8+4 pin CPU power connectors and optimized power circuits let GAMING EDGE unleash maximum performance.
6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.
A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.
Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.
All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface.
Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.
Control watercooling pump speeds for flowrate and noise control.
Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, up to 20Gbps transfer speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen1.
Onboard 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with gaming LAN manager.
Featuring the latest wireless solution, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps and supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology.
The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from other circuits.
2 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.
Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.
- Customize colors
- Customize effects
An all-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the heat dissipation surface allowing the CPU power system to reliably drive even high-end processors.
Pre-Installed IO Shielding makes handling the motherboard process easier and safer. The patent-pending design is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment.
Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.
Quickly move large files including uncompressed video, raw images, and bulky simulation data, powered by the ASMedia 3241 chip. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 reaches up to 20Gbps, four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built to supply stable and steady power delivery. Powered by 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology.
- 12 phase CPU Power
- 1 phase SA Power
- 1 phase GT Power
- Digital PWM IC
8+4 pin connectors deliver adequate power for multi-core CPUs even when overclocking.
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI features onboard 2.5Gbps Ethernet LAN, for gamers who demand on high-bandwidth and low-latency network connectivity. Prioritize latency-sensitive applications with MSI LAN Manager for a superior online experience.
Connect to a high-speed WIFI 6 network with onboard Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technology optimize data transmission and deliver speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
Core Boost combines a reserved zone of optimized circuits and premium power delivery components to create a highly efficient power system capable of precise current output to the CPU.
MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI supports AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technology. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost offers an HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
A built-in LED switch on the motherboard instantly turns lighting on or off. Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.