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MSI MEG Z490 ACE LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

In stock. Limit 10 per customer.
Ships from United States.
  • MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
  • MEG Z490 ACE
  • MEG Z490 GODLIKE
  • MEG Z490 UNIFY
  • MEG Z490I UNIFY
  • MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI
  • MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
  • MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
  • MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI
  • Z490-A PRO
  • Intel Z490
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports 1R 2933/ 2666/ 2133 MHz
  • 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5000+ MHz
  • 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4500+ MHz
  • 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 4400+ MHz
  • 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 4000+ MHz
Overview
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MEG Z490 ACE
OUTSTANDING COOLING SOLUTION
MEG Z490 ACE motherboard
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Frozr Heatsink Design with Zero Frozr Technology

Exclusive to MEG class Z490 models, an active cooling design is ready to spin up when the VRM is loaded with power.

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MOSFET Baseplate

MOSFET backplates are constructed from solid metal for heat dissipation.

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Enlarged Heatsink with 7W/mK Thermal Pad

Large MOS heatsinks increase the heat dissipation surface. A 7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.

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MEG Z490 ACE

UNLIMITED CONNECTIVITY

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Double Side M.2 Shield Frozr

Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling with a double-sided sandwiching thermal design.

MEG Z490 ACE
UNLIMITED CONNECTIVITY
UNLIMITED CONNECTIVITY of the motherboard
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Lightning USB 20G

Ultra-fast rear USB Type-C port transfer speeds up to 20Gb/s powered by the ASMedia ASM3242 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller.

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Wi-Fi 6

Featuring the latest wireless solution, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps and supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology.

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2.5G + Gigabit LAN

Onboard 2.5G, Gigabit LAN, and Wi-Fi 6 deliver great online experiences without lag.

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Triple Turbo M.2 Connectors

3 x M.2 slots running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 bandwidth for ultra-fast NVMe based SSDs.

MEG Z490 ACE
STABLE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR SYSTEM
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Chest Plate

A rigid black metal backplate reinforces the motherboard against bending and twisting.

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6-Layer PCB Design

6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.

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ISL Digital PWM, 16 Phases with 90A SPS

GODLIKE is built with 16 phases of 90A smart power stages to reliably drive the CPU during heavy workloads.

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DDR4 Steel Armor & PCIe Steel Armor

Reinforced and shielded slots for strength and protecting the point of connection from interference.

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Smart Button

Onboard power and reset buttons.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG

Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.

  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects
THERMAL SOLUTION of the motherboard
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTI CORE PROCESSORS

VRM Heatpipe, Frozr Heatsink, and MOSFET Baseplate keep temperatures in check and let the CPU power delivery system sustain extreme performance.

TRIPLE TURBO M.2 of the motherboard
TRIPLE TURBO M.2 WITH SHIELD FROZR

Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.

EXTREME POWER DESIGN of the motherboard
EXTREME POWER DESIGN

The power delivery system on MEG Z490 ACE is built with an ISL Digital PWM, 16+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stages, and dual CPU power connectors. Exclusive to MEG class models is Mirrored Power Arrangement on the Vcore phases for releasing true power.

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Lightning USB 20G

Quickly move large files including uncompressed video, raw images, and bulky simulation data, powered by the ASMedia 3242 chip. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 reaches up to 20Gbps, four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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CHEST PLATE

MEG Z490 ACE features a rigid metal backplate that reinforces the motherboard's edges along the connectors, preventing bending and twisting during installation that could potentially damage or dislodge surface mounted components.

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PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING

Pre-Installed IO Shielding makes handling the motherboard process easier and safer. The patent-pending design is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment.

10G SUPER LAN of the motherboard
DUAL LAN WITH 2.5G LAN

MEG Z490 ACE features high-bandwidth and low-latency 2.5G and Gigabit LAN for demanding creators and power users. Onboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.

BLUETOOTH of the motherboard
WI-FI 6 & BLUETOOTH

Connect to a high-speed WIFI 6 network with onboard Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technology optimize data transmission and deliver speeds up to 2.4Gbps.

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UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE

MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.

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AUDIO BOOST HD

A dedicated audio processor, ESS audio DAC, and headphone amplifier have been integrated into isolated audio circuitry to output game-changing studio grade sound.

STEEL ARMOR of the motherboard
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORT AND PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

MEG Z490 ACE supports both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFire™ multi GPU technologies. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

Warranty & Returns

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
  • Read full details

Return Policies

  • Return for refund within: 30 days
  • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by Newegg.com's Standard Return Policy
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