MPG Z790 CARBON MAX WIFI employs a carbon black color scheme and reflection decoration over Mysticlight RGB lighting to show a different identity. It is also powerful inside by featuring Wi-Fi 7 solution, optimized DDR5 circuit, and the latest PCIe 5.0 M.2 with Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr, making this motherboard one of the best Z790 ATX motherboards for Intel® 14th Gen and 13th Gen Core processors.
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One button with multiple hardware control. You can set up the different functions in the BIOS. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control with just one click.
FLASH BIOS BUTTON
Flash the BIOS with only a connected power supply by following a few steps.
CLEAR CMOS BUTTON
Restore the BIOS to the default settings – helpful in 99% of the cases to successfully boot again.
Displays the error code for troubleshooting. Also functions as temperature monitor!
EZ LED CONTROL
A built-in LED switch on the motherboard to control your light effect. Turn on/off your light in a second!
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
Extended Heatsink with Heat-pipe
M.2 Shield Frozr
7W/mK MOSFET Thermal Pads
Enlarged Chipset Heatsink
Lightning USB 20G
Latest Wi-Fi 7
1x PCI-E 5.0 M.2 Slot
Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E
Latest DDR5 Memory
4x PCI-E 4.0 M.2 Slots
easy to use, stable and durable
Pre-installed I/O Shield
Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr
19+1+1 Phases VRM Power
8-Layer Server Grade PCB
with 2oz Thickened Copper
- Power Solution
- cooling overview
- Water Cooling
- Fully Fan Control
- System Cooling
Extended Heatsink enlarges the surface of heat dissipation, ensuring even high-end processors to run in full speed.
Direct Touch Heat-pipe
Connecting two MOS heatsinks to enlarge the surface of heat dissipation.
M.2 Shield Frozr
Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
7W/mK Thermal Pad
High quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads and extra choke thermal pads ensure all cores running in high performance.
Enhanced M.2 Thermal
Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr and Enlarged heatsink desing keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling.
Enlarged PCH Heatsink
The enlarged heatsink design to reduce dust and noise as well as maintain high heat dissipation efficiency.
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.
Fully Fan Control
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans in BIOS and software with a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
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.
- PCB DESIGN
- EZ OC TUNING
- MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
DIRECT 19+1+1 PHASES POWER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a flagship VRM design built with a total of Direct 19+1+1 Power Phases. Combining dual power connectors and 105A Smart Power Stage, MPG Z790 CARBON MAX WIFI is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.
OPTIMIZED PCB SOLUTION
The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
- 8 PCB layers
- IT-170 Server-grade PCB material
- 2oz Thickened Copper
EZ OC TUNING
P-CORE BEYOND 6GHz+
To unleash the exceptional performance of Core i9-14900K processor, MSI P-Core Beyond 6GHz+ function enables effortless 1-core / 2-core Turbo Boost beyond 6GHz with a single click, delivering extreme performance effortlessly.
MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
- SOLID PIN DESIGN
- STAINLESS STEEL IO
- OCP Protection
- GROUNDING STRUCTURE
Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS)
Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) are safety devices used to protect against excessive voltage. All motherboard models of MSI are equipped with TVS. When the voltage abnormally rises, the TVS switches from a high-resistance state to a low-resistance state, diverting the excessive voltage to ground. This helps prevent circuit damage caused by high voltage.
solid pin design
The 4-pin, 8-pin, and 24-pin power connectors of MSI motherboards are all designed with solid pins. The solid pin design allows for a more stable transmission of 12V power to the CPU, even when handling high current loads.
Advantages of Solid Pin Power connector
- Improved stability : Larger contact area enhances stability during power delivery.
- Low impedance : Solid pins offer low impedance, enabling efficient power flow.
- Strong durability : The solid pin design ensures strong durability, capable of withstanding demanding conditions.
- Suitable for high-current applications.
Anti-corrosive Stainless Steel IO Shield
An extra layer of sponge materials along with corrosive resistance IO Shield to help improve static electricity and reduce electromagnetic radiation noise from the system as well as much more durable compare to traditional IO Shields.
* The image above is an illustrative reference. Please refer to specification pages for more details.
Over Current Protection
MSI motherboards prioritize safety with the embedded Overcurrent Protection (OCP), ensuring crucial components such as the USB ports, DDR memory, PWM IC, and CPU are shielded from excessive current. This proactive defense mechanism curtails the risk of damage or malfunction due to power surges, promoting long-term system stability. This commitment to safeguarding your hardware underscores MSI's dedication to producing motherboards that prioritize durability and stability.
The Grounding Structure of Power Phases
The grounding structure of power phases is the MSI's exclusive design. This patented design enables to suppress the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by the power phases and helps to efficiently conduct heat to the copper plane with grounding properties.
- Bios & software
- LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
- USB4 EXPANSION CARD
Lightning Gen 5 PCI-e with Steel Armor
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
Doubling over the previous generation, the bandwidth of a x16 interface can reach 128GB/s.
SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCIE slot diminish interference and electrical noise, fully support the PCI-E 5.0 signal.
Secure to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI MPG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G
Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MPG Z790 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.
MSI USB4 PD100W Expansion Card
MSI has adopted the USB4 technology on the latest USB4 PD100W Expansion Card. All the versatile functions are brought together in this powerful card. Let's dive into a new era!
