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Motherboard

MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(23 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON
  • Z390GPCAR
  • Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

Chipset

Intel Z390

Memory Max

128 GB

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2666
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200
  • DDR4-3300
  • DDR4-3333
  • DDR4-3400
  • DDR4-3466
  • DDR4-3600
  • DDR4-3733
  • DDR4-3866
  • DDR4-4000
  • DDR4-4133
  • DDR4-4200
  • DDR4-4266
  • DDR4-4400

Color

Black / Silver

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

3

PCI Slots

0

M.2 Slots

  • 2242/2260/2280/22110 M-key
  • 2242/2260/2280/22110 M-key

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

USB 2.0 Headers

2

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Headers

2

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Headers

1

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Headers

0

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    MooseTech
    • 37 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build MSI Carbonator (C8r)

    Awesome board to work with. SO MANY HEADERS. If I didn't already have the Aquaero I could have easily handled all nine of my fans through the board. I had two USB 3.0 headers and one USB 3.1 type C on the board which was in addition to the same number of USB channels on the back I/O. 2 USB 2.0 headers for your 'other' devices. Four RGB headers. There's no real problem with sizing for the I/O shield as my 140mm fan was right next to it.

    First board I had worked at first but died after I had a working leak free loop. ARGH! However, MSI came through on the RMA and I had a new board in two weeks. Very easy to work with.

    dkbtt70
    • 18 points
    • 16 months ago

    from completed build Lucky Dragon

    The only quality 300-series board in stock at the time from the local computer store. From my (admittedly short) time using it, it seems to be perfect for my 8700K. It's also got a lucky dragon on it. One point deducted for the simply obscene white LED's that show which DIMM slots are occupied (why?) and cannot be turned off in BIOS. Even my ASUS B350 Strix Ryzen board let me turn off the stupid red LED it had on it. Black electrical tape fixed the problem.

    return2home
    • 13 points
    • 13 months ago

    Great Motherboard although it came sealed, The M.2 screw was loose and the 3.1 gen USB port was bent.

    The subtle RGBs are nice

    JJayJet
    • 12 points
    • 11 months ago

    from completed build A Thicc Upgrade

    Nice, clean motherboard. If you care about looks, very neutral look that can fit almost any color scheme. If you have a bigger graphics card, don't worry, it'll cover the cheesy looking MSI dragon.

    unilaterus
    • 12 points
    • 4 months ago

    from completed build Psychopant Psychotic PC

    Held all the parts. Handled overclocking well.

    Af_britton
    • 12 points
    • 2 months ago

    from completed build ATX to desk build

    Only dinged it one star because of the price and software. Its a beautiful board packed with features solidly build although packaging wasn't the greatest. I know everyone knocks Corsair and CAM software but honestly, mystic light software is crazy. Had to disable SDK on my Icue because the board was trying to pick up all my other components but could not since they run off the commander pro. I finally got all the RGB software gtg and all is good now but its always a ***** running multiple joints for RGB. But all in all I do love this sexy board. Built on IO panel cover is amazing by the way! one of the main reasons I choose this MB for the build, looks and built on panel.

    Machigo
    • 11 points
    • 14 months ago

    from completed build "Sleeper" gaming build

    Absolutely beautiful design, delicate RGB lighting and great I/O.

    Yaddah101
    • 10 points
    • 4 months ago

    from completed build Mother of Dragons

    Great motherboard. Love the RGB. The BIOS is easy to use. If you are new to overclocking, stick with MSI.

    Machigo
    • 10 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build The New Hope

    Versatile MB with RGB, cheap at the moment.

    ThePowerSupplyGuyark
    • 8 points
    • 12 months ago

    from completed build RGB $2000 Gaming PC

    Awesome board to work with, SO MANY HEADERS.

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