MSI MPG Z690 Carbon EK X Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR5 Memory, up to 6666+(OC) MHz
- CPU + VRM + M.2 Water Cooling: A custom-designed EK monoblock with build-in inflow indicator that offers pristine cooling for both the CPU, VRM and primary M.2 section
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
- Enhanced Power Design: Direct 18+1+1 phases power, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, Memory Boost
- M.2 Shield Frozr: All M.2 slots covered with Shield Frozr to built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
- MYSTIC LIGHT: 16.8 million colors / fancy lighting effects controlled in one click. MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC supports RGB, RAINBOW(ARGB), Corsair LED strips and Ambient devices.
- 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6E Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
- AUDIO BOOST 5: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- High Quality PCB: 8-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
- Pre-installed I/O Shield: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
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.
EK CUSTOM-DESIGNED CPU + VRM WATER COOLING
Sustain the high performing for 12th gen Intel core processors, a custom-designed EK cooling solution that offers pristine cooling for both the CPU, VRM and primary M.2 section is used to prevent thermal throttling, allowing gamers to sustain heavy gaming loadings without the noisy environment. It’s ready for everything!
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.
FROZR AI COOLING
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
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.
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 3 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.
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.
DIRECT 18 + 1 +1 PHASES POWER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of direct 18 +1+1 power phases. Combining 2x 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
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.
PRE-INSTALLED I/O SHIELD
Featuring the Pre-installed I/O Shield, 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.
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.
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.
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, MPG Z690 CARBON 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.
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.
DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2×2 20G
Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MPG 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.
GLOW YOUR PC
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and fancy LED effects. MSI Mystic Light provides you complete control of RGB lighting of your PC in one software.
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.
Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors 1
Intel® Z690 Chipset
4x DDR5 memory slots, support up to 128GB
3x PCIe x16 slots
1x HDMI 2.1 with HDR port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
4x SATA 6Gb/s ports – SATA5~8* (From Z690 Chipset)
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Intel® Z690 Chipset
Realtek® ALC4080 Codec
1x Intel® I225V 2.5Gbps LAN controller
|WiFi & Bluetooth||
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E module
1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x EZ LED Control switch
|Rear I/O Ports||