ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4266 (OC)
Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectivity, onboard illumination, and more the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming makes a formidable foundation for gaming builds. This motherboard is designed to fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1151 socket, the Intel Z390 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
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ASUS Strix Z390 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Power
  • 4Cooling
  • 5Memory & Storage
  • 6Networking
  • 7Audio
  • 8Design, Customization, and Setup
  • 9ID Design
  • 10Aura Sync
  • 11DIY-Friendly Design
  • 12Certified Compatibility
  • 13ROG Strix Ecosystem
  • 14Tune Your Rig the Way You Want
  • 15Intelligent Control
  • 16Personalized Sound
  • 17GameFirst Network Control
  • 18RAMCache III
  • 19Armoury Crate & More
  • 20The Power of Intel

Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectivity, onboard illumination, and more the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming makes a formidable foundation for gaming builds. This motherboard is designed to fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1151 socket, the Intel Z390 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).

The ATX form factor of the ROG Strix Z390-E can support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 16GB per slot at speeds of 4266 (OC) 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Socket 3 with M key, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The ROG Strix Z390-E supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.

There is also one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector (front panel), plus more internal USB headers that support USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are two PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (x16 or dual x8), one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode), and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports Intel HD Graphics with one HDMI and one DisplayPort output. The HDMI output supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz the DisplayPort output that supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz. For users looking to take advantage of multi-GPUs, the ROG Strix Z390-E supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technologies.

Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-channel HD audio codec, the ROG Strix Z390-E can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or S/PDIF output. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as AI Overclocking, OptiMem II, a TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), an Energy Processing Unit (EPU), Fan Xpert 4, Digi+ Power Control, ASUS' Turbo app, UEFI BIOS, Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11) with MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

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, the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming provides the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for efficient gaming performance.


Power Design

Digital power control and an array of DrMOS power stages help ensure the ROG Strix Z390 Gaming has the muscle to control Intel processors.

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.

Digi+ Power Control

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps ensure smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.


The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming's CPU VRM utilizes DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that Intel's processors need.

Thermal Solution

The Strix Z390-E Gaming uses high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to a heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the power demands of Coffee Lake processors. And for those who want to push their rig to the limit, the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming bundles an additional fan and bracket that helps keep temperatures under tight control.

High-Quality Choke and Caps

High-quality chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide improved performance.


Cooler by Design

The ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features comprehensive cooling options, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.


CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.

AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water cooling setups.

Water Pump Header
A dedicated header than can supply over 3A to high-performance PWN or DC water pumps.


M.2 Heatsink
The M.2 heatsink chills an inserted M.2 SSD for consistent performance and reliability.

M.2 Fan
A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity. The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable.


4-Pin PWM/DC Fan Header
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

Fan Extension Header
Use the fan extension card to get three addition DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal probe headers. The ASUS Fan Extension Card is a separate purchase.


MOS Fan with Fan Holder
An included fan holder and MOS fan cool vital motherboard power VRM and CPU zones to help ensure stability and performance.

VRM Heatsink & Thermal Pad
A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink, and the heatsink's large cooling surface then chills the power phase.

Memory & Storage

Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2

The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming features dual M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you a fast and flexible M.2 interface.

DDR4 OC 4266 MHz+

To provide Intel's CPUs broad access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming. Integrated OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across PCB layers to reduce vias, and it also adds shielding zones that help reduce crosstalk. To further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, a highly customized T-Topology layout delivers time-aligned signaling.


Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi Support

The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming features Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MU-MIMO and wide 160 MHz channels, for wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gb/s. Its integrated Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi adapter pushes wireless data efficiently to help ensure fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. Intel Wireless-AC 9560 also offers Bluetooth 5.0 for faster connectivity with a greater range.

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming features Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet, ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.


Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges.



Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that signature is well preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.

Audio Cover

Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the improved sound quality.

Audio Line Shielding

Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

Dual Op Amplifiers

With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600 Ohms headphone impedance for good flexibility.

Nichicon Audio Capacitors

Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with strong clarity and fidelity.

Design, Customization, and Setup

A host of design touches, including a cyber-text pattern, plus customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and a diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming very user-friendly.

