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MSI MEG Intel Z390 ACE 9th Gen ATX Motherboard

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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Scan code: LN92785 Manufacturer code: MEG Z390 ACE
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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. Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds using flash BIOS button all without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card.

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 & Flash BIOS Button  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!


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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 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast of a Motherboard I've owned this board for over a year now and thought it's about time I gave it a review. The build quality is fantastic and cannot fault it for that. I did have an issue after about 8 months where the boards failed to power up. Contacted Scan who in turn sent it back to MSi and it was back in my PC within 2 weeks. Great service from both companies. Low VRM temps which is always a good thing. Plenty USB 3 ports and the Killer Ethernet provides a great speed and signal quality. For me personally I cannot fault this board.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch board, rock solid performance Bought this to replace my Asus ROG Strix Z370-h and so glad i did. Aside from RGB and the JCorsair port (unique to MSI board I believe) there are loads of really useful features such as the Debug display once booted displays the current CPU temperature. I have managed to push my 8700k further on this board than the previous Asus board and the RAM pushed 200mhz further too with tighter timings than I could achieve before which I think is either a real testiment to this board or that the BIOS versionon this board is better developed than the Asus one. Due to the better VRM design I am getting much lower VRM temps than I was before when at 100% CPU load during benchmarking. Downsides - If you are coming from an Asus or some other boards the BIOS doesnt seem that intuitive at first but that just boils down to familiarity as some things are under different areas than you would expect. The fan control is a bit awkward to get used to but it dos work well. The USB3 connector which is on the side near the 24pin is right angled which meant i couldnt use it with my case and still feed the cable through the hole in the case instead having to opt to use the 2nd connector on the bottom edge.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't fault it! I was a bit hesitant to make this purchase due to the price tag but boy am I glad I did. One of the first things that surprised me was the build quality - it is seriously well-made and has some real weight to it. Having a motherboard with this many features makes it a joy to work with - the digital display is very useful for diagnostics, the game boost feature is a quick and easy way to dial in an overclock, it has THREE M.2 slots for all the SSD's you could ever want, an on-board master reset button as well as power button, integrated HD audio/WiFi, RGB headers for days.. to be honest it would be faster to list the things this motherboard doesn't have!
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The performance is great as expected Never get disappointed from this brand's motherboards.The performance is great as expected. Thought it was slightly overpriced but the RGB is quite nice to have.
Date published: 2018-11-13
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CPU power

This mobo has 2 x 8 pin connectors for the cpu. Do both need to be powered for this to work or will it still run with just a single 8 pin connector? The manual does not say either way.
Asked by: Nikki
Checked the manual, it works with a single 8 pin connected. Can verify this as well as I powered it up having forget to plug the 2nd 8 pin into the PSU at first
Answered by: TomP81
Date published: 2019-10-22
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MSI MEG Intel Z390 ACE 9th Gen ATX Motherboard
MSI MEG Intel Z390 ACE 9th Gen ATX Motherboard