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MSI Z390 MPG Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Overview

MSI Z390 MPG Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Overview

MSI Z390 MPG Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Overview
- In teller launching the set 390 chipset to support their new ad 9th generation of CPUs and starting off on that coverage, I've got the Zed 390 mpg gaming, pure carbon motherboard from MSI here. So, let's check it out and find out a bit more about the ninth gen CPUs inside the box. 

We of course have the motherboard itself manual and driver CD and various cables, including two SATA cables, three RGB cables and a two-way SLI bridge. Alright, so I haven't been able to get my hands on any until ninth gen CPUs.

So I'll just be testing the said 390 board with my trusty 8700 K instead, which brings me to the First and perhaps most interesting point: if there's a 390 boards, it's possible to use 8th gen, Intel CPUs in Zed, 390 motherboards and also the other way so. Ninth gen CPUs in the older, 8th, gen motherboards after a BIOS update.

They both use the LGA 1151 socket. So a nice change from intel's recent launchers anyway, back to the motherboard, it's an ATX board with a nice clean black and metallic silver color scheme with a couple of spots of carbon fiber pattern, there's RGB lighting on the right hand, side and towards the top left.

Which can be controlled through MSI's mystic light sync software and there are 17 different effects available or you can disable it. If you prefer, I'm not here to tell you how to live your life, starting with the i/o from left to right. There'S a ps2 port. Two USB 2. type, a port's DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 outputs, three USB 3.1 gen2 type-a ports and a single type C port, Gigabit Ethernet and the audio ports. The i/o shield comes mounted like this too, so no need to stick it into the case.

First, easy installation next to the CPU socket and the four memory slots which run in dual channel and can support up to 64 gig of memory with support all the way up to ddr4 4400 speeds. I suggest referring to the qvl, to confirm supported memory. As for the PCIe slots, they're all version 3.0 and from the top down the first is a PCIe by 16 slot to the bu, followed by a to PCIe by once, Lodz via the chipset. 

Then a physical PCIe by 16 slot. Although it's wired for 8 lanes to the CPU and then another PCIe by once, work via the chipset and then a third PCIe by a 16 physical slot or they're wired for 4 through the chip, sir, the board also gives you support for either to a SOI Or up to 3-way crossfire and the first 2 PCIe by 16 slots are reinforced with metal.

The first stem to slide is found just above the PCIe slots, and it takes drives of these sizes. There'S a second m2 slot towards the bottom and it's hidden behind this piece of metal which helps to dissipate the heat. Just make sure you peel the plastic off of the thermal pad before installation, both M 2 slots support, PCIe or Sutter storage due to limitations of the platform. 

If you use different combinations of n dot, 2 slots or SATA ports, others may become disabled. As per this table, for example, if both M 2 slots have PCIe storage installed, then SATA ports 5 & 6 will not be useable along the top of the board.

There are 4 & 8 pin power, connectors CPU fan header, RGB header and Corsair connector along the right hand, side there's six SATA 3 connectors 2, USB 3.1 gen2 on connectors, a single USB 3.1 gen2 type-c connector, the 24 pin power connector and system and pump their Headers along the bottom there's the front panel audio two more RGB headers, three more system fan headers, two internal USB 2 headers, thunderbolt, connector and front panel connectors. 

The fifth system fan header is found just above the top m2 slope and there's a TPM connector, just above the second PCIe by 16 slot using the SATA ports, the support for raid 0, 1, 5 or 10, and you can use Intel's obtained with either under to Slaughter which basically caches frequently accessed items from a hard drive resulting in faster overall performance and there's also the option of running the 2 m dot 2 slots in raid 0 or 1 to burden to the BIOS, simply press the Delete key during boot. I found it easy to navigate through and make changes basically the same as all of the other msi motherboards I've used.

Interestingly, there's Noble splash back button on this board. A nice feature on previous MSI boards. I'Ve looked at which allows you to update and flash bios without the system running or even without a CPU installed. I suppose that feature may be reserved for AMD's Reisman platform, where they've actually guaranteed support of it until 2020, whereas who really knows with Intel.

I'm still pretty surprised that I can use an 8th, gen or ninth gen processor in this board. Here are the specs of some of the new knife gen Intel CPUs, namely the i9 9900 k, i7 9700 k and i-5 9600 K.
This is the first time without an i7 chip with that hyper threading. If you want that, you'll be looking at the top-end 9900 K, and this is also the first time Intel's mainstream lineup. 

This had an 8 corruption, finely matching AMD's Rison in core count. The clock speeds out of the box so just to touch ahead of the 8th gen, so I'm keen to see how they compare interestingly Intel appear to have taken another leaf out of a B's book and are using a solid IHS. So in theory that should help thermal performance of these undoubtedly hot parts.

With that in mind, though, we'll need to see further testing to find out whether or not the older boards designed for the eighth generation able to provide enough power to eight core chips. Like the 9700 K or 9900 K, I suspect they would probably be best paired with his at 390 board, especially when overclocking, otherwise, the z3 Nonnie chipset isn't too different. 

From said 370, with said 390, this now integrated USB 3.1 gen2, Wi-Fi and SDXC support pricing of the gaming pro carbon will change over time, so check the links in the description for up-to-date prices at the time of recording. So, a little before the official said 390 release, MSI have advised that the board should be going for around 339 Australian dollars, all 369 Australian dollars for the AC model, with Wi-Fi built-in I'm not too sure about u.

Pricing at the moment again look for the links in the description later, while I haven't seen official pricing of other boards. Yet as again, this video was made pre-launch. I suspect that the gaming Pro carbon will continue to be a mid to upper range option. They'Ll be cheaper, more budget-friendly options and absolutely insanity, like the msi godlike board. In any case, the gaming Pro carbon seems like a pretty solid motherboard.

I liked the color scheme, tasteful RGB lighting, and I had no issues to report while using it. Let me know what you guys thought of the board and your take on the set 390 launched and 9th gen CPUs Dell. In the comments again sorry, I wasn't able to do more interesting testing with an Intel nitrogen CPU. It is what it is and I'm just happy. I was able to get a board in time for the set 390 launch.