The MSI Z490-A PRO is a motherboard that supports 10th Gen Intel Core, 11th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors for the LGA 1200 socket. It is equipped with the Intel Z490 chipset. The motherboard has 4 DDR4 memory slots that support a maximum of 128GB of memory. It supports memory speeds ranging from 2133MHz to 5000+ MHz depending on the configuration.
In terms of expansion slots, it features one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot from the CPU that supports up to PCIe 4.0 for 11th Gen Intel CPUs and PCIe 3.0 for 10th Gen Intel CPUs. There is also one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot from the chipset that supports x4 mode, and three PCIe x1 slots from the chipset.
For onboard graphics, the motherboard includes an HDMI port with a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 @ 30Hz and a DisplayPort port with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz.
The MSI Z490-A PRO supports 2-way AMD CrossFire Technology for multi-GPU setups.
In terms of storage, it offers six SATA 6Gb/s ports and two M.2 slots. The M.2 slots support various storage devices and can operate in different modes, including PCIe 4.0 x4/3.0 x4 and PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA 6Gb/s.
The motherboard also supports Intel Optane Memory and Intel Smart Response Technology. RAID configurations are available for both SATA and M.2 storage devices.
In terms of USB connectivity, it offers a variety of ports, including USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port), USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports, and USB 2.0 ports.
The audio is powered by the Realtek ALC892/ALC897 Codec, providing 7.1-channel high-definition audio. The LAN controller is the Realtek RTL8125B-CG 2.5G LAN Controller.
The motherboard includes several internal connectors for power, storage, USB, fans, audio, and more. On the back panel, there are ports for a keyboard/mouse, 2.5G LAN, audio connectors, USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports.
The MSI Z490-A PRO is an ATX form factor motherboard.
Warranty: 06 Months