MSI Meg x570 Ace Review

A Closer Look

Now that we have unboxed the MSI X570 MEG, we can fully appreciate its black and gold aesthetic. Normally I’m not a fan of gold, but the MSI X570 MEG has just the right amount that doesn’t go over the top.

One of the standout features of the MEG is that it includes custom heatsinks for all 3 of its M.2 slots and a custom Frozr cooler for the X570 chipset. Adding to the overall look of the board, the chipset cooler is nicely accented with a gold MSI dragon.

The MEG ACE is built with three PCIe 4.0 slots with the top being 16x, middle one 8x, and bottom x4. To the left of the expansion slot, is the MEG audio which is covered with some black/gold armor.

At the top of the board is the heatsink for the MEG’s 12 + 2 phase power delivery with the heat pipe extending to the Frozr cooler covering the x570 chipset. The only RGB feature of the MEG ACE can be found attached to the power delivery heatsink which includes an infinity mirror for some added flair.

Like most high-end boards the MEG ACE includes an attached I/O plate with red text identifying each port. The I/O included on the MEG ACE going from left to right are:

  • Clear CMOS / Flash BIOS buttons
  • Wi-FI / Bluetooth antenna connectors
  • PS/2 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
  • Gigabit 2.5G Lan port
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A + C ports
  • Gigabit 2.5G Lan port
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports
  • Audio interface including an Optical S/PDIF out

On the side of the board, we find 4 x SATA ports and a side-mounted USB 3.0 connector.

Taking a closer look at the PCIe 4.0 slots, we can see that MSI has reinforced them with steel armor, providing a little extra support for your GPU.

Also, receiving the armor treatment is the for DDR4 slots, which helps with the stress on the PCB when installing your memory.

Just below the X570 chipset cooler are some added extras, including a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C connector, power/reset button, Game boost knob with 11 positions, and an RGB header.

Nothing much to see on the back with the exception of the pre-installed AM4 bracket that is compatible with AMD Ryzen’s stock cooler.

Once the MEG ACE is installed and powered on, we get our first look at the RGB infinity mirror look, which looks great next to AMD’s Wraith cooler.

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