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MSI Z690-A Pro WiFi Intel Z690 LGA 1700 ATX DDR5 SDRAM Motherboard by MSI


MSI Z690-A Pro WiFi Intel Z690 LGA 1700 ATX DDR5 SDRAM Motherboard Image

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Key Features

  • Supports up to 128GB Dual-Channel DDR5-SDRAM
  • Ports: 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x WiFi-AP antenna jack, 1 x Digital audio optical out, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x DisplayPorts
  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • ATX form factor
  • Chipset: Intel Z690
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PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO series motherboards provide not only optimized professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and longevity.

USER FRIENDLY DESIGN
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal pad ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

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 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.

FROZR AI COOLING
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market, a dedicated water pump PIN header gives you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

EZ DEBUG LED
Ran into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get it up and running again.

XL CLIP
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

EZ M.2 Clip
Have trouble turning screws?
MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly.

EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.

PCB Design
The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
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 in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

CONNECTIVITY
The most important thing of DIY is expandability. MSI PRO series motherboards feature plenty possibility for prosumers’ need. Stable LAN, faster storage and USB transfer speed and other expandable connectors are ready to enlarge your flexibility.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY
The latest Wi-Fi 6E solution supports 6GHz spectrum, Bluetooth 5.2, two-way MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.

OPTIMIZE NETWORK FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.

LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation.

SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT
MSI motherboards adopted the advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot to diminish interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI PRO series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

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.

MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI PRO series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 20Gbps transferring speed by reversible Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.

EXPERIENCE MORE
MSI PRO series motherboards are designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and enjoy extreme sound quality. Moreover, with years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.

14 + 1 +1 POWER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 14 digital CPU power phases. Combining 2x 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, PRO series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.

LATEST DDR5 MEMORY
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. The XMP memory profile has great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z690 . Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

SMT DDR5 MEMORY SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.

CORE BOOST
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized 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 overclocking.

DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR
Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

HD AUDIO CONNECTORS
Keep you sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

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.

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

MSI CENTER
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

RESIZABLE BAR (RE-SIZE BAR)
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.

Specifications
FORM FACTOR ATX
SOCKET TYPE LGA 1700
COMPATIBLE PROCESSORS Intel Celeron, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, Intel Core i9, Intel Pentium
CHIPSET Intel Z690
MEMORY STANDARD Supported memory types: DDR5-SDRAM
Supported memory clock speeds: 4000,5400,6400 MHz
MEMORY SLOTS 4
MEMORY CHANNELS Dual-channel
MAXIMUM INTERNAL MEMORY 128GB
PORTS 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A
1 x Ethernet LAN RJ-45
S/PDIF out port
2 x WiFi-AP antenna jack
1 x Digital audio optical out
1 x HDMI
2 x USB3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A
1 x DisplayPorts
ETHERNET 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
ONBOARD USB 2.0 2
ONBOARD USB 3.1 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
M.2 SLOTS Number of M.2 (M) slots: 4
Supported storage drive interfaces: M.2,SATA III
SATA III CONNECTORS 6
FRONT PANEL AUDIO Front panel audio connector
MAIN POWER CONNECTOR ATX Power connector (24-pin)
CPU FAN CONNECTOR CPU fan connector
CHASSIS FAN CONNECTORS 6
TPM TPM connector
AUDIO CHIPSET Realtek ALC897
AUDIO CHANNELS 7.1 channels
PCI EXPRESS X1 1 x PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x)
PCI EXPRESS X16 3 x PCI Express x16
RAID 0,1,5,10
CROSSFIRE Crossfire
BLUETOOTH Bluetooth
WIFI Top Wi-Fi standard: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi
LAN controller: Intel I225-V
CHASSIS INTRUSION CONNECTOR Chassis intrusion connector
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