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MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 Intel Socket 1700 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD3139
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Manufacturer Code: PRO Z690-A DDR4
| Manufacturer: MSI
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Key Features:

  • Socket 1700
  • Intel Z690 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
PRO Z690-A DDR4
Exclusive features
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 CORNERSTONE overview
Core Boost Technology
Core Boost Technology

Combining 2x 8 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.

6 layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper
6 layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper

6 layer PCB with 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.

Digital PWM
Digital PWM

Highest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

PCIe Steel Armor
PCIe Steel Armor

Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

PRO Z690-A DDR4
premium thermal solutions
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 THERMAL overview
Extended Heatsink
Extended Heatsink

MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.

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.

Pump Fan Support
Pump Fan Support

Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.

PRO Z690-A DDR4
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 LIGHTNING overview
2.5G Network Solution
2.5G Network Solution

Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.

Lightning USB 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.

Memory Boost
Memory Boost

The fully isolated DDR circuit to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.

Lightning Gen 5 Solution
Lightning Gen 5 Solution

The latest Gen 5 PCI-E solution with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.

MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 & MAG VAMPIRIC 300R & MAG CORELIQUID 240R & MPG A750GF
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation. The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot diminishes the interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 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. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, but creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 6-LAYER SERVER GRADE PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
6-LAYER SERVER GRADE PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper and multilayer server grade solution increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 extended heatsink
EXTENDED HEATSINK
Metal extended heatsink enlarge the surface of heat dissipation, ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 USB Type-C ready in both Front case panel & Rear IO
USB Type-C ready in both Front case panel & Rear IO
Get all the performance benefits from the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH M.2 SHIELD FROZR
LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH 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 PRO Z690-A DDR4 FASTER LIGHTNING USB 20G
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. PRO Z690-A DDR4 offers stable high speed transmission by reversible Type-C as well as read and write your files over USB faster than ever.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 14 + 1 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
14 + 1 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design with concurrent stable power delivery. Combining 2x 8 pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, PRO Z690-A DDR4 motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
  • 2x 8 Pin CPU Power connectors
  • 14 Duet Rail CPU PowerSystem
  • 1 phase GT Power
  • 1 phase AUX Power
  • Digital PWM IC
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
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 PRO Z690-A DDR4 MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
MAXIMIUM DATA TRANSFER WITH 2.5G LAN
PRO Z690-A DDR4 features high-bandwidth and low-latency dual Ethernet networks for demanding creators 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 PRO Z690-A DDR4 EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.
MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
PRO Z690-A DDR4 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.

Main Features

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors for LGA 1700 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5200+(OC) MHz
  • Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design, MOSFET thermal pads rated for 7W/mk 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
  • 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
  • High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket 1700
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 12th Gen Intel Core Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1700

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB-C 3.2
1 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
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-C 3.1 header (supports 1 port)
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 fan header
6 x System fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt header (supports RTD3)
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
2 x 8-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen3 or SATA)
1 x M.2, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4 or SATA)
1 x Tuning Controller header
2 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers
1 x 4-pin RGB LED header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed Up to 5200+ MHz (OC)
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z690
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (@ x4, x1)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC897

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Intel I225V
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 64-bit

System

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

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 Motherboard
Quick Installation Guide
M.2 Screw / Standoff Set
2 x M.2 Clips
2 x SATA Cables
Product Registration Card
I/O Shield
Driver DVD
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 5200 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 8 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z690
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code PRO Z690-A DDR4
EAN 4719072886622
UPC 824142269831
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code PRO Z690-A DDR4
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Reviews
5 / 5 2 reviews

Hamzah

4 weeks ago

Really good value for money considering other mobos for the same Alder Lake cpus. Only issue I'd say is with the cpu placement in that it's not very obvious which direction to insert the cpu. The direction can be found on the plastic tray, but you only see it after you've already placed your cpu in, so it defeats the purpose.

Rodger

last month

what a boaord for the price upgraded my asus z170 pro this board is awesome great sound card too ......superfast delivery