MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK - Intel 9th Gen Gaming Motherboard
BUILT FOR CONTENT CREATORS AND PROFESSIONALSThe MSI Z390 Tomahawk is a well-equipped ATX motherboard formed from the Intel Z390 chipset. Featuring heavy plated heat sinks and fierce looks, MSI ARSENAL GAMING motherboards are packed with gaming features for a refined gaming experience. All that gaming tech is backed up by a reinforced structure and heavily tested components to ensure long-lasting, high-quality performance.
Please note: Z390 Motherboards are compatible with Intel 8th Gen 'Coffee Lake' and 9th Gen CPUs. Although these Intel Z390 Motherboards share the same socket as Intel's 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 7th & 6th Gen Intel CPUs.
8th & 9th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs
Features on the MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK
1 PS/2 Combo Port 2 DisplayPort 3 Dual LAN 4 USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type A+C) 5 Golden Audio Jacks with S/PDIF 6 Heavy Plated Gaming Heatsinks - Military styles designed for maximum cooling 7 DDR4 Boost - Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry 8 Intel CNVi Ready - Supports Intel CNVi Wi-Fi module, IEEE802.11 AC wave2 9 M.2 SHIELD FROZR - Thermal enhancement for M.2 devices for best performance 10 Audio Boost - Optimized gaming audio using best components 11 Extended Heatsinks Design with Sticker Area - Leading heatsink design with customization, extended for maximum cooling and performance 12 Pre-Installed I/O Shielding - Better protection and more convenience for installation
Experience Core Boost
FASTER AND UNDISTORTED CURRENT DELIVERYCore Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and full digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU. MSI Z390 motherboards are optimized to maximize the performance on the 9th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors. Choose MSI and unleash the full potential of your system through optimized PCB and power delivery design with load line calibration.
4K UltraHD with Multi GPU
GET MORE PERFORMANCEGaming enthusiasts are always looking for more performance to get the ultimate experience. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI Gaming motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance. Supporting the latest display connectors for new technologies (OLED, HDR) and legacy connectors for beamers, MSI motherboards are designed to make life easier for any professional user.
Perform Tasks Instantly with Gaming Hotkey
TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASEGaming hotkey lets you simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless! Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely. Launch your favorite games with a single button
Overclock Your System in One Second!
MSI GAME BOOSTNeed more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!
Ultrafast M.2 Connectivity
SPEED UP WITH ONBOARD M.2 UP TO 32GBPSEnjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, TWIN Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 Shield FROZR is the next generation M.2 Thermal solution avoiding this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure the SSD maintains maximum performance.
Extended Heatsink for Lower Temperatures
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCEHaving more cores in a processor means the thermal and power design is essential to make sure the temperature stays as low as possible. MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end i7 CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
Pre-Installed I/0 Shield for easy Installation
EXTRA PROTECTION FOR YOUR PORTSFeaturing the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
Personalize Your Gaming Rig with Mystic Light
MILLIONS OF MARVELOUS COLORS, GREAT SELECTION OF EFFECTSCustomize and set up your own color scheme with MSI Mystic Light utility. Select the available colors from the palette to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second! You are the artist to create your own unique gaming rig. Done selecting colors? Choose between several LED effects to really make your system come alive and enjoy your personalized design! With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards and mice or RGB system fans.
EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCEMSI's Mystic Light Extension pinheader provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. By simply connecting any 12V RGB LED strip to the 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB-strip header gamers can sync colors to any style they choose.
SMARTPHONE & PC CONTROLCreate your own colorful masterpiece with ease. The easy to use MYSTIC LIGHT APP is available on PC, phone and tablet. It offers remote control, simply using your smartphone or tablet. Make your PC look and feel brand new with any color you want with just a few clicks!
Intel CNVi Ready
ARCHITECTURE FOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYCNVi allows you to experience faster wireless network connection! Integrated Intel ® Wireless-AC (CNVi) Wi-Fi supports IEEE 802.11 AC Wave2, providing a high speed up to 1.73Gbps. Breaking the barrier with Intel CNVi WiFi while playing games and watching videos. This means no more loading while playing games online.
Low Latency Intel Lan
INTELLIGENT NETWORKINGExperience smooth gaming with Dual Intel ® LAN. Dual Intel ® LAN is optimized for both internet and intranet connection, enhancing championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This means your CPU can be used more effectively, giving you more FPS when gaming.
Professional Gaming Audio
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOSTMSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Immerse Yourself into Virtual Worlds
COMPLETE YOUR IMMERSIONFrom the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. MSI are known to integrate the very best of cutting edge technologies onto the hardware which provides a smooth Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality ride. Through extensive research with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features to optimize VR, MSI brings gamers and professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
Unmatched Memory Performance
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE WITH DDR4 BOOSTMSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.
Maximize Your USB Device Performance
LIGHTNING-FAST TRANSFER SPEEDS!Transfer lots of data, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!