10 Best MSI Motherboards
for November 2021

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MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi Gaming Motherboard (ATX, 10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, SLI/CF, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Wi-Fi 6, DP/HDMI, Mystic Light RGB)

MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi Gaming Motherboard (ATX

10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, SLI/CF, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Wi-Fi 6, DP/HDMI, Mystic Light RGB)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Pre-installed I/O Shielding for convenience and protection from electrostatic discharge

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Product Features

  • Lightning USB 20G is powered by the ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s from the Rear USB Type-C port
  • Supports 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Twin Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr delivers transfer speeds of up to 32 GB/s for ultra-fast SSDs
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128GB (4800MHz)
  • On-board 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN with with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Lightning usb 20g is powered by the asmedia 3241 usb 3.2 gen 2x2 controller, offering never before seen usb speeds up to 20gb/s from the rear usb type-c port On-board 2.5g lan plus gigabit lan with with wi-fi 6 (802.11ax) Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128gb (4800mhz) Supports 10th generation intel core / pentium gold / celeron processors for lga 1200 socket Twin turbo m.2 with m.2 shield frozr delivers transfer speeds of up to 32 gb/s for ultra-fast ssds

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9.6
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MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, 2.5G LAN, ATX)

MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, 2.5G LAN, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Mystic Light Infinity brings together colorful lighting and an infinity mirror for deceptively endless light effects customize with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects through the Mystic Light APP

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Product Features

  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • On-board 2.5G LAN and Gigabit LAN with gaming LAN manager, and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Operating System - Support for Windows10 64-bit
  • Triple Lightning Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s
  • Audio Boost HD technology with isolated circuitry, dedicated audio processor, and ESS DAC with amplifier

On-board 2.5g lan and gigabit lan with gaming lan manager, and wi-fi 6 (802.11ax). operating system - support for windows10 64-bit Audio boost hd technology with isolated circuitry, dedicated audio processor, and ess dac with amplifier Triple lightning gen 4 m.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 gb/s Support for 3rd gen amd ryzen processors and future amd ryzen processors with bios update

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MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, HDMI/DP, Micro-ATX, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors)

MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, HDMI/DP, Micro-ATX, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Premium Thermal Solution: Extended heatsink with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper

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Product Features

  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128 GB (4400 MHz)
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding for convenience and protection from electrostatic discharge
  • 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution

Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128 gb (4400 mhz) Audio boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences Lightning fast game experience: pcie 4.0, lightning gen 4 m.2 with m.2 shield frozr, amd turbo usb 3.2 gen 2 Support for 3rd gen amd ryzen processors and future amd ryzen processors with bios update 2.5g lan with lan manager and wi-fi 6 ax solution Pre-installed i/o shielding for convenience and protection from electrostatic discharge

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MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Premium Thermal Solution: Aluminum Cover with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2 ounce thickened copper

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Product Features

  • Mystic Light: RGB LED lighting and extendable pin headers 16.8 million colors / 29 effects
  • On-board dual LAN: 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN
  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • Lightning Fast Game Experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2
  • Audio Boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences

Mystic light: rgb led lighting and extendable pin headers 16.8 million colors / 29 effects On-board dual lan: 2.5g lan plus gigabit lan Support for 3rd gen amd ryzen processors and future amd ryzen processors with bios update Lightning fast game experience: pcie 4.0, lightning gen 4 m.2 with m.2 shield frozr, amd turbo usb 3.2 gen 2 Audio boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128 gb (4866 mhz)

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MSI Z490-A PRO ProSeries ATX Motherboard (10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5G LAN, DP/HDMI)

MSI Z490-A PRO ProSeries ATX Motherboard (10th Gen Intel Core

LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5G LAN, DP/HDMI)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Core Boost technology combines optimized power circuit layouts, double CPU power connectors, and a digital power design which allows for precise and steady current delivery to the CPU

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Product Features

  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128GB (4800MHz)
  • Supports 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Twin Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr delivers transfer speeds of up to 32 GB/s for ultra-fast SSDs
  • On-board 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN with with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128gb (4800mhz) Twin turbo m.2 with m.2 shield frozr delivers transfer speeds of up to 32 gb/s for ultra-fast ssds On-board 2.5g lan plus gigabit lan with with wi-fi 6 (802.11ax) Supports 10th generation intel core / pentium gold / celeron processors for lga 1200 socket

