MSI MEG Intel LGA 1200 Z490 ACE ATX Motherboard

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The World Record Breaker MEG Motherboard The Z490 Ace motherboard is a beautifully designed motherboard. The ACE Z490 model has been designed to push the boundaries of Intel Core 10th generation processors. The MEG ACE Z490 motherboard combines the s..

The World Record Breaker MEG Motherboard The Z490 Ace motherboard is a beautifully designed motherboard. The ACE Z490 model has been designed to push the boundaries of Intel Core 10th generation processors. The MEG ACE Z490 motherboard combines the strengths of MSI’s existing arsenal with new innovative technology resulting in significant improvements when gaming and working. Take complete control of the performance and personalise your motherboard with the extreme power design and outstanding cooling solution. On top of all this MSI mystic light allows you to choose from 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click.

Please note: Z490 Motherboards are compatible with 10th Gen Intel Core™/ Pentium® CPUs for LGA 1200 socket. These Intel Z490 Motherboards do not share the same socket as Intel\'s 300 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 9th Gen Intel CPUs.

Intel Z490 Chipset

1200 CPU Socket

10th Gen Intel Compatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

What is the Cooling like on the MSI Z490 ACE Motherboard?

FULLY CONTROLLABLE FANS IN BIOS AND SOFTWAREM.2 Shield Frozr is the next generation M.2 thermal solution with a great design to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance. MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed.

Many Smart Features that Protect your Motherboard

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR The MSI MEG Z490 ACE supports multiple GPU solution. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running the NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFire™ setup. Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience. 6 PCB layers allow for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission. A metal backplate also prevents bending and protects components which benefits your installation process while Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes.

Humidity Protection

Temperature Protection

Circuit Protection

ESD Protection

EMI Protection

Give your Machine a Boost in 1 Second!

Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement, MEG series motherboard is ready for the challenge of the new Intel 10th Gen Processors. MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS. Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision which creates perfect conditions for overclocking your CPU.

Personalize Your Gaming Rig with Dragon Centre

MILLIONS OF MARVELOUS COLORS, GREAT SELECTION OF EFFECTSMSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Create your own colourful masterpiece using the mystic light software Splash any color you want with just a few clicks! You can also optimise your monitor’s brightness, tweak overclock settings and control your fans. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities to tweak your machine the way you want it.

Fast and Future Ready Storage

BOOST YOUR HDD WITH INTEL OPTANEPC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. MSI have also included M.2 Genie which is a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.

3 x 32 Gbps

6 x 6 Gbps

many storage options for your PCMSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

Unmatched Memory Performance with DDR4 Boost

Advanced performance with DDR4 BOOST MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z390 motherboard memory XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z490. 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.

High Bandwidth and Low Latency Networking

SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGYOnboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency. The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

Hear your Enemies Approaching Before you See them!

GET CLEARER ORDER WITH VOICE BOOST Voice Boost automatically reduces the game’s audio when teammates speak, and sets volume back when no one speaks. Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels. Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

HD ALC1220 AUDIO PROCESSORSupports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording(64x better than regular CD quality) and 120dB SNR / 32-bit.

ESS AUDIO DACRecreates the optimal natural analogue sound with ultra-low distortion to ensure a perfect, realistic display of sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORSA high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

GOLDEN AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIFKeep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal

DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIERA dedicated headphone amp can drive audiophile headphones up to 600? impedance, delivering studio-grade sound quality.

Lightning USB 20G Gives you Double Bandwidth

LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 20GUsing USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C. The Lightning USB 20G connectors are covered with gold to ensure a better signal and performance. MSI motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

Core Specifications Edition MEG Z490 ACE

Form Factor ATX

CPU Socket 1200

Chipset Intel Z490

RAM Memory Support

Memory Type DDR4

Memory Channel Dual (2)

Memory Type (ECC) N/A

Memory Type (R/U)  

Memory Speed (Mhz) DDR4 - 2133DDR4 - 2400DDR4 - 2666DDR4 - 2933DDR4 - 3000(OC)DDR4 - 3200(OC)DDR4 - 3300(OC)DDR4 - 3333(OC)DDR4 - 3400(OC)DDR4 - 3466(OC)DDR4 - 3600(OC)DDR4 - 3733(OC)DDR4 - 3866(OC)DDR4 - 4000(OC)DDR4 - 4133(OC)DDR4 - 4200(OC)DDR4 - 4266(OC)DDR4 - 4300(OC)DDR4 - 4400(OC)DDR4 - 4533(OC)DDR4 - 4600(OC)DDR4 - 4800(OC)

Max. Memory Capacity 128GB

Audio

Audio 8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost HD

Graphics Support

Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)

NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi

AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire

Integrated Graphics  

On-Board Graphics Connectors None

Internal Connectivity

Expansion Slots 3 x M.2 PCIe2 x PCIe 3.0 x13 x PCIe 3.0 x16

SATA Support SATA3

RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5

Storage Mode Support Intel Optane Memory ReadyRAID 0RAID 1RAID 10RAID 5

Internal I/O 1 x 24-pin (Power)2 x 8-pin (Power)

External Connectivity

Network Interface Type 802.11ax WiFi LANWired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)

Network Chip/Modules 1 x Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (ax WiFi, BT5.1)1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)1 x Realtek RTL8125 (2.5G LAN)

Rear I/O Connectors 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)1 x 7.1 Audio I/O1 x Clear CMOS Button1 x Flash BIOS Button1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)2 x USB 2.02 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C2 x WiFi Antenna connectors

Additional Specifications

Water Cooled No

Cooling PCH Fan & Passive Heatsinks

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