MSI MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard


MSI MEG Z690 ACE LGA 1700 Z690 Dual Channel PCI Express 5.0 Extended ATX Motherboard

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The MEG series seeks to transcend current gaming products, the flagship model designed to push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be. Combining the strengths of our existing arsenal with new innovative technology; this results in significant improvements in operational and gaming efficiency. With the MEG series, take complete control of performance and personalization with the ultimate gaming series for enthusiasts who want it all.


Additional information






CPU Socket Type

LGA 1700

CPU Type

Intel® 12th and 13th Gen


Intel® Z690 Chipset

Number of Memory Slots

4 x DDR5 slots

Memory Standard

6666+(OC) , 6600(OC) , 6400(OC) , 6200(OC) , 6000(OC) , 5800(OC) , 5600(JEDEC) , 5400(JEDEC) , 5200(JEDEC) , 5000(JEDEC) , 4800(JEDEC) MHz

1DPC 1R Max speed up to 6666+ MHz
1DPC 2R Max speed up to 6000+ MHz
2DPC 1R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz
2DPC 2R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz

Maximum Memory Supported


Channel Supported





6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (From Z690 chipset)
SATA5~8 (From Z690 chipset)
SATAA~B (From ASM1061)



Audio Chipset

Realtek® ALC4082 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C Combo DAC/HPA

Audio Channels

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output

LAN Chipset

2 x Intel® I225V 2.5Gbps LAN controllers

Max LAN Speed

2.5 Gbps

Back I/O Ports

Clear CMOS Button
2.5G LAN
2.5G LAN
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps (Type-C)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
HD Audio Connectors
Flash BIOS Button
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C Display port)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Mini DisplayPort Input (for Thunderbolt passthrough)
Optical S/PDIF-Out

Onboard USB

USB (FRONT) 2 x Gen2x2, Type C
4 x Gen1, Type A 4 USB 2.0

USB (REAR) 7 x Gen2, Type A
1 x Gen2, Type C

Internal Connectors

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
5 x M.2 slots (M-Key)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A connectors
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
6 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x 3-pin Water Flow connector
2 x 2-pin Thermal sensor connectors
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Tuning Controller connector

Form Factor


Dimensions (W x L)

12.00" x 9.60"

Power Pin

1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors


Supports 12th / 13th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
Supports DDR5 Memory, Dual Channel DDR5-6666+MHz(OC)

Genuine 24K Gold: Premium aesthetics with its dark black finish and genuine 24K-gold foil heatsink perfectly show off the concept of beauty.

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.

Quintuple M.2 Connectors: Onboard 5x M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance with quad Lightning Gen 4 solution. Double-sided Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.

Extreme Power Design: Premium digital PWM, direct 19+1+2 phases with 105A Smart Power Stage, Titanium Choke III and dual CPU power connectors to unleash the true power of your processors.

Outstanding Cooling Solution: Aluminum Cover, VRM Heat-pipe, 7W/mK thermal pads, Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr and Aluminum Backplate ensure the extreme performance with low temp.

Dual 2.5G LAN with latest Wi-Fi 6E: Onboard dual 2.5G LAN with LAN manager and 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 4 x4 M.2, Dual Front USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20G.

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.

4x EZ Debug LED
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors


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.