Final Thoughts & Conclusion
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper brought workstation-class performance to the mainstream, and ASUS’s STRIX X399-E Gaming brought all the fun to Threadripper. The signature looks and feature set the STRIX family is known for provides a fully featured yet still affordable platform for your next monster build. Signature good looks coupled with industry-leading features let you work AND play, at the same time.
The performance was solid from start to finish, even if we didn’t have a ton to compare directly to this go around. ASUS’s automatic overclocking worked great, and while it didn’t give us the highest possible clock speed, it actually got pretty close to the highest performance level we achieved in about 5 clicks of the mouse. While we did run into the thermal limits of the CPU itself while overclocking, the VRM area of the board stayed nice and cool, no easy feat for a carrying a CPU rated at 180 watts out of the box.
Overall, we really couldn’t find anything to even nit-pick on. Great job ASUS!