MSI MEG Z790 ACE Motherboard E-ATX EATX LGA1700-Sockel LGA1700Sockel (7D86-001R) (7D86001R)
MSI MEG Z790 ACE Motherboard E-ATX EATX LGA1700-Sockel LGA1700Sockel (7D86-001R) (7D86001R)

MSI MEG Z790 ACE Motherboard E-ATX EATX LGA1700-Sockel LGA1700Sockel (7D86-001R) (7D86001R)

MSI MEG Z790 ACE - Motherboard - extended ATX - LGA1700 Socket - Z790 Chipset - USB-C Gen2, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C Gen 2x2 - 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth - onboard graphics (CPU required) - HD Audio (8-channel)


Category (Mainboards)
PC Components
142103 (142103)
MSI Ace - Series
Customs tariff number
eClass V7
CPU socket type
Intel Sockel 1700 (Core i)
Form factor
HDD bus standard

Furnished premium aesthetics with its dark black finish and gold embellishes. Developed to unlock the full gaming potential of the 13th Gen Intel Core processor by combining elite hardware system support and premium durability, the MEG Z790 ACE is an outstanding E-ATX platform for extreme settings in terms of overclocking the processor, memory, and graphics card at the highest level.

  • 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.
  • 24+1+2 Duet Rail Power System
    Unleash and sustain the maximum performance with a flagship VRM design built with a total of 24+1+2 Duet Rail Power System (DRPS). Combining dual power connectors and 105A Smart Power Stage, the MEG Z790 ACE is ready for breaking the world record.
  • Optimized PCB solution
    The PCB design has been optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, which is also beneficial for reliable circuit transmission.
  • Fast and future-ready storage
    MSI MEG series motherboards support all the storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
  • DDR5 memory with SMT slot
    A huge step of DDR performance enhancement with the DDR5 memory. Combines with dedicated SMT welding process and MSI Memory Boost technology, MEG Z790 ACE is ready to deliver the world class memory performance.

Product Type
Motherboard - extended ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z790
Processor Socket
LGA1700 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
(supports 12th and 13th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)
Supported RAM
Max Size
128 GB
Bus Clock
5800 MHz (O.C.), 6000 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz, 6200 MHz (O.C.), 6400 MHz (O.C.), 6600 MHz (O.C.), 7000 MHz (O.C.), 6800 MHz (O.C.), 7200 MHz (O.C.), 5200 MHz, 5000 MHz, 5600 MHz, 5400 MHz, 7400 MHz (O.C.), 7600 MHz (O.C.), 7800 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) 3.0
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC4082 / ESS ES9280AQ
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio
Network Interfaces
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.3
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots
1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16 mode (x8 mode if 2nd PCI Express 5.0 x16 or 4th M.2 slot is occupied)) ¦ 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x8 mode) ¦ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode) ¦ 2 x M.2 socket (2260/2280 M.2 Key M slot) ¦ 2 x M.2 socket (2260/2280/22110 M.2 Key M slot) ¦ 1 x M.2 socket (2280 M.2 Key M slot) ¦ 1 x M.2 socket (Key E)
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 4 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 5.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
2 x Thunderbolt 4/DisplayPort/USB4 ¦ 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 2 x aerial ¦ 2 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 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 ¦ 2 x Mini DisplayPort input
Internal Interfaces
4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 1 x SPI - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors
BIOS Features
Hardware Features
8 Layer PCB, Clear CMOS Button, Debug LED, MSI Mystic Light, MSI Steel Armor, 2oz Copper PCB, M.2 Shield FROZR, Water Pump Header, pre-mounted I/O shield, DIY Friendly Design, Smart Button, MSI Audio Boost 5, Surface Mount Technology (SMT), 105A Smart Power Stage, 24+1+2 Phase Power Design, Stacked Fin Array, aluminium backplate, dual BIOS, Enlarged Chipset Heatsink, 2-Digit Debug Code LED, flash BIOS button, Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe
Included Accessories
2 thermistor cables, 1 to 2 RGB LED extension Y cable, Rainbow RGB LED extension cable, m.2 screw / standoff sets, EZ front panel cable, cable stickers, 2 x DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cables
Cables Included
4 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, AIDA64 Extreme (60 days trial), MSI Center, Norton 360 Deluxe (60 days trial)
Compliant Standards
WEEE, FIPS, FISMA, FCC Part 15 Class B, JIS C 0950
30.48 cm
27.7 cm