There is one significant distinction between the MSI Z390-A PRO and the rest of MSI’s Z390 series in that this board isn’t especially targeted at gamers who are obsessed with their computers.
The design is straightforward, with a coffee-themed PCB that also includes silver patterning; this is especially true along the board’s borders and around the silver and black heatsinks, which are both silver and black.
MSI Z390-A PRO Review In 2022- Complete Buyer’s Guide
There are two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots on the board, with the top MSI Steel Slot coated slot running at x16 and the second full-length slot running at x4 standard.
The Z390-A PRO features four PCIe 3.0 x1 ports, hence the board provides a wide range of PCIe 3.0 x1 options.
Only one PCIe/SATA M.2 slot is available on this Z390 MSI board, and it is accompanied by six SATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. There are no other storage choices.
There are four RAM slots on the board, each supporting DDR4–4400 memory, with a maximum capacity of 64 GB. Now let’s have a look at the back panel. There are four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports on the MSI Z390-A PRO, which may be accessed through internal headers.
A whopping six 3.5 mm audio jacks are powered by a Realtek ALC892 HD audio codec and a single LAN port run by an Intel I219V Gigabit networking chip.
The Z390-A PRO is the only MSI board to feature a D-Sub video output which seemingly replaces the HDMI.
You also get a DisplayPort and DVI-D output port.
Extended Heatsink Design
MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run at full speed
Premium network solution from Intel for professional and multimedia use.
Delivers a secure, stable, and fast network connection
Steel armor PCI-E slots
support for 2-Way AMD Crossfire
Relatively expensive for chipsets entry-level model