MSI Announces New MEG Z590 ACE Gold Edition


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Back In January, we reported on several new 500 series motherboards from MSI. Today, MSI has announced a new flagship Z590 motherboard, the MEG Z590 Ace Gold Edition. Featuring 24K Gold foil the new Gold Edition has a truly stunning look. It is unclear at this time if the new appearance is the only difference from the original MEG Z590 Ace. MSI is also taking this time to make further announcements on the Z590 Unify and Unify X. Availability and pricing for the MEG Z590 Ace Gold Edition are unknown at this time, but here is what we do know.

Choose Your Destiny – Lustrous Aesthetics and Pure Performance

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world’s leading gaming motherboard brand, proudly announces the new flagship Intel Z590 MEG Series motherboards – the MEG Z590 ACE GOLD EDITION, MEG Z590 UNIFY, and MEG Z590 UNIFY-X. They’re not only tailored for enthusiast gamers but also offered more possibilities to satisfy various desires – the luster of gold against endless darkness.

MEG Z590 ACE GOLD EDITION – REVEAL THE PURE LUSTER WITH 24K GOLD
Gold symbolizes a unique attribute of pride and elites. The pure luster of gold, 24K presents utmost in color and luminosity. With craftsmanship and hours of dedication, the 24K gold and state-of-the-art technology have been harmonized into one. The MEG Z590 ACE GOLD EDITION boasts premium aesthetics with a brand new color scheme – the platinum color finish and genuine 24K-gold foil heatsink perfectly show off the concept of beauty.

PREMIUM COOLING
Besides appearance, the MEG Z590 ACE GOLD EDITION is designed to unlock the full potential of the Intel Z590 chipset by combining heavy-plated VRM heatsink with elite hardware system design. The ACE GOLD EDITION is an outstanding ATX platform for extreme settings, whether it’s for overclocking memory, processor and graphics cards, or pushing immersion at the highest levels.

EXCELLENT-CONNECTIVITY
In terms of storage and connectivity, the MEG Z590 ACE GOLD EDITION sports quad Optane-supported M.2 slots (Gen4/3 x4), Intel 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6E, HDMI 2.0b, and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. In short, practically every component has been selected for maximum speed and minimal limitations, all of which gives elite power users an “ACE” up their sleeves over regular systems.

MEG Z590 UNIFY – PURE BLACK, PURE PERFORMANCE
Tailored for hardcore gamers and enthusiast users, the MEG UNIFY series motherboard consists of a modest and pure black design, emphasizing the true value of the motherboard that can be brought to the demanding gamers and power users instead of fancy LED decorations. MSI puts great effort into those essential parts, enhancing not only the thermal but also power solution to run with the Intel multi-core processors.

EXTREME POWER
It has a hefty VRM Mirrored Power Arrangement with a total of 16+2+1 Phases, 90A Smart Power Stage (SPS), and Titanium choke III. Combining dual 8-pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, the MEG Z590 UNIFY and MEG Z590 UNIFY-X are ready to push even the latest Intel 11th Gen Core processors to their limits.

TRIPLE-GEN4-M.2
All MSI 500 series motherboards with 11th Gen Intel Core processors support PCIe 4.0 M.2 solution which is the fastest onboard storage on the market. The MEG Z590 UNIFY and MEG Z590 UNIFY-X feature onboard quadruple M.2 connectors with Shield Frozr for the enhanced storage performance. The industry-leading design maximizes bandwidth to fully utilize high-end storage devices, provides maximum triple Lightning Gen 4 solution with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed and multiple configurations for demanding gamers and power users.

MEG Z590 UNIFY-X – WORLD RECORD BREAKER
The MEG Z590 UNIFY-X comes with only 2 DIMM slots for an even clearer memory signal to explore the boundaries of memory overclocking and is ready to surpass all limits. Today, MSI’s in-house overclocker, Toppc breaks the world record in April of 2021 once again, pushing the DDR4 speeds to an incredible 7200MHz with MEG Z590 UNIFY-X and Kingston HyperX Predator memory! This not only sets another memory overclocking record for MEG Z590 UNIFY-X but also reveals the combined power with Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 memory.

