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MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12Th GEN , Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 4XM.2, Back I/O: 7XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 1X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header

MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12Th GEN , Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 4XM.2, Back I/O: 7XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 1X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header
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MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12Th GEN , Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 4XM.2, Back I/O: 7XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 1X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header

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  • Brand: MSI
  • MPN: PRO Z690-A DDR4
  • Part #: MBDMSI60420
  • UPC: 824142269831
  • MB Socket: Intel LGA 1700
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Chipset: Z690
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Multi GPU Support: Crossfire
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots: 3
  • PCIE x8 Slots: N/A
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Features

PRO Z690-A DDR4

- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5200+(OC) MHz
- Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
- Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design, MOSFET thermal pads rated for 7W/mk and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
- 2.5G LAN: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
- Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2: Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
- Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™

PRO Series

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.

 

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.

MSI:
- Smooth fan speeds
- Smooth sound levels

OTHERS:
- Spiking fan speeds
- Annoying sound levels

 

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 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.

 

FROZR AI COOLING

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

- Performance mode
- Silent mode
- Manual mode

 

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.

 

EZ M.2 Clip

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

 

XL CLIP

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

 

KEEP OUT ZONE

 

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.

 

COMPATIBILITY

12TH PROCESSORS SUPPORT

 

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING FOR MEMORY

 

WINDOWS 11 CERTIFIED

 

PCB Design

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

- 6 PCB layers
- IT-150 Server-grade PCB material
- 2oz Thickened Copper

 

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.

 

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.

MSI LAN MANAGER
- Allows you to change applications' traffic priority -
- Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application -

 

LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

 

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.

MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION

- JRGB

 

- JRAINBOW

 

AMBIENT DEVICES SUPPORT

 

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.

 

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE

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.

 

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.

 

DE-POP PROTECTION

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.

True Color
Optimized monitor's brightness and color in several modes for different situation, you can also customize by yourself.

Live Update
Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your work.

User Scenario
One click for setting your computer, even customize own profile as your preference.

Hardware Monitoring
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time.

Profile Setting
Tune select motherboard settings in the Profile Setting menu, where options to boost core performance and optimize system cooling are presented in an intuitive interface.

Fan Center
Assume complete control of your fans with Fan Center. Set up to four CPU temperature targets and the motherboard will adjust fan speeds automatically.

Mystic Light
Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. Splash any color you want with just a few clicks!

System Diagnosis
Restore and backup your MSI storage devices in one click to provide stable system usage, you can even monitor the storage status to prevent system crash or data missing.

 

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!

CREATOR GENIE
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.

XMP
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.

M-FLASH
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.

HARDWARE MONITOR
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.

MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.

SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

 

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.

*Function may differ due to version change. Please update the latest VBIOS/BIOS/Driver through MSI official website or consult service center.

 

SYSTEM SAFETY

All MSI PRO series motherboards have SECURITY function in BIOS to protect every private files for no matter business or daily use.

Secure Boot

Secure boot is a security standard to make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted. When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers, EFI applications, and the operating system. The PC boots while the signatures are valid.

Specifications

PROCESSOR

Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Processor socket LGA1700
Please go to msi.com to get the newest support status as new processors are released.

CHIPSET

Intel® Z690 Chipset

MEMORY

4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB
- Supports 1R 2133/ 2666/ 2933/ 3200 MHz (by JEDEC & POR)
- Max overclocking frequency:
  - 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5200+ MHz
  - 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4800+ MHz
  - 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz
  - 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory

EXPANSION SLOT

3x PCIe x16 slots
- PCI_E1 (from CPU)
  - Supports up to PCIe 5.0 x16
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E4 (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 & 3.0 x1
1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot (from Z690 chipset)

ONBOARD GRAPHICS

1x HDMI 2.1 with HDR port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
Available only on processors featuring integrated graphics.Graphics specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.

