ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 8:00am

System Configuration & BIOS

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E

RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200Mhz

GPU: Galax GTX 1070 HOF

SSDs: Samsung 850 EVO 256GB, Samsung 960 PRO 2TB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The main page is your initial landing spot in the UEFI BIOS and gives a quick rundown of the system.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The Extreme Tweaker area is where most will spend their time. Turning on ASUS’s D.O.C.P will crank your ram up to its fastest factory overclocked settings, often called XMP in general even though that is an Intel-specific acronym.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

Pretty much anything and everything related to system performance tuning are found in here.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

In the overclocking presets sub-category, a single profile is already saved to go directly to 4.0GHz.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

Under the advanced tab, less often used but still, important settings can be found.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The monitor tab is pretty self-explanatory just looking, all of your voltages, fan speeds, and temperatures are shown in here.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

Towards the bottom is ASUS’s Q-fan control, which can also be called up at any time by pressing F6.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The Boot tab is another one that is pretty straightforward. We did have to visit here and change our boot order to the SSD as we have the windows 10 installation media on a flash drive connected and it really seemed to want to install windows again.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The Tools tab is full of handy things, like our first stop to update the BIOS.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

Several overclocking profiles can be stored in here.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

The SPD Information can be handy getting your ram set up to its maximum potential.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

We did find a bit of an oddity here, we actually had a 2nd GPU installed in PCIEX16_3 but it's not showing up here at boot, however, it does show in windows and operates just fine.

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming

And last but not least, EZ Mode. Hitting F7 will bring you here which gives a single page setup of all important settings and statuses to get you going in a hurry.

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