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MSI MEG Z490 ACE Gaming

45,312.58

 

Supports 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors for LGA 1200 socket

Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128GB total (4800MHz)

Frozr Heatsink designed with active cooling, Double Ball Bearings, Zero Frozr Technology, and MOSFET Backplates for high-performance heat dissipation

Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr delivers transfer speeds of up to 32 GB/s for ultra-fast SSDs

On-board 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN with with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Pre-installed I/O Shielding for convenience and protection from electrostatic discharge

 

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Description

MSI Z490 Overview

The MSI MEG Z490 ACE LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard is built on the Intel Z490 chipset, supporting 10th generation Intel Core and Pentium Gold/Celeron processors with an LGA 1200 socket. It has four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which can be overclocked to up to 4800 MHz. For storage, it’s equipped with six SATA III ports and three M.2 slots. There are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for graphics cards and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for other PCI-based hardware. Other integrated features include Realtek 8125B 2.5 GbE, Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet, Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio.

Intel Z490 Chipset

The Intel Z490 chipset is designed around 10th generation Intel processors. Along with multiple improvements and a socket change, it also features integrated Wi-Fi and increased PCIe lanes, which is beneficial for graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more.

Cooling

The MEG Z490 ACE utilizes heavy duty heatsinks on the MOSFETs for reliable processor power delivery and on the chipset to ensure the system stays operational under intense workloads. It’s also equipped with multiple DC/PWM fan headers for users to connect additional cooling solutions. Users can set their cooling preference (Boost/Balance/Silence) as needed within the Dragon Center software or its UEFI BIOS. Moreover, MSI’s M.2 SHIELD FROZR heatsink helps to prevent SSD throttling.

CPU

A combination of an optimized circuit layout and MSI’s CoreBoost CPU power delivery system ensures performance and stability for high-end processors. Additional features include load-line calibration, overvoltage protection, a digital power deign, and double power connectors.

Memory

MSI motherboards feature an optimized memory circuit layout and extensive compatibility testing with major memory manufacturers. Users can also easily overclock their RAM with A-XMP profiles within BIOS.

Storage

This motherboard is equipped with three M.2 slots and six SATA III ports for traditional hard drives. Additional features include Intel Optane support and M.2 Genie for easily setting up RAID configurations.

USB 3.2 Gen 1 & Gen 2

USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous. 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.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) & Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 enables users to wirelessly connect to the Internet and other compatible peripherals.

Audio

The MEG Z490 ACE is built with multiple hardware and software enhancements to improve sound quality, including:

  • Realtek ALC1220 Audio Processor – Supports DSD Super Audio CD 120 dB SNR/32-bit playback and recording
  • Golden Audio Jack & S/PDIF – Ensures a better connection from devices
  • Isolated Audio Design & Separated Audio Layers – Audio components and circuits on separate PCB layers are located on a reserved spot on the motherboard and electronically isolated to preserve audio integrity
  • Nahamic 3 – Enhances audio playback and provides users with multiple audio adjustments including virtual 7.1-channel surround sound
  • VoiceBoost – Lowers game audio when users are speaking for improved clarity
  • De-Pop Protection – Prevents loud popping noises when devices are plugged/unplugged or when the system is turned on/off
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier – Automatically detects impedance up to 600 Ohms for studio-grade sound quality

MSI Mystic Light

MSI Mystic Light includes multiple color options and a variety of lighting effects for users to customizes their build. The motherboard also has multiple RGB headers for additional lighting components and LED strips. Users can also sync their compatible RGB components and peripherals for a unified theme.

Pre-Installed I/O Shielding

The pre-installed I/O shielding is designed to make installing the motherboard a bit easier. It’s also built to protect the I/O ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage.

User Friendly Enhancements

  • XL Clip – A larger PCIe clip for easy installation and removal of PCIe devices.
  • EZ Debug LED – Onboard LEDs for key components signifying the source of the problem

MSI Z490 Specs

CPU
Chipset Intel Z490
CPU Socket LGA 1200
Back Panel I/O
USB 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt None
Display None
Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller 1 x Realtek 8125B 2.5Gigabit
1 x Intel I219V Gigabit
PS/2 1 x PS/2
Wi-Fi Antenna 2 x Connector
Buttons BIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots 4 x 288-Pin
Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2666, 2933, 4000, 4266, 4400, 4800 MHz
Maximum Capacity 128 GB
Channel Architecture Dual Channel
ECC Support Non-ECC, ECC (Non-ECC Mode) Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA 6 x SATA III
M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
U.2 None
Optane Memory Support Yes
RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support 2-Way NVIDIA SLI
3-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
6 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin CPU
Security Chassis Intrusion
LED Header 4 x RGB
Audio None
Diagnostics Power, Reset, Slow Mode
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection Headers AAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio
Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220 (7.1-Channel)
DAC ESS SABRE 9018Q2C
Wireless
Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support 1 E Key M.2
Software
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 9.6 x 12″ / 243.84 x 304.80 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 10.75 x 3.5″

Brand

MSI

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. MSI has dedicated countless hours and numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring gamers and leverage their gaming expertise to optimize our product design. MSI has integrated all gamers’ coveted functions into its gaming rigs, eliminating the tedious trial and error by themselves and pushing the performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand throughout the industry!

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