Furnished premium aesthetics with its dark black finish and gold embellishes. Developed to unlock the full gaming potential of the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core processor by combining elite hardware system support and premium durability, the MEG Z790 ACE is an outstanding E-ATX platform for extreme settings in terms of overclocking the processor, memory, and graphics card at the highest level.
OUTSTANDING COOLING Module
Fin Array Design with
7W/mK Thermal Pad
M.2 Shield Frozr
Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe
Enlarged PCH Heatsink
Dual 2.5G LAN
Dual Thunderbolt 4 Ports
Latest Wi-Fi 6E
Lightning Gen 5
PCIe & M.2 Slots
Latest DDR5 Memory
Front USB 20G Type-C
with 60W Charging
Quintuple M.2 Connectors
STABLE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR SYSTEM
Pre-installed I/O Shield
8-Layer Server Grade PCB
with 2oz Thickened Copper
Magnetic & Screwless
M.2 Shield Frozr Design
PCIe Steel Armor
24+1+2 Phases Design
Advanced SMT Process
- Power Solution
- cooling overview
- System Cooling
- Fully Fan Control
- Water Cooling
Stacked Fin Array Design
Stacked fin array design enlarges up to 50% heat dissipation, provides the maximum surface of heat dissipation.
Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe
The U-shape dual heat-pipe connect three MOS heatsinks to enlarge the surface of heat dissipation.
Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr
Double-sided M.2 thermal solution keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run cooler and faster.
The aluminum baseplate cool down the MOSFET temperature with dedicated thermal pads.
7W/mK Thermal Pad
High quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads and extra choke thermal pads ensure all cores running in high performance.
Enlarged PCH Heatsink
MSI replaced the PCH fan with enlarged heatsink design to reduce dust and noise as well as maintain high heat dissipation efficiency.
DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.
Fully Fan Control
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans in BIOS and software with a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
DUAL PUMP FAN HEADER FOR OPTIMIZED WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market, MEG Z790 ACE features the exclusive dual pump PIN headers to fit multiple water cooling solutions demands. The dedicated pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy, safe installation and a perfect fit.
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- PCB DESIGN
- MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
24+1+2 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a flagship VRM design built with a total of 24+1+2 Duet Rail Power System(DRPS). Combining dual power connectors and 105A Smart Power Stage, the MEG Z790 ACE is ready for breaking the world record.
OPTIMIZED PCB SOLUTION
The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
- 8 PCB layers
- IT-170 Server-grade PCB material
- 2oz Thickened Copper
MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
- LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
Lightning Gen 5 PCI-e with Steel Armor
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
Doubling over the previous generation, the bandwidth of a x16 interface can reach 128GB/s.
SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCIE slot diminish interference and electrical noise, fully support the PCI-E 5.0 signal.
Secure to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI MEG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Experience Thunderbolt 4 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to true 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices. Additionally, Maximum 8K display support, Multi-Port Accessory Architecture and USB 4.0 compliant provide reliable connectivity and better user experience.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
USB 3.2 Gen 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1
- Maximum 8K display support
- Daisy Chain support
- Multi-Port Accessory Architecture
DUAL FRONT USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 20G TYPE-C
Front USB devices has never been faster! MEG Z790 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the front USB Type-C.
EXTRA PD POWER CONNECTOR
The extra 6-pin PD power connector provides more power to make the normal front USB type-C port to 60W PD port.
USB Type-C with PD Header
Normal USB Type-C
- memory support stand
- MEMORY FORCE
LATEST DDR5 MEMORY WITH SMT SLOT
A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z790 ACE is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.
The aluminum backplate cools down your motherboard, while the dedicated sunken design strengthens the memory slot area to prevent PCB bending and to protect surrounding components.
EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH XMP PROFILE
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
MSI MEG series motherboards feature exclusive Memory Force function which shows the current state of DDR5 memory. This patent-pending feature simplifies the complicated training flow to an easy graphic that helps you determine the direction of overclocking without the redundant reboot and testing process.
The longer bar means you have more room for memory overclocking. When you are doing the right thing that pushes the memory performance, the bar will shorten so you can easily know the tuning direction of overclocking with just one look.Learn More
- mystic light
- AUDIO BOOST 5 HD
- Mystic Light
glow your pc
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and fancy LED effects. MSI Mystic Light provides you complete control of RGB lighting of your PC in one software.
EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add more color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.
- DUAL 2.5G LAN WITH WIFI 6E
- Dual Intel 2.5G LAN
- Wi-Fi 6E
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Exclusive magnetic antenna
MEG Z790 ACE
- Supports 12th/ 13th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR5 Memory, Dual Channel DDR5 7800+MHz (OC)
- Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports: Thunderbolt USB-C at true 40 Gb/s speeds, 8K display support, Daisy-Chaining and Multi-Port Accessory Architecture provide reliable connectivity and better user experience.
- Extreme Power Design: 24+1+2 phases power design with 105A Smart Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors are ready to unleash the maximum performance.
- Maximum 5 x M.2 Connectors: Onboard quintuple M.2 connectors including one PCIe 5.0 solution for the maximum storage performance. The double-sided Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
- Outstanding Cooling Solution: Stacked Fin Array, Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe, Aluminum Backplate, 7W/mK thermal pads, double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr and Frozr AI software ensure the extreme performance with low temperature.
- Dual 2.5G LAN with latest Wi-Fi 6E solution: Onboard dual 2.5G LAN with the latest Wi-Fi 6E solution which supports 6GHz spectrum delivering the best online gaming experience.
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen 5 x4 M.2, Dual Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20G with one 60W USB Power Delivery.
- DIY Friendly Design: Patented Magnetic & Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr, EZ M.2 Clips, Smart Button, Pre-installed I/O Shield, Steel Armor
- 8 Layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper: Provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
- Audio Boost 5 HD: Ultimate audio solution with latest premium ALC4082 audio processor combining ESS audio DAC and amplifier deliver the breathtaking experience