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MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X Intel Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2960
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Manufacturer Code: MPG Z490 CARBON EK X
| Manufacturer: MSI

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 CARBON EK X
EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 CARBON EK X
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X THERMAL overview
MSI EK CUSTOM-DESIGNED MONOBLOCK EK Custom-Designed Monoblock
A custom-designed EK cooling solution that offers pristine cooling for both the CPU and VRM power delivery section.
MSI M.2 Shield Frozr M.2 Shield Frozr
Strengthened built-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.
MSI Enlarged Chipset Heatsink Enlarged Chipset Heatsink
Larger heatsink for chipset ensures better heat dissipation and cooling effects.
 
MPG Z490 CARBON EK X
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X LIGHTNING overview
MSI Lightning 20G Lightning USB 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 Intel Wi-Fi 6 Intel Wi-Fi 6
The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
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 CARBON EK X & MPG GUNGNIR 110
 
MSI MPG Z490 EK CUSTOM-DESIGNED CPU + VRM WATER COOLING
EK CUSTOM-DESIGNED CPU + VRM WATER COOLING
Sustain the high performing for 10th gen Intel core processors, a custom-designed EK cooling solution that offers pristine cooling for both the CPU and VRM power delivery section is used to prevent thermal throttling, allowing gamers to sustain heavy gaming loadings without the noisy environment. It's ready for everything!
 
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 CARBON EK X 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 CARBON EK X 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 3241 chip, MPG Z490 CARBON EK X provides stable high speed transmission to save time for better gaming experience.
 
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 CARBON EK X MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MPG Z490 CARBON EK X features high-bandwidth and low-latency 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 WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH
WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH
Use your LAN port for online gaming while using WiFi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6 adopts latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
 
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 overclocking.
 
MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 CARBON EK X MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MPG Z490 CARBON EK X 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 the NVIDIA® SLI™ and 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 CARBON EK X AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST 4
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost 4 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 CARBON EK X 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 5000(OC) MHz
  • Ready 4 the Future: Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future
  • CPU + VRM Water Cooling: A custom-designed EK monoblock that offers pristine cooling for both the CPU and VRM power delivery section.
  • Mystic Light: 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. Mystic Light Extension supports both RGB and Rainbow LED strip.
  • Enhanced Power Design: 12+1+1 Duet Rail Power System, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
  • M.2 Shield Frozr: Both M.2 slots with Shield Frozr to built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
  • 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 4: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
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 4 x USB 3.1
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
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x SMA Antennas

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x Water Pump fan header
6 x System fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x TBT header
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 3-pin ARGB LED headers
1 x 4-pin RGB LED header
1 x 3-pin CORSAIR LED header
1 x RTD3 header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed Up to 5000 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 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC1220

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek RTL8125B
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes (Wi-Fi 6)
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2400 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MPG Z490 CARBON EK X Motherboard
Wi-Fi Antenna
EK Leak Tester
User Manual
MSI Case Badge
Product Registration Card
Driver DVD
Case Screw Guide
Quick Installation Guide
2 x SATA Cables
1 to 2 RGB LED Extension Y Cable
CORSAIR RGB LED Extension Cable
Rainbow RGB LED Extension Cable
Promotion Card
MSI Product Catalog
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 5000 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
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 Both
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 CARBON EK X

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG Z490 CARBON EK X
EAN 4719072736965
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG Z490 CARBON EK X
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