Product Comparison: ASUS PRIME X399-A vs MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
MSI
Model
PRIME X399-A
MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ASUS Prime X399-A is the EATX motherboard that's been expertly engineered for professional content creators and power users who work hard by day and play harder by night. This powerful, innovative board puts a friendly face on advanced enthusiast controls, enabling you to maximize performance, cooling and personalization with ease. So, if you live to create, explore, and to push the boundaries, look no further than the Prime X399-A.
GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience. Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills. This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Key Specs
Form Factor
EATX (Extended ATX)
ATX
Socket
AMD Socket TR4
Intel® Socket 1151
Chipset
AMD X399
Intel® Z390 Chipset
Supported Processors
1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS PRIME X399-A Socket TR4/X399/DDR4/S-ATA 600/E-ATX Motherboard - Black
  • Well made and easy to install motherboard and works with first and second version Threadripper CPUs out of the box.
  • Good motherboard, runs an i9 7900X without problems.
  • For use with i9 7920x gaming pc, arrived next day no problems thank you.
  • Amazing performance with i9 7960x on it. Best mb i ever had.
  • Сonstantly error about the processor and the light is on, I can not solve this problem.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • I think it's a great board. I haven't done any overclocking since all the parts are so new, games all run great even without it so I haven't felt the need.
  • It was a highly rated motherboard on pcpartpicker that had a LGA1151 socket, plus the cost to performance seemed to be pretty reasonable.
  • I chose this board over others because it supported the new generation of intel chipset like the i5-9600k and I am very impressed by it so far.
  • Runs perfectly with i9 9900k processor!
  • Two of the four RAM sockets didn’t work. Now I have to run my system using socket 1 and 2, therefore, system is running with 16Megs of not optimized RAM.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
10.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
0.98 in.
1.2 in.
Weight
4.4 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3600 MHz
4400 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
8
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

What customers say about "Memory"
ASUS PRIME X399-A Socket TR4/X399/DDR4/S-ATA 600/E-ATX Motherboard - Black
  • The board took 8 DIMMS for 32Mb. Works great, without issues.
  • I like the memory speed, its faster than on my previous board!
  • Mobo is great. 128gb memory supported. Its enough for everything!
  • Why is memory error constatly show up? I don't understand what i have to do with it!
  • Board works pretty good and fast but sometimes memory error is happen.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • Came with a manual that described all the plugins in detail. Actually helped me learn about some new parts like M.2 memory, and different lighting/fan options.
  • The speeds for this board are beyond expectation, wow!
  • I used this board with a i5-9600k and a Hyper 212 air cooler. I have corsair memory 3000mhz.. Everything is working fine.
  • Memory slots have very bright Leads that can't be turned off!
  • Im so frustrated. Its wont save bios settings what so every. so memory is stuck at 2133mhz. It refuses to do any of the 5 bios updates.
Connectivity
PCI-E
4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (single@x16, dual@x16/x16, triple@x16/x16/x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (max at x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes), 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
USB
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (8 at back panel, , Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at mid-board), 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at mid-board), 4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A + USB Type-C)
3x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-C and 1 Type-A ports on the back panel, 1 Type-C internal connector), 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 6x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
1 x 3-pin Cover fan (COV_FAN) connector, 1 x Q_Code, 1 x U.2 port, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), 1 x M.2_FAN connector, 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s), 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 1 x W_PUMP+ connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s), 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s), 1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector, 5 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x System panel connectors, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, 1 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector, 1 x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, 1 x DisplayPort port 1.2, PS/2 Combo Port, LAN, Wireless / Bluetooth, HD Audio Connectors, USB 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A + C, USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
HDMI
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS PRIME X399-A Socket TR4/X399/DDR4/S-ATA 600/E-ATX Motherboard - Black
  • Its a lot of ports and thats good, works fine!
  • I have no problems with connectivity with that mobo, manual is describe everything!
  • Cables work good, there are a lot of usb ports, no problems with connecting! Recommended!
  • M.2 slot screws as pointlessly small even with the right screwdriver they can be too easily scratches out making them unable to unscrew.
  • I have a quality issue with one of the USB Connections.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • All USB, audio, and PCIE ports are working great!
  • Holds a 1070 with 3 fans on it without any sagging.
  • Only using one long video card 1070 and it fits fine. M.2 slots not used but look very accessible.
  • I would definitely recommend this board to anyone looking to get a fair priced z390 w/ lga 1151 socket.
  • I'd rather see more usb ports instead of 2x ps/2 ports.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
Realtek® ALC1220P Codec
Additional Accessories Included
User's manual, ASUS Q-Shield, 1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x Supporting DVD, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x Q-Connector
RGB LED Extension Cable 80cm x1, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), Driver DVD, SATA Cable Labels, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), MSI case badge, I/O Shield
Extras
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology, ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, Aura RGB Strip Headers, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, 3D printing friendly, M.2 and U.2 Onboard, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, Turbo LAN
Extended Heatsink Design, DDR4 Boost, Twin Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, Core Boost, Mystic Light RGB LED, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology, Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS PRIME X399-A Socket TR4/X399/DDR4/S-ATA 600/E-ATX Motherboard - Black
  • Runs super fast, boots up quickly but computational intensive games run significantly faster now.
  • The build was easy, the performance is excellent. Also it has a lot of good features.
  • Board has a lot of additional accessories that very helpful!
  • I have not been provided the screw driver required to insert the CPU.
  • Very problematic motherboard, if using NVMe driver as boot - be ready to the POST code C0, what you will never find in any manuals or handbooks.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Gaming Motherboard
  • I have been stress testing the cpu without an overclock and keeping an eye on the component temps. With good airflow no component got over 50 C with the only exception being the CPU of course.
  • The BIOS makes sense and is easy to navigate in either mode.
  • At the top of the RAM slots White LEDs tell you if your RAM is recognized, and a Red LED just to the right of those lets you know at a glance if you have XMP active. Seems cool!
  • The BIOS is super clean and easy to navigate. It took me a matter of seconds to configure the system to what I wanted.
  • It's not overly flashy for someone who doesn't like a lot of RBG.
  • The only negative I have is the heatsink over the back panel is a tad big, and was a tight fit behind the rear fan in my case. It still fit though, so not a huge deal.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
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