ID Design

Cyber Fusion

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.

Aura Sync

Outshine the Competition

ROG Strix motherboards deliver performance and 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.

Perfect Synchronization

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 manufacturers. ASUS Aura software provides simple and intuitive lighting management.

DIY-Friendly Design

Pre-Mounted I/O Shield

ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.


This provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

ESD Guards

This provides greater electrostatic protection and covers the USB, audio, and LAN ports.


Swap or secure your graphics card with one clip.


One-sided clips for the simple and secure handling of memory modules.


Onboard LEDs indicate the power status, plus problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device for a quick diagnosis.


MemOK II automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory overclocking and instability.

Certified Compatibility

Certified Compatibility

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 compatibility with a wide range of components and devices. ASUS' 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.

ROG Strix Ecosystem

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.

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.

Intelligent Control

AI Overclocking

ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI BIOS, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

CPU Potential
ASUS created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your processor.

Cooling Capability
The onboard intelligence also watches systems vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.

AI Overclocking
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for veterans that prefer manual tuning.

5-Way Optimization

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.

TPU Insight
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.

EPU Guidance
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 ASUS' UEFI BIOS.

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 stability and performance.

Turbo App
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 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.

EZ Mode

Designed to simplify setup, EZ Mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running quickly.

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.

Advanced Mode

When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced Mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want. In Advanced Mode, you will find:

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.

Check your storage devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

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.

Personalized Sound

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.

App-Specific Profiles
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is tuned to the way you want to listen.

Surround Sound
Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience.

Sound Studio Link
The Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on your playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on most playback devices.

Surround Sound

Sonic Studio III provides different surround sound profiles for a more immersive audio experience. These include:

In-game sound effects and music are adjusted to automatically 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 whispers and experience minimum distortion, even at higher volumes.

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 clear conversations.

Virtual Reality
Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset, boosting immersion in virtual worlds.

User-friendly routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.

Sonic Radar III - Scan and Detect to Dominate

Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately, helping to ensure you're aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an onscreen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position and the origin of key in-game sounds. Plus, the 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 Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.

3D Engine
Sonic Radar III is built around a HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.

Audio Boost
Press hot keys to briefly increase bass, midrange, or treble frequencies for improved focus during different parts of your game.

Audio Radar
A visual cue to help ensure Sonic Radar III is effective, regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

GameFirst Network Control

GameFirst V

GameFirst V is an 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.

Smart/Auto Modes
Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.

One-Click Prioritization
Speed network packets for specific applications, helping to reduce latency. With Extreme Mode on, speeds can reach 371.7 Mb/s. When it is off, they reach 16.03 Mb/s.

ROG First
Interface directly with an ROG router and automatically configure QoS to prioritize network bandwidth to games.

Network Insight
View real-time traffic by biggest hogs, app groups, and task types, or drill down for detailed connection information.

Status Overlay

View or adjust network settings during your game, without interrupting play.

ROG Networking Edge

An ROG Motherboard with GameFirst + an ROH Wi-Fi Router with GameBoost = Low Latency Gaming.



RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with NVM Express storage options, its intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Armoury Crate & More

Armoury Crate

The Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with drivers and BIOS releases. Its user-friendly UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, ROG news, gaming events, and special offers.


Overwolf is an 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

The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Gaming has been tested with a wide variety of components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for strong performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

The Power of Intel

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 32 Gb/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy great 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.
UPC: 192876122839

ASUS Strix Z390 Specs

ChipsetIntel Z390
CPU SocketLGA 1151
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Display1 x DisplayPort 
1 x HDMI 
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel I219V Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way NVIDIA SLI
3-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
2 x 4-Pin System
1 x 4-Pin Assistant
1 x 4-Pin M.2
1 x Thermal Sensor
1 x 5-Pin Extension
Liquid Cooling2 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin CPU
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Module
LED Header3 x RGB
DiagnosticsClear CMOS
Legacy1 x Serial
ROM128 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1
Audio CodecRealtek SupremeFX S1220A (8-Channel)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12 x 9.6" / 30.48 x 24.38 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.1 x 14.2 x 8.6"
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