ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 ATX Motherboard Review
The Asus Strix combines affordable costs along with its ROG product series. Also, the Z270E Gaming adds features like 802.11a/c Wi-Fi making it a mid-budget and mid-feature overclocking success. CPU Overclocking is basically used to improve the performance of a chip or a motherboard and therefore to have good overclocking is rather important. The motherboard has a unique arrangement of its input/output panel and inside the riser is the distinguished Qualcomm Atheros QCFNA364A M.2 Key-E Wi-Fi module. There are four USB 3.0 ports (referred to as USB 3 GEN 1), two USB 3.1 (known as USB 3 Gen 2) ports, an Intel i219V-fed Gigabit Ethernet port, three graphic outputs, analog and digital optical audio. Graphics cards and efficient audio-visual system make the entire gaming process rather enjoyable.
From a further look, this motherboard gives a traditional look, with two PCIe x16-length connectors that switch from x16/x0 to x8/x8 modes whenever it detects a card in the second slot. This helps in reduction of risk from damage by a heavy graphics card. The position of the front-panel HD Audio header has been altered and has been moved forward as compared to the traditional bottom rear corner. This results in making more room for audio capacitors. This motherboard includes six PWM fan headers, and all six are switchable to voltage regulation speed control.
It supports a memory of 64GB DDR4 RAM that makes the entire process smooth. The five-way optimisation with the features of auto-tuning combined with FanXpert 4 tailors overclocking to a unique build for maximum OC performance. Asus provides amazing personalization exclusively with Aura Sync RGB lighting by registering the board online on the official Asus website. The Aura Sync enables a veritable symphony of lights. It situates 8 RGB LEDs towards the end of the board. It is a well made mid-high range motherboard that is recommended for anyone looking to build a new gaming PC. The BIOS is very straightforward and is best suited for first time builders.
The Asus Strix is a top of the line gaming mATX motherboard with easy installation and perfect positioning of headers. The motherboard is provided with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with magnetic antennae that make it simple to use. The most distinguished feature of the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E is its stock performance, board aesthetics, layout, and design front panel. This board comes with a plastic covering that added reinforcement and dust prevention. The manual provided with the motherboard was accurate, legible and clearly understandable. The built in EK water block for the VRM is highly presentable during a custom water loop. The outlook is rather sophisticated with a combination of neutral colours. All in all this motherboard is a great deal to purchase for gamers who are looking for an experience of a lifetime. The minimal packing makes it all the more accessible to the users.