Monday, October 18th 2021

MSI Teases MEG Z690 ACE, a White-themed MPG Board, and Possible MAG Z690 Tomahawk

Ahead of the rumored late-October debut of Intel's 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" processors, motherboard makers started teasing their compatible Socket LGA 1700 products. Older reports suggest that in 2021, Intel will only release unlocked "K" and "KF" SKUs, and motherboard partners will only launch boards based on the top Intel Z690 chipset. The lineup is expected to be joined by more affordable non-K SKUs in Q1-2022, along with lower chipset models such as the B660 and H670.

The MEG Z690 ACE appears to introduce a new design scheme with die-cast metal mesh rear I/O shrouds, and a gold+black trim. The I/O shroud design is interesting as it lets the VRM heatsink underneath breathe better. The silver-white MPG motherboard is possibly the MPG Z690 Force. MSI is probably trying to get this to rival the ROG Strix-A SKU by ASUS. The third teaser, of a brushed gunmetal shroud, is likely the MAG Z690 Tomahawk. Like most other brands, MSI appears to have an extensive lineup of Socket LGA 1700 motherboards with DDR4 memory slots, although boards with DDR4 are restricted to the MAG and entry-level PRO series. The mid-tier MPG and enthusiast-segment MEG series boards only come with DDR5.
Sources: VideoCardz, momomo_us (Twitter), MSI Ukraine (Twitter)
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7 Comments on MSI Teases MEG Z690 ACE, a White-themed MPG Board, and Possible MAG Z690 Tomahawk

#1
Chaitanya
Good to see atleast on one model instead of usual "IO cover" there is mesh/grate to allow for heat to escape.
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dj-electric
Unfortunately, the white is not quite white. This stuff is mostly silver.
I really wish for a pure white aesthetics motherboard from em. Closest we've been to one was a while ago on an entry level board

Maybe a whiteout version of a Unify X, that would slap
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#3
Tigger
I'm the only one
For me white is :wtf: But each to their own i guess.
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#4
illusion archives
The MPG mb shown may be Edge TI (TI for Titanium) which is listed in other source.
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#5
Chomiq
That pcb looks black on the "white" board.
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#6
Turmania
Unify oh yeah. My fav series has to be unify.
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bonehead123
dj-electricUnfortunately, the white is not quite white. This stuff is mostly silver.
I really wish for a pure white aesthetics motherboard from em. Closest we've been to one was a while ago on an entry level board

Maybe a whiteout version of a Unify X, that would slap
Yep, as I have long been pointing out to everyone & their brotha, there doesn't seem to be such an animal as a REAL "100% all white" pc component anywhere on this planet, be it mobo, ram, gpu, cooler etc....and no mfgr willing to make said components either :(

I saw one on dL6a-915's furthest moon outpost one time, but that was approx. 46.179.28ns into another time period....can't really remember whether it was the past or the future, it was such a loooong time ago, hehehehe :)
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