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MSI Z390 Edge AC


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The MSI Z390 Edge AC is an ATX motherboard for Intel's 8th and 9th Gen Core Processors (code named Coffee Lake). It offers a full range of features, a good mix of I/O ports, and solid build quality - though with a few less USB ports on the rear panel than some competing models.

To be more specific, there are six external USB connections on this board: two each of USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1 (one of which is a Type C port). Beyond USB, there is also a PS/2 port for a legacy keyboard or mouse, both analog and digital audio outputs, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth. If the installed Intel processor has graphics capabilities, as most of the compatible chips do, there are also HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs onboard.

Internally this motherboard offers four DDR4 slots, two M.2 connectors, six SATA III ports, and six PCI-Express slots in varying sizes. SLI and Crossfire are supported as well, though when two video cards are installed the PCI-E slots they are in run at x8 speed rather than x16. Finally, this board has a header for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which we can install if requested (sold separately).

Socket  1151
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1151 for 9th Generation Core Processors
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z390
Front Side Bus  DMI 3.0
Network Connectivity  Gigabit Networking + 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC
Network Controller  Intel I219-V
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC1220P HD Audio
Cooling System  Heatsink
Color  Black
Memory Support
Type  DDR4
Maximum Speed  2666 MHz
Number of Slots  4
Maximum Size per Slot  32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  128 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Processor Type  CPU Integrated Graphics
Maximum Shared Memory  512 MB
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution   4096x2304
HDMI Version  1.4b
DisplayPort  1
DisplayPort Version  1.2
External Connections
USB 2.0  2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1)  1
USB 3.2 Type C  1
PS/2 Keyboard  Yes
PS/2 Mouse  Yes
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  1
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  6
M.2 Connector  2
M.2 Support  x2 60-110mm NVMe + SATA
Serial (Com)  1
TPM (module sold separately)  1
Compatible TPM  MSI 914-4136-105
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  6 port - Intel Z390
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  Slot not available on this board
Slot 2  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 3  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 4  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 5  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 6  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 7  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,5,10
Bluetooth  Yes (5.0)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  3-Slot
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)

M.2 resource sharing:
-Upper M.2 slot will disable SATA port 2 with SATA interface drive connected.
-Lower M.2 slot will disable SATA port 5 with SATA interface drive connected.
-Lower M.2 slot will disable SATA port 5 & 6 with NVMe interface drive connected.

Configure a custom computer with the MSI Z390 Edge AC.