PREMIUM
HARDWARE DESIGN

With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.


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.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

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.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

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.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

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.

MEMORY FORCE – EASY TUNING YOUR DDR5 MEMORY
MSI MEG series motherboards feature exclusive Memory Force function which shows the current state of DDR5 memory. This patent-pending feature simplifies the complicated training flow to an easy graphic that helps you determine the direction of overclocking without the redundant reboot and testing process.

CONNECTIVITY
MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

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.

DUAL THUNDERBOLT 4 PORTS
Experience Thunderbolt 4 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to true 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices. Additionally, Maximum 8K display support, Multi-Port Accessory Architecture and USB 4.0 compliant provide reliable connectivity and better user experience.

DUAL FRONT USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 20G TYPE-C
Front USB devices has never been faster! MEG Z690 series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the front USB Type-C.

HIGH DEFINITION ALC4082 AUDIO PROCESSOR
From HD-A to USB Interface, twice the DAC format from 32-bit/192kHz to 32-bit/384kHz, deliver the highest sound quality.

ESS AUDIO DAC
Recreates the optimal natural analogue sound with ultra-low distortion to ensure a perfect, realistic display of sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

GOLDEN AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal

DEDICATED
HEADPHONE
AMPLIFIER
A dedicated headphone amplifier can drive audiophile headphones with up to 600Ω impedance

ALL NEW NAHIMIC 3 - FOR NEXT LEVEL AUDIO IMMERSION
Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
BIOS
Clear CMOS button Y
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots 5
PCI Express x16 slots 3
Features
Audio chip Realtek ALC4082
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Harmonized System (HS) code 84733020
Motherboard chipset Intel Z690
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard form factor Extended ATX
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support CrossFire, SLI
Internal I/O
12V power connector Y
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Y
Chassis intrusion connector Y
CPU fan connector Y
Front panel audio connector Y
Number of chassis fan connectors 6
Number of SATA III connectors 6
TPM connector Y
USB 2.0 connectors 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 2
Network
Bluetooth Y
Bluetooth version 5.2
Ethernet interface type 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN Y
LAN controller Intel I225-V
Top Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Other features
Maximum internal memory 128 GB
Packaging content
Drivers included Y
Packaging data
Cables included SATA
Ports & interfaces
Wi-Fi Y
Rear panel I/O ports
Digital audio optical out 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
S/PDIF out port Y
Thunderbolt ports quantity 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity 7
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity 1
WiFi-AP antenna jack 2
Storage controllers
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10
RAID support Y
Supported storage drive interfaces M.2, SATA III
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Technical details
Supported memory types DDR5-SDRAM
Weight & dimensions
Depth 277 mm
Height 90 mm
Weight 1 kg
Width 305 mm
Memory
Memory channels Dual-channel
Memory slots type DIMM
Non-ECC Y
Number of memory slots 4
Supported memory clock speeds 6666,4000,5600 MHz
Unbuffered memory Y
Processor
Compatible processor series Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i9, Intel® Pentium®
Component for PC
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor manufacturer Intel
Processor socket LGA 1700

MSI MEG Z690 ACE motherboard Intel Z690 LGA 1700 Extended ATX

  • Brand: MSI
  • Product Code: MEG Z690 ACE
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $549.99