Scan code: LN121319 Manufacturer code: MEG Z690 ACE

MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 ATX Motherboard

MSI MEG Z690 ACE, Intel Z690, S 1700, DDR5, SATA3, PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, WiFi 6E, 2x TB4, 2x 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen2x2, ATX

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Scan code: LN121319 Manufacturer code: MEG Z690 ACE
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MEG Z690 ACE 12th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI

MSI Z690

Blur The Line Between Performance and Aesthetics Take a step into the future. MSI have returned with the MEG Z690 series motherboards; here to support the very latest 12th Generation Intel processors; boasting the brand new Intel 1700 LGA. The MSI Z690 ACE is built with lustrous aesthetics, contains 24k gold! and is filled with premium tech and bolstered with an arsenal of top-shelf modern features like; a renewed extreme power design, the very latest 5th generation PCI-e solution, DDR5 memory support, huge storage options with 5x m.2 slots (4x PCIe Gen4x4, 1x PCIe Gen3x4), dual front panel lightning 20G USB connectivity, Dual Thunderbolt4 ports, Audio/Core & DDR5 Memory boosts, an outstanding thermal solution with Aluminium coverings, VRM heatpipes, premium thermal-pads, dual sided m.2 frozr and an aluminium backplate, plus Wi-Fi 6E support delivering speeds of up to 2400 Mbps, dual 2.5G LAN, advanced surface mount technology and a fully comprehensive rear I/O. Designed and crafted to bring you a lightning fast gaming experience, can you handle the power of the MSI Z690 ACE.

Intel Z690Chipset

LGA 1700CPU Socket

12th Generation IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

Special Features of the Z690 ACE

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Highest quality components with direct digital power, 105A Smart Power Stage and titanium choke III make sure your system runs smoothly even under the most extreme conditions.


8 layer
8 layer PCB with the use of server grade material and 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability with no compromise.


Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.


One button with multiple hardware controls. Reset your computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with one simple click.


SMT Process
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints and electromagnetic interference, delivering the clean and pure signal necessary for upper-tier performance.

Next Generation Connectivity with MSI

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Dual 2.5G LANOnboard dual 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers the best online experience without lag.


Dual Front USB 20GLightning USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port offers 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.


DDR5 MemoryA huge step forwards in DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory and MSI Memory Boost technology.


All-New PCI-e 5.0 The latest Gen 5 PCI-E slots with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.


Intel Wi-Fi 6EThe latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.


Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 portsBrings Thunderbolt to USB-C at true 40 Gb/s speeds, 8K display support, Daisy-Chaining and Multi-Port Accessory Architecture.


Quintuple M.2 ConnectorsOnboard 5x M.2 connectors with quadruple PCIe 4.0 solution, strengthened by double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr.

Premium Thermal Solution

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Premium Thermal DesignFully aluminum IO cover and extended heatsink design help to maximise the surface of heat dissipation.


M.2 Shield FrozrDouble-sided M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.


Full aluminium backplateThe aluminium baseplate cools down your Mosfets with dedicated thermal pad.


Optimised AirflowThe dedicated venting cover design provides extra space with better airflow for system cooling.


Heat-Pipe DesignConnecting two MOS heatsinks to further enlarge the surface area of heat dissipation.

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The Latest Technologies

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Welcome DDR5 MemoryA huge step forwards for DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combined with a dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z690 ACE is ready to deliver world class performance.

Unmatched Memory Performance

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The Purest Memory SignalMSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. Optimised traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.

The Next Generation

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Lightning Gen 5 PCI-EMSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation.

SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOTMSI motherboards adopted the advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot to diminish interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.

Incredible Storage Solutions

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QUINTUPLE M.2 WITH DOUBLE SIDE M.2 SHIELD FROZRIncredible onboard quintuple M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance with Lightning Gen 4 solution. Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, a;llowing them to run faster.

Take Your Network To The Next Level

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WI-FI 6E & BLUETOOTHUse your LAN port for online gaming while using Wi-Fi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6E adopts latest OFDMA, two-way MU-MIMO technologies and 6GHz band, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.

Amp' Up Your Audio Experience


High Quality Capacitors


Dedicated Headphone Amplifier

MSI Audio boost 5 HD Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost 5 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. Powered by an ALC 4080 audio processor, this motherboards supports 120dB SNR, 32-bit/384kHz and DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording.


High Quality Audio Jacks


ALC 4080 Audio Processor

A Fully Comprehensive I/O

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1. Clear CMOS Button

2. Dual 2.5G LAN

3. Thunderbolt 4

4. WIFI / Bluetooth

5. Flash Bios

6. USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C

7. 7x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A

8. Mini DisplayPort

9. HD Audio Connectors

Core Specifications
Edition MEG Z690 ACE
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z690
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC)  
Memory Type (R/U)  
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR5 - 4800
  • DDR5 - 5000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity  
Audio 8-Channel(7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support Supported
AMD CrossFire Support Supported
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen3
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen3x4/SATA3
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-80/110, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA3
  • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 2 x 2-pin Thermal Sensor Header
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin W_FLOW connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin Water Pump Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 5 x M.2
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 2 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A Port
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Connector
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Dual Wired 2.5G LAN
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • 2 x Intel® I225V (2.5GbE LAN)
  • 1 x Intel®Wi-Fi 6E AX210 + BT5.2
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Central Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x Flash BIOS Button
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x Headphone-Out
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • 7 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Power Delivery/ DP
  • 1 x WiFi 802.11ax 6E / Bluetooth 5.2
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN121319
Model Number MEG Z690 ACE
GTIN 4719072886493

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36 months
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RTB Period:
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MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 ATX Motherboard
MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 ATX Motherboard