A New Era of Connectivity – USB4
With USB4 devices that use cables meeting the USB4 standard, you can experience the full benefits of the technology.
Transfer rate of up to 40Gbps
Transfers large files faster than before
Multiple device connectivity
Enables to connect multiple devices through a single port
100W Power Delivery
Provides up to 100W power delivery for fast charging
Dynamic bandwidth sharing
Allows simultaneous transfer of data, images and videos and so on
- Memory Extension Mode
LATEST DDR5 MEMORY WITH SMT SLOT
A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MPG Z790 CARBON MAX WIFI is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.
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.
Memory Extension Mode
Memory Extension Mode provides optimized memory parameters for enhanced capability at the same frequency, achieving lower latency and higher performance. Furthermore, Memory Extension Mode can combine XMP profiles to maximize memory frequency, enabling users to effortlessly discover the best configuration based on their requirements.
Performance Mode, Benchmark Mode, and Memtest Mode provide users with the flexibility to swiftly identify the ideal configuration tailored to their requirements and memory overclocking capabilities.
- MSI CENTER
- CLICK BIOS 5
- NORTON 360
- RESIZABLE BAR
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!
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
VMD (Volume Management Device)
Enable direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Exclusive UI of AIDA64 Extreme
MSI motherboards provide 60 days free trial of AIDA64 Extreme - MSI edition. AIDA64 Extreme is an almighty application for system information, diagnostics and benchmarks. With the application, you can monitor the detailed hardware and software information on PC and save it to file in multiple formats such as CSV and HTML.
Opt-in to Cyber Safety with Norton 360 Deluxe
Multiple layers of protection for your devices, online privacy features including our Secure VPN, plus Dark Web Monitoring - all in a single solution. With MSI motherboards, you can enjoy a 60-day free trial of Norton 360 Deluxe.
- Up to 50 GB PC cloud backup
- Real time Threat protection and Smart Firewall
- Password manager
- PC SafeCam
The MSI trial offer is not available for existing Norton customers. If you have an active Norton subscription, you will need to opt-out of the existing subscription to be eligible for this offer. For Important Subscription, Pricing and Offer Details, please refer to NortonLifeLock License and Services Agreement. NortonLifeLock Product and Service Privacy Notices.
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
- mystic light
- Audio Boost 5
- Isolated Analogy Structure
audio boost 5
- HIGH PERFORMANCE ALC4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR
- HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
- HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
- DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
- ISOLATED AUDIO SIGNAL
- DE-POP PROTECTION
The Isolated Analogy Structure for Audio Connectors
To provide clear voice, MSI develops a unique structure – Isolated Analogy Structure. The external metal framework of the audio connectors is separated from the internal layout, which ensures the sound quality crisp.
* The image above is an illustrative reference. Please refer to specification pages for more details.
- Mystic Light
- DEDICATED JAF HEADER
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.
Additional FAN and ARGB Header
The MSI exclusive JAF header allows MSI's own Daisy-Chained fan to operate with a single cable. Alternatively, the JAF header can be converted into additional ARGB gen 1 and FAN headers by using a dedicated Y-cable, streamlining and optimizing the entire building process.
- 2.5G Lan & Wi-Fi 7
- WIFI 7 Solution
HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
MSI's premium network solution provides incredible data transfer speed for demanding users.
- Wi-Fi 7
- Bluetooth 5.4
- 2.5G LAN
- Exclusive magnetic antenna
- EZ Antenna with Magnetic Stand
THE NEXT GEN WI-FI SOLUTION – WI-FI 7
Wi-Fi 7 is the latest wireless solution that takes a huge leap forward with multiple improvements to meet the traffic demand brought and the growing number of wireless devices.
*Windows 11 compatibility only
Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) introduced higher speeds, wider channels, improved efficiency, and reduced latency over Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It also improved battery life and provided better performance in crowded environments.
The Wi-Fi 7 provides maximum speeds to a whopping 5.8 Gbps! 2.4 times faster than previous Wi-Fi 6/6E standards, Wi-Fi 7 is set to be the wireless standard of the future.
Previous Wi-Fi generations have had to make do with 160MHz channel widths. Wi-Fi 7 brings this width up to 320MHz (on 6GHz) – ensuring better reliability during simultaneous transmissions at max speeds.
The higher QAM(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) value, the more data each packet can carry. Wi-Fi 7 improves the modulation scheme from 1024-QAM to 4096-QAM – boosting peak transmission rates and network capacity.
Wi-Fi 7 enables devices to simultaneously send and receive data across several frequency bands and channels to meet the traffic demand brought and the growing number of wireless devices.
MPG Z790 CARBON MAX WIFI
- Support Intel® Core™ 14th/ 13th/ 12th Gen Processors, Intel® Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR5 Memory, up to 7800+(OC) MHz
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slot, Lightning Gen 5 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
- Enhanced Power Design: Direct 19+1+1 phases power, Core Boost, Memory Boost
- Premium Thermal Solution: Enlarged heatsink with heat-pipe, MOSFET thermal pads rated for 7W/mk, additional choke thermal pads and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
- 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 7 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 server grade level material
- Pre-installed I/O Shield: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation