MEG Z790 ACE – 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.
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.
- 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
USER FRIENDLY DESIGN
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
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
Control in One Click
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.
Frozr AI Cooling
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
Auto Detect Your Fan
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 for 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.
Lightning Gen 5 PCI-e with Steel Armor
Doubling over the previous generation, the bandwidth of a x16 interface can reach 128GB/s. 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.
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.
The extra 6-pin PD power connector provides more power to make the normal front USB type-C port to 60W PD port.
Audio Boost 5 HD
High quality audio capacitors. A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
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.
Operating System Support:
- Windows® 11 / 10, 64-bit
|Make and Model
|MSI MEG Z790 ACE E-ATX Motherboard
|Supports 12th/13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
|Intel® Z790 Chipset
|4x DDR5 UDIMM, Maximum Memory Capacity 128GB
Memory Support 7800+(OC)/ 7600(OC)/ 7400(OC)/ 7200(OC)/ 7000(OC)/ 6800(OC)/ 6600(OC)/ 6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(JEDEC)/ 5400(JEDEC)/ 5200(JEDEC)/ 5000(JEDEC)/ 4800(JEDEC) MHz
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® XMP3.0 OC
1. Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
3x PCI-E x16 slots
PCI_E1 PCIe 5.0 supports up to x16 (From CPU)
|Supports AMD® Multi-GPU
|1x Type-C DisplayPort
Support a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
| 5x M.2 slots
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
M.2_1 (From CPU) supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4 , supports 22110/2280/2260 devices
|Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for M.2 NVMe storage devices
|4x USB 2.0 (Front)
4x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A (Front)
7x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A (Rear)
1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C (Rear)
2x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C (Front)
|2x Intel® 2.5Gbps LAN
|Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz / 5GHz / 6GHz* (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax
Supports Bluetooth® 5.3, FIPS, FISMA
|Realtek® ALC4082 Codec + ESS ES9280AQ Combo DAC/HPA
7.1-Channel USB High Performance Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback on front panel
|Back Panel I/O
|Clear CMOS Button
Flash BIOS Button
Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps (Type-C)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C Display port)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Mini DisplayPort Input (for Thunderbolt passthrough)
|Internal I/O Connectors
|1x Power Connector(ATX_PWR)
2x Power Connector(CPU_PWR)
1x Front Type-C Quick Charge Connector(PD_PWR1)
1x CPU Fan
2x Pump Fan
5x System Fan
2x Front Panel (JFP)
1x Chassis Intrusion (JCI)
1x Water Flow connector
1x Slow Mode Booting Jumper(JSLOW)
1x Front Audio (JAUD)
2x Thermal Sensor connectors(T_SEN)
1x Tuning Controller connector(JDASH)
3x Addressable V2 RGB LED connector (JARGB_V2)
1x RGB LED connector(JRGB)
1x TPM pin header(Support TPM 2.0)
4x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C
|Supports Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit
|E-ATX Form Factor
|304.8 x 277 mm