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  1. Seems great, except maybe its price (considering the price of "standard" Ace). Z590 Unify is significantly cheaper and not much different. When you install a larger graphics card and some other components then you won't see so much of that gold anyway
    I also wonder why some brands are releasing so many motherboards and invest in them when at the end of the year is expected another generation. The same with ASRock OC Formula and Gigabyte Tachyon. Great motherboards that won't sell at all.
    100% agreed

    To pile on, Biostar announced 2 nearly identical Z560M workstation boards. Unless a company requested them specifically, I just don't see a need, or a selling point for both. I'm sure they have their reasons.

    As far a the MSI Ace Gold, my guess is these will be used for several show and tell builds. A good portion of them will likely end up in sponsored builds or customers with more money than needs. Just my opinion.





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    Seems great, except maybe its price (considering the price of "standard" Ace). Z590 Unify is significantly cheaper and not much different. When you install a larger graphics card and some other components then you won't see so much of that gold anyway
    I also wonder why some brands are releasing so many motherboards and invest in them when at the end of the year is expected another generation. The same with ASRock OC Formula and Gigabyte Tachyon. Great motherboards that won't sell at all.



    IMO, and you've reviewed these too... they are mostly just iterative updates. Like, line direction changes on heatsinks with little design variation (there are many exceptions). It's easy to slap in 6E Wifi and Z590 SB. Everything else exists already (outside of true PCIe 4.0 support across the line). 1.2,5/5/10 GbE. The biggest difference is in the VRMs. They got a lot more robust, in general, for Z590. That said, I'd imagine a majority of Z490 boards handling Rocket Lake flagship fine, even overclocked, but more will fall short with it, than with the Comet Lake CPUs.

    I've got an OCF and Tachyon. As soon as I wrap up an ITX roundup, those (and the Apex) are next on the list. I can't wait.
    ASRock didn't want to send me some mobos as they won't be sold in the EU. I have no contact with ASUS or Gigabyte. Right now there is only Biostar Z590 ITX Valkyrie on the way to me but not sure when it arrives.
    I only know that some manufacturers moved their BIOS teams to work on the next generation so they won't really care about the current products. This is also why I don't get so many motherboard models on the market and as far as they're not much different than the previous generation, then the PCB and power design is totally different so it still cost them a lot to release new products.
    The Bling--Bling is getting covered by other parts unless this is a specialty build. Then it is more LOOK than usage :-(
    The XIII Apex and OC Formula look like an OCing MB without the extra BS that the MSI & Gigabyte have.
    I look forward to the Review of the Apex and Formula as they will IMO end up being the board most wanted for OCing.
    Actually, MSI Unify is black on black without all flashy stuff and it's designed for OC. There are ITX, full ATX, and the X version optimized for higher memory clocks. Ace and other more expensive mobos are about the same but have additional RGB and heatsink covers but also additional controllers which are useless for most gamers or overclockers.
    You can say that Apex or OCF is more flashy than most MSI, considering that are full of RGB, and sorry but have you seen how the OCF looks? This mobo is just ridiculous. From this group, if we exclude the Unify series, then the Tachyon is the most "standard" looking with the exception of the layout.

    Even though Apex is usually the top OC motherboard, then in most cases you can find a replacement for your needs that is significantly cheaper. You can see that on hwbot too. If you don't bench on LN2 then you won't even see the difference. Like even cheaper motherboards have strong enough VRM to max out any CPU on ambient cooling (often on LN2 too). The same, even much cheaper motherboards can push RAM to the same max clocks.
    If you check hwbot then these top OC series are used mainly by sponsored overclockers or reviewers who got them for free. It doesn't mean that lower series are so much worse, it's just that those who make the best results get the best stuff for free as manufacturers expect them to be the best.