Product on Review: MSI MEG X570 ACE
Street Price: GBP £349.97 / USD $369.99 / AUS $589.00
MSI are undoubtedly one of the best when it comes to motherboards, particularly at the higher-end where features and build quality matter all the more. That’s exactly where the MSI MEG X570 ACE comes in, with a plethora of features designed for the enthusiast or serious gamer who demands more from their system.
The X570 ACE sports a unique style. There’s a large portion of the board covered by extensive heatsinks adorned by a unique dark grey and copper theme, with a mirrored section for impressive RGB lighting. However, RGB lighting as a whole is kept to a minimum, contrary to many manufacturers at the moment.
Ignoring the fancy styling, down to the nitty gritty. The ACE lands with a trio of PCI-E 4.0 x4 enabled M.2 slots, allowing the installation of rapid storage. There’s also a trio full-length PCI-E x16 slots, and a duo of x1 slots for all your add in cards and multiple GPUs, if you’re into that kind of thing.
MSI have tailored the board towards DIY system builders who love to route their cables and get the appearance perfect. Keeping headers and connections at the edge of the board and placing them in optimal positions makes all the difference.
Of course, the MEG X570 ACE uses AMD’s latest X570 chipset to fully utilise the new AMD Ryzen processors. Along with that comes the PCI-E 4.0 specification for double the bandwidth of the previous generation, with full backwards compatibility.
Obviously, features like this come at a price, £350/$370/$590 to be exact, putting it right amongst some fierce competition from the likes of GIGABYTE, ASRock and ASUS. Does it do enough to set itself apart?
MSI on the MEG X570 ACE:
Go for the gold with MEG X570 ACE. Win games anywhere with 2.5G gaming LAN and WIFI AX, set records with the Frozr Heatsink Design, and outshine the competition with Mystic Light Infinity. When the stakes are high, winning is everything.