MSI MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI LGA 1700 Intel Z790 SATA 6Gb/s DDR5 ATX Motherboard

  • Supports 12th/13th Gen Intel Core Processors, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors.
  • Latest DDR5 Memory – 7600+(OC): A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory.
  • Premium Thermal Design: On board M.2 Shield Frozr.
  • Lightning Gen 5: The latest PCIE 5.0 solution with up to 128 GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
  • Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr: The patent-pending design provides the easiest way of M.2 installation.
  • Wi-fi 6E: the latest wireless solution supports 6GHz spectrum. MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400 Mbps.
  • 2.5G Network solution.
  • Lightning USB 20G: Build in USB 3.2 Gen 2X2 port. offers 20 Gbps transmission speed 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen1.
  • Audio Boost 5.
  • Core Boost: with premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
  • Memory Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure date signals for the best performance, stability and compatibility.
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Brand MSI
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type  LGA 1700
CPU Type Supports 13th / 12th Gen Intel Core Processors, Intel Pentium Gold, Celeron Processors
Chipset  Intel Z790
Number of Memory Slots 4x288pin (DDR5)
Memory Standard Memory Support 7600+(OC)/7400 (OC)/7200(OC)/7000(OC)/6800(OC)/6600(OC)/6400(OC)/6200(OC)/6000(OC)/5800(OC)/5600(JEDEC)/5400(JEDEC)/5200(JEDEC)/5000(JEDEC) /4800(JEDEC) MHz
Max. overclocking frequency:
1DPC 1R Max speed up to 7600+ MHz.
1DPC 2R Max speed up to 6600+ MHz.
2DPC 1R Max speed up to 6400+ MHz.
2DPC 2R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz.
Supports Intel® XMP3.0 OC.
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory.
Maximum Memory Supported 128GB
Channel Supported  Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 5.0 x16 PCI_E1 slot (From CPU)
– Supports up to PCIe 5.0 x16
PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI_E3 slot (From Z790 chipset)
– PCI_E3 supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
PCI Express x1 1x PCIe x1 slot
– PCI_E2 slot (From Z790 chipset)
– PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s  6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2 2 x Key M (CPU) + 1 x Key M (PCIe/SATA) + 2 x Key M (PCIe) + 1 x Key E (WiFi/BT)

M2_1 slot (From CPU)
– Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
– Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_2 slot (From CPU)
– Supports up to PCIe 5.0 x4
– Supports 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_3 slot (From Z790 chipset)
– Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
– Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_4 slot (From Z790 chipset)
– Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
– Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices
M2_5 slot (From Z790 chipset)
– Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
– Support up to SATA 6Gb/s
– Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices

SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset  Realtek ALC4080
Audio Channels  7.1 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Intel I226-V
Max LAN Speed 2.5Gbps
Wireless LAN Intel Wi-Fi 6E
– The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
– Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz/ 6GHz*(160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
– Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax

* Wi-Fi 6E 6GHz may depend on every country’s regulations and will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 and Windows 11.

Bluetooth Supports Bluetooth 5.2*, FIPS, FISMA

* Bluetooth 5.2 will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 and Windows 11.

Rear Panel Ports
Back I/O Ports 1x Clear CMOS button
1x Flash BIOS button
1x Smart button
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A ports (From Z790 chipset)
1x HDMI port
6x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A ports (From Z790 chipset & GL3590 Hub)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C port (From Z790 chipset)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C port (From Asmedia ASM3242)
1x LAN (RJ45) jack
2x Wi-Fi Antenna connectors
5x Audio jacks
1x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C port (From Z790 chipset)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (From Z790 chipset)
– Supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A connectors (From Hub-GL850G)
– Supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Other Connectors Fan Connectors
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
5x 4-pin system fan connectors

System Connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x TPM module connector
1x Tuning controller connector
1x TBT connector (Supports RTD3)

1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x Safe Boot jumper

LED Features
1x EZ LED Control switch
1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
4x EZ Debug LED
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin ARGB Gen2 LED connectors

Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
LED Lighting RGB
Dimensions (W x L) 12.0″ x 9.6″
Power Pin 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
Windows Compatibility
Windows 11 Supported
Features MSI Center
– Gaming Mode
– Smart Priority
– Game Highlights
– Mystic Light
– Ambient Devices
– Frozr AI Cooling
– User Scenario
– True Color
– Live Update
– Hardware Monitoring
– Super Charger
– Devices Speed Up
– Smart Image Finder
– MSI Companion

Thermal Features
– M.2 Shield Frozr
– K7 MOSFET thermal pad / Extra choke pad
– Fan headers (CPU + PUMP + SYSTEM)

– Core Boost
– VRM Power Design (VCPU / VGT / AUX)
– Dual CPU Power
– Memory Boost
– Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E / M.2 Slot
– Lightning Gen 4 PCI-E / M.2 Slot
– Front USB Type-C
– Server Grade PCB
– 2oz Copper thickened PCB

DIY Friendly
– PCI-E Steel Armor
– Pre-installed I/O Shield
– Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr
– EZ M.2 Clips
– EZ LED Control
– Smart Button
– Flash BIOS Button

RGB Support
– Mystic Light
– Mystic Light Extension (RGB)
– Mystic Light Extension (A-RAINBOW V2)
– Ambient Devices Support

Exclusive Software
– AID64 Extreme – MSI Edition
– App player
– Tile

Additional Information
Date First Available September 27, 2022

Additional information

Weight 3 kg


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