MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi ATX LGA 1700 Motherboard

Model Number: MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI
Web Code: 15795813

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi ATX LGA 1700 Motherboard

Overview

Unleash the maximum performance of 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake processors with the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi ATX LGA 1700 motherboard. Designed for gaming enthusiasts, it features an aggressive digital VRM power design with digital PWM IC and direct 18 phases CPU power system. Its dual 8pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology ensure best conditions for the high-end processors.
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Overview

Unleash the maximum performance of 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake processors with the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi ATX LGA 1700 motherboard. Designed for gaming enthusiasts, it features an aggressive digital VRM power design with digital PWM IC and direct 18 phases CPU power system. Its dual 8pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology ensure best conditions for the high-end processors.
  • Based on Intel Z690 chipset architecture, the MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi's LGA 1700 socket allows you to install the latest Intel 12th Generation Alder Lake processors
  • ATX form factor features an extended heatsink design for smooth, cool operation so you can enjoy nonstop gaming
  • Equips with 18+1+1 phases direct power design with Core Boost technology for high-performance gaming sessions
  • An aggressive digital VRM power design with digital PWM IC and direct 18 phases CPU power System with 75A Smart Power Stage
  • Dual 8pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology ensure best conditions for the challenge of high-end processors
  • Supports up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR5 RAM for a smooth performance
  • High-performance network connectivity with WiFi 6E (802.11ax)
  • Three PCIe 5.0 x 16 slots, six SATA III ports, and four M.2 slots are available to maximise performance
  • Multiple USB ports, HDMI, and Display Port give you plenty of connectivity options
Motherboard Form Factor
ATX
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1700
Supported Processor Chipset Make
Intel
Memory Channel Architecture
Dual Channel
Memory Supported
DDR5
Memory Slots
4
Maximum Memory Supported
128 GB
Built-in Audio
Yes
M.2 Slot
4
PCIe Generation
PCIe 5.0
PCI Express X1 Slots
0
PCI Express X16 Slots
3
Wireless Standard Generation
Wi-Fi 6
USB 2.0 Ports
4
USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 Ports
4
HDMI Port
1
Other Video Ports
Display Port
SATA III 6.0Gb/s Ports
6

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
3 Years
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
3 Years
  • MSI Motherboard
  • MSI Case Badge
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • Quick Installaion Guide
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
  • Product Registration Card
  • Drive DVD

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  • Top notch
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Anonymous reviewer - December 28, 2021

    Beautiful motherboard with RGB accents. Love the I/O panel with built in faceplate. Built in NVME thermal pads are nice-to-haves. MSI Mystic is a bit wonky, but it does a much better job staying synced with Razer Chroma than my previous board did. Overall, a very solid motherboard.

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  • Fantastic high end MOBO
    Verified BuyerReviewed by GallEMcOxbig - December 17, 2021

    Fantastic MOBO. Easy to install and the new m.2 screws are welcome. This MOBO has every feature and ports you can ask for.

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  • Great board, just a bit expensive
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Dudewithalaptop - November 23, 2021

    A really flawless motherboard in my opinion (except for the price), I have not had or noticed any problems with it so far. I really appreciate features like the wifi 6e, 2 pcie gen 5, and the post code. Also really easy to work with as it has many fan headers all over the board meaning no matter where you have fans you can easily connect them to the motherboard. Lots of room for storage expansion as well with 5 m.2 slots and 6 sata ports. its also relieving to have the extra headroom on cpu power with the 18 phase vrms. Great io with 8 usb ports.

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  • Good Features, Great Value
    Reviewed by Cameron W - January 14, 2022

    Bought this motherboard for the overall features included at the price point versus higher end boards (and the unify wasn't out yet). Overall very happy with the board. Good features: Good VRM 8X8 PCI Express 5 4080 Realtek Audio 2.5 Intel Lan Lots of M.2 Missing (not a fault just wish we could get it at this price point): More 3.1 Gen2 USB Full Backplate M.2 PCI 5 Add in Card This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Fantastic High-end Board
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Sam7 - November 12, 2021

    Premium design and feel, plenty of IO, 5 m.2 slots and is made of an 8 layer board (expensive) which will help with over stability when overclocking and has a well made bios, also supports higher memory speeds than many other boards at this price. Ive stuck with MSI for a few generations now and this one continues to impress me. Great job MSI

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