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Quick OverviewMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
Network & Connectivity
Introducing the all new MAG Z490 Tomahawk Motherboard from MSI. The MAG series was born through rigorous quality testing and designed to be a symbol of sturdiness and durability. Focused on providing the best user experience, the MAG series has a simple installation process coupled with a friendly user interface making it the best choice for entry level gamers.
LGA 1200CPU Socket
Special Features of the Z490 Tomahawk
CORE BOOST TECHNOLOGY
Combining 8+4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
PWMHighest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
PCB6 layer PCB provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
PCIE STEEL ARMOR
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
Next Generation Connectivity with MSI Tomahawk
LIGHTNING 20GBuilt-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
2.5G NETWORK SOLUTIONFeaturing premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
DDR4 BOOSTThe Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
TURBO M.2With 2 x M.2 slots . Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
Unbelievable Power Solution
TIME TO GET AGGRESSIVEUnleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboards are ready to sustain massive demand.
1 PHASEGT Power
8+4 PINCPU Power Connectors
1 PHASESA Power
12 PHASESCPU Power
DIGITAL PWM IC
Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond
EXTENDED HEATSINK AND PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDThe MSI Z490 Tomahawk features a pre-installed I/O shield to make installing your motherboard simpler and safer and also protects your I/O ports from electrostatic discharge damage and with an all-metal extended heatsink to enlarge the surface area you can also expect more efficient heat dissipation allowing your new 10th Gen Intel CPU to perform as it should.
Experience Core Boost
FASTER AND UNDISTORTED CURRENT DELIVERYCore Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full 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. MSI Z490 motherboards are optimized to maximise the performance on the 10th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.
Unmatched Memory Performance
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE WITH DDR4 BOOSTMSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.
Protecting your PCIe Slots
FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMORThe MSI Z490 Tomahawk supports multiple GPU solutions and also features optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate when utilising an AMD® CrossFire™ setup. Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience.
Overclock Your System in One Second!
MSI GAME BOOSTNeed more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!
Professional Gaming Audio
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOSTMSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Brand - MSI, Model - MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC) / 2933/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from CPU), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from PCH), 2x PCIe x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B-CG + Intel I219V 1G, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200-VD1, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C, 6 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Mystic light, RGB Connector - 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connector, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Ready 4 the Future: Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future, Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design 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, Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Lightning USB 20G: Powered by ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C, Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality, Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire, Others - 1x DisplayPort, 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water pump connector, 6x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x front panel audio connector, 2x system panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x serial port connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x RTD3 connector, 1x TBT connector, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.