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.
Solid Hardware Specs for Gaming and More
ProCool Power Connector
Digi+ Power Control
High-Quality Choke and Caps
Cooler by Design
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.
The M.2 heatsink chills an inserted M.2 SSD for consistent performance and reliability.
A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity. The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable.
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.
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
DDR4 OC 4266 MHz+
Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi Support
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Line Shielding
Dual Op Amplifiers
Nichicon Audio Capacitors
Design, Customization, and Setup
Outshine the Competition
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG Strix Ecosystem
The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Tune Your Rig the Way You Want
ASUS created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your processor.
The onboard intelligence also watches systems 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 veterans that prefer manual tuning.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
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.
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.
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.
Sonic Studio III
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is tuned to the way you want to listen.
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.
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.
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
Improved Audio Algorithm
The Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
Sonic Radar III is built around a 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 help ensure Sonic Radar III is effective, regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
GameFirst Network Control
Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.
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.
Interface directly with an 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.