PCMR Labs Rating:
|Supported Processor||Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors for LGA1200 sock|
|Type of Board||Micro ATX|
|Memory Support||4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB, Supports Dual-Channel mode|
|Expansion slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*, support x16/ x0 or x8/ x8 mode|
2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
|Storage||4x SATA 6Gb/s ports|
2x M.2 slots (Key M)
|Rear USB||3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)|
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports through the internal USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector) 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
|Video ports||1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 @30Hz|
1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2304 @60Hz
|Network||1x Realtek 2.5Gbps LAN controller|
Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
WiFi 6 Pre-Certified
Supports Bluetooth® 5.1 , FIPS, FISMA
The Wireless module is pre-install in the M2 (Key-E) slot
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec|
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi is worth buying?
MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge Wifi series Micro ATX motherboard brings the best gamer out of you by providing full-fledged Advanced RGB color lightings that you can control and synchronize. This board is specially designed for Intel Core processors for LGA 1200 chipset, which will give you a non-stop gaming experience. It looks very cool with the Dragon center logo on board, unfortunately, it doesn’t lit. MSI has provided a sufficient amount of heatsinks to dissipate heat when you are running your MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge Wifi.
What does it offer
This baby comes packed with Core boost technology with a premium design with an 8+4 pin power connector. built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 which is the latest technology supports MU-MIMO and BSS color tech, which gives you speed up to 2400Mbps. With 4 DDR4 RAM slots that have a completely Isolated circuit with the help of it, you get the best data signal for your gaming and overclocking needs.
The other cool thing about the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge Wifi is it offers Mystic Light and Mystic light extension support. where you can control 16.8 million colors or 29 effects with one click.
MSI offers software MSI Dragon Center which will help you overclock your CPU, RAM sticks with a single click that too within seconds. In case you have intentions to overclock your CPU, we suggest you buy a very good liquid cooler. Don’t cheap out on it as it will help your CPU life to increase. recommended size at least 240mm.
|1. Addressable ARGB Headers||1. Too Expensive|
|2. Easy to Over Clock||2. No PCIe Gen 4 slot|
|3. Comes with pin extender/splitters|
|4. Pre-Installed IO shield|
|5. Built in Wifi|
PCMR Labs recommendation: A good motherboard for the price it is offered. This has all the features one required to run i9 series Intel processors.
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