MSI MAG Z690 Torpedo DDR5 Motherboard

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Z690 TORPEDO
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THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE

With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end Intel CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR

World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

FROZR AI COOLING

Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.

DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.

16 + 1 +1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM

Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with digital CPU power system. Combining 8 + 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, MAG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings.

CORE BOOST

Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and 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 overclocking.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!

MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD

Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

PCB DESIGN

The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.

  • 6 PCB layers
  • IT-170 Server-grade PCB material
  • 2oz Thickened Copper

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E

MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation.

SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT

MSI motherboards adopted the advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot to diminish interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

LATEST DDR5 MEMORY

A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MAG Z690 TORPEDO is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

SMT DDR5 MEMORY SLOT

The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE

The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

CLICK BIOS 5

Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

  • XMP - Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
  • VMD (Volume Management Device) - Enable direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.
  • M-FLASH - Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
  • HARDWARE MONITOR - Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
  • MEMORY TRY IT - Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
  • SEARCH & FAVORITES - A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!

MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK

2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS

Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20G

Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MAG Z690 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C

MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE

Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. Wireless devices are also controllable by using MSI Center. Ambient Link perfectly synchronizes MSI Mystic Light products with on-screen gaming and scenarios, as well as the compatible lighting accessories. Bringing you the most immersive and realistic experience.

Features

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
  • Supports DDR5 Memory, up to 6400(OC) MHz
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • 2.5G LAN and Intel Wi-Fi Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
  • Lightning M.2: Running at PCIe Gen 5 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
  • Lightning USB 20G: Built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, offers 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • AUDIO BOOST 5: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCIe slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™

Specifications

PROCESSOR
  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
  • Processor socket LGA1700

See supported processors

CHIPSET

Intel® Z690 Chipset

MEMORY
  • 4x DDR5 memory slots, supporting up to 128GB
  • Supports 1R 4800 MHz (by JEDEC & POR)
  • Max overclocking frequency:
    • 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 6400+ MHz
    • 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 5400+ MHz
    • 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
    • 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
  • Supports Intel® XMP 3.0 OC
  • Supports Dual Controller Dual-Channel mode
  • Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory

See supported memory

EXPANSION SLOT
  • 3x PCIe x16 slots
    • PCI_E1 (From CPU)
      • Support up to PCIe 5.0 x16
    • PCI_E3 (From Z690 chipset)
      • Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4
    • PCI_E4 (From Z690 chipset)
      • Support up to PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot (From Z690 chipset)
MULTI-GPU
  • Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
ONBOARD GRAPHICS
  • 1x HDMI 2.1 with HDR port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz * **
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.4 port with HBR3, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz * **
* - Available only on processors featuring integrated graphics.
** - Graphics specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.
STORAGE
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (From Z690 chipset)
  • 4x M.2 slots (Key M)
    • M2_1 slot (From CPU)
      • Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
    • M2_2 slot (From Z690 chipset)
      • Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
    • M2_3 slot (From Z690 chipset)
      • Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4
      • Supports up to SATA 6Gb/s
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
    • M2_4 slot (From Z690 chipset)
      • Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
      • Supports up to SATA 6Gb/s
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for M.2 slots from Z690 Chipset
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
RAID
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 NVMe storage devices
USB

- Intel® Z690 Chipset

  • 1x USB3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps Type-C port on the back panel
  • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-C internal connector, 3 Type-A ports on the back panel)
  • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 2 ports through the internal connector)
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type-A port on the back panel

- Hub-GL850G

  • 5x USB 2.0 ports (1 Type-A port on the back panel, 4 Type-A ports available through internal connectors)
AUDIO

- Realtek® ALC4080 Codec

  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Supports S/PDIF output
LAN
  • 1x Intel® I225V 2.5Gbps LAN controller


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