PRO Z690-A (WIFI) 12th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI
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Meet the Pro Z690 A WiFi here to support the very latest 12th Generation Intel processors; boasting the brand new Intel 1700 LGA. The MSI Pro Z690 A WiFi is perfect for both daily users and performance enthusiasts and is filled with the latest technologies including; the very latest 5th generation PCI-e solution, DDR5 memory support, huge storage options with 4x m.2 slots (3x PCIe Gen4x4, 1x PCIe Gen3x4), lightning 20G USB connectivity, Core & DDR5 Memory boosts, extended heatsink design, M.2 thermal solution, Ez debug LEDs, Frozr AI cooling, Wi-Fi 6E support delivering speeds of up to 2400 Mbps and a fully comprehensive rear I/O. These features combined deliver an efficient and productive experience, optimised for professional workflows. If your looking to take your productivity to the next level, do it with MSI PRO series motherboards.
12th Generation Intel
Special Features of the Pro Z690-A
Combining 2x 8 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
High quality digital power IC ensures your system runs smoothly even under extreme loads.
6 layer PCB with 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability with zero compromise.
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
Next Generation Connectivity with MSI
2.5G NETWORK SOLUTION
Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivering a better network experience.
LIGHTNING USB 20G
Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port, offers the 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
The fully isolated DDR circuit to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
ALL-NEW PCI-E 5.0
The latest Gen 5 PCI-E slots with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
INTEL WI-FI 6E
The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
Premium Thermal Solution
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
PUMP FAN SUPPORT
Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.
MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors can run at full speed.
Aggressive Power Design
CPU Power connectors
Duet Rail CPU PowerSystem
DIGITAL PWM IC
14 1 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash, squeeze and sustain maximum CPU performance with concurrent stable power delivery and aggressive VRM design Combining 2x 8-pin power connectors and exclusive MSI Core Boost technology, Pro Z690-A WiFi motherboards are ready to sustain heavy daily loads.
Additional Thermal Protection
This all metal extended heatsink increases the overall available surface area of heat dissipation, ensuring that heat is removed quickly and efficiently from your motherboard allowing your CPU to take on the highest of demands.
Incredible Storage Options
LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Cooling your NVMe SSD reduces throttling which results in higher overall storage performance. MSI Motherboards feature exclusive Frozr technology offering some the best thermal protection available on the market.
The Latest Technologies
WELCOME DDR5 MEMORY
A huge step forwards for DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combined with a dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, PRO Z690-A WIFI is ready to deliver world class performance.
The Next Generation
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E takes the theoretical bandwidth of a x16 interface to whopping 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation. The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot reduces any interference and electrical noise, fully supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.
Take Your Network To The Next Level
WI-FI 6E & BLUETOOTH
Use your LAN port for online gaming while using Wi-Fi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6E adopts latest OFDMA, two-way MU-MIMO technologies and 6GHz band, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
Fortify Your System
MSI STEEL PCIE ARMOUR
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points are capable of supporting even the weight of the heaviest graphics cards. Plus when every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor protects the point of contact from external electromagnetic interference.
A Fully Comprehensive I/O
1. PS/2 COMBO PORT
3. 4X USB 2.0
6. FLASH BIOS
8. 2X USB 3.2 GEN1
9. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2X2
10. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2
11. AUDIO CONNECTORS
CPU Socket Socket 1700
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 12th Gen Intel Core Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB Ports 1 x USB-C 3.2
1 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 4 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x Antenna
Internal I/O Connectors
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB-C 3.1 header (supports 1 port)
2 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x Water Pump fan header
6 x System fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt header (supports RTD3)
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
2 x 8-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen3 or SATA)
1 x M.2 slot, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4 or SATA)
1 x Tuning Controller header
2 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers
1 x 4-pin RGB LED header
Memory Bus Speed Up to 6400 MHz (OC)
Memory Type DDR5
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes
Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (@ x4, x1)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek ALC897
Warranty 3 Years
Integrated Network Intel I225V
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes (Wi-Fi 6E)
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Version 5.2
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 64-bit
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports AMD CrossFire Technology
Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI Motherboard
Quick Installation Guide
M.2 Screw / Standoff Set
2 x M.2 Clips
2 x SATA Cables
Product Registration Card
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 6400 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 8 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z690
Motherboard Model MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI