ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 9 of 9
Posted by Damon Bailey on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
ASUS continues to deliver over and over with its STRIX line of products and the X299-E Gaming is no exception. When pitted against a nearly identical system, I pretty well held 1st place in all of our gaming benchmarks, and most of our system performance benchmarks as well. We were able to achieve the highest stable overclock we’ve gotten yet with our 8 core i7-7820X across all cores at a bit over 4.9Ghz. As most games are still lightly threaded, being able to push the clock speeds up can make a big difference in your performance, so ASUS is batting 1000 in that category.
Many Gamers also highly value aesthetics in their prized weapon of digital war, and again ASUS has everything covered. The STRIX products all tend to lean on the neutral gray and black color scheme which works for the majority of builds. Some nice onboard RGB accents will be plenty for some, but if you like lights, you can have lights. 2 regular RGB headers and a newer Digital RGB controller make sure you can have the best looking system in your clan.
Reviewing a board can be hard on it as we hammer it benchmark after benchmark, back to back for hours on end. The ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming never missed a beat through any of it, and even handled unstable overclocks like a champ, often letting the benchmark program crash, rather than the dreaded BSOD you get most of the time. With a street price of about $350, this is a hard choice to beat for your new Kaby Lake-X or even Sky Lake-X gaming build and comes highly recommended by us. Great job as usual ASUS!