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Game in Style

For an EK-Quantum water-cooled, high-performance, 12th Gen Intel Core motherboard with dual PCIe 5.0 x16 graphics card architecture, accelerated DDR5 memory, and multiple M.2 Gen4 storage options, the MSI MPG Z690 CARBON EK X is tailored for gaming in style.

MSI Intel Motherboard

Supports Intel Core 12th Gen Processors

The MPG Z690 CARBON EK X motherboard supports Intel 12th Gen Core processors.

Form Factor: ATX
Socket Type: LGA 1700
Chipset: Intel Z690

MSI Intel Motherboard

Direct 18+1+1 Phase VRM with 75A SPS

The powerful VRM design features MSI exclusive Core Boost Technology powered by 2 x 8-pin CPU power connectors:

1. 1-Phase GT Power

2. 1-Phase AUX Power

3. 18 Direct Power Phases (Smart Power Stage / 75A)

4. Digital PWM IC

An 8-layer server-grade PCB with 2oz of thickened copper improves performance & system stability.

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EK Quantum Monoblock

Liquid Cooling: Features an RGB-illuminated liquid-cooled EK monoblock (tubing & radiator elements sold separately) which simultaneously cools both the VRM, CPU and M.2_1 slot.

SSD Cooling: M.2 Shield Frozr prevents thermal throttling.

System Cooling: Connect and synchronize cooling with strategically placed pin-headers - including a dedicated pump-fan header.

Chipset Cooling: Includes an enlarged heatsink.

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4 x DDR5 Dual Channel (6666+ MHz Overclocked*)

Memory Boost: A fully-isolated circuit delivers pure DDR5 data signals for optimal gaming and overclocking performance.

XMP profiles in MSI BIOS are MSI OC LAB optimized and can be easily enabled with auto power settings for improved memory speed and stability.

* 1DPC 1R Max. overclocking frequency 6666+ MHz, supports Intel XMP 3.0 OC.

MSI Intel Motherboard

2x Fortified PCI-e 5.0 x16

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points* to support the weight of heavy graphics cards and shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference:

* 2 x PCI-e 5.0 x16 slots (with Steel Armor)

* 1 x PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot

* All-new MSI Surface Mount Technology (SMT) solder welding improves signal clarity.

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Gen4 & Gen3 M.2 Connectors

The MPG Z690 CARBON EK X motherboard features MSI's latest M.2 slots (Intel Optane supported):

* 4 x Gen4 x4 64 Gb/s slots

* 1 x Gen3 x4 32 Gb/s slot

* M.2 specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.

MSI Intel Motherboard

M.2 Shield Frozr

Even the world's fastest SSDs will automatically slow if thermal throttling firmware detects excessively high temperatures.

M.2 Shield Frozr is MSI's most advanced thermal solution, offering the best possible protection to ensure maximum SSD transfer speed performance.

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Wi-Fi 6E & Bluetooth 5.2

2.5G LAN: An Intel I225-V 2.5 Gbps LAN controller delivers a premium network gaming experience.

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C: Enables ultra-fast 20 Gbps data transfer rates between devices.

HD Audio: 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio with Audio Boost 5 & S/PDIF output.

Wi-Fi 6E: Features the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6E module (ultra-low latency, high-bandwidth) & Bluetooth 5.2 technology

MSI Intel Motherboard

Front USB 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.

MSI Intel Motherboard

Audio Boost 5

Isolated audio with a high quality audio processor & amp for the most immersive gaming experience.

MSI Intel Motherboard

MSI Center

MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

MSI Intel Motherboard

Mystic Light RGB LED

Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors / fancy lighting effects, controlled in one click!