MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC 9th Gen ATX Motherboard
MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel Z390 chipset with an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It’s equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support a max of 64GB of 4400 MHz RAM, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, six SATA III ports, and two M.2 slots. With three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, this motherboard can be used for two-way NVIDIA SLI or three-way AMD Crossfire setups. For storage, the M.2 slots support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds as well as Intel Optane memory for quick data transfer. Please note that you should update the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory. Other integrated features include multiple fan connectors, USB ports, DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220P 7.1-channel HD audio.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard has one water pump connector and six fan headers with DC and PWM control, which enable you to adjust your fans’ speeds as needed within BIOS or a third-party software. Moreover, it has an extended heatsink design to help dissipate heat and ensure stable performance.
XL Clip – Enlarged PCIe clips make it easier for users to swap out PCIe hardware
EZ Debug LED – Onboard LEDs for key components indicate the source of a problem
For stability and performance, this motherboard features Core Boost, a combination of layout design and optimization which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU. It also supports one-second overclocking with the optional MSI Game Boost software. Additional enhancements and features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, digital power design, and double power connectors.
The DDR4 RAM slots on this motherboard feature optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuit for stable performance. It also supports a variety of RAM from different manufacturers, so be sure to check if yours is compatible. Moreover, you can easily toggle on XMP (Intel Extreme Memory Profile) with just a single click within BIOS.
Install PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs or even Intel Optane memory on this motherboard for fast storage solutions. With a compatible drive, you’ll be able to transfer data at speeds of up to 32 Gb/s. Moreover, you can enable XBoost within MSI’s optional software for enhanced SSD speeds. For larger capacity storage, this motherboard has six SATA III ports and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 with M.2 Genie. Please note that you should upgrade the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory.
Intel I219-V provides you with fast, optimized gaming-quality Gigabit LAN connectivity. Moreover, this motherboard also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless internet connectivity as well as Bluetooth 5.0 for pairing additional peripherals.
The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard is built with MSI Audio Boost as well as multiple hardware and software features designed to provide you with a better listening experience.
- Dedicated, EMI-shielded Hi-Fi audio processor
- Isolated audio design with LED border ensures a better audio signal
- Separated audio layers for clean left and right channels
- De-pop protection prevents loud popping sounds when you plug or unplug or devices
- Nahimic 3 surround sound for immersion
- High-quality audio capacitors for a warmer sound
- Connectors for 7.1-channel surround sound
MSI Mystic Light
Control and sync your compatible RGB products with MSI Mystic Light. This motherboard has two 4-pin RGB LED connector, one 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector, and a 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector. With over 16.8 million colors to choose from and a variety of lighting patterns, MSI Mystic Light can be easily configured to fit your build’s aesthetics.