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MSI MPG Z690 Carbon EK X (Wi-Fi) Motherboard (Intel Socket 1700/12th Generation Core Series CPU/Max 128GB DDR5 6666MHz Memory)

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Original price Rs. 89,700.00
Original price Rs. 89,700.00 - Original price Rs. 89,700.00
Original price Rs. 89,700.00
Current price Rs. 61,982.70
Rs. 61,982.70 - Rs. 61,982.70
Current price Rs. 61,982.70
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MSI: For Gamers & Creators

MSI is one of the most trusted names in gaming and esports with countless hours and significant resources invested into premier esports leagues and tier-1 gaming teams. By supporting and working with the best of the best, MSI is able to integrate competitive gaming knowledge and aspirations with technological innovation to create new products that shatter today's performance limits.


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.

  • Supports Intel Core 12th Gen Processors (LGA 1700)
  • Custom-Designed EK-Quantum Monoblock for CPU + VRM + M.2 Water Cooling
  • 4 x DDR5 DIMMs, Memory Boost (6666MHz+ OC)
  • Direct 18+1+1 Phase Power Design with 75A SPS
  • 5 x M.2 Slots (4 x Gen4, 1 x Gen3) with Shield Frozr
  • 2 x PCI-e 5.0 x16 (128GB/s), 1 x PCI-e 3.0 x16 Graphic Card Slots
  • Intel I225-V 2.5G LAN
  • Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.2

Z690 Chipset, Direct 18+1+1 Phase VRM, Premium Cooling, DDR5 Memory Boost





Supports Intel Core 12th Gen Processors

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


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


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.

EK Quantum Monoblock

Liquid Cooling: Features an RGB-illuminated liquid-cooled EK monoblock (tubing & radiator elements sold separately) which simultaneously cools the VRM, CPU and M2_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.

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.


2 x PCI-e 5.0 x16 Slots, Cutting-Edge Storage Performance, Wi-Fi 6E Connectivity





2 x 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.

Gen4 & Gen3 M.2 Connectors

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

4 x Gen4 x4 64Gb/s slots

1 x Gen3 x4 32Gb/s slot

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

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.

Wi-Fi 6E & Bluetooth 5.2

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

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C: Enables ultra-fast 20Gbps 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.


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