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MSI MEG Intel Z390 ACE 9th Gen ATX Motherboard

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MSI MEG Z390 ACE, Intel Z390, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Triple M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, Killer GbE, WiFi, USB 3.1, ATX

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MSI MEG Z390 ACE - Intel 9th Gen Gaming Motherboard

MSI Z390 Gaming Plus

ACE YOUR ENEMYThe MSI Z390 ACE is a well-equipped ATX motherboard formed from the Intel Z390 chipset. Featuring heavy plated heat sinks and fierce looks with RGB lighting, MSI ENTHUSIAST GAMING motherboards are packed with gaming features for a refined gaming experience. All that gaming tech is backed up by a reinforced structure and heavily tested components to ensure long-lasting, high-quality performance.

Please note: Z390 Motherboards are compatible with Intel 8th Gen 'Coffee Lake' and 9th Gen CPUs. Although these Intel Z390 Motherboards share the same socket as Intel's 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 7th & 6th Gen Intel CPUs.

Intel Z390Chipset

1151CPU Socket

8th & 9th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

Features on the MEG Z390 ACE

Z390 Gaming Plus features

1 Pre-Installed I/O Shield 2 Clear CMOS & FlashBack+ 3 Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN 4 USB 3.1 Gen2 5 Golden Audio Jacks with S/PDIF
6 Mystic Light Infinity - Personalize the color with infinity design
7 Solid heatsink - Delivers best cooling for the ultimate performance
8 Dual Front USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C - Compatible with the latest PC chassis
9 DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor - Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
10 Triple Turbo M.2 with Shield FROZR - Keeps 3x M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster
11 Game Boost Button - 8 gears for the processor performance
12 Audio Boost HD - Dedicate audio processor with ESS DAC to optimize sound experience

Personalize Your Gaming Rig with Mystic Light

Mystic Light Z390

MILLIONS OF MARVELOUS COLORS, GREAT SELECTION OF EFFECTSCustomize and set up your own color scheme with MSI Mystic Light utility. Select the available colors from the palette to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second! You are the artist to create your own unique gaming rig. Done selecting colors? Choose between several LED effects to really make your system come alive and enjoy your personalized design! With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards and mice or RGB system fans.


EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE MSI's Mystic Light Extension pinheader provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. By simply connecting any 12V RGB LED strip to the 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB-strip header gamers can sync colors to any style they choose.


SMARTPHONE & PC CONTROL Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. The easy to use MYSTIC LIGHT APP is available on PC, phone and tablet. It offers remote control, simply using your smartphone or tablet. Make your PC look and feel brand new with any color you want with just a few clicks!

4K UltraHD with Multi GPU


Get More Performance Gaming enthusiasts are always looking for more performance to get the ultimate experience. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI Gaming motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance. Supporting the latest display connectors for new technologies (OLED, HDR) and legacy connectors for beamers, MSI motherboards are designed to make life easier for any professional user.

Perform Tasks Instantly with Gaming Hotkey

MSI Gaming Hotkey

TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASE Gaming hotkey lets you simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless! Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely. Launch your favorite games with a single button

Overclock Your System in One Second!

MSI Z390 Gameboost

MSI Game Boost Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Sield FROZR

MSI Z390 TOMAHAWK Heatsink

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE Cooling your NVMe SSD delays throttling which results in higher overall performance. Part of the motherboards heatsink design which helps avoid SSD throttling by offering the best thermal protection. Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, TRIPLE Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!

Pre-Installed I/0 Shield for easy Installation

pre installed io shield

EXTRA PROTECTION FOR YOUR PORTS Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

Low Latency Lets you Dominate the Game

Z390 ACE Killer Network

POWERED BY KILLERGet ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience with Killer's exclusive network management to prioritize game traffic over any other network traffic.

Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Z390 ACE WIFI and Bluetooth

INTELLIGENT NETWORKINGUse your LAN port for online gaming while using WiFi for other online applications. The Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 1.73Gbps.

Professional Gaming Audio


Amplify your game with Audio Boost MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.

audio boost

High Definition ALC1220 Audio ProcessorSupports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality)


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

High Quality Capacitors

High Quality Audio CapacitorsA high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

Golden Audio Jacks

Golden Audio jacks with S/PDIFKeep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

Unmatched Memory Performance


Advanced performance with DDR4 BOOST MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files. MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what.

Maximize Your USB Device Performance


lightning-fast transfer speeds! Transfer lots of data, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!


- Model: MEG Z390 ACE
- Form Factor: ATX
- CPU Socket: 1151
- Chipset Intel: Z390
- Memory Type: DDR4 / Dual Channel / Non-ECC / UDIMM (Unbuffered) / 64GB Max
- Memory Speed (Mhz): 2133 - 4500 O.C.
- Audio: 8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost HD
- Primary GPU Interface: PCIe 3.0 (x16)
- Mutli GPU Support: 2-Way SLi / 3-Way CrossFire
- On-Board Graphics Connectors: None
- Network Interface Type: 802.11ac WiFi LAN / Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
- Network Chip/Modules: 1 x Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (ac WiFi, MU-MIMO, BT5) / 1 x Killer E2500 (Gigabit LAN)

- Expansion Slots
: 2 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe/SATA
: 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
: 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)

- SATA Support: SATA3 / M.2
- Storage Mode Support: Intel Optane Memory Ready / NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot) / NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)

- Internal I/O
: 1 x 24-pin (Power)
: 2 x 8-pin (Power)
: 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
: 2 x USB 2.0 Header
: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header

- Rear I/O Connectors
: 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ Button
: 1 x Central Speaker Out
: 1 x Clear CMOS Button
: 1 x Line In
: 1 x Line Out
: 1 x Mic-In
: 1 x Rear Speaker Out
: 1 x RJ-45
: 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
: 4 x USB 2.0
: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
: 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer msi
Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)3

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