MSI's new Z390; Ace in the hole or jumping the shark?

MSI's MEG was the cream of the crop for Threadripper, even though it carried a significant price.   Now we have a chance to see how this design works on Intel, as MSI have the MEG Z390 ACE for under $300, to pair with a processor such as the i7-9900K.   MEG sports an enhanced backplate, as you can see from the picture below, for those who like to insert a lot of extras into their motherboard. 

As for general performance, stability and overclocking?  Check out [H]ard|OCP's review to see why the board was sporting Gold once it was unstrapped from the bench.

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"The MSI Enthusiast Gaming lineup expands once again with two Z390 offerings for Intel’s latest 9000 series CPUs. The MEG boards offer a blend of quality, features, with power delivery, and overclocking in mind. MSI has certainly raised the bar for its products over the last few years. So our expectations for the ACE motherboard are high."

Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:

Motherboards

  • ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate @ Guru of 3D
  • Aorus Z390 Pro @ Modders-Inc
  • MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon @ Guru of 3D
  • ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 @ TechPowerUp

Source: PCper.com





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