MSI announces two new Z390 motherboards, the MSI MEG Z390 ACE and MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge motherboards. The MEG Z390 ACE is like a “little brother” of their flagship MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard; while the MPG Z390 Gaming Edge sits down below the MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon. Both motherboards support the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors, and the previous 8th gen Core processors as well. By the way MEG stands for “MSI Enthusiast Gaming”, and MPG stands for “MSI Performance Gaming”. The MEGs are MSI’s top tier motherboard lineup with most (if not all) bells and whistles and the MPG motherboards are designed with mainstream gaming features and aesthetics. Check out their features, specs, pricing and availability below.
MSI Announces MEG Z390 ACE and MPG Z390 Gaming Edge Motherboards
MSI, a world-leading motherboard brand, is proud to announce the addition of two new motherboard names to its portfolio – ACE and GAMING EDGE. The first motherboard products debuting with these new names are MEG Z390 ACE and MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE – ACE YOUR ENEMY
MEG Z390 ACE is built to win. Outplay any opponent, crush entire teams, and come out on top of every match with a motherboard designed for the world’s best players. MEG Z390 ACE introduces the ACE name to the MEG series, a segment of enthusiast grade motherboards that includes the renowned GODLIKE motherboards from MSI. MEG series motherboards are designed for PC hardware enthusiasts keen on extreme performance and advanced technology features.
MEG Z390 ACE is designed to empower users with incredible potential and dazzle onlookers with its striking appearance. Mystic Light Infinity, an innovative infinity mirror lighting zone, shows millions of colors across 29 dynamic effects. An aggressive 12+1 power phase layout guarantees reliable operation with compatible Intel processors even when overclocked. Up to three high performance NVMe solid state drives can be added with the Triple Turbo M.2 arrangement for blazing fast storage transfer speeds. With a host of other features – Pre-Installed I/O Shielding, Audio Boost HD, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor, Game Boost dial, Dual Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C – make your every play GODLIKE and ACE your enemies.
MEG Z390 ACE – ACE YOUR ENEMY
The MPG GAMING EDGE family clears a path with cutting-edge designs, stylized with sharp lines and a holographic heatsink surface that can split and refract light. The first generation of the MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE family includes products in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX form factors.
MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC and MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC are forged for mainstream gaming performance while the MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC is designed for powerful small form factor systems. A Core Boost optimized VRM layout with an Extended Heatsink drive high-end Intel processors even under the harshest conditions. The fastest storage devices are supported by the inclusion of Twin Turbo M.2 and Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2. Integration of the CNVi wave 2 Wireless solution from Intel introduces Wi-Fi transfer speeds up to 1.73GHz. Pristine 7.1 surround sound audio is achieved through the use of premium audio components mounted onto an isolated circuit.
Stay sharp with the MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE family.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE and MPG Z390 Gaming Edge Price and Availability
Both the MSI MEG Z390 ACE and MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC motherboards are now available. At the time this article was published, the MEG Z390 ACE comes with a retail price of $289.99; while the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC is priced at $189.99.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE and MPG Z390 Gaming Edge Specifications
|Specifications||MEG Z390 ACE||MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC|
|CPU (Max Support)||i9||i9|
|Chipset||Intel® Z390 Chipset||Intel® Z390 Chipset|
|DDR4 Memory||4500(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC) /2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz||4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC) / 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz|
|Max Memory (GB)||64||64|
|LAN||10/100/1000*1||1x Intel® I219-V|
|USB 3.1 ports (Front)||2(Gen2, Type C), 4(Gen1, Type A)||1(Gen2, Type C), 4(Gen1, Type A)|
|USB 3.1 ports (Rear)||1(Gen2, Type C), 5(Gen2, Type A)||1(Gen2, Type C), 1(Gen2, Type A), 2(Gen1, Type A)|
|USB 2.0 ports (Front)||4||4|
|USB 2.0 ports (Rear)||4||2|
|Serial ports (Front)||N/A||1|
|Audio ports (Rear)||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec||Realtek® ALC1220P Codec|