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Scan code: LN148066 Manufacturer code: MEG Z790 ACE MAX

MSI Intel MEG Z790 ACE MAX DDR5 PCIe 5.0 E-ATX Open Box Motherboard

Open Box MSI MEG Z790 ACE MAX, Intel Z790, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 2x 2.5GbE, WiFi 7/BT, USB 3.2 Gen, TB4, E-ATX

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Scan code: LN148066 Manufacturer code: MEG Z790 ACE MAX
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Product Overview

MSI MEG Z790 ACE MAX

Unleash the power of gaming with MEG Z790 ACE MAX. Boasting premium aesthetics featuring a sleek black finish and silver embellishments, this E-ATX gaming motherboard takes Intel's Next Gen and 13th Gen Core processors to new heights. With exceptional hardware support and durability, it thrives in extreme settings, pushing boundaries in processor overclocking, DDR5 memory, and graphics card (GPU) performance. Elevate your gaming experience with MEG Z790 ACE MAX.


The Revelation of Legend

The MEG series is revealed as a legend that represents the ultimate elegance in gaming. With the determination of transcending current gaming products, the flagship models push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be.


Stacked Fin Array Design

Stacked fin array design enlarges up to 50% heat dissipation, provides the maximum surface of heat dissipation.


Aluminium Backplate

Fully aluminium IO cover and extended heatsink design provide the maximum surface of heat dissipation.


Direct Touch Cross Heat-Pipe

The U-shape dual heat-pipe connect three MOS heatsinks to enlarge the surface of heat dissipation.


Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr

Double-sided M.2 thermal solution keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run cooler and faster.


Aluminium Backplate

The aluminium baseplate cool down the MOSFET temperature with dedicated thermal pads.


7W/mK Thermal Pad

High quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads and extra choke thermal pads ensure all cores running in high performance.


Enlarged PCH Heatsink

MSI replaced the PCH fan with enlarged heatsink design to reduce dust and noise as well as maintain high heat dissipation efficiency.


Control in One Click

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans in BIOS and software with a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.


Frozr AI Cooling

Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.


Auto Detect your Fan

MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.


Dual Pump Fan Header for Optimized Water Cooling

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market, MEG Z790 ACE MAX features the exclusive dual pump PIN headers to fit multiple water cooling solutions demands. The dedicated pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy, safe installation and a perfect fit.


24+1+2 Duet Rail Power System

Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a flagship VRM design built with a total of 24+1+2 Duet Rail Power System(DRPS). Combining dual power connectors and 105A Smart Power Stage, the MEG Z790 ACE MAX is ready for breaking the world record.


1-Second Overclocking!

MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.


Load-Line Calibration

What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.


Overvoltage Protection

Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.


Solid Pin Design

The 4-pin, 8-pin, and 24-pin power connectors of MSI motherboards are all designed with solid pins. The solid pin design allows for a more stable transmission of 12V power to the CPU, even when handling high current loads.


Anti-Corrosive Stainless Steel IO Shield

An extra layer of sponge materials along with corrosive resistance IO Shield to help improve static electricity and reduce electromagnetic radiation noise from the system as well as much more durable compare to traditional IO Shields.


The Grounding Structure Of Power Phases

The grounding structure of power phases is the MSI's exclusive design. This patented design enables to suppress the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by the power phases and helps to efficiently conduct heat to the copper plane with grounding properties.


Over Current Protection

MSI motherboards prioritize safety with the embedded Overcurrent Protection (OCP), ensuring crucial components such as the USB ports, DDR memory, PWM IC, and CPU are shielded from excessive current. This proactive defence mechanism curtails the risk of damage or malfunction due to power surges, promoting long-term system stability. This commitment to safeguarding your hardware underscores MSI's dedication to producing motherboards that prioritize durability and stability.


Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS)

Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) are safety devices used to protect against excessive voltage. All motherboard models of MSI are equipped with TVS. When the voltage abnormally rises, the TVS switches from a high-resistance state to a low-resistance state, diverting the excessive voltage to ground. This helps prevent circuit damage caused by high voltage.


Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E

Doubling over the previous generation, the bandwidth of a x16 interface can reach 128GB/s.


SMT PCIE 5.0 Slot

The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCIE slot diminish interference and electrical noise, fully support the PCI-E 5.0 signal.


Reinforced, Heavy Soldered Connections

Secure to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards.


Fast and Future-Ready Storage

MSI MEG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.


Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 Ports

Experience Thunderbolt 4 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to true 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices. Additionally, Maximum 8K display support, Multi-Port Accessory Architecture and USB 4.0 compliant provide reliable connectivity and better user experience.


Dual Front USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 20G Type-C

Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! MEG Z790 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C.


