PRO Z790-A MAX WIFI offers a simple design with a harmonious silver color scheme that perfectly matches white and black PC builds. It is engineered with many exclusive features of MSI, a convenient Wi-Fi 7 solution, and DDR5 optimization for Intel® Core™ 14th Gen and 13th Gen processors.
The PRO Series is tailored to professionals from all walks of life. The lineup features impressive performance and high quality, while aiming to provide users incredible experience. Users who care about productivity and efficiency can definitely count on the MSI PRO Series to assist you with multitasking and increasing efficiency.
2x 8 Pin Power Connectors
Pre-installed IO Shield
6-layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper
PCIe Steel Armor
2.5G Network Solution
Lightning USB 20G
Latest Wi-Fi 7
Lightning Gen 5
M.2 Shield Frozr
Pump Fan Support
- power solution
- Diy Friendly
- cooling overview
- Fully Fan Control
- Water Cooling
Extended Heatsink enlarges the surface of heat dissipation and maintain the performance at heavy loads.
M.2 Shield Frozr
Strengthened M.2 thermal solution helps keep M.2 SSD safe and ensures incredible performance.
Heavy Plated VRM Heatsink
The VRM heatsink covers the upper MOS and helps dissipate the heat.
7W/mK Thermal Pad & Additional Choke Pad
High-quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads and additional choke thermal pads ensure stable performance when all cores are runnging at high speed.
Enlarged Chipset Heatsink
The enlarged heatsink is designed to reduce dust and noise and capable of maintaining high efficiency of heat dissipation.
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.
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.
- PCB DESIGN
16+1+1 POWER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a VRM design built with a total of 16+1+1 power design. Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MSI PRO Series motherboards are ready to sustain heavy daily work.
OPTIMIZED PCB SOLUTION
The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
- 6 PCB layers
- 2oz Thickened Copper
- EZ M.2 CLIP
- DRIVER UTILITY INSTALLER
- SYSTEM SAVER
- MORE FOR DIY FRIENDLY
EZ M.2 CLIP
Have trouble turning screws? MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly.
MSI DRIVER UTILITY INSTALLER
Once connected to the internet, MSI Driver Utility Installer will detect and present suitable drivers and utilities automatically, you can download and install with just a few clicks. Learn more
*Please ensure to connect the internet, or the Driver Utility Installer won’t launch automatically.
*MSI Driver Utility Installer will be ready in Windows 11 build 22H2.
BOOT UP GUARANTEED
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry, MSI motherboards offer multiple options to successfully boot your system again.
MORE FOR DIY FRIENDLY
- SOLID PIN DESIGN
- STAINLESS STEEL IO
- GROUNDING STRUCTURE
- OCP Protection
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
Corrosive resistance IO Shield to help improve static electricity and reduce electromagnetic radiation noise from the system as well as more durable compare to traditional IO Shields.
* The image above is an illustrative reference. Please refer to specification pages for more details.
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.
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.
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.
- Bios & software
- LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
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 PRO 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! MSI PRO 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 PRO 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.
- 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, MSI PRO Series motherboards are 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 is tested and certified by MSI OC LAB, and it is easy for users to get the higher memory performance and great 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
- System Safety
- 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.
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.
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.
All MSI PRO series motherboards have SECURITY function in BIOS to protect every private files for no matter business or daily use.
Secure boot is a security standard to make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted. When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers, EFI applications, and the operating system. The PC boots while the signatures are valid.
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.
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.
- 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
- Dual Band Antenna with 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.
PRO Z790-A MAX WIFI
- Support Intel® Core™ 14th/ 13th/ 12th Gen Processors, Intel® Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR5 Memory, Dual Channel DDR5 7800+MHz (OC)
- Enhanced Power Design: 16+1+1 DRPS with 80A SPS, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, Memory Boost
- Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink, 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
- High Quality PCB: 6-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper and server grade level material
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slot, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
- Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2: Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
- 2.5G LAN with 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