ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming Review

👤by Vortez Reviews Comments 📅19-10-18
Box, Bundle & First Look

The Z390-E has attractive packaging which is indicative of the ROG portfolio. A depiction of the motherboard can seen on the on the front, along with the supporting technologies, while on the reverse there is a schematic diagram with significant features listed.

Inside the box all of the accessories are sectioned off into compartment and we receive quite a number of included items. Here is a list of these parts:

• User Guide
• Software/Driver CD
• 1 x 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi antennas
• 2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
• 1 x SLI™ HB Bridge (2-WAY-M)
• 1 x Extension Cable for RGB Strips (80cm)
• 1 x Extension Cable for Addressable LED Strips (80cm)
• 1 x 4010 Fan
• 1 x Fan screws package
• 1 x M.2 Screw Package
• 1 x ROG Strix door hanger
• 1 x ROG Strix Thank you card
• 1 x cable tie pack 1 x ROG Strix series sticker

Although we receive an SLI bridge with this motherboard, it is only compatible with GTX 10-Series graphics cards – such as the GTX 1070, 1080 and 1080 Ti, since it is a HB Bridge. Therefore, the new NVIDIA RTX 20-series graphic cards are not compatible.

We use to seeing some impressive designs from the ROG team and the Z390-E is no exception. This motherboard oozes style and finesse. So far, it’s our favourite choice – going on looks alone.

The PCB is black but features a semi-matt finish, all of the slots and ports are black and there is a mixture of black/gunmetal heatsinks. With such a neutral theme, it’ll be easy to pair up this motherboard with a whole host of other hardware without colours mismatching.

Z390-E conforms to the ATX form factor, measuring in at 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm.

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