MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS 1200 ATX Motherboard from MSI boasts a robust power design with up to 11 DrMOS power stages, comprehensive cooling solutions, and intelligent tuning options. It provides daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features. This motherboard will fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1200 socket, the Intel Z490 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The ATX form factor of the MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 32GB per slot at speeds of 4600 (OC), 4500 (OC), 4400 (OC), 4266 (OC) 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are four SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Key M sockets, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), and more internal USB headers that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x16 mode), one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode), and four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Network connectivity is achieved using a Realtek RTL8111H Ethernet port, and there is an empty M.2 Key E slot for a Wi-Fi module.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz using DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b outputs. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX technology.
Using the Realtek ALC887 8-channel HD audio codec, MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or optical S/PDIF output. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as AURA RGB headers, DIGI+ VRM, LANGuard, Overvoltage Protection, a Stainless Steel Back I/O, SafeSlot Core+, an aluminum heatsink, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
Intel LGA 1200 Socket
The MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard is designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Enhanced Power Solution
This motherboard features 10+1 DrMOS power stages, a 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes, and durable capacitors for stable power delivery.
A VRM heatsink, a PCH heatsink, hybrid fan headers, and the Fan Xpert 4 utility all help the MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS to remain cool.
Boosted Memory Performance
ASUS OptiMem II proprietary trace layout allows memory kits to operating at higher frequencies with lower voltages to maximize system performance.
This motherboard features dual M.2 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and Thunderbolt 3 support.