The MSI Z390 Plus Motherboard supports 9th and 8th gen LGA 1151 socket processors, features up to 4 x DDR4 memory slots, PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, 2 x M.2 slots, 6 x SATA ports (6GB/s), 6 x rear USB ports (4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C), 8 x front panel header USB ports (4 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1), Realtek RTL811H LAN, Realtek ALC892 HD audio codec, and an ATX motherboard form factor.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
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.
Auto-detect DC or PWM mode with hysteresis
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Optimized for water cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Unmatched memory performance
Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.
A huge step of DDR Performance
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z370 motherboard memory support, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency.
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.
User friendly design
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
Keep out zone
MSI motherboards circuitry ensure the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard.
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
EZ debug LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.
9th and 8th gen processors support
MSI Z390 motherboards perfectly support Intel® 9th and 8th processors, so you can still enjoy latest MSI motherboard technology if you use 8th processors. Combining MSI Core Boost, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.
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 and configurations.
More stability with Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen 2
Featuring the Intel TURBO USB 3.1 GEN2, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds with more stability when connecting USB devices.
Low latency LAN powered by Intel
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
Sounds that pull you into the game
Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, studio quality sound to create the most immersive sound experience.
Apps to greatly improve efficiency
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming. Moreover, we made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
The exclusive and brand-new UI merges all the MSI software functions into one specific application – MSI Dragon Center. Not only integrates all the MSI software functions, but also sync all the MSI desktop products to work together, providing the best user experience. No more messy programs or ICONs, just one click and you can enjoy all the functions in Dragon Center.