MULTI-GPU

Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

STORAGE

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (from Z690 chipset)
4x M.2 slots (Key M)
- M2_1 slot (from CPU)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
- M2_2 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- M2_3 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 3.0 x4
  - Supports SATA 6Gb/s
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- M2_4 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports SATA 6Gb/s
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for M.2 slots that are from Z690 Chipset
Support Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

RAID

Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

USB

Intel® Z690 Chipset
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C port on the back panel
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-C internal connector and 1 Type-A port on the back panel)
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, and 4 ports are available through the internal USB connectors)
4x USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the back panel

USB Hub GL850G
4x USB 2.0 ports are available through the internal USB connectors

AUDIO

Realtek® ALC897 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

LAN

1x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gbps LAN

INTERNAL CONNECTORS

1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4x M.2 slots (M-Key)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C port
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
6x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x TPM module connector
1x Tuning controller connector
1x TBT connector (Supports RTD3)

LED FEATURE

1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
4x EZ Debug LED

BACK PANEL PORTS

Keyboard / Mouse
DisplayPort
USB 2.0
LAN port
Audio connector
Flash BIOS Button
USB 2.0
HDMI
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A

DIMENSIONS

ATX Form Factor
12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

MOUNTING

9 mounting holes

OPERATING SYSTEM

Support for Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit

Manufacturer Part No:
PRO Z690-A DDR4
Brand:
MSI
Product Type:
ATX Motherboard
UPC
824142269831
Product Family:
PRO
Shipping Weight:
1.5 kg
PB Part No:
MBDMSI60420
Product Model:
Z690-A DDR4
Warranty: 12 months *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Next Day Delivery

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Shipping Security & Insurance

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1 Hour Store Pick-up / Click & Collect

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Overseas Shipments

PB Tech regularly ships overseas to Australia and beyond. If you are located in Australia, you can order directly from our Australian site www.pbtech.com/au. If you are from another country you can order from www.pbtech.com

Returns & Warranty

7 day right of exchange

If you change your mind after making a purchase, or realise you have ordered the incorrect item, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we offer a 7 day exchange policy.

To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and accompanied by a valid receipt dated no more than 7 calendar days from when you request an exchange.

If there is not a suitable product that can be exchanged for your returned item you will be offered a credit on your account or gift card based on the value paid at the time of purchase.

Please note, items purchased on finance cannot be exchanged for a gift card.

Hassle free warranty service

If your product develops a fault within the manufacturer warranty period, you can either contact the manufacturer directly (some manufacturers provide a high level of warranty service - including free pickup or in some cases onsite repair), or return to one of our services centres / stores. Where the product has been directly imported by PB Tech, you need to contact us directly or present the product at any one of our service centres / stores together with your proof of purchase.

If your product develops a fault outside of the manufacturer warranty or PB Tech warranty period, we offer a full repair service and are an authorised repair agent for leading brands such as Samsung, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and more.

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Or view our returns policy for more information.

MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12Th GEN , Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 4XM.2, Back I/O: 7XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 1X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header

  • Brand: MSI
  • MPN: PRO Z690-A DDR4
  • Part #: MBDMSI60420
  • UPC:824142269831
PB Tech price: $369.00 Excluding GST PB Tech price: $424.35 Including GST

Date Created: 07:52, 19-01-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDMSI60420/MSI-PRO-Z690-A-DDR4-ATX-Motherboard-For-Intel-12Th
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Features

PRO Z690-A DDR4

- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5200+(OC) MHz
- Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
- Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design, MOSFET thermal pads rated for 7W/mk and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
- 2.5G LAN: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
- Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2: Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
- Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™

PRO Series

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.

 

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.

MSI:
- Smooth fan speeds
- Smooth sound levels

OTHERS:
- Spiking fan speeds
- Annoying sound levels

 

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 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.

 

FROZR AI COOLING

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

- Performance mode
- Silent mode
- Manual mode

 

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.

 

EZ M.2 Clip

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

 

XL CLIP

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

 

KEEP OUT ZONE

 

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.

 

COMPATIBILITY

12TH PROCESSORS SUPPORT

 

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING FOR MEMORY

 

WINDOWS 11 CERTIFIED

 

PCB Design

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

- 6 PCB layers
- IT-150 Server-grade PCB material
- 2oz Thickened Copper

 

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.

