Product Comparison: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA vs MSI MEG Z390 ACE


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
MSI
Model
Z390 AORUS ULTRA
MEG Z390 ACE
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The AORUS and GIGABYTE Z390 series is loaded with a variety of premium feature sets and each board provides a sweet spot in performance and value. Assemble your next PC with AORUS and start with a strong foundation.
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design, such as convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and so on, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
LGA1151
LGA1151
Chipset
Intel Z390
Intel Z390
Supported Processors
Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA Gaming Motherboard
  • Making 9900k overclocking quite easy, just as long as you can cool it.
  • Running a i7-9700k on this motherboard and everything seems perfect.
  • I got this for the i9-9900k and so far I didn't get any problems.
  • Works great with i9 9900k and RTX 2070, no issues or complaints.
  • This is a great motherboard. If you have a 9900k or 9900ks, this is a great buy.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE ATX Motherboard
  • It's simply perfect for pairing up with any 9th gen intel cpu.
  • Running a 9900k at 5Ghz with little to no effort.
  • Fantastic mobo, works brilliantly with the i9 9900K.
  • I finally overclocked my i7-8700k to 5.0 gHz and the clock speed doesn't drop at all.
  • This board allowed me to overclock my 9900KS at 5.1Ghz with ease at the recommended 1.37 volts.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.61 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
3.14 in.
1.2 in.
Weight
3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4400 MHz
4500 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

What customers say about "Memory"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA Gaming Motherboard
  • I overclock my RAM from 2113MHz to 3200MHz and it runs perfectly.
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 works like a charm on this.
  • Works great with Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB at 3200 MHz.
  • Easy to follow manual and quick set up and good placement for all headers and sata ports.
  • This motherboard is not compatible with 4000MHz RAM.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE ATX Motherboard
  • This motherboard use fast DDR4 with XMP option.
  • 32GB of Corsair memory 3600MHz DDR4 works perfectly on this MBO.
  • Paired the MSI Meg Ace with an Intel 9900K and 16GB of Patriot Viper RGB DDR4 3600 and never have had any issues.
  • I am overjoyed with the performance. It supports all memory speeds, and I never experienced any lags.
  • Easy to overclock memory to 3600 MHz and it's a joy to use.
Connectivity
PCI
6
6
PCI-E
3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
HDMI
1
0
USB
4 x USB 2.0, 2x USB Type-C, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 8x USB 2.0/1.1, 3x USB 3.1 Gen2
8x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
3 x M.2 Socket 3, Optical S/PDIF out, Thunderbolt, 2 x SMA antenna connectors, 5 x audio jacks, RJ-45 port
3x M.2, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA

MSI MEG Z390 ACE

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA Gaming Motherboard
  • The three M.2 slots is a nice feature if you want to reduce the overall clutter inside your case.
  • The board has a lot of m.2 and fan ports, which is nice.
  • Lot of M.2 slots and USB ports. This MBO loaded with all ports to build amazing PC.
  • Unfortunately, there is only 1 Ethernet connection.
  • Not enough USB headers for this extent of Mobo.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE ATX Motherboard
  • The build quality of this board is excellent. It's highly versatile, and has lot of ports.
  • Was very impressed with this board as it had every port I needed all on the motherboard.
  • Takes 3 x m.2 NVME SSDs so fully up to date and will last a long time.
  • A lot of useful connectors allows me to hook everything up.
  • The only problem I had with the motherboard is that I could not get one of the M.2 SSD card to fit in 1 of the 3 slots.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
2x SATA cable, Wi-Fi antenna, 3x RGB cables, M.2 Screw
Driver disk, 4x SATA cable, M.2 Screw, Wi-Fi antenna
Extras
Intel Optane Memory Ready, Advanced Thermal Design, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5, Multi-Way Graphics Support
Mystic Light Infinity, Pre-Installed I/O Shielding, Audio Boost HD, M.2 Shield Frozr
What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA Gaming Motherboard
  • This board has a great feature set and excellent power delivery for the CPU.
  • The VRMs have a great heatsink with a heatpipe, so VRMs stay cool.
  • The only RGB product out there that works with no problems.
  • The only downside is the bios is a little bit less intuitive.
  • The BIOS is not too great, with everything stuck in a bunch of nested menus that aren't too easy to traverse.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE ATX Motherboard
  • Very easy to install and use, overclocking is very easy too. No need to use programs or mess with the bios settings.
  • Software is reliable and doesn't crash, the Razer Chroma workshop compatibility is why I was drawn to move away from ASUS to MSI this time round.
  • Easy to install, easy to use software, easy to overclock.
  • The lighting effects are nice and do not look cheap.
  • You will need to use the antenna for wi-fi and Bluetooth. It's horrible without it.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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