MSI MEG X570 ACE AM4 ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG X570 ACE AM4 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • AMD X570 Chipset
  • Socket AM4
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-5000+ (OC)
The MSI MEG X570 ACE AM4 ATX Motherboard is built on the AMD X570 chipset, supporting second- and third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with an AM4 socket. It has four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which can be overclocked to up to 2666 MHz. For storage, it's equipped with four SATA III ports and three M.2 slots. In total, there are three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for graphics cards and two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots for other PCIe-based hardware. Whether you're using a single or multi-card setup, they will run at x16/x0 or x8/x8 with the last slot only supporting x4 mode. Other integrated features include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, one of which is a 2.5GbE port, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio.
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MSI X570 ACE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AMD X570 Chipset
  • 3Cooling
  • 4Lightning Gen 4 PCIe
  • 5CPU
  • 6Memory
  • 7Storage
  • 8USB 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen 2
  • 9Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) & Bluetooth 5.0
  • 10Audio
  • 11MSI Mystic Light
  • 12Pre-Installed I/O Shielding
  • 13User Friendly Enhancements
  • 14Flash BIOS Button
  • 15Dragon Center

The MSI MEG X570 ACE AM4 ATX Motherboard is built on the AMD X570 chipset, supporting second- and third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with an AM4 socket. It has four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which can be overclocked to up to 2666 MHz. For storage, it's equipped with four SATA III ports and three M.2 slots. In total, there are three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for graphics cards and two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots for other PCIe-based hardware. Whether you're using a single or multi-card setup, they will run at x16/x0 or x8/x8 with the last slot only supporting x4 mode. Other integrated features include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, one of which is a 2.5GbE port, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio.

AMD X570 Chipset

The AMD X570 chipset is designed around 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 3000-series processors. Along with multiple improvements, its most noteworthy one is the addition of PCIe 4.0. PCIe 4.0 has roughly double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, which is beneficial for graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.

Cooling

The MEG X570 ACE utilizes heavy duty heatsinks on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery and on the chipset to ensure the system stays operational under intense workloads. It's also equipped with multiple DC/PWM fan headers for users to connect additional cooling solutions. Users can set their cooling preference (Boost/Balance/Silence) as needed within the Dragon Center software or its UEFI BIOS. Moreover, MSI's M.2 SHIELD FROZR heatsink helps to prevent SSD throttling.

Lightning Gen 4 PCIe

Aside from the increased transfer speeds with PCIe 4.0, MSI's Lightning Gen 4 PCIe slots are reinforced with steel and built with a server grade PCB for additional durability. Please note that PCIe 4.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0.

CPU

A combination of an optimized circuit layout and MSI's CoreBoost CPU power delivery system ensures performance and stability for high-end processors. Additional features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, a digital power deign, and double power connectors.

Memory

MSI motherboards feature an optimized memory circuit layout and extensive compatibility testing with major memory manufacturers. Users can also easily overclock their RAM with A-XMP profiles within BIOS.

Storage

With the addition of PCIe 4.0, M.2 storage solutions can operate at up to 64 Gb/s with an appropriate card. This motherboard is equipped with three M.2 slots and four SATA III ports for traditional hard drives. Additional features include:

  • AMD StoreMI - Combines SSD and HDD storage into a hybrid drive to improve read/write speeds with larger capacity
  • Storage Boost - Automatically checks and optimizes SSDs to keep them performing at their best
  • M.2 Genie - Easily set up your M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 with less steps

USB 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen 2

USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) & Bluetooth 5.0

The Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard provides higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage, and improved battery life for connected devices. Bluetooth 5.0 also provides users with cable-free device connectivity.

Audio

The MEG X570 ACE is built with multiple hardware and software enhancements to improve sound quality including:

  • Realtek ALC1220 Audio Processor - Supports DSD Super Audio CD 120 dB SNR/32-bit playback and recording
  • Golden Audio Jack & S/PDIF - Ensures a better connection from devices
  • Isolated Audio Design & Separated Audio Layers - Audio components and circuits on separate PCB layers are located on a reserved spot on the motherboard and electronically isolated to preserve audio integrity
  • Nahamic 3 - Enhances audio playback and provides users with multiple audio adjustments including virtual 7.1-channel surround sound
  • VoiceBoost - Lowers game audio when users are speaking for improved clarity
  • De-Pop Protection - Prevents loud popping noises when devices are plugged/unplugged or when the system is turned on/off
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier - Automatically detects impedance up to 600 Ohms for studio-grade sound quality

MSI Mystic Light

MSI Mystic Light includes multiple color options and a variety of lighting effects for users to customizes their build. The motherboard also has multiple RGB headers for additional lighting components and LED strips. Users can also sync their compatible RGB components and peripherals for a unified theme.

Pre-Installed I/O Shielding

The pre-installed I/O shielding is designed to make installing the motherboard a bit easier. It's also built to protect the I/O ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage.

User Friendly Enhancements

  • XL Clip - A larger PCIe clip for easy installation and removal of PCIe devices.
  • EZ Debug LED - Onboard LEDs for key components signifying the source of the problem

Flash BIOS Button

Flash the BIOS with only a connected power supply by following a few steps. CPU and memory are not required.

