ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Asus normally has a wide range of motherboards to choose from for every chipset and socket. AMD’s X570 is no exception – between the premium ROG Crosshair VIII and the mainstream Prime boards, you’ll find the upper midrange ROG Strix X570-E (and the slightly trimmed-down X570-F. It lacks some of the premium features found in the Crosshair motherboards, but still includes most if not all of the functionality that will appeal to the average gaming PC builder. 

Asus ROG Strix X570-E Key Features

Asus ROG Strix X570-E GamingAlong with all other motherboards released in 2019 and based on the AMD X570 chipset, an important feature of the Strix X570-E is the introduction of the PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface. This will effectively double the theoretical maximum bandwidth for any attached SSDs and future GPUs that can take advantage of the interface. 

The ROG Strix X570-E comes with dual PCIe 4.0-enabled M.2 slots that can be fitted with the included heatsinks. As for system RAM, the board has four slots for up to 128 GB (4x 32 GB) of DDR4 in dual-channel mode. 

The power delivery solution is slightly trimmed down compared to the Crosshair VIII Hero and Formula, with 12+4 power stages. This should nevertheless be more than sufficient for all 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen CPUs. The chipset is actively cooled by a fan, and there’s also a MOS heatsink with an 8 mm heatpipe. 

In terms of networking, the Strix X570-E has two separate Ethernet adapters, including one Intel Gigabit LAN and one 2.5 Gbps Realtek controller. Wireless networking (Wi-Fi 6, 802.11ax) is also included.

Like Asus’ other premium motherboards, this one is equipped with Aura Sync RGB lighting, on the board itself and via the available RGB headers. To simplify installation, the I/O shield is pre-mounted and there’s also a BIOS Flashback feature.

Specs: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Vs. F (X570-F) Vs. Crosshair VIII Hero

ProductROG Strix X570-E GamingROG Strix X570-F GamingX570 Crosshair VIII Hero
Form FactorATXATXATX
CPU Support2nd- and 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd- and 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd- and 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen
Power Delivery12+4 power stages12+2 power stages14+2 IR3555 PowIRstages
RAM Support (up to)4400 MHz (Gen3 Ryzen)
3600 MHz (Gen2 Ryzen)
4400 MHz (Gen3 Ryzen)
3600 MHz (Gen2 Ryzen)
4800 MHz (Gen3 Ryzen)
3600 MHz (Gen2 Ryzen)
Memory Slots (Channels)2 (4)2 (4)2 (4)
Max. RAM128 GB128 GB128 GB
PCI-E 4.0 X16 Slots333
PCI-E 4.0 X1 Slots221
SATA III Ports888
M.2 Slots222
RAID Support0/1/100/1/100/1/10
Network Adapters1x Intel I211-AT
Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN
Wi-Fi 6 ax
1x Intel I211-AT1x Intel I211-AT,
Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN
Wi-Fi 6 ax (optional)
USB Ports8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C,
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0
4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C,
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0
8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C,
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0
SLI/CrossfireY/YY/YY/Y

Asus’ Crosshair Hero is a different motherboard altogether with a different feature set, including the power delivery setup. The X570-E and X570-F, on the other hand, are based on the same PCB design and share most features, though the F version is more affordable and lacks certain premium features. Notably, the X570-F lacks the faster 2.5 GbE LAN and onboard Wi-Fi 6 and also has a different, reduced USB port variety. The F has also been stripped of two power stages compared to the E.

Reviews

Vortez

Overall, the ROG STRIX X570-E Gaming offers gamers a good value option and will suit most builds very nicely

TomsHardware

… compared to competing models, its lower price and robust feature set makes it easy to recommend among early X570 offerings.

Bit-tech.net

What Asus has here is a capable X570 board that we’d feel far more comfortable dropping a 12- or 16-core 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU into than the MSI X570-A Pro.

OC3D:

 

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Aura Sync RGB Lighting, 2.5 Gbps and Intel Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6 (802.11Ax), Dual M.2 with Heatsinks, SATA 6GB/S and USB 3.2 Gen 2

$329.99
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as of August 31, 2019 10:40 am

Features

  • Amd AM4 socket:  ready for 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors to maximize connectivity and speed with up to two M. 2 drives, USB 3. 2 Gen2 and AMD stored
  • Aura Sync RGB:  ASUS-exclusive aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 headers
  • Comprehensive cooling:  active PCH heatsink, MOS heatsink with 8mm Heatpipe, Dual on-board M. 2 heatsinks and a water pump + Header
  • Gaming connectivity:  supports PCIe 4. 0, HDMI 2. 0, DisplayPort 1. 2 and features dual M. 2 and USB 3. 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
  • Gaming networking:  2. 5Gbps LAN and Intel Gigabit Ethernet With ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802. 11Ax) with MU-MIMO, and Gateway teaming via GameFirst V

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