MSI Z390I Gaming Edge AC Motherboard

 

Features

  • Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4800(OC) MHz
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: 2x TURBO M.2, Intel Optane Memory Ready. Turbo USB 3.1 GEN2
  • Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8 pin CPU power connector, Game Boost, DDR4 Boost
  • AUDIO BOOST: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • Dragon Center: A brand new software which integrates all MSI tools like GAME MODE, VOICE BOOST, LIVE UPDATE with user friendly user interface.

Overview

Full of sharp and salient lines reflecting gorgeous colors design, perfect balance between appearance and performance with Core Boost, DDR4 BoostTwin Turbo M.2, Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2 connector.

MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC

PERFECT BALANCE

  1. Intel Wireless / Bluetooth
  2. Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2
  3. DisplayPort
  4. LAN
  5. Golden audio jacks
  6. Gaming heatsinks - for maximum cooling and performance
  7. Z390 chipset - Supports Intel 9th Gen processors
  8. DDR4 Boost - Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
  9. Twin Turbo M.2 - NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4, ready for Intel® Optane™ memory
  10. PCI-E Steel Armor - Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
  11. Audio Boost with amplifier - Optimized gaming audio using best components

Cooling

STAY COOL FOR ULTIMATE GAMING PERFORMANCE

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Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.

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.

AUTODETECT DC OR PWM MODE WITH HYSTERESIS

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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.

MSI:

  • Smooth fan speeds
  • Smooth sound levels

OTHERS:

  • Spiking fan speeds
  • Annoying sound levels

HW

USER FRIENDLY DESIGN

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard and gaming rig without any issue.

  • XL CLIP - The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
  • EZ DEBUG LED - Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

Compatibility

MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY

Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility even over clocking, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.

9TH AND 8TH PROCESSORS SUPPORT

MSI Z390 motherboards perfectly support Intel 9th and 8th processors, so you can still enjoy latest MSI motherboard technology if you use 8th processors. Combining MSI Core Boost, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.

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.

BIOS and Software

APPS TO GREATLY IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

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With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming. Moreover, we made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.

DRAGON CENTER

The exclusive and brand-new UI merges all the MSI software functions into one specific application MSI Dragon Center. Not only integrates all the MSI software functions, but also sync all the MSI desktop products to work together, providing the best user experience. No more messy programs or ICONs, just one click and you can enjoy all the functions in Dragon Center.

Gaming Mode

Gaming Mode

MSI Gaming Mode provides the most suitable setting for your whole gaming system, bring you the best gaming experience with one click!

Game Boost

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Need 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.

Gaming Hotkey

Gaming Hotkey

Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. Youre free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.

USB Speed Up

USB Speed Up

When enabled, it optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.

OC Setting

OC Setting

With an intuitive interface, OC Setting allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your systems cooling features.

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

VR Ready

VR Ready

A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications wont impact your virtual adventure.

Live Update

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Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.

MSI APP PLAYER

Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

CLICK BIOS 5

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We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.

  • GAME BOOST - Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
  • XMP - Extreme Memory Profiles which simplified RAM overclocking on Intel motherboards.
  • M-FLASH - Allows user to conveniently flash, or upgrade the BIOS from the CMOS Setup Utility.
  • HARDWARE MONITOR - Shows you critical hardware information in real-time; temperature, usage, clock speed, and voltage.
  • TOTAL FAN CONTROL - Check and manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans.
  • SECURE ERASE+ - Using an optimized formatting algorithm, lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
  • MEMORY TRY IT - Best way to get maximum speed out of your system memory and gaming performance.
  • M.2 Genie - Brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
  • SEARCH & FAVORITES - A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

MSI motherboards feature all the latest solution for enthusiast gamers and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready to be on the battlefield.

CPU

LOOKING COOL WHILE KEEPING COOL

High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable and delivers the best performance at all

CORE BOOST

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Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized 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. For Z390 Motherboards, MSI also adopt slightly boost technology under the Intel standard X.M.P to squeeze more performance on Intel Core series processors for gamers without damaging the hardware or adding the voltage.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!

MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

MORE FOR PERFORMANCE

  • LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION - What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
  • OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION - Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
  • DIGITALL POWER DESIGN - A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
  • DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS - 8+4 pin connectors delivering adequate power supply for multi-core CPU, unleash the ultimate performance with the most reliable motherboard for best gaming experience and extreme overclocking.

DDR

UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE

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Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.

FOR HIGHER MEMORY SPEED: DDR4 BOOST 2

Besides optimized PCB design, MSI OC lab has also co-worked with world-known memory brands, pushing memory speed to a peak. MSI Z390 motherboards are going to free the these selected memories performance with stability.

A-DATA

  • AX4U360038G17-DRZ
  • AX4U360038G17-SRZ

DRAGON ALLIANCE

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THESE SELECTED DDR MODULES PASSED CRITICAL TESTS, THEY ARE HIGHLY COMPATIBLE WITH MSI Z390 MOTHERBOARDS.

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE

MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z370 motherboard memory support, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency.

LOWER LANTENCY AND MORE EFFICIENCY

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RELEASE HIGHER MEMORY FREQUENCY

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*Memory compatibility depends on different models. 4800MHz is the highest among Z390 motherboards. Check the compatibility list for details.

