MSI MEG Z490 ACE

A slick-looking premium board for 10th Gen Intel, the MEG Z490 Ace has an attractive feature set and wise PCB arrangement, but issues with the firmware suggest waiting for some patching-up, especially considering the price.

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MSI MEG Z490 ACE

The MSI MEG Z490 Ace brings a slew of modern connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen2 (20 Gbps), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, robust high-quality power delivery, and good (though not the best) performance. It’s a viable option in the $400 range, though other boards we looked at sport similar features at slightly lower prices.

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MSI MEG Z490 ACE

The VRMs delivered all the power we needed for rock solid performance and that meant we were able to focus on the CPU and those ten cores of 4.9GHz goodness. We also used the BIOS to overclock the CPU to hit 5.2GHz, however there were plenty of features we ignored and we didn’t get too hung up on the £400 price, or at least, not until now.

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MSI MEG Z490 ACE

MSI uses eight Intersil phase controllers with 16 power stages (actually, 16+1 in total) rated at 90A and as we’ve mentioned, these are actively cooled. However, even in the fan’s boost mode where it spins up at the lowest temperature and after 10 minutes of full non-AVX load with our Core i9-10900K, the VRMs sat below 55°C and the fan failed to reach its start-up temperature. 

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MSI MEG Z490 ACE

In this review we look at the MSI Z490 ACE. The new series is aimed to become the more high-end solution priced in a 439 USD ran ge, it comes with AX WIFI, and has that intel 2.5 Gbps ethernet jack. That and some pretty awesome design choices from an aesthetic point of view.

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MSI MEG Z490 ACE

Aesthetics are certainly a strong point with this motherboard, offering up plenty of RGB lighting and effects, but it’s certainly function before form here. Enormous heatsinks, a massive INTELSIL Digital PWM setup with 16+1 phases and a 90A power stage, built-in WiFi 6 and 2.5G LAN. Plus you get extensive support for M.2, all complimented with M.2 Shield Frozr. ESS DAC & Nahimic for audio, and much more. 

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