PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN 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. 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 and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end Intel CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards. 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. 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. DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header. FROZR AI COOLING Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE. 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 and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end Intel CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards. 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. 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. DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header. FROZR AI COOLING Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE. CORE BOOST Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital 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. 16 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with digital CPU power system. Combining 8 + 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings. 1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING! MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS. LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance. OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components. DIGITALL POWER DESIGN A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking. DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU. PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation. XL CLIP The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer. EZ DEBUG LED Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again. EZ LED CONTROL A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect. Turn on/off your light in a second! EZ M.2 Clip Have trouble turning screws? MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly. DIY GADGETS With these useful accessories, you will build up your system more easily. 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. WINDOWS 11 CERTIFIED With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 11. With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product. ENHANCED PERFORMANCE High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast. 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 Z690 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. LATEST DDR5 MEMORY A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI is ready to deliver the world class memory performance. 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 optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking. 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. EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability. 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. CONNECTIVITY MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one. 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 ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY! MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency. HIGH DEFINITION ALC4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR From HD-A to USB Interface, twice the DAC format from 32-bit/192kHz to 32-bit/384kHz, deliver the highest sound quality. HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal. DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER A dedicated headphone can drive audiophile headphones up to 600Ω impedance, delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. 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. DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MAG Z690 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C. USB FRONT TYPE-C MSI gaming 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.