MSI Announces MPG Z490 Liquid-Cooled Motherboard

MSI has recently announced its partnership with liquid cooling company EK. Having worked closely with EK in the past, MSI is set to unveil a new motherboard that is compatible with the latest Intel CPUs.

Edvard König, Founder of EK stated that “MSI and EK have worked closely for four years now. Always trying to push the limits, to set the bar higher[…] Our first collaboration was a liquid-cooled GPU, Sea Hawk EK X. This time around, we have partnered up to bring a liquid-cooled gaming motherboard to the mainstream market and truly change the game”

MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X Specifications

The latest CARBON motherboard from MSI certainly comes with a special set of looks. Apparently being inspired by supercars, this sleek black motherboard has a monoblock that blends in with the rest of the board as well as a matching carbon fiber design.

There is also the inclusion of Mystic Light RGB which you can customize to your heart’s content. You can also match this up with any other Mystic Light products you may own which is a big bonus.

An impressive VRM design built with a digital CPU power system will allow you to unlock the maximum potential from your build. There is also core boost technology and dual power connectors on offer.

The cooling system is definitely the focus of this board though. The custom-designed EK cooling system allows for an impressive amount of cooling to prevent thermal throttling and allows gamers to run their games on the highest settings, with almost no noise.

There are a variety of connectors built-in as well. There is onboard 2.5 G LAN with the latest WiFi 6 solution to make online gaming as smooth as possible. You’ll also get a built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port that gives up to 20 Gb/s bandwidth.

How Much Will It Cost?

You’ll be able to pick up the MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X motherboard for around $399.99 on release. This is a great price considering the features and we look forward to seeing it in action.

Could you see yourself picking up this motherboard? What do you think of picking up a liquid-cooled motherboard? Let us know down in the comments section below.