MEG Z690 ACE 12th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from MSI
BLUR THE LINE BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND AESTHETICS
Take a step into the future. MSI have returned with the MEG Z690 series motherboards; here to support the very latest 12th Generation Intel processors; boasting the brand new Intel 1700 LGA. The MSI Z690 ACE is built with lustrous aesthetics, contains 24k gold! and is filled with premium tech and bolstered with an arsenal of top-shelf modern features like; a renewed extreme power design, the very latest 5th generation PCI-e solution, DDR5 memory support, huge storage options with 5x m.2 slots (4x PCIe Gen4x4, 1x PCIe Gen3x4), dual front panel lightning 20G USB connectivity, Dual Thunderbolt4 ports, Audio/Core & DDR5 Memory boosts, an outstanding thermal solution with Aluminium coverings, VRM heatpipes, premium thermal-pads, dual sided m.2 frozr and an aluminium backplate, plus Wi-Fi 6E support delivering speeds of up to 2400 Mbps, dual 2.5G LAN, advanced surface mount technology and a fully comprehensive rear I/O. Designed and crafted to bring you a lightning fast gaming experience, can you handle the power of the MSI Z690 ACE.
Intel Z690 Chipset
LGA 1700 CPU Socket
12th Generation Intel Compatible CPUs
ATX Form Factor
Special Features of the Z690 ACE
Highest quality components with direct digital power, 105A Smart Power Stage and titanium choke III make sure your system runs smoothly even under the most extreme conditions.
8 layer PCB with the use of server grade material and 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability with no compromise.
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
One button with multiple hardware controls. Reset your computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with one simple click.
The advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints and electromagnetic interference, delivering the clean and pure signal necessary for upper-tier performance.
Next Generation Connectivity with MSI
DUAL 2.5G LAN
Onboard dual 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers the best online experience without lag.
DUAL FRONT USB 20G
Lightning USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port offers 20Gbps transmission speed, 4X faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
A huge step forwards in DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory and MSI Memory Boost technology.
ALL-NEW PCI-E 5.0
The latest Gen 5 PCI-E slots with up to 128GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
INTEL WI-FI 6E
The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
DUAL THUNDERBOLT™ 4 PORTS
Brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at true 40 Gb/s speeds, 8K display support, Daisy-Chaining and Multi-Port Accessory Architecture.
QUINTUPLE M.2 CONNECTORS
Onboard 5x M.2 connectors with quadruple PCIe 4.0 solution, strengthened by double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr.
Premium Thermal Solution
PREMIUM THERMAL DESIGN
Fully aluminum IO cover and extended heatsink design help to maximise the surface of heat dissipation.
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Double-sided M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
FULL ALUMINIUM BACKPLATE
The aluminium baseplate cools down your Mosfets with dedicated thermal pad.
The dedicated venting cover design provides extra space with better airflow for system cooling.
Connecting two MOS heatsinks to further enlarge the surface area of heat dissipation.
The Latest Technologies
WELCOME DDR5 MEMORY
A huge step forwards for DDR performance enhancement with the latest DDR5 memory. Combined with a dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z690 ACE is ready to deliver world class performance.
Unmatched Memory Performance
THE PUREST MEMORY SIGNAL
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. Optimised traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.
The Next Generation
LIGHTNING GEN 5 PCI-E
MSI Lightning Gen 5 PCI-E represents the bandwidth of a x16 interface to 128GB/s, which is double of the speed of the previous generation.
SMT PCIE 5.0 SLOT
MSI motherboards adopted the advanced SMT(Surface Mount Technology) PCI-E slot to diminish interference and electrical noise, fully supporting higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCI-E 5.0 signal.
Incredible Storage Solutions
QUINTUPLE M.2 WITH DOUBLE SIDE M.2 SHIELD FROZR
Incredible onboard quintuple M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance with Lightning Gen 4 solution. Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr design keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, a;llowing them to run faster.
Take Your Network To The Next Level
WI-FI 6E & BLUETOOTH
Use your LAN port for online gaming while using Wi-Fi for other online applications. The Wi-Fi 6E adopts latest OFDMA, two-way MU-MIMO technologies and 6GHz band, delivering wireless transmission speeds up to 2.4Gbps.
Amp' Up Your Audio Experience
HIGH QUALITY CAPACITORS
DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
MSI AUDIO BOOST 5 HD
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost 5 offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy. Powered by an ALC 4080 audio processor, this motherboards supports 120dB SNR, 32-bit/384kHz and DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording.
HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS
ALC 4080 AUDIO PROCESSOR
A Fully Comprehensive I/O
1. CLEAR CMOS BUTTON
2. DUAL 2.5G LAN
3. THUNDERBOLT 4
4. WIFI / BLUETOOTH
5. FLASH BIOS
6. USB 3.2 GEN2 TYPE-C
7. 7X USB 3.2 GEN2 TYPE-A
8. MINI DISPLAYPORT
9. HD AUDIO CONNECTORS
|Product Type||Motherboard - extended ATX|
|Chipset Type||Intel Z690|
|Processor Socket||LGA1700 Socket|
|Max Processors Qty||1|
|Compatible Processors||(supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)|
|Max Size||128 GB|
|Bus Clock||5000 MHz (O.C.), 5200 MHz (O.C.), 5400 MHz (O.C.), 5600 MHz (O.C.), 5800 MHz (O.C.), 5066 MHz (O.C.), 5333 MHz (O.C.), 6000 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz, 6200 MHz (O.C.), 6400 MHz (O.C.), 6666 MHz (O.C.), 6133 MHz (O.C.), 6600 MHz (O.C.)|
|Supported RAM Integrity Check||Non-ECC|
|Registered or Buffered||Unbuffered|
|Features||Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) 3.0|
|Type||HD Audio (8-channel)|
|Audio Codec||Realtek ALC4082 / ESS SABRE9018Q2C|
|Compliant Standards||High Definition Audio|
|Network Controller||2 x Intel I225-V|
|Network Interfaces||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, 2 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet|
Expansion / Connectivity
|Expansion Slots||1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16/x8 mode) ¦ 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x0/x8 mode) ¦ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)|
|Storage Interfaces||SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA|
|RAID Features||Intel Smart Response Technology|
|Interfaces||2 x Thunderbolt 4 ¦ 2 x Mini DisplayPort input ¦ 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 2 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x TOSLINK|
|Internal Interfaces||4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 2 x USB-C Gen 2x2 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header|
|Power Connectors||24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors|
|BIOS Features||MSI ClickBIOS 5|
|Hardware Features||NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, AMD CrossFireX technology support, 8 Layer PCB, MSI Steel Armor, Game Boost, Double ESD Protection, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 2oz Copper PCB, M.2 Shield FROZR, pre-mounted I/O shield, MSI Core Boost, MSI Audio Boost 5 HD, 19+1+2 Phase Power Design, Surface Mount Technology (SMT), 105A Smart Power Stage|
|Included Accessories||Case badge, cable labels, 2 x M.2 screws, 2 thermistor cables, screwdriver, 2 x standoff for M.2 socket, 1 to 2 RGB LED extension Y cable, CORSAIR RGB LED extension cable, Rainbow RGB LED extension cable, USB drive, Wi-Fi aerial, cleaning brush, MEG stickers, 2 x M.2 clips, wiping cloth, EZ front panel cable|
|Cables Included||2 x Mini DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable ¦ 4 x Serial ATA cable|