Product Comparison: MSI Z370-A PRO vs MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
Z370-A PRO
MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Combining quality you can rely on with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of the MSI PRO SERIES motherboards. Engineered to gratify even the most demanding professional, these motherboards will fit in any PC. Making your life easier and supporting your business with super stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.
GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience. Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills. This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Intel® Socket 1151
Intel® Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Intel® Z390 Chipset
Supported Processors
Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket, Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™
Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • In terms of quality MSI really are the best, and this one is proof of my affirmation!
  • This MSI Z370-A PRO Intel Socket Chipset Motherboard is a decent board for the new graphics cards.
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
  • great thing is that all the sockets are in useful places meaning if you don't have a case with good management place, they still look good.
  • The Cpu Locking tab is slightly more tense then what i have had on previous boards so did get a bit of a scare trying to lock it in place on my new i7.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • I think it's a great board. I haven't done any overclocking since all the parts are so new, games all run great even without it so I haven't felt the need.
  • It was a highly rated motherboard on pcpartpicker that had a LGA1151 socket, plus the cost to performance seemed to be pretty reasonable.
  • I chose this board over others because it supported the new generation of intel chipset like the i5-9600k and I am very impressed by it so far.
  • Runs perfectly with i9 9900k processor!
  • Two of the four RAM sockets didn’t work. Now I have to run my system using socket 1 and 2, therefore, system is running with 16Megs of not optimized RAM.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
2 in.
1.2 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4000 MHz
4400 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
128 GB

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great Motherboard. 4 DDR4 memory slots, x16 speed pci slots. Works great with i3 8100 and GTX 1060 3gb.
  • I use this board with the i7-8700 and ddr4 ram and It works great!
  • 4 DDR4 RAM slots, 64GB of memory, hello ultra settings!
  • Bought it for a new Machine. Supports the newest Intel 8th generation, highest speed DDR4, SLI, bundled wireless card and lots more. Recommended!
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • Came with a manual that described all the plugins in detail. Actually helped me learn about some new parts like M.2 memory, and different lighting/fan options.
  • The speeds for this board are beyond expectation, wow!
  • I used this board with a i5-9600k and a Hyper 212 air cooler. I have corsair memory 3000mhz.. Everything is working fine.
  • Memory slots have very bright Leads that can't be turned off!
  • Im so frustrated. Its wont save bios settings what so every. so memory is stuck at 2133mhz. It refuses to do any of the 5 bios updates.
Connectivity
PCI-E
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1, supports x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes), 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
USB
8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
3x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-C and 1 Type-A ports on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector), 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 6x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
1 x RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector, 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x DisplayPort port 1.2, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports), 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports), PS/2 Combo Port, HD Audio Connectors
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector, 5 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x System panel connectors, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, 1 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector, 1 x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, 1 x DisplayPort port 1.2, PS/2 Combo Port, LAN, Wireless / Bluetooth, HD Audio Connectors, USB 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A + C, USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
HDMI
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Its very well built, easy to fit, comes with some SATA cables, an RGB cable, an SLI bridge, some stickers for labeling your SATA cables and a nice MSI badge.
  • The sata ports face out sideways which is fantastic as it means they are all usable.
  • It was lots of really nice ports on the back, Including new type-c and plently of USB ports. aswell as a onboard hdmi for intergrated graphics.
  • The IO-Shield is lovely and the huge board had a great design where needed and lots of ports.
  • You have 6 sata ports (more than you realistically need), 2 USB 3.0 Ports, plenty of internal USBs, there are even some RGB plugs on the board, meaning they will not all fight over the internal USBs.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • All USB, audio, and PCIE ports are working great!
  • Holds a 1070 with 3 fans on it without any sagging.
  • Only using one long video card 1070 and it fits fine. M.2 slots not used but look very accessible.
  • I would definitely recommend this board to anyone looking to get a fair priced z390 w/ lga 1151 socket.
  • I'd rather see more usb ports instead of 2x ps/2 ports.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Realtek® ALC1220P Codec
Additional Accessories Included
User's manual, SATA Cable x2
RGB LED Extension Cable 80cm x1, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), Driver DVD, SATA Cable Labels, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), MSI case badge, I/O Shield
Extras
Turbo M.2, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency, Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function, VR Ready, Heavy plated heatsinks
Extended Heatsink Design, DDR4 Boost, Twin Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, Core Boost, Mystic Light RGB LED, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology, Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
What customers say about "Features"
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great quality board, easy to setup, looks great, feels solid and wont let you down. Highly recommended.
  • Installation was easy if you've installed motherboards before. It comes with the normal screw for attaching it to the case and securing it.
  • I'm very pleased with the RGB, the Mystic Light app lets you customise all of the MSI RGB products you may have.
  • The RGB is awesome. You can have different wave, star, rainbow effects etc. The colours are bright and vibrant.
  • RGB lighting is nice but for some reason MSI have an awful interface for it.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • I have been stress testing the cpu without an overclock and keeping an eye on the component temps. With good airflow no component got over 50 C with the only exception being the CPU of course.
  • The BIOS makes sense and is easy to navigate in either mode.
  • At the top of the RAM slots White LEDs tell you if your RAM is recognized, and a Red LED just to the right of those lets you know at a glance if you have XMP active. Seems cool!
  • The BIOS is super clean and easy to navigate. It took me a matter of seconds to configure the system to what I wanted.
  • It's not overly flashy for someone who doesn't like a lot of RBG.
  • The only negative I have is the heatsink over the back panel is a tad big, and was a tight fit behind the rear fan in my case. It still fit though, so not a huge deal.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
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