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MSI Z390M Edge AC


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The MSI Z390M Edge AC is a Micro ATX motherboard for Intel's 8th and 9th Gen Core Processors (code named Coffee Lake). It sacrifices some of the expansion capacity that a larger motherboard can offer, but still supports dual video cards, 128GB of memory, and multiple SATA and M.2 drives.

For external connectivity, it also has both analog and digital audio outputs, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, four USB 3.0 ports, two 3.1 ports (including one Type C), and even legacy PS/2 ports. Thanks to the Intel graphics on the CPU, there are also HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs available.
William George (Puget Labs Technician)
William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
I've been planning a new system for my home use (gaming along with some video editing) ever since I heard rumors about the Core i9 9900K and Z390 chipset, and this is the motherboard I have settled on for my new rig. I prefer Micro ATX so that I can have a more compact chassis, without sacrificing too much in the way of expansion space, and this board has the best combination of features and connectivity I have found on a board this size.

Socket  1151
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1151 for 9th Generation Processors
Form Factor  MicroATX
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
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC1220P 7.1 Channel 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   4096x2160
HDMI Version  1.4b
DisplayPort  1
DisplayPort Version  1.4
External Connections
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  4
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 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  4
M.2 Connector  2
M.2 Support  x1 42-110mm NVMe & SATA, x1 42-80mm NVMe
TPM (module sold separately)  1
Compatible TPM  MSI 914-4136-105
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  4 port - Intel Z390
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 3  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 4  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,5,10
Bluetooth  Yes (5.0)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  2-Slot
Integrated IO Shield  No
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  244 mm (9.6 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)


3 Years

Configure a custom computer with the MSI Z390M Edge AC.