Extra PD Power Connector

The extra 6-pin PD power connector provides more power to make the normal front USB type-C port to 60W PD port.


Latest DDR5 Memory with SMT Slot

A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z790 ACE is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.


Memory Support Stand

The aluminium backplate cools down your motherboard, while the dedicated sunken design strengthens the memory slot area to prevent PCB bending and to protect surrounding components.


Memory Force

MSI MEG series motherboards feature exclusive Memory Force function which shows the current state of DDR5 memory. This patent-pending feature simplifies the complicated training flow to an easy graphic that helps you determine the direction of overclocking without the redundant reboot and testing process.


Easy Overclocking with XMP Profile

The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.


MSI Center

MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.


Click Bios 5

Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!


High Quality Audio Capacitors

A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.


Glow your PC

Splash on some colour and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colours and fancy LED effects. MSI Mystic Light provides you complete control of RGB lighting of your PC in one software.


Extend your RGB Experience with Ease

Add more colour if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.


Additional Fan And ARGB Header

The MSI exclusive JAF header allows MSI's own Daisy-Chained fan to operate with a single cable. Alternatively, the JAF header can be converted into additional ARGB gen 1 and FAN headers by using a dedicated Y-cable, streamlining and optimizing the entire building process.


Dual 2.5G LAN with WIFI 7

MSI's premium network solution provides incredible data transfer speed for demanding users.
• Dual Intel 2.5G LAN
• Wi-Fi 7
• Bluetooth 5.4
• Dual Band Wi-Fi Antenna
• EZ Antenna with Magnetic Stand.


The Next Gen WI-FI Solution - WI-FI 7

Wi-Fi 7 is the latest wireless solution that takes a huge leap forward with multiple improvements to meet the traffic demand brought and the growing number of wireless devices.

Features


• Supports Intel® Core™ Next-gen / 13th Gen / 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket.
• Supports DDR5 Memory, Dual Channel DDR5 7800+MHz (OC).
• 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.
• Extreme Power Design: 24+1+2 phases power design with 105A Smart Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors are ready to unleash the maximum performance.
• Outstanding Cooling Solution: Stacked Fin Array, Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe, Aluminum Backplate, 7W/mK thermal pads, Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr and Frozr AI software ensure the extreme performance with low temperature.
• Latest Wi-Fi 7 solution: The latest wireless solution with a new 320MHz channel, achieving a maximum transmission speed of 5.8Gbps, which is 2.4 times faster than Wi-Fi 6/6E.
• Dual 2.5G LAN: Onboard dual 2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN, delivering the best online gaming experience.
• Maximum 5 x M.2 Connectors: Onboard quintuple M.2 connectors including one PCIe 5.0 solution for the maximum storage performance. The double-sided Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
• Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen 5 x4 M.2, Dual Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20G with one 60W USB Power Delivery.
• DIY Friendly Design: Patented Magnetic & Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr, EZ M.2 Clips, EZ Antenna, Smart Button, Pre-installed I/O Shield, Steel Armor.
• Audio Boost 5 HD: Ultimate audio solution with latest premium ALC4082 audio processor combining ESS audio DAC and amplifier deliver the breathtaking experience.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition MEG Z790 MAX ACE
Form Factor E-ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z790
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR5 - 4800
  • DDR5 - 5000
  • DDR5 - 5200
  • DDR5 - 5400
  • DDR5 - 5600
  • DDR5 - 5800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7800+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 192GB
Audio
Audio Realtek® ALC4082 5.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support N/A
AMD CrossFire Support N/A
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors Mini DisplayPort
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 2 x M.2, 22-60/80/110 PCIe Gen 4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80/110, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-80, PCIe Gen5x4
  • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
  • 11 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
  • 6 x SATA 6GB/s
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via  
Storage Mode Support
  • NVMe Boot (via U.2 Connector)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 3 x Addressable Digital RGB Header
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 2 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x RGB LED connector
  • 1 x Slow mode booting jumper
  • 5 x System Fan header
  • 2 x T_Sensor Connector
  • 1 x TPM 2.0 Header
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Connector
  • 1 x V-Check Connector
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Network Chip/Modules 2 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 2 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Flash BIOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 7 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Power Delivery/ DP
  • 2 x USB 4.0 Type-C / Thunderbolt
  • 2 x USB 4.0 Type-C/Thunderbolt 4
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 304.8 x 277 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN148066
Model Number MEG Z790 ACE MAX
GTIN 4526541048029
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
MSI
MSI Intel MEG Z790 ACE MAX DDR5 PCIe 5.0 E-ATX Open Box Motherboard
MSI Intel MEG Z790 ACE MAX DDR5 PCIe 5.0 E-ATX Open Box Motherboard