Final Thoughts & Conclusion
ASUS proves once again why the Hero is the staple of it’s stable of ROG goodness. A street price of about $280, it certainly isn't the cheapest Z390 board out there, but it is the cheapest of the ROG Maximus family currently and provides enough features and connectivity for even the most avid enthusiast.
Performance is great right out of the box, even with all of ASUS’s tweaks purposely turned off for the review. If you build your system, go in and just turn on Ai Overclocking, you can pretty well walk away with a mountain of a free performance for a couple of mouse clicks worth of work, it really doesn’t get any easier than that. ASUS’s software is extensive and covers all of your needs easily. We really like the new Armor Crate as it makes getting up and going on first boot a snap without having to worry about drivers and such.
Great Job ASUS!