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MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard Review

M.2 PCIe Performance

We test M.2 PCIe performance using an Aorus PCIe Gen 4 2TB SSD. This SSD uses a Phison-based PCIe Gen 4 controller.

No complaints for MSI’s M.2 connector performance; we were able to push almost 5GBps from our Aorus PCIe Gen 4 test SSD. Our sensor data showed a peak drive temperature of 64°C throughout our testing which shows that MSI’s heatsinks are doing a perfectly reasonable job.

USB Performance

We test USB 3.2 performance using a PCIe NVMe SSD connected to a Sabrent USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C M.2 enclosure.

10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 testing shows speeds in the 900MBps range, which is exactly as we’d expect. Hard to argue with transfer rates this speed if you’re shifting a lot of data.

USB 3.0 5Gbps performs as expected, also, with sequential speeds just above 400MBps.

SATA 6Gbps Performance

For SATA 6Gbps testing we use a Crucial MX300 750GB SSD.

No cause for concern with the transfer rates shown on our well-used SATA 6Gbps Crucial SSD.


Rightmark Audio Analyser is a freeware benchmarking utility designed to objectively test the performance characteristics of audio solutions. We setup a line-in line-out loop and execute the record/playback test before generating the results report you see below. A sampling mode of 24-bit, 192 kHz was tested.

Rightmark Audio Analyser rates the MSI MEG X570 ACE’s Realtek ALC1220-based audio system as Very Good overall, with three of the categories being rated as Excellent.

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