Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming 9th/ 8th Gen LGA 1151 Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors, Memory: 4DDR4(Dual channel) 64GB(MAX), Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (1x16 or dual x8) + 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. x4) Storage and USB: SATA 6Gb/s*6 USB 3.1 GEN 1 (USB 3.0) 4@front; 2@back USB 2.0 *6 COM *1 LAN Gb Intel Multi VGA: 2-Way SLI@x8/x8 + 3-Way CFX@x8/x8/x4 Misc.: SupremeFX S1220A Optical out TPM Support: 14-1 layout reserved only 2X2 Dual band Intel CNVi Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac + BT5.0, Onboard VGA Output Available: 1 x HDMI + 1 x DP
ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel's latest CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond.
SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE
With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus support for faster memory and storage, ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance.
Digital power control and an array of DrMOS power stages ensure the ROG Strix Z390 Gaming has the muscle to control Intel's latest CPUs.
ProCool Power Connector
Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. The lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
COOLER BY DESIGN
ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
DESIGN, CUSTOMIZATION, AND SETUP
A host of design touches, including a unique cyber-text pattern, plus customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming wonderfully easy.
An illuminated ROG logo with a natural diffuse glow and onboard I/O shroud lighting with a futuristic cyber-text pattern gives ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming a unique and arresting design that communicates its gaming identity. The cyber outlook extends to the PCB and heatsink with subtle textures that contribute a premium look and feel.
Outshine the Competition
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
The ASUS Aura ecosystem is in the ascendancy, with an extensive and growing list of ASUS products now offering Aura Sync compatibility — along with loads of compatible accessories and kits available through partners. Your ROG Strix motherboard's built-in Aura RGB lighting easily syncs with PC cases, memory modules, coolers and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of well-known manufacturers. ASUS Aura software provides simple and intuitive lighting management.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.
The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and sound cards, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility — and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.
TUNE YOUR RIG THE WAY YOU WANT
The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities designed for all skill levels, making setup, tuning and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
We created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.
The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) Insight provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) Guidance enables system-wide power efficiency, automatically optimizing consumption to maximize savings.
Fan Xpert 4
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI.
Digital Power Controls
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Game Faster, Rank Higher
Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
- Prediction - AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
- My Favorites - Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
- EZ Flash 3 - Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
- AI OC Guide - The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.
- SMART - Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
- GPU POST - Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
- Secure Erase - Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
- Last Modified Log - Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming - Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
- Search Function - Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
- ASUS User Profile - Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
- EZ Tuning Wizard - Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
- Intuitive graphical fan control - Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- SATA Information - View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Fast Clock Adjustment - Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
- Aura On/Off mode (Stealth) - Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience
Sonic Studio Link
The new Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any playback devices.
In-game sound effects and music are adjusted automatically to increase the feeling of immersion, so audio pulls you further into the game.
The Voice Clarity and Smart Volume sliders are set high to emphasize dialog, so you'll hear the softest whispers and experience minimum distortion at maximum volume.
Voice Clarity, Bass Boost and Treble Boost are carefully balanced, so your music-listening experience feels like a live performance.
Soft sounds are accentuated by Smart Volume for enhanced listening, while Voice Clarity boosts speech for crystal-clear conversations.
Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset, boosting immersion in virtual worlds.
Easy-to-use routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Sonic Radar III
The new Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an onscreen arrow to help you instantly pinpoint the enemy's position and the origin of key in-game sounds. Plus, the new Audio Boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted!
Improved Audio Algorithm
The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
Sonic Radar III is built around an all-new HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Press hot keys to briefly increase bass, midrange or treble frequencies for improved focus during different parts of your game.
A visual cue to ensure Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.
Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.
Speed network packets for specific applications, helping to reduce latency.
Interface directly with a ROG router and automatically configure QoS to prioritize network bandwidth to games.
View real-time traffic by biggest hogs, app groups, and task types, or drill down for detailed connection information.
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.
BEYOND VR READY
ROG Strix Gaming is VR Ready — and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Intel Z390 chipset
The Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
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|CPU||Intel Socket 1151 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors|
|Supports Intel 14 nm CPU|
|Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0|
|* The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
|Dual Channel Memory Architecture|
|Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)|
|* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.|
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel HD Graphics support|
|Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports|
|- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz|
|- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz|
|Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology|
|Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology|
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)|
|1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)|
|3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1|
|Storage||Intel Z390 Chipset :|
|1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)|
|1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)|
|6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)|
|Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10|
|Intel Optane Memory Ready|
|ROG GameFirst Technology|
|Wireless Data Network||Intel Wireless-AC 9560|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A|
|- Dual OP Amplifiers|
|- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs|
|- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking|
|- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input|
|- SupremeFX Shielding Technology|
|- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback|
|Audio Feature :|
|- SupremeFX Shielding Technology|
|- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel|
|- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals|
|- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity|
|- Sonic Radar III|
|- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link|
|USB Ports||Intel Z390 Chipset :|
|1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)|
|Intel Z390 Chipset :|
|4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C)|
|Intel Z390 Chipset :|
|4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)|
|Intel Z390 Chipset :|
|6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)|
|ROG Exclusive Features||ROG Exclusive Software|
|- RAMCache III|
|- GameFirst V|
|- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link|
|- Sonic Radar III|
|Special Features||OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology|
|- Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance|
|5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5|
|- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU Insight, EPU Guidance, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App|
|ASUS Optimem II :|
|- Improved DDR4 Stability|
|- Aura Lighting Control|
|- Aura RGB Strip Headers|
|- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices|
|- Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)|
|ASUS Exclusive Features :|
|- MemOK! II|
|- AI Suite 3|
|- Ai Charger|
|- Armoury Crate|
|- Pre-mounted I/O Shield|
|- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface|
|ASUS EZ DIY :|
|- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3|
|- ASUS EZ Flash 3|
|ASUS Q-Design :|
|- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)|
|- ASUS Q-Slot|
|- ASUS Q-DIMM|
|Gaming Aesthetics :|
|- 3D printing friendly|
|- AURA-RGB Lighting|
|M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)|
|DIY Friendly Design|
|- Digi+ VRM|
|- DRAM Overcurrent Protection|
|- Highly Durable components|
|- ESD Guards|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort|
|1 x HDMI|
|1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)|
|4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C)|
|2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1|
|2 x USB 2.0|
|1 x Optical S/PDIF out|
|5 x Audio jack(s)|
|1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)|
|1 x AAFP connector|
|2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)|
|1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)|
|2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)|
|1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)|
|1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)|
|6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)|
|1 x M.2_FAN connector|
|1 x CPU Fan connector(s)|
|1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)|
|2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)|
|1 x W_PUMP+ connector|
|1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)|
|1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)|
|1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)|
|1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector|
|1 x MemOK! II switch(es)|
|1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)|
|1 x CPU OV|
|1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)|
|1 x Node Connector(s)|
|1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector|
|1 x COM port header|
|1 x AIO PUMP Header|
|1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector|
|4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)|
|1 x M.2 Screw Package|
|1 x Supporting DVD|
|1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)|
|1 x CABLE TIE BLACK|
|1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)|
|1 x ROG Strix stickers|
|1 x Assistant Fans(40mm)|
|1 x screws for Assistant Fan(s)|
|1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)|
|1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)|
|1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED|
|1 x Thermistor cable(s)|
|BIOS||1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
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