MSI MAG Intel Z490 TOMAHAWK LGA1200 ATX Motherboard

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MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 2x M.2, CrossFire, 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen1, ATX
LGA1200 Socket - Only Compatible with Intel 10th Gen CPUs

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MSI MAG Intel Z490 TOMAHAWK LGA1200 ATX Motherboard
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 2x M.2, CrossFire, 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen1, ATX
Manufaxcturers Code: MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
EAN: 4719072718978

LGA1200 Socket - Only Compatible with Intel 10th Gen CPUs

MAG Z490 Tomahawk
10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI

Conquer the Battlefield

Introducing the all new MAG Z490 Tomahawk Motherboard from MSI. The MAG series was born through rigorous quality testing and designed to be a symbol of sturdiness and durability. Focused on providing the best user experience, the MAG series has a simple installation process coupled with a friendly user interface making it the best choice for entry level gamers.

Special Features of the Z490 Tomahawk

Core Boost Technology
Combining 8+4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.

Digital PWM
Highest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

6 layer PCB
6 layer PCB provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.

PCIe Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI Tomahawk

Lightning 20
GBuilt-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.

2.5G Network Solution
Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.

DDR4 Boost
The Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.

Turbo M.2
With 2 x M.2 slots . Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.

Unbelievable Power Solution

Time to Get Aggressive
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining 8 + 4-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboards are ready to sustain massive demand.

1 PhaseGT Power - 8+4 PinCPU Power Connectors - 1 PhaseSA Power - 12 PhasesCPU Power - Digital PWM IC

Protect your Sensitive Components During Installation and Beyond

Extended Heatsink and Pre-installed IO Shield

The MSI Z490 Tomahawk features a pre-installed I/O shield to make installing your motherboard simpler and safer and also protects your I/O ports from electrostatic discharge damage and with an all-metal extended heatsink to enlarge the surface area you can also expect more efficient heat dissipation allowing your new 10th Gen Intel CPU to perform as it should.

Experience Core Boost

Faster and undistorted current delivery

Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full digital 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. MSI Z490 motherboards are optimized to maximise the performance on the 10th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.

Unmatched Memory Performance

Advanced performance with DDR4 BOOST

MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.

Protecting your PCIe Slots


The MSI Z490 Tomahawk supports multiple GPU solutions and also features optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate when utilising an AMD® CrossFire™ setup. Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience.

Overclock Your System in One Second!

MSI Game Boost

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. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

Professional Gaming Audio

Amplify your game with Audio Boost

MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.


Edition     MAG Z490 Tomahawk
Form Factor     ATX
CPU Socket     1200
Chipset     Intel Z490
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type     DDR4
Memory Channel     Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC)     N/A
Memory Type (R/U)     
Memory Speed (Mhz)     

DDR4 - 2133
DDR4 - 2400
DDR4 - 2666
DDR4 - 2933
DDR4 - 3000(OC)
DDR4 - 3200(OC)
DDR4 - 3300(OC)
DDR4 - 3333(OC)
DDR4 - 3400(OC)
DDR4 - 3466(OC)
DDR4 - 3600(OC)
DDR4 - 3733(OC)
DDR4 - 3866(OC)
DDR4 - 4000(OC)
DDR4 - 4133(OC)
DDR4 - 4200(OC)
DDR4 - 4266(OC)
DDR4 - 4300(OC)
DDR4 - 4400(OC)
DDR4 - 4800(OC)

Max. Memory Capacity     128GB
Audio     8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface     PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support     N/A
AMD CrossFire Support     2-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics     
On-Board Graphics Connectors     


Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots     

2 x M.2 PCIe
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16

SATA Support     SATA3
RAID Support via     Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support     

Intel Optane Memory Ready

Internal I/O     

1 x 24-pin (Power)
1 x 4-pin (Power)
1 x 8-pin (Power)
6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
1 x TPM Header

External Connectivity
Network Interface Type     

Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)

Network Chip/Modules     

1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
1 x Realtek RTL8125 (2.5G LAN)

Rear I/O Connectors     

1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
1 x Audio I/O
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

Additional Specifications
Water Cooled     No
Cooling     Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed     N/A
Board Dimensions     

Additional Information
Model Number     MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
GTIN     4719072718978


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