ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 8:00am

System Configuration & BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Founders Edition

SSD: Toshiba RD400 512GB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64 1803

 

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS’s EZ Mode gives you everything you need on one page to get going quickly. Important settings such as boot device and XMP memory overclocking are all available here.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Hitting F7 brings you to the Advanced Mode where things really get fun. The Main page just gives a quick rundown of the system and allows you to change the language and date/time settings.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Ai Tweaker is the section you want to hit if you want to do some overclocking. You’ll want to at least set your ram to its XMP overclocked speeds at least.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

There are tons and tons more settings on further down including several specific sub-menus.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The Advanced tab has another veritable mountain of settings.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The Monitor tab gives you live readings of all voltage rails, fan and pump speeds, even temperature and flow rates if you have compatible hardware connected. You can also access Q-fan from the bottom of this page as well.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The boot section is pretty cut and dry, you won't spend much time here unless you have multiple bootable drives installed at the same time.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The Tools section is our first stop to access ASUS’s EZ Flash 3 utility to load the very latest BIOS.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Armoury Crate is a new entry in the tools list that will install LAN drivers as soon as you hit windows and then ask to install a new piece of software to get everything up and running for you.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The SPD tool is nice for looking a little deeper at memory and timing settings.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Q-fan can be accessed from the monitor tab, or directly at any time by pressing F6.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

The old EZ Tuning Wizard is still around for setting up more advanced storage solutions like running multiple NVMe SSD’s in RAID.

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