AMD Ryzen X399 Motherboards Revisited – The ASRock X399M Taichi and ASUS X399-E ROG STRIX Review

Apr 1, 2018

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming Motherboard- Unboxing

The ASUS X399-E Gaming comes in a very large package with a front cover that exposes the board it self. I can note that the ROG STRIX series are known for their vibrant color schemes on boxes and this board is no exception in that department with the fully lit ROG eye logo on the front. Labels include Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Crossfire, NVIDIA SLI, ASUS RGB AURA and 3D Printing Friendly design. There’s also mention of AMD Socket TR4 and X399 chipset on the front.

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The back of the package lists down several major features of motherboard along with the special features that include AURA Sync, M.2 Heatsink, Addressable header and USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector. These along with the entire specifications of the board are listed on the back for easier viewing by the user. There’s a lot to go through which I will detail in the closer look section.

The package can be slid open to reveal the motherboard itself which is contained nicely within an electrostatic packaging. The motherboard accessories are housed beneath the board itself.

Within the package are two compartments, one houses the motherboard while the second compartment houses the accessories.

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Accessories for the motherboard include the following:

  • 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 pack of cable tie
  • 1 x Supporting DVD
  • 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
  • 1 x Q-Connector
  • 1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
  • 1 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)
  • ROG Fan Label
  • 1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
  • 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED

Outside of the package, the ASUS ROG X399 Gaming is a fully loaded motherboard with a design that screams premium. The motherboard is really well designed and I am really surprised by the STRIX design on a X399 motherboard. Definitely a thumbs up from me in the design department.

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