The MSI Z590-A PRO is a motherboard that supports 10th Gen Intel Core processors, 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It has an LGA1200 processor socket and is equipped with the Intel Z590 chipset.
In terms of memory, the motherboard has four DDR4 memory slots that can support a maximum of 128GB of RAM. The supported memory speeds depend on the generation of the Intel CPU installed. For 10th Gen Intel CPUs, it supports 2133/2666/2933 MHz speeds, and for 11th Gen Intel CPUs, it supports 2133/2666/2933/3200 MHz speeds. Overclocking can achieve higher frequencies, with different configurations supporting speeds up to 5333 MHz.
For expansion slots, the motherboard features two PCIe x16 slots that can support x16 or x4 configurations. The PCIe slots offer different maximum speeds depending on the CPU generation, with support for PCIe 4.0 for 11th Gen Intel CPUs and PCIe 3.0 for 10th Gen Intel CPUs. Additionally, there are two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
The motherboard includes onboard graphics capabilities, provided the installed processor has integrated graphics. It has an HDMI 2.0b port and a DisplayPort 1.4 port, both supporting a maximum resolution of 4K at 60Hz.
Multi-GPU support is available for 2-way AMD CrossFire Technology, allowing for multiple graphics cards to be used in conjunction.
In terms of storage, the motherboard provides six SATA 6Gb/s ports from the Z590 chipset, supporting various storage devices. It also includes three M.2 slots (Key M). The M2_1 slot is available only on 11th Gen Intel CPUs and supports PCIe 4.0×4, while the M2_21 and M2_32 slots from the Z590 chipset support PCIe 3.0×4 and SATA 6Gb/s. The motherboard is also Intel Optane Memory Ready and supports Intel Smart Response Technology for Intel Core processors.
RAID configurations are supported for both SATA storage devices (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10) and M.2 NVMe storage devices (RAID 0, RAID 1).
The motherboard includes various USB ports, including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and USB 2.0 ports. The audio is powered by the Realtek ALC897 Codec, providing 7.1-channel high-definition audio. It also features a 2.5Gbps LAN controller (Intel I225-V).
Internal connectors include power connectors, SATA connectors, M.2 slots, USB connectors, fan connectors, audio connectors, and various other connectors for peripherals and devices.
The motherboard has LED features, including RGB LED and RAINBOW LED connectors, as well as EZ Debug LED indicators for troubleshooting.
On the back panel, you’ll find ports for keyboard/mouse, DisplayPort, USB 2.0, LAN, audio, Flash BIOS Button, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A.
The MSI Z590-A PRO has an ATX form factor.
Warranty: 06 Months