MSI motherboards have been designed with tons of smart features for convenient setup and usage, such as pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and multiple cooling solutions, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.
Stay Cool for Reliable System
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with a solid and heavy heatsink. We’ve made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
Fully Controllable in Bios and Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you to check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Autodetect DC or PWM Mode with Hysteresis
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Optimised for Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customised water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part – memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.
9th and 8th Processors Support
MSI Z390 motherboards perfectly support Intel® 9th and 8th processors, so you can still enjoy latest MSI motherboard technology if you use 8th processors. Combining MSI Core Boost, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.
Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimise memory modules and configurations.
Apps to Greatly Improve Efficiency
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming. Moreover, we made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
MSI motherboards featured all the latest solution for enthusiast gamers and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready to be on the battlefield.
Tailored for Esports Enthusiasts
High-quality materials and intelligent fan optimisation help to cool all necessary components, which is critical to ensuring that the system is stable and always delivering the best performance.
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and optimised power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.
Unmatched Memory Performance
Optimised layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.
For Higher Memory Speed: DDR4 Boost 2
Besides optimised PCB design, MSI OC lab has also co-worked with world-known memory brands, pushing memory speed to a peak.
Easy Overclocking with XMP Profile
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC lab and make it easy to enable auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
Fast and Future-Ready Storage
MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Optane: Boost Your HDD To Perform Like an SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. All MSI 300 Series motherboards are ready for Intel® Optane™ Memory.
Storage Boost Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimises your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximise storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.
Easy Raid Setup with M.2 Genie
Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
Maximise Your USB Device Performance
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s
MSI motherboards provide the most fascinating in-studio advantages, designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and network connection with MSI Audio & LAN. Enjoy extreme sound quality and uninterrupted online experience.
Stable, Secure & Fast Networking
Optimised for content creation, professional and multimedia use, a high quality network solution is equipped to get ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability and stability when transferring big data.
Low Latency Lan Powered By Intel®
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimised for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
Sound That Pulls You Into The Game
Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, studio quality sound to create the most immersive sound experience.
Isolated Audio Design
EMI-shielded HD audio processors let you enjoy the purest sound quality in front and rear connectors.
Separated Audio Layers for Clean Left & Right Channels
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Exhilarating and Inspiring
Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favours. Furthermore, MSI also adopts the modern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral colours, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.
Make Your PC More Than You Think
PRO Series motherboards combine stable functionality and high quality assembly for clever business solutions. Designed to satisfy any professional workflow, PRO Series motherboards make life easier for businesses and office use.
With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.
Built on Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.
Fortify Your System with PCI-E Steel Armor
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.
Ultimate Motherboard Protection
We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
Super Stable Gaming with The Highest Quality Components
MSI uses the high quality components, which is shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
With their aluminium core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.
Titanium Choke uses a Titanium core that has better ability in thermal and higher temperature tolerance.
- Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
- Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximises performance for NVMe based SSDs
- Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- Extended Heatsink Design: MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed
- Intel® LAN: Premium network solution from Intel® for professional and multimedia use
- Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots
- Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
- Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2: Powered by Intel USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
- Socket: 1151
- CPU (Max Support): i9
- Chipset: Intel® Z390 Chipset
- DDR4 Memory: 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(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/ 2133 MHz
- Memory Channel: Dual
- DIMM Slots: 4
- Max Memory (GB): 128
- PCI-E X16: 2
- PCI-E Gen: Gen3
- PCI-E X1: 4
- SATAIII: 6
- M.2 Slot: 1
- Raid: 0/1/5/10
- TPM (Header): 1
- LAN: 1x Intel® I219-V
- USB 3.1 Ports (Front): 4(Gen1, Type A)
- USB 3.1 Ports (Rear): 1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 2(Gen1, Type A)
- USB 2.0 Ports (Front): 4
- USB 2.0 Ports (Rear): 2
- Serial Ports(Front): 1
- Audio Ports (Rear): Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- Display Port: 1
- DVI-D: 1
- VGA: 1
- DirectX: 12
- Form Factor: ATX
- Crossfire: Y
- Operating System: Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
What’s In The Box:
- MSI Z390-A Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Gaming Motherboard x1
- User Manual x1