Dragon Center

MSI's Dragon Center is a suite of software utilities for system monitoring, overclocking, and much more. It includes things like Gaming Mode, Game Boost, User Scenario, Hardware Monitor, OC Setting, Total Fan Control, and Mystic Light.
UPC: 824142189214

MSI X570 ACE Specs

CPU
ChipsetAMD X570
CPU SocketAM4
Back Panel I/O
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
ThunderboltNone
DisplayNone
Audio5 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel WGI211AT Gigabit
1 x Realtek RTL8125 2.5Gigabit
PS/21 x PS/2
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 1866, 2133, 2400, 2667, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3066, 3200, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4400, 4533, 4600, 4733, 4800, 5000 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC (Non-ECC Mode) Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA4 x SATA III
M.22 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 3.0 x4)
U.2None
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots2 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way NVIDIA SLI
3-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, TPM Module
LED Header4 x RGB
AudioNone
DiagnosticsPower, Reset
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
*As of July, 2019: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions9.6 x 12" / 243.84 x 304.80 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.9 x 10.1 x 3.6"

MSI X570 ACE Reviews

Great Motherboard - Lots of features

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-17

I am using this paired with a 5900x and a 6900xt. This thing works great. Only minor issue I had was when I updated the bios and it reset my drive order and wouldn't boot properly. Other than that, everything just works good. The boost is pretty cool, but it will definitely overheat the CPU if you give it full OC from the auto boost. I did try messing with the OC in the bios, and ended up bricking it, but was able to reset the mobo and it came back to life. I love the 3 M2 slots and the additional features this has over the more value priced mobos.

Defective Board and MSI won't help.

By Rodolfo
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

This may be a great motherboard, but the one i received was defective. The problem was a little hard to determine, but after building dozens of computers for personal use since 2002, one learns some things. I was getting blue screens , and the system very unstable. I wasn't able to run my Corsair memory at the rated frequency of 4000mhz, at first, being that it was causing BSODs, i assumed the most logical on these cases, one of the memory sticks must be bad. But then i tried removing all four memory sticks, and installing each one individually, while doing a full memory diagnostic. To my surprise, with a single stick of memory installed on Slot A2, the system was perfectly fine, and no BSODs. So i tested every memory stick, and they all passed the test without errors (while installed on slot A2, B1 and B2. The problem came back as soon as i populated (installed) any memory stick on slot A1. CMOS were reset, the computer was reassembled from scratch again, to make sure no wire, or anything would be shorting anything in the back. A soon as i run the system with memory Slot A1, the problem persisted. I visited the MSI webpage, i had to create an account, i registered the Motherbosrd and submitted a RMA request with all the information and explaining the problem. They approved the RMA, but warned me that the turnaround time for them to repair and send the Motherboard back was 35 business days excluding shipping time. This is simply unacceptable. Without a motherboard, there simply is no system, and we need a computer to work. Given the poor quality control, the horrible RMA process, and the ridiculously unacceptable time frame for them to send me a repaired board back, i deeply regret having chosen an MSI motherboard for my Ryzen 9 build. I am working with B&H which is phenomenal, in order to get this thing resolved as soon as possible, the only issue is that they have this motherboard out of stock, and i can't just buy a new one and then send this one back. So, lesson learned. No more MSI motherboards for this or any other future build.

I'm a big fan, everything on this board just works!!!

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

Summary of Pros: -Awesome networking capabilities with wifi AX and 2.5 GbE built in -The built in heatsink and frozr fan works well for my super toasty PCIe4 NVMe drive -Everything worked right, the first time, right out of the box with little effort Cons -Mystic Light software was a bit of a letdown -The built in RGB on the board is dim and hard to see through certain case windows (like mine). I have a Cooler Master Storm Trooper case Well, I can say that the build with this mobo went amazingly! Turned on the first time without a single issue, keeps my PCIe4 Sabrent Rocket M.2 drive cool and running quick without throttling. I never hear the frozr fan turn up... I enjoy the built in fan controls. Not really all that impressed with the Mystic Lights setup yet, as my GSkill Trident Z Neo Ram has far fewer options for colors patterns and timing than any of my other components. That being said, there is a decent sized section of the mobo manual dedicated to corsair RGB fan compatibility. I need to give that a try, just need to order some fans and the controller. The mobo has a built in port for communication with the corsair fan hub. On the bright side, my RAM did immediately come up at the correct speed. I previously had read that others had issues with RAM and getting the correct clock speed. Once I enabled XMP mine worked flawlessly right away. If you're on the fence about this board, I would definitely recommend it overall. Do your research about the Mystic Lights software and device compatibility, but aside from that it is a beast.

Amazing MOBO

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-14

I can't let the only review for this motherboard be a one star from a bad experience. I absolutely love this motherboard. Best fastest has everything you need to future proof your new rig at a reasonable price, and it looks so sharp! 100% would recommend and look up the other reviews for this board on google etc.

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