MASTER THE GAME The MEG series seeks to transcend current gaming products, the flagship model designed to push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be. Combining the strengths of our existing arsenal with new innovative technology; this results in significant improvements in operational and gaming efficiency. With the MEG series, take complete control of performance and personalization with the ultimate gaming series for enthusiasts who want it all. 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. 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. OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit. 16+1 PHASES ROBUST POWER DESIGN Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 16+1 digital power phases. Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement, MEG series motherboard is ready for the challenge of high-end processors. CORE BOOST Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking. 1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING! MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS. LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance. OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components. DIGITALL POWER DESIGN A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking. DOUBLE POWER CONNECTORS Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power even for an overclocked multi-core CPU. 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. 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. A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compare to Z390 motherboard memory XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for Z490. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability. 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. FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier. OPTANE: BOOST YOUR HDD TO PERFORM LIKE AN SSD PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. EASY RAID SETUP WITH M.2 GENIE Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming. DRAGON CENTER MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities. CLICK BIOS 5 Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records! GAME BOOST Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance. XMP Choose from a preset XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory. M-FLASH Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility. HARDWARE MONITOR Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage. MEMORY TRY IT Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance. SEARCH & FAVORITES A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly. MSI APP PLAYER Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works. 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 MEG Z490 ACE features high-bandwidth and low-latency 2.5G plus Gigabit LAN for 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. SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way. OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY! MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency. HIGH DEFINITION ALC1220 AUDIO PROCESSOR Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording(64x better than regular CD quality) and 120dB SNR / 32-bit. 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 can drive audiophile headphones up to 600Ω impedance, delivering studio-grade sound quality by automatically. DOUBLE BANDWIDTH WITH LIGHTNING USB 3.2 GEN 2×2 20G Using USB 3.2 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s when connecting the Rear USB Type-C. The Lightning USB 20G connectors are covered with gold to ensure a better signal and performance. USB FRONT TYPE-C MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience. TRUE COLOR MYSTIC LIGHT ON MOTHERBOARD Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 29 LED effects.