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.
THE REVELATION OF LEGEND
The MEG series is revealed as a legend that represents the ultimate elegance in gaming.
With the determination of transcending current gaming products, the flagship models push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be.
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
- Diy Friendly
- 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
- M.2 DESIGN
- SMART BUTTON
- SYSTEM SAVER
- MORE FOR DIY FRIENDLY
MAGNETIC M.2 SHIELD FROZR
The dedicated magnetic connectors are placed on PCB and M.2 Shield Frozr. This patented design enables true “wire-less” RGB function, enhances the installation process and maximizes the storage performance.
SCREWLESS M.2 INSTALLATION
The patented design allows you to set your M.2 and Shield Frozr without the annoying screws, provides the easiest way for M.2 installation.
EZ M.2 CLIP
Have trouble turning screws? MSI innovative EZ M.2 clip assist you install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly.
EASY PC BUILDING
One button with multiple hardware control. You can set up the different functions in the BIOS. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control with just one click.
BOOT UP GUARANTEED
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry, MSI motherboards offer multiple options to successfully boot your system again.
MORE FOR DIY FRIENDLY
The patented design protect your IO ports and makes your installation process easier and safer.
- Bios & software
- 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
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 CENTER
- CLICK BIOS 5
- NORTON 360
- RESIZABLE BAR
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.
VMD (Volume Management Device)
Enable direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.
MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.
SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Exclusive UI of AIDA64 Extreme
MSI motherboards provide 60 days free trial of AIDA64 Extreme - MSI edition. AIDA64 Extreme is an almighty application for system information, diagnostics and benchmarks. With the application, you can monitor the detailed hardware and software information on PC and save it to file in multiple formats such as CSV and HTML.
Opt-in to Cyber Safety with Norton 360 Deluxe
Multiple layers of protection for your devices, online privacy features including our Secure VPN, plus Dark Web Monitoring - all in a single solution. With MSI motherboards, you can enjoy a 60-day free trial of Norton 360 Deluxe.
- Up to 50 GB PC cloud backup
- Real time Threat protection and Smart Firewall
- Password manager
- PC SafeCam
The MSI trial offer is not available for existing Norton customers. If you have an active Norton subscription, you will need to opt-out of the existing subscription to be eligible for this offer. For Important Subscription, Pricing and Offer Details, please refer to NortonLifeLock License and Services Agreement. NortonLifeLock Product and Service Privacy Notices.
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
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- AUDIO BOOST 5 HD
Audio Boost HD
HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
ESS AUDIO DAC
Recreates the optimal natural analogue sound with ultra-low distortion to ensure a perfect, realistic display of sound.
DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
A dedicated headphone amplifier can drive audiophile headphones with up to 600Ω impedance
HIGH DEFINITION ALC4082 AUDIO PROCESSOR
From HD-A to USB Interface, twice the DAC format from 32-bit/192kHz to 32-bit/384kHz, deliver the highest sound quality.
ISOLATED AUDIO SIGNAL
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated, and with the use of separated layers in the PCB for left and right audio channel for pristine sound quality.
GOLDEN AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal
The De-pop circuit protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
- 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