHz 2 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900K 3.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900KF 3.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i9 11900F 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700K 3.6GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700KF 3.6GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7 11700F 2.5GHz 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600K 3.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600KF 3.9GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11600 2.8GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11400 2.6GHz 6 Core CPU

Intel Core i5 11400F 2.6GHz 6 Core CPU

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 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 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header
2 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 4 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)
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 ALC892 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 Z490-A PRO Motherboard
Case Screw Guide
Quick Installation Guide
MSI Case Badge
2 x SATA Cables
Driver DVD
Product Registration Card
I/O Shield
Promotion Card
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 Z490-A PRO
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 Z490-A PRO
EAN 4719072722340
UPC 824142212479
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code Z490-A PRO
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the MSI Z490-A PRO Intel Socket 1200 Z490 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: does this one have a wired network adapter?
Answer by Website User on 20th July 2021
This unit does have a network port. - Kristian N
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Q: hi im wondering if this motherboard would support a I5-11600K Processor im new to pc building and i know its a 11 gen processor but i cant find any motherboards for it at the moment some help would be amazing, thanks
Answer by Website User on 22nd April 2021
This will work with an 11th gen CPU but may require a BIOS update. you would need a 10th gen CPU installed if a BIOS update is needed.
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Q: i currently have an after market cooler on an Aura z390 motherboard. will i still be able to use it on the z490?
Answer by Website User on 16th April 2021
Yes, this will fit.
0 customers found this answer helpful.
Answer by Website User on 16th April 2021
Providing the socket type is the same, there should be no issues.
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Reviews
4 / 5 5 reviews

Glenn of horwich

last month

Good board but just a touch pricy otherwise good all round

Harpur Mccarthy

4 months ago

very nice board just does what it is meant to do

NMANCHESTERGUY

7 months ago

Quality looks great works great and comes with a lot of extra features that I don't even need a bit pricy but if lasts long with the great performance I am experiencing now then its overall great

Taskwah

10 months ago

This motherboard does everything you need it to. I've not overclocked on it yet but the facility is there to do it. Takes multiple RAM speeds and isn't RGB ^^. Very happy with it with the product and can recommend to anyone looking for a budget mobo

Peter Van Buiten

August 2020

Initially I was going to buy the MSI Z390-A Pro however the MSI Z490-A Pro wasn't all that more expensive, now I have a board that will last me for the next five years.