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Motherboard (AMD AM4, PCIe 4.0, DDR4, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI, ATX)

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Motherboard (AMD AM4

PCIe 4.0, DDR4, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Frozr heatsink with patented fan design propeller blade technology and double ball bearings

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Product Features

  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences
  • Pre-installed IO shielding is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment
  • Supports ddr4 memory, up to 4400+(oc) MHz
  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics desktop processors for AM4 socket

Supports ddr4 memory, up to 4400+(oc) mhz Pre-installed io shielding is grounded and protects the io ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment Supports 2nd and 3rd gen amd ryzen/ ryzen with radeon vega graphics desktop processors for am4 socket Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences

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MSI MAG B460M Mortar WiFi Gaming Motherboard (mATX, 10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, CFX, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2.5G LAN, DP/HDMI, Wi-Fi 6 Pre-Certified)

MSI MAG B460M Mortar WiFi Gaming Motherboard (mATX

10th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1200 Socket, DDR4, CFX, Dual M.2 Slots, USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2.5G LAN, DP/HDMI, Wi-Fi 6 Pre-Certified)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Intel Turbo USB 3. 2 Gen 1: Powered by Intel USB 3. 2 Gen 1 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds

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Product Features

  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Turbo M. 2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 2933MHz

Supports ddr4 memory, up to 2933mhz Supports 10th gen intel core / pentium celeron processors for lga 1200 socket Pre-installed i/o shielding: better emi protection and more convenience for installation Turbo m. 2: running at pci-e gen3 x4 maximizes performance for nvme based ssds

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MSI MAG B550M Bazooka Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI/DP, Micro-ATX)

MSI MAG B550M Bazooka Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI/DP, Micro-ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Premium Thermal Solution: Extended heatsink with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper

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Product Features

  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128 GB (4400 MHz)
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2
  • Flash BIOS Button lets users flash the BIOS even without a CPU or memory

Flash bios button lets users flash the bios even without a cpu or memory Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128 gb (4400 mhz) Audio boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences Lightning fast game experience: pcie 4.0, lightning gen 4 m.2 with m.2 shield frozr, amd turbo usb 3.2 gen 2 Core boost technology combines optimized power circuit layouts and digital power regulation which allows for precise and steady current delivery to the cpu Support for 3rd gen amd ryzen processors and future amd ryzen processors with bios update

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MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 GAMING PLUS Max)

MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 GAMING PLUS Max)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Audio boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience

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Product Features

  • Lightning fast game experience: Turbo M.2, AMD turbo USB 3.2 gen2, storemi technology
  • Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics desktop processors for socket AM4
  • Ddr4 boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability. Please check the website for MSI in case of any queries related to the product and compatibility issues
  • Supports DDR4 memory, up to 4133(OC) MHz

Supports ddr4 memory, up to 4133(oc) mhz Lightning fast game experience: turbo m.2, amd turbo usb 3.2 gen2, storemi technology Ddr4 boost: advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability. please check the website for msi in case of any queries related to the product and compatibility issues Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen amd ryzen/ ryzen with radeon vega graphics and 2nd gen amd ryzen with radeon graphics/ athlon with radeon vega graphics desktop processors for socket am4

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MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)

MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Premium Thermal Solution: Heatsink thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper

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Product Features

  • AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences
  • Flash BIOS Button lets users flash the BIOS even without a CPU or memory
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128 GB (4400 MHz)
  • Core Boost technology combines optimized power circuit layouts and digital power regulation which allows for precise and steady current delivery to the CPU
  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update

Audio boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences Lightning fast game experience: pcie 4.0, lightning gen 4 m.2 with m.2 shield frozr, amd turbo usb 3.2 gen 2 Support for 3rd gen amd ryzen processors and future amd ryzen processors with bios update Supports dual channel ddr4 memory up to 128 gb (4400 mhz) Flash bios button lets users flash the bios even without a cpu or memory Core boost technology combines optimized power circuit layouts and digital power regulation which allows for precise and steady current delivery to the cpu

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