ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9

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

Overclocking

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Starting out stock, we see the 9900K bouncing around between 4.3GHz and 5.0GHz as windows does its own internal tasks behind the scenes.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

We like to try the automatic overclocking utilities first, and ASUS’s new AI Overclock has worked pretty well so far.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Base on our particular system and configuration, we see an all -core speed of 4.9Ghz and light loads running at 5.0GHz.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

This gives us about 150 more points in Cinebench.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Next, we push the clocks to 5.0 GHz on all cores and get another sixty points or so. Temps are still decent as well.

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming

Pushing forward to 5.1 GHz on all cores, we again get a jump in scores, up to 2241 points. Temps climbed a bit more here. We tried for 5.2 GHz but had to push the voltage up far enough we were hitting the 90C range and just wasn’t quite 100% stable. In the end, we settled on a very satisfactory 5.1 GHz all-core speed.

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