 

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.

MSI LAN MANAGER
- Allows you to change applications' traffic priority -
- Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application -

 

LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

 

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.

MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION

- JRGB

 

- JRAINBOW

 

AMBIENT DEVICES SUPPORT

 

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.

 

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE

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.

 

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.

 

DE-POP PROTECTION

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.

True Color
Optimized monitor's brightness and color in several modes for different situation, you can also customize by yourself.

Live Update
Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your work.

User Scenario
One click for setting your computer, even customize own profile as your preference.

Hardware Monitoring
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time.

Profile Setting
Tune select motherboard settings in the Profile Setting menu, where options to boost core performance and optimize system cooling are presented in an intuitive interface.

Fan Center
Assume complete control of your fans with Fan Center. Set up to four CPU temperature targets and the motherboard will adjust fan speeds automatically.

Mystic Light
Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. Splash any color you want with just a few clicks!

System Diagnosis
Restore and backup your MSI storage devices in one click to provide stable system usage, you can even monitor the storage status to prevent system crash or data missing.

 

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!

CREATOR GENIE
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.

XMP
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.

M-FLASH
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.

HARDWARE MONITOR
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.

MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.

SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

 

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.

*Function may differ due to version change. Please update the latest VBIOS/BIOS/Driver through MSI official website or consult service center.

 

SYSTEM SAFETY

All MSI PRO series motherboards have SECURITY function in BIOS to protect every private files for no matter business or daily use.

Secure Boot

Secure boot is a security standard to make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted. When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers, EFI applications, and the operating system. The PC boots while the signatures are valid.

Specifications

PROCESSOR

Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Processor socket LGA1700
Please go to msi.com to get the newest support status as new processors are released.

CHIPSET

Intel® Z690 Chipset

MEMORY

4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB
- Supports 1R 2133/ 2666/ 2933/ 3200 MHz (by JEDEC & POR)
- Max overclocking frequency:
  - 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5200+ MHz
  - 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4800+ MHz
  - 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz
  - 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory

EXPANSION SLOT

3x PCIe x16 slots
- PCI_E1 (from CPU)
  - Supports up to PCIe 5.0 x16
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E4 (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 & 3.0 x1
1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot (from Z690 chipset)

ONBOARD GRAPHICS

1x HDMI 2.1 with HDR port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
Available only on processors featuring integrated graphics.Graphics specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.

MULTI-GPU

Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

STORAGE

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (from Z690 chipset)
4x M.2 slots (Key M)
- M2_1 slot (from CPU)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
- M2_2 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- M2_3 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 3.0 x4
  - Supports SATA 6Gb/s
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- M2_4 slot (from Z690 chipset)
  - Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
  - Supports SATA 6Gb/s
  - Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for M.2 slots that are from Z690 Chipset
Support Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

RAID

Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

USB

Intel® Z690 Chipset
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C port on the back panel
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-C internal connector and 1 Type-A port on the back panel)
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, and 4 ports are available through the internal USB connectors)
4x USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the back panel

USB Hub GL850G
4x USB 2.0 ports are available through the internal USB connectors

AUDIO

Realtek® ALC897 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

LAN

1x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gbps LAN

INTERNAL CONNECTORS

1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4x M.2 slots (M-Key)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C port
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
6x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x TPM module connector
1x Tuning controller connector
1x TBT connector (Supports RTD3)

LED FEATURE

1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
4x EZ Debug LED

BACK PANEL PORTS

Keyboard / Mouse
DisplayPort
USB 2.0
LAN port
Audio connector
Flash BIOS Button
USB 2.0
HDMI
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A

DIMENSIONS

ATX Form Factor
12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

MOUNTING

9 mounting holes

OPERATING SYSTEM

Support for Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit

Date Created: 07:52, 19-01-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDMSI60420/MSI-PRO-Z690-A-DDR4-ATX-Motherboard-For-Intel-12Th