MSI MEG Z590 ACE – AnandTech

When we overclocked the MSI MEG Z590 Ace with our i9-11900K, we observed relatively tight Vdroop control at lower frequencies and CPU VCore voltages below 5 GHz, although this changed as we above 5 GHz with some very aggressive Vdroop. We managed to get to 5.2 GHz all-cores 100% stable, with no thermal throttling and an incredible and equally terrifying power draw of 485 W at full-load. We saw an increase in POV-Ray performance as we tested each frequency. MSI’s auto-overclock Game Boost presets in the firmware actually performed worse than the default settings, with more CPU VCore, and much higher core temperatures and power draw. 

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – PC Magazine

On the visual side of the PCB, the MEG Z590 Ace is a bit of a mixed bag. Like its predecessor, the Z590 Ace is predominantly black with shades of gray mixed in. The gray is so dark as to look black in most PC-case environs, whereas the MEG Z490 Ace’s lighter shades of gray showed more contrast with the black parts of that motherboard.

MSI compensates for this more somber tone by adding more RGB LEDs and by moving its signature dragon logo from the chipset heatsink to the rear I/O shroud. Overall, I think the lighting is a step up, but I wish the designers had kept the more noticeable mixture of gray shades on the heatsinks.

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MSI MEG Z590 Ace offers 17 USB ports of various types (including 5 very fast USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, of which two support Thunderbolt 4), 3 PCIe x16 slots (two get 16 PCIe lanes from the processor, with version 4.0 in case of using 11th processors generation), 2 PCIe x1 slots, as many as 4 (!) M.2 slots (one of them is directly connected to the processor with PCIe 4.0 lines), 6 SATA ports, 8 fan connectors. The processor’s power supply system is extremely powerful, it is able to ensure the operation of any compatible processor with overclocking headroom.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – Vortez

From a high-performance model like ACE we expect MSI to go over and above in the features department and for the most part they do deliver. There are voltage checkpoints, EZ Debug LED, onboard power/reset buttons, dual BIOS switch and amplified connectivity such as Thunderbolt 4 which is lovely to see. We also like that ACE can support up to 5400MHz DDR4 and serves up 4x PCIe M.2 SSD slots.

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Since the MSI MEG Z590 ACE is built on the most advanced Intel chipset, with no limitations and limits imposed on H / B chips, the motherboard’s capabilities automatically increase. The most important is the unhampered overclocking of the processor and setting any DDR4 memory dividers, reaching 5600 MHz in the described case. The manufacturer has also added a set of network systems in the form of Ethernet 2.5 Gb / s, Wi-Fi 802.11 AX and Bluetooth 5.2.

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To welcome the debut of Intel’s 11th generation Core processors, MSI launched the new MEG Z590 ACE gaming motherboard, which uses an 18-phase 90A power supply ultra-luxury power supply module, which fully meets the requirements of Intel Core i9-11900K. After ABT is activated, All-Cores maintain 5.1GHz Boost Clock , And supports up to DDR4-5600+ OC memory speed. This time I received the “Black Gold Limited Edition” from MSI, which bundled Intel Core i9-11900K CPU with MSI MEG Z590 ACE motherboard and MPG CoreLiqduid K360 water cooling. E-sports platform.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – GreenTech_Reviews

At the time of this publication, the MSI MEG Z590 Ace motherboard is the only representative of the flagship MEG series. First of all, it is designed to work with Intel 11th generation processors, or more precisely, with flagships. Why is that? It’s simple – we have at our disposal a board not only with a rich set of slots, ports and interfaces, but also with a powerful power subsystem and a very efficient cooling system that operates in a completely passive mode.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – TweakTown

The Z590 ACE looks to repeat, with a full-featured platform that includes some rather stunning specifications. At the top of this list is, of course, support for PCIe Gen 4.0 coming from the 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors. That said, this platform is an in socket upgrade for consumers with 10th Gen that may want to grab a board now and processor down the road. The chipset is Intel Z590, and the power design is an impressive 16+2 using 90A phases on the VCore and 75A on SoC.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – Digit

We see the same colour scheme on the MEG Z590 ACE as we did on the MSI MEG Z490 ACE. The same black and gold aesthetic with a slightly different style language is used here. The packaging holds no punches in screaming out about PCIe Gen 4.0. The RGB elements have been toned down comparatively. We have a new RGB dragon logo on the rear I/O shroud and another one tacked onto the PCH heatsink. That being said, all the connectors for the different RGB ecosystems are all present so no matter which RGB ecosystem you go with, you should be able to make it work without any trouble.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – HardwareCooking

This MSI MEG Z590 ACE board features 16 + 2 phase 90A Renesas ISL99390B power supplies (VRM) with an ISL69269 controller with eight layers of PCB. The socket is supplied with 8 + 8 pins and is reinforced to allow a more stable current. We have three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Of course we find compatibility with the 2-Way SLI from NVIDIA and 3-Way Crossfire for AMD. We also have four M.2 SSD slots, all pre-fitted with a heat sink. 

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