MSI PRO Z690-A motherboard on sale in Canada at 279.99 CAD
The first Z690 motherboard is now on sale through the Newegg Canada website. The retailer listed the product at 279.99 CAD (227 USD) which is 20 CAD more than the PRO Z590-A WIFI model and 40 CAD more than PRO Z590-A non-WIFI motherboards from the current series and from the same store.
The MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 represents the entry-level segment of the upcoming motherboard series, thus we have a visible price increase over the Z590 series. At their debut, the Z590-A motherboard from MSI had a price tag of 190 USD.
MSI PRO Z690-A Motherboard, Source: Newegg
This particular model of the PRO Z690-A motherboard has DDR4 support, which is actually part of its name, suggesting MSI might be releasing a DDR5 version as well. It’s a simple design without any questionably necessary features such as ARGB lighting, OLED or LCD screens, or a huge variety of ports. Yet, this board has three PCIe x16 slots, paired with as many as four M.2 slots.