MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX Motherboard Review – The ACE In The Hole

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PRODUCT INFO

MSI MEG X570S ACE Motherboard

August, 2021
Type Motherboard
Price $449.99 US

MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX Motherboard - Features

The MEG X570S ACE MAX from MSI falls in the brand new X570S motherboard portfolio. There are six new products launched within the family which we detailed here. The new MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX motherboard takes everything that was good on the original X570 ACE & takes it to the next level.

The main update that we see in this refresh is the silent PCH/VRM cooling design along with a slight power delivery revision. MSI has also refreshed the design scheme of its motherboard, including a ton of new features and a design that excels over the Z590 ACE.

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MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX Motherboard Features:

  • Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, 5000 G-Series, 4000 G-Series, 3000 Series, 3000 G-Series, 2000 Series, and 2000 G-Series desktop processors
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, Dual Channel 5300(OC) MHz+
  • Extreme Power Design: Direct 16+2+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors to unleash the maximum performance.
  • Quadruple M.2 Connectors: Onboard 4x 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, making them run faster.
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Aluminum Cover, VRM Heat-pipe, 7W/mK thermal pads, Double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr, and MOSFET Baseplate to ensure extreme performance with low temp.
  • 2.5G LAN with latest Wi-Fi 6E solution: Onboard 2.5G LAN with LAN manager and latest Wi-Fi 6E solution which supports 6GHz spectrum delivering the best online gaming experience.
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 double-side Shield Frozr, Lightning USB 20G.
  • Server Grade PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper: Provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
  • Audio Boost 5 HD: Ultimate audio solution with premium audio processor combining ESS audio DAC and amplifier deliver the breathtaking experience.

The MSI MEG X570S ACE features the AM4 socket which can support AMD Ryzen CPUs all the way up to Ryzen 5000 series. The new ACE is a massive update over the previous model as it rocks bigger heatsinks, quad M.2 slots, and a larger I/O cover with an embedded dragon logo that lits up with RGB LEDs. The X570 PCH is passively cooled this time and you also get 8 SATA III ports instead of just four on the older X570 ACE motherboard.

MSI MEG X570S ACE MAX Motherboard Gallery:

The motherboard packs a brand new 16+2 phase direct delivery solution for the MSI MEG X570 ACE and insane amounts of overclocking performance for the memory and CPU. The I/O also looks very solid with an insane amount of USB 3.2 ports, and tons of other options. This motherboard should cost a high premium though around $500 US.

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