MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 ATX Motherboard

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PRO Z690-A DDR4 12th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI

MSI Z690

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Meet the Pro Z690-A DDR4; here to support the very latest 12th Generation Intel processors; boasting the brand new Intel 1700 LGA. The MSI Z690 Pro-A DDR4 is perfect for both daily users and performance enthusiasts and is filled with the latest technologies including; the very latest 5th generation PCI-e solution, huge storage options with 4x m.2 slots (3x PCIe Gen4x4, 1x PCIe Gen3x4), lightning 20G USB connectivity, Core & DDR4 Memory boosts, extended heatsink design, M.2 thermal solution, Ez debug LEDs, Frozr AI cooling and a fully comprehensive rear I/O. These features combined deliver an efficient and productive experience, optimised for professional workflows. If your looking to take your productivity to the next level, do it with MSI PRO series motherboards.

Intel Z690 Chipset

LGA 1700 CPU Socket

12th Generation Intel Compatible CPUs

ATX Form Factor

Special Features of the Pro Z690-A DDR4

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CORE BOOST
TECHNOLOGY

Combining 2x 8 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.

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DIGITAL
PWM

High quality digital power IC ensures your system runs smoothly even under extreme loads.

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6 LAYER
PCB

6 layer PCB with 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability with zero compromise.

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PCIE
STEEL ARMOR

Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI

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2.5G NETWORK SOLUTION

Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivering a better network experience.

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LIGHTNING USB 20G

Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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MEMORY BOOST

The fully isolated DDR circuit to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.

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ALL-NEW PCI-E 5.0

The latest Gen 5 PCI-E slots with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.

Premium Thermal Solution

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M.2 SHIELD FROZR

Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.

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PUMP FAN SUPPORT

Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.

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ENLARGED HEATSINK

MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors can run at full speed.

Aggressive Power Design

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2X 8PIN CPU Power connectors

14 Duet Rail CPU PowerSystem

1 PHASE Aux Power

1 PHASE GT Power

DIGITAL PWM IC

14 + 1 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM

Unleash, squeeze and sustain maximum CPU performance with concurrent stable power delivery and aggressive VRM design Combining 2x 8-pin power connectors and exclusive MSI Core Boost technology, Pro Z690-A motherboards are ready to sustain heavy daily loads.

Additional Thermal Protection

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EXTENDED HEATSINK

This all metal extended heatsink increases the overall available surface area of heat dissipation, ensuring that heat is removed quickly and efficiently from your motherboard allowing your CPU to take on the highest of demands.

Incredible Storage Options

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LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH M.2 SHIELD FROZR

Cooling your NVMe SSD reduces throttling which results in higher overall storage performance. MSI Motherboards feature exclusive Frozr technology offering some the best thermal protection available on the market.

The Next Generation

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LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E takes the theoretical bandwidth of a x16 interface to whopping 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation. The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot reduces any interference and electrical noise, fully supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

Fortify Your System

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MSI STEEL PCIE ARMOUR

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points are capable of supporting even the weight of the heaviest graphics cards. Plus when every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor protects the point of contact from external electromagnetic interference.

A Fully Comprehensive I/O

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1. PS/2 COMBO PORT

2. DISPLAYPORT

3. 4X USB 2.0

4. RJ-45

5. FLASH BIOS

6. HDMI

7. 2X USB 3.2 GEN1

8. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2X2

9. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2

10. AUDIO CONNECTORS

General

Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel Z690
Processor Socket LGA1700 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors (supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)

Supported RAM

Max Size 128 GB
Technology DDR4
Bus Clock 2133 MHz, 2666 MHz, 2933 MHz, 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4400 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz, 5200 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC897
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller Intel I225-V
Network Interfaces 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5
RAID Features Intel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2x2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header
Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors

Features

Hardware Features AMD CrossFireX technology support, Debug LED, 6 Layer PCB, MSI Steel Armor, Double ESD Protection, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 2oz Copper PCB, M.2 Shield FROZR, MSI Core Boost, 14+1+1 Phase Power Design, Windows 11 compatible

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories I/O back plate, Wi-Fi aerial, m.2 screw / standoff sets, 2 x M.2 clips
Cables Included 2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included Drivers & Utilities
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 24.4 cm