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.

Storage

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE

MSI 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.

OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD

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Gamers and 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.

STORAGE BOOST YOUR STORAGE PERFORMANCE

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This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, Storage Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.

EASY RAID SETUP WITH M.2 GENIE

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Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That's why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.

USB

MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE

Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s

MORE STABILITY WITH INTEL TURBO USB 3.1 GEN2

 

Featuring the Intel TURBO USB 3.1 GEN2, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds with more stability when connecting USB devices.

IN-GAME ADVANTAGE

MSI motherboards provide the most fascinating in-game advantages, allowing gamers to dominate any game anytime. Elevate your listening experience and network connection with MSI Audio & LAN. Enjoy extreme sound quality and uninterrupted online gameplay.

LAN

DOMINATE THE GAME WITH THE LOWEST LATENCY

Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.

NEXT-GEN INTEL® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTH

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This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 433Mbps without any cable limitation.

Audio

SOUND THAT PULLS YOU INTO THE GAME

 

Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking, gaming-changing sound.

AUDIO BOOST 4

HIGH DEFINITION ALC1220 AUDIO PROCESSOR

Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality) *120dB SNR / 32 -bit

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS

A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

Golden Audio jacks with S/PDIF

Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN

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EMI-shielded HD audio processors let you enjoy the purest sound quality in front and rear connectors.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS

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Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

ALL NEW NAHIMIC 3 - FOR NEXT LEVEL AUDIO IMMERSION

Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.

GET CLEARER ORDER WITH VOICE BOOST

Hear your teammates perfectly but still enjoy your audio. Voice Boost automatically reduces the games audio when teammates speak, and sets volume back when no one speaks.

DE-POP PROTECTION

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER THAT AUTO-DETECTS IMPEDANCE

The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with headphones up to 600O impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality.

EXHILARATING AND INSPIRING

Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts the modern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral color, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.

Industrial Design

GAME IN STYLE

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Inspired by supercars, the latest CARBON iteration from MSI is more astonishing than ever. The new MPG GAMING PRO CARBON has been updated with a distinctive look and feel and continues a tradition of colorful customization with MSI Mystic Light RGB.

LOYAL COMRADE

MSI has developedthe motherboard market for many years. With rich R&D experience and a long history, the company continuously creates the best performance and humanized motherboard to help users meet the pursuit of high quality components and the stable, reliable and long-lasting system performance.

Components

BUILT ON EVERLASTING QUALITY

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Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

4 times stronger

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.

REINFORCED, HEAVY SOLDERED CONNECTIONS

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SUPER STABLE GAMING WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS

MSI uses the high quality components , which is shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

SOLID CAP

DarkCap

With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.

DARK CHOKE

DarkChoke

A special core design allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature offering better power efficiency and stability.

HUMIDITY PROTECTION

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TEMPERATURE PROTECTION

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CIRCUIT PROTECTION

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ESD PROTECTION

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EMI PROTECTION

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ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION

Weve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.

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  • DOBUBLE ESD PROTECTION
  • BEST

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  • SINGLE ESD PROTECTION - AVERAGE
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CERTIFIED FOR GAMING

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Each model is tweaked to deliver the best FPS for a stutter-free gaming experience. Tested in 24-hour on- and offline gaming sessions with the most popular gaming gear by the worlds best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the worlds most popular games.

WINDOWS 10 CERTIFIED

With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 10.

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.

Specifications

PROCESSOR

Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Gold / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket

CHIPSET

Intel® Z390 Chipset

MEMORY

2 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 32GB

-Supports DDR4 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4500(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) /2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz MHz

Supports Dual-Channel mode

Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

SLOTS

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

ONBOARD GRAPHICS

1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected]

1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected]

WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH®

Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO Rx, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz up to 433 Mbps

Supports Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0, 5

STORAGE

Intel® Z390 Chipset

-4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports1

-2 x M.2 slot (Key M)1

M2_1 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2260/ 2280 storage devices

M2_2 supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2260/ 2280 storage devices

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready2

The SATA2 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA device into M2_1 slot.

Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure that you have updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI website.

RAID

Intel® Z390 Chipset

-Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

-Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices

USB

Intel® Z390 Chipset

-2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A ports on the back panel

-4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.1 connector)

-4 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connector)

AUDIO

Realtek® ALC892 Codec

-7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

-Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller

INTERNAL CONNECTORS

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

2 x M.2 slots

1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)

1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)

1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector

1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector

1 x 4-pin system fan connector

1 x Front panel audio connector

2 x System panel connectors

1 x Chassis Intrusion connector

1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector

1 x Clear CMOS jumper

1 x TPM module connector

BACK PANEL PORTS

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1. DisplayPort

2. LAN

3. HD Audio Connectors

4. USB 2.0

5. HDMI

6. USB 3.1 Gen1

7.USB 3.1 Gen2

8. Wireless / Bluetooth

9. Optical S/PDIF out

DIMENSIONS

6.7 in. x 6.7 in. (17.0 cm x 17.0 cm)

Mini-ITX Form Factor

MOUNTING

4 mounting holes

OPERATING SYSTEM

Support for Windows® 10 64-bit

BOX CONTENT

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