MSI MEG Z490 ACE Review & Specs

MSI MEG Z490 ACE LGA 1200 SLI/CF Triple M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Wi-Fi 6 Mystic Light RGB ATX

MSI MEG Z490 ACE LGA 1200 SLI/CF Triple M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Wi-Fi 6 Mystic Light RGB ATX


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  • 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

Specs Overview

  • MEG Z490 ACE
  • Z490-ACE
  • 7C71-008R
Release Date May 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Socket LGA1200
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z490
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4533Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C combo DAC
Audio Channels 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports Optical S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset Realtek 8125B
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 5 x Audio Jacks
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi Generation 6
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 4
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 1

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