MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 E-ATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen – LGA1700, Z690, 4xDDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5xM.2, 2×2.5GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.2 Gen2 (MEG Z690 ACE)
MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 E-ATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen – LGA1700, Z690, 4xDDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5xM.2, 2×2.5GbE LAN, WiFi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.2 Gen2 (MEG Z690 ACE).
MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 E-ATX Motherboard Description
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
FROZR AI COOLING
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
DIY 2.0 – INTEGRATING WITH THE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
Connect and synchronize with MSI coolers and cases with strategically positioned pin-header locations including a dedicated pump-fan header.
LATEST DDR5 MEMORY
A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z690 ACE is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.
MEMORY SUPPORT STAND
The aluminum backplate cools down your motherboard, while the dedicated sunken design strengthens the memory slot area to prevent PCB bending and to protect surrounding components.
SMT DDR5 MEMORY SLOT
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference. Combining with exclusive Memory Boost technology allows MSI motherboards to deliver the clean and pure high-frequency DDR5 signal.
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.
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
MSI 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 SLOT
MSI 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.
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
Onboard dual 2.5Gbps LAN with LAN manager provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN, delivering the best online gaming experience.
SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY
The latest Wi-Fi 6E solution supports 6GHz spectrum, Bluetooth 5.2, two-way MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.
MSI MEG Z690 ACE DDR5 E-ATX Motherboard Feature
- Supports 12th 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.
|PROCESSOR||Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors 1|
|Processor socket LGA1700|
|Please go to www.msi.com to get the newest support status as new processors are released.|
|See supported processors|
|CHIPSET||Intel® Z690 Chipset|
|MEMORY||4x DDR5 memory slots, supporting up to 128GB 1|
|Supports 1R 4800 MHz (by JEDEC & POR)|
|Max. overclocking frequency:|
|1DPC 1R Max speed up to 6666+ MHz|
|1DPC 2R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz|
|2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz|
|2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz|
|Supports Intel® XMP 3.0 OC|
|Supports Dual Controller Dual-Channel mode|
|Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory|
|Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.|
|See supported memory|
|EXPANSION SLOTS||3x PCIe x16 slots|
|Supports x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4|
|PCI_E1 & PCI_E2 slots (From CPU)|
|PCI_E1 supports up to PCIe 5.0 x16|
|PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe 5.0 x8|
|▫Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4|
|PCI_E3 & M2_4 share the bandwidth. PCI_E3 will run at x1 speed and M2_4 will run at x2 speed when installing devices in both slots.|
|MULTI-GPU||Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology|
|Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology|
|ONBOARD GRAPHICS||1x Type-C Display port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz 1 2|
|Available only on processors featuring integrated graphics.|
|Graphics specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.|
|THUNDERBOLT 4||Intel®JHL8540 Thunderbolt™ 4 Controller|
|2x Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB-C) ports on the back panel|
|Supports up to 40Gbps transfer rate with Thunderbolt devices|
|Supports up to 20Gbps transfer rate with USB4 devices|
|Supports up to 10Gbps transfer rate with USB 3.2 devices|
|Supports up to 5V/3A ,15W power charging|
|Each port can daisy-chain up to three Thunderbolt 4 devices or five Thunderbolt 3 devices|
|Supports up to 8K display (need to connect the DisplayPort of the discrete graphics card to the Mini DisplayPort Input port on the back panel)|
|STORAGE||6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (From Z690 chipset)|
|SATA5~8 (From Z690 chipset)|
|SATAA~B (From ASM1061)|
|5x M.2 slots (Key M)|
|M2_1 slot (From CPU)|
|Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Supports 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices|
|M2_2 & M2_3 slots (From Z690 chipset)|
|M2_2 slot supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4|
|M2_3 slot supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4|
|Supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices|
|Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Supports up to SATA 6Gb/s|
|M2_4 slot supports 2280/ 22110 storage devices|
|M2_5 slot supports 2260/ 2280 storage devices|
|M2_2~5 slots support Intel® Optane™ Memory|
|Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors|
|SATA7 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA SSD in the M2_5 slot.|
|RAID||Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices 1|
|Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 , RAID 5 and RAID 10 for M.2 NVMe storage devices|
|SATAA & SATAB do not support RAID function.|
|USB||Intel® Z690 Chipset|
|2x USB3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps ports (2 Type-C internal connectors)|
|4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-C port on the back panel, 3 Type-A ports on the back panel)|
|AUDIO||Realtek® ALC4082 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C Combo DAC/HPA|
|7.1-Channel High Definition Audio|
|Supports S/PDIF output|
|LAN||2x Intel® I225V 2.5Gbps LAN controllers|
|WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH||Intel® Wi-Fi 6E|
|The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot|
|Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz/ 6GHz 1 (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps|
|Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax|
|Supports Bluetooth® 5.2 2, FIPS, FISMA|
|Wi-Fi 6E 6GHz may depend on every country’s regulations and will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 and Windows 11.|
|Bluetooth 5.2 will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 and Windows 11.|
|INTERNAL CONNECTORS||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
|2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors|
|6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors|
|5x M.2 slots (M-Key)|
|2x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps Type-C ports|
|2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)|
|2x USB 2.0 Type-A connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)|
|1x 4-pin CPU fan connector|
|1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector|
|6x 4-pin system fan connectors|
|1x Front panel audio connector|
|2x System panel connectors|
|1x Chassis Intrusion connector|
|1x 3-pin Water Flow connector|
|2x 2-pin Thermal sensor connectors|
|1x TPM module connector|
|1x Tuning Controller connector|
|LED FEATURE||1x EZ LED Control switch|
|1x 4-pin RGB LED connector|
|2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors|
|1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector|
|4x EZ Debug LED|
|1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED|
|BACK PANEL PORTS||Clear CMOS Button|
|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)|
|DIMENSIONS||12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 27.7 cm)|
|E-ATX Form Factor|
Product Manufactured by: MSI
Product Found in: MSI Motherboard
Cackle Part Number: 504465
Manufacturer Part Number: MEG Z690 ACE