"After taking some time to delve into what MSI has to offer with the MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, I found that to get the most out of the latest Intel 10-core beast you do not need to step up to the king of the hill $500 board. Now what you may give up other than $300 or more are features that you may or may not use. For most users, the price point of the MSI MPG Gaming Edge AC is a great compromise between performance and all-out feature set. Performance-wise, this board from MSI did well by comparison to another Z390-based board and a Z370 board. The metrics, for the most part, were close in just about every test. That's a given at this point. So what separates the boards are feature set and what the intended use case will be."
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