MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X - a custom motherboard with an advanced cooling system

MSI, together with the developer of high-end water cooling systems EK, created the unique MPG Z490 CARBON EK X motherboard. It is based on the Intel Z490 platform with the LGA 1200 processor socket. The main feature of the new product is the integrated water cooling system.

MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X

"MSI and EK have been working closely for the past four years to push the boundaries and raise the bar even higher. Our first project was a water-cooled Sea Hawk EK X graphics card. At the same time, we have teamed up to release a water-cooled motherboard in the mid-price segment. This is a completely different game! " said EK founder Edward Koenig.

MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X motherboard is equipped with a power system with two additional connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, which guarantees a stable power supply to the tenth-generation Intel Core processor. To maintain the temperature of the components at an optimal level, the original EK cooler is installed on the motherboard, which is responsible for cooling the CPU and the VRM power supply section. According to the manufacturer, the water cooling system guarantees the stable operation of the computer under high gaming loads with minimal noise.

MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X

The motherboard provides interfaces for all gamer needs. Network controllers are represented by wired 2.5 G Ethernet (with LAN Manager traffic manager) and wireless Wi-Fi 6 (with support for MU-MIMO and BSS Coloring technologies). The USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface, designed as a USB Type-C connector on the back of the board, has a bandwidth of 20 Gbit/s. The built-in Audio Boost 4 connectors are serviced by the ALC1220 audio processor, which provides studio-quality sound.

MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X

The MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X comes with:


  • the motherboard itself; 
  • accessories for the motherboard; 
  • original monoblock EK; 
  • EK leak test kit.

The official price of the MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X motherboard is 449 euros.

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