Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Review: Page 9 of 9

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Posted by Heath Coop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

If you read our recent review of the Asus ROG Strix Z270I Gaming, you might be thinking that this review feels very much the same and you’d be correct. There are far more similarities, than there are differences between the two. That’s a good thing, a very good thing.

The BIOS feels extremely polished. The multiple software utilities are intuitive and have a unified feel. The layout of the ROG Strix Z270G Gaming is just as intuitive as the software and BIOS. Every jack, header, and connector is placed exactly where one would expect it. The addition of a second M.2 socket is a real bonus for those looking for compact size and PCI-E 3.0 x4 speed.

The Strix performed near the top of our battery of tests the majority of the time. Overclocking was rather impressive as well. No matter which method we chose to overclock we were greeted with at least 4.9 Ghz. Manually overclocking netted us 5.2 Ghz.

The motherboard looks great. The grey heatsinks have a neutral enough color that they will go with just about any build. Asus’ Aura Sync lighting system looks great as well and has more than enough customization features to satisfy just about any user. Having two RGB headers is a real boon for those who want to do some serious case lighting customization. I would have liked to see a cover for the rear I/O. At this price point it seems like a naturally should have one.

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming is listed for $199.99 on Newegg and Amazon at the time of this review, making it the most expensive Z270 mATX motherboard on the market currently by quite a bit. None of the competition packs in quite as many features as Asus has done here.

Like all their motherboards, Asus backs up the ROG Strix Z270G Gaming with a 3 year warranty.

Likes

  • Understated Color Scheme
  • Excellent UEFI BIOS Design
  • Great Overclocking Ability
  • Well Thought-out Features and Utilities
  • RGB LED Lighting with Dual Case Lighting Control
  • Dual M.2 Sockets with PCI-E 3.0 x4 Support

Dislikes

  • No Rear I/O Cover

Highly Recommended

 

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