MSI MEG Z590 ACE Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅28-04-21
Technical Specifications

Below are the technical specifications concerning the MEG Z590 ACE:

Intel 10th and 11th Generation Core Processors

Intel Z590 Chipset

DDR4 5400-2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

1 x HDMI 2.0

Expansion Slots
3x PCIe x16 slots
Support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4, x8/x4+x4/x4
PCI_E1 & PCI_E3 slots (From CPU)
Support up to PCIe 4.0 for 11th Gen Intel® CPU
Support up to PCIe 3.0 for 10th Gen Intel® CPU
PCI_E5 slot (From Z590 chipset)
Supports up to PCIe 3.0
2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots (From Z590 chipset)

Multi-GPU Support
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (from Z590 chipset)
4x M.2 slots (Key M)
M2_1 slot (from CPU)
Available only on 11th Gen Intel® CPU
Supports up to PCIe 4.0 x4
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
M2_21, M2_32, M2_4 slots (from Z590 chipset)
M2_2 , M2_3 & M2_4 support up to PCIe 3.0 x43
M2_2 & M2_3 support up to SATA 6Gb/s
M2_4 slot supports PCIe only.
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready4
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

1x Intel® I225V 2.5Gbps LAN controller

Wireless & Bluetooth
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210

The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHz1 (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax
Supports Bluetooth® 5.22, FIPS, FISMA

Intel® Z590 Chipset
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (2 Type-A port on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector)
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (4 Type-A port on the back panel, 2 ports available through internal USB connector)
2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the back panel
4x USB 2.0 ports through internal USB connectors

Thunderbolt 4
Intel®JHL8540 Thunderbolt™ 4 Controller

2x Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB-C) ports on the back panel
Support up to 40Gbps transfer rate with Thunderbolt devices
Support up to 20Gbps transfer rate with USB4 devices
Support up to 10Gbps transfer rate with USB 3.2 devices
Support 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 motherboard or discrete graphics card to the Mini DisplayPort Input port on the back panel)

Realtek® ALC4082 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C Combo DAC/HPA

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output

Back Panel I/O Ports
Clear CMOS Button
USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps (Type-A)
USB 2.0
2.5G LAN
Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps (Type-C)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
HD Audio Connectors
Flash BIOS Button
USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps (Type-A)
Mini DisplayPort Input (for Thunderbolt passthrough)
Optical S/PDIF-Out

Wi-Fi Antenna
Case Badge
USB Drive (Drivers)
User Manual
Quick Install Guide
Cleaning Brush
MEG Stickers
Reward Program Flyer
Cable Sticker
Product Catalog
Reg. Card
M.2 Screws/Standoff Screws
DP to mini DP Cable
Thermisitor Cable
1 to 2 RGB LED Extension Y-Cable
Corsair RGB LED Extension Cable
Rainbow RGB LED Extension Cable
4x SATA Cables

Operating System
Windows 10 64bit

Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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