ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming Motherboard - Features

The ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming carries the ROG STRIX branding which is a pure gaming inclined brand and the product itself is the best in the ROG STRIX lineup. The ROG STRIX Z390 Gaming aims to be the best, visually appealing and gamer friendly carrier of the ASUS Z390 motherboard lineup. You'll find that the motherboard has all the necessary features that a PC gamer would want in his gaming PC.

ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel's latest CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming Motherboard Specifications:

  • LGA1151 socket for 9th/ 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
  • Comprehensive cooling: Dual onboard M.2 heatsink, water-pump header, fan-extension header and a MOS fan with bracket
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig
  • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
  • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, LANGuard and GameFirst
  • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
  • Easy DIY: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance

ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming Motherboard Gallery:

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Once again, ASUS offers the ROG STRIX Z390 series with an updated version of the ROG STRIX design that utilizes the LGA 1151 socket supporting either 8th or 9th Gen processors. The CPU socket is powered by a single 8 pin connector. The motherboard offers a 8+2 Phase DIGI+ VRM which is geared for overclocking while being cooled off by two sets of heatsinks.

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Four DDR4 DIMM slots offer support for up to 64 GB of memory support at speeds of 4266 MHz (OC+). Storage includes six SATA III ports while expansion capabilities include three PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x16/x4 electrical), three PCIe x1 slots and two M.2 slots. One of the two slots uses the M.2 heatsink which looks fantastic and comes with thermal pads beneath to keep your high-end M.2 storage device running in a stable operation.

On the rear panel, you can find 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) ports, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2x2 WIFI Module which use the Intel CNVi interface 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band and Bluetooth v5.0, 1 HDMI port, 1 Display Port, 1 RJ-45 (Intel Gigabit) Ethernet LAN port, 1 PS/2, 1 SPDIF optical out port and a 8 channel HD audio jack. The motherboard retails for $244.99 US in the market.

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Under the $300 US bracket, the ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) is one of the best board options for both 8th and 9th Gen processors, offering the perfect blend of high-performance OC and strong expandability options.

Pros
  • Support for Intel 8th and 9th Generation Coffee Lake CPUs
  • Up To 8 Core Processor Support
  • ASUS's Best in Class BIOS (UEFI) Support on Z390 Series
  • Excellent Overclocking Support on Unlocked Intel CPUs
  • Excellent Design Scheme With Solid Heatsink Solution
  • Excellent Build Quality With High-Quality VRM and PCB
  • 8+2+2 Phase Extreme Engine DiGi+ VRM
  • Heatpipe Implementation on the VRM Heatsinks is a plus
  • Tons of Connectivity Options
  • Tons of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 Ports
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 With 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • Up To 4400 MHz (OC+) DDR4 Memory Support
  • SupremeFX offers great onboard Audio
  • Dual M.2 Slots With full coverage heatsinks
  • Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
  • Full ASUS AURA Sync RGB Support (Multiple Addressable RGB Headers)
  • Lots of Software Support
Cons
  • Price is slightly higher ($289.99 US)
  • Only Two M.2 slots
  • Only 1Gbps Ethernet LAN

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