Final Thoughts & Conclusion
ASUS once again delivers an impressive feature set and matching performance to the masses with the ROG Strix Z390-E. with support for up to eight cores with Intel’s 9th generation CPU’s, plus all of the feature’s we’ve come to love, the Z390-E provides a great platform for one monster gaming machine. The massive amount of water-cooling support baked in along with piles of RGB controls means you can build the ultimate machine and have everything integrated right into the board with control from one piece of software. Aesthetically, the metallic accents and neutral color scheme will blend in with most builds, and the lower amount of built-in RGB will please those who prefer a more subdued look.
Performance wise, we have zero complaints. Eight cores at 5.1 GHz with low voltage and cool temps is no easy feat, and your own CPU may be able to go further, ‘Silicon-Lottery’ and all. The VRM’s stayed nice and cool while overclocked, and that’s with the biggest CPU you can put in this platform along with an open test bench with no airflow, so that says a lot. With all Pro's and no Con's coupled with a modest street price of $240, the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming is easy to recommend!
Great Job ASUS!