MSI MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • E-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • LGA 1700 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR5-6666 (OC)
Bring your rig to bear on opponents with the MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR5 memory slots, with speeds up to 6666 MHz supported via overclocking. Five M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX for boosted gaming performance.
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MSI MEG Z690 ACE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2LGA 1700 Socket
  • 3DDR5 Memory
  • 4Go Gold
  • 5Direct 19+1+2 Phase Power Design
  • 6Five M.2 Connectors
  • 7Cool to the Core
  • 8PCIe 5.0
  • 9Dual Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • 10Dual 2.5GbE RJ45 Ports
  • 11Wi-Fi 6E
  • 12Built for Speed
  • 13Eight-Layer PCB with Thickened Copper
  • 14Audio Boost 5
  • 15USB 3.2 Gen 2

Bring your rig to bear on opponents with the MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR5 memory slots, with speeds up to 6666 MHz supported via overclocking. Five M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX for boosted gaming performance.

Connect accessories via seven USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the rear I/O panel. Pair to wireless peripherals via Bluetooth 5.2 or go online with Wi-Fi 6E. Two RJ45 ports are also present, supporting wired 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Connect to monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 or mini DisplayPort outputs. Internal headers provide connections for liquid or air cooling, dual CPU power, water flow and thermal sensors, a TPM module, chassis intrusion alarm, dual USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports, and more. Relying on the Realtek ALC4082 Audio Codec, the MSI MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard supports 8-channel audio.

LGA 1700 Socket

Utilizing the LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors.

DDR5 Memory

Ramp up performance with DDR5 memory and support for speeds up to 6666 MHz when overclocking.

Go Gold

Genuine 24K gold is intended to lend a sophisticated aesthetic to the black PCB. This design is complemented by the gold foil heatsink.

Direct 19+1+2 Phase Power Design

Featuring a 19+2 phase design and 105A Smart Power Stage, a titanium choke, and dual CPU power connectors, this motherboard is made for streamlined gaming performance.

Five M.2 Connectors

Five onboard M.2 connectors provide a quad PCIe 4.0 solution, strengthened by a double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr for ample cooling.

Cool to the Core

An aluminum cover, VRM heat pipe, 7W/mK thermal pads, double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr, and aluminum backplate ensure low temperatures and optimum performance.

PCIe 5.0

PCIe 5.0 ensures rapid transfers with speeds up to 128 GB/s.

Dual Thunderbolt 4 Ports

Take advantage of transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s, 8K display support, daisy-chaining, and multi-port accessory architecture for fast and reliable connectivity.

Dual 2.5GbE RJ45 Ports

Get the speed you crave for gaming or streaming with two RJ45 ports supporting 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.

Wi-Fi 6E

Supporting the 6 GHz spectrum, Wi-Fi 6E also utilizes MU-MIMO protocols and BSS color technology for internet speeds up to 2400 Mb/s.

Built for Speed

Get in the game fast thanks to two PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion slots, PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, and internal headers supporting dual USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports.

Eight-Layer PCB with Thickened Copper

This enhanced PCB design uses two ounces of thickened copper for higher performance and long-lasting system stability.

Audio Boost 5

The ALC 4082 Audio Codec from Realtek provides immersive audio by combining an ESS DAC with an integrated amplifier.

USB 3.2 Gen 2

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.
UPC: 824142270295

MSI MEG Z690 ACE Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB7 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt2 x Thunderbolt 4
Display2 x Mini DisplayPort Output
Audio1 x S/PDIF
5 x 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller2 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR5 4000, 4800, 5600, 6666 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
USB2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-C Port)
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU SupportNVIDIA SLI
AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling6 x 4-Pin System
1 x 4-Pin CPU
2 x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
1 x Water Flow-Rate Sensor
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Header
LED Header1 x RGB
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC4082 (8-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Physical
Form FactorE-ATX
Dimensions12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14 x 13 x 3.5"

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