MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • Socket LGA 1151
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4500 (OC)
The MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel Z390 chipset with an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It's equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support a max of 64GB of 4500 MHz RAM, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, six SATA III ports, and three M.2 slots. With three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, this motherboard can be used for two-way NVIDIA SLI or three-way AMD CrossFire setups. For storage, the M.2 slots support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds and Intel Optane memory for quick data transfer. Please note that you should update the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory. Other integrated features include multiple fan connectors, USB ports, Killer Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel audio.
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MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG Z390 ACE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cooling
  • 3CPU
  • 4DDR4
  • 5Storage
  • 6Internet Connectivity
  • 7Audio
  • 8MSI Mystic Light

The MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel Z390 chipset with an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It's equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support a max of 64GB of 4500 MHz RAM, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, six SATA III ports, and three M.2 slots. With three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, this motherboard can be used for two-way NVIDIA SLI or three-way AMD CrossFire setups. For storage, the M.2 slots support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds and Intel Optane memory for quick data transfer. Please note that you should update the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory. Other integrated features include multiple fan connectors, USB ports, Killer Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel audio.

Cooling

The MEG Z390 ACE has one water pump connector and six fan headers with DC and PWM control, which enable you to adjust your fans' speeds as needed within BIOS or a third-party software.

CPU

For stability and performance, this motherboard features Core Boost, a combination of layout design and optimization which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU. It also supports one-second overclocking with the optional MSI Game Boost software. Additional enhancements and features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, digital power design, and double power connectors.

DDR4

The DDR4 RAM slots on this motherboard feature optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuit for stable performance. It also supports a variety of RAM from different manufacturers, so be sure to check if yours is compatible. Moreover, you can easily toggle on XMP (Intel Extreme Memory Profile) with just a single click within BIOS.

Storage

Install PCIe Gen 3 x4 or even Intel Optane memory on this motherboard for fast storage solutions. With a compatible drive, you'll be able to transfer data at speeds of up to 32 Gb/s. Moreover, you can enable XBoost within MSI's optional software for enhanced SSD speeds. For larger capacity storage, this motherboard has six SATA III ports and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 with M.2 Genie. Please note that you should upgrade the drivers and BIOS to the latest version before using Intel Optane memory.

Internet Connectivity

Killer E2500 provides you with fast, optimized gaming-quality Gigabit LAN connectivity. It can automatically detect and prioritize game traffic for smoother performance. Moreover, this motherboard also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless internet connectivity as well as Bluetooth 5.0 for pairing additional peripherals.

Audio

The MEG Z390 ACE is built with MSI Audio Boost as well as multiple hardware and software features designed to provide you with a better listening experience.

  • Isolated audio design with LED border ensures a better audio signal
  • Separated audio layers for clean left- and right-channels
  • De-pop protection prevents loud popping sounds when you plug or unplug or devices
  • Dedicated, EMI-shielded high-definition audio processor
  • High-quality audio capacitors for a warmer sound
  • Connectors for 7.1-channel surround sound

MSI Mystic Light

Control and sync your compatible RGB products with MSI Mystic Light. This motherboard has two 4-pin RGB LED connectors, a 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector, and a 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector. With over 16.8 million colors to choose from and a variety of lighting patterns, MSI Mystic Light can be easily configured to fit your build's aesthetics.
UPC: 824142169841

MSI MEG Z390 ACE Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z390
CPU SocketLGA 1151
Back Panel I/O
USB4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
5 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
DisplayNone
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Killer E2500 Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsClear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4200, 4266, 4300, 4400, 4500 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-C Port)
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
5 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin CPU
SecurityChassis Intrusion
LED Header4 x RGB
AudioNone
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersUSB 3.1
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions9.6 x 12" / 243.84 x 304.80 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.545 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14 x 11.4 x 3.5"
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