ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WIFI

The ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WIFI represents the mid-range and includes an advertised 14+2 phase power delivery, with four PCIe M.2 slots, dual Intel 2.5 GbE, and Intel's latest Wi-Fi 6E CNVi. It follows an all-black design, with ASUS's holographic logo embossed onto the rear panel cover, the top M.2 heatsink, and in the bottom left-hand corner of the chipset heatsink. ASUS includes its Optimem III memory technology and has four memory slots with support for up to 128 GB of memory.

ASUS includes three full-length PCIe slots, with the top two of these featuring support for PCIe 4.0 x16 and x8/x8, with the bottom slot electronically locked at PCIe 3.0 x4. There are four PCIe M.2 slots for storage, two with support for PCIe 4.0 x4 and two PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slots. Six SATA ports are located at the right-hand side, with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. Onto the memory and the Z590-E Gaming WIFI has support for up to 128 GB and can run with speeds of up to DDR4-5333. Other notable features include a two-digit LED debugger in the top right-hand corner and a 16-phase (14+2) power delivery, which is powered by an 8-pin and 4-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input pairing.

The rear panel includes one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. ASUS includes a pair of video outputs, including DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, with five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output powered by a Realtek ALC4080 HD audio codec and a Savitech SV3H712 amplifier. There's a pair of Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controllers for networking, with an Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E CNVi with support for BT 5.2 devices. ASUS also includes a small clear CMOS switch and a BIOS Flashback button with a designated USB 2.0 port, which is highlighted on the pre-attached rear I/O shield.

Preliminary pricing suggests the ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WIFI will retail for around $380, which isn't a bad price considering all the board has to offer. The Strix series typically targets the mid-range, but with ASUS opting to bolsters most of its main ranges with premium controllers, the ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WIFI sits directly below the ROG Maximus XIII Hero in ASUS's stack.

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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    I'm a bit surprised they went to an x8 3.0 link on the chipset instead of an x4 4.0 one, even if everything coming off of the chipset is still limited to 3.0 speed. Reply
  • QinX - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Might be because it makes routing the traces easier, they don't have to adhere to the PCIe 4.0 signal requirements. Downside would be that more pins are required. Reply
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  • Eskimonster - Saturday, January 30, 2021 - link

    Get out of here liar Reply
  • Tek_Soup - Saturday, January 23, 2021 - link

    Cause intel, didnt make the Z590 Chipset Pcie 4.0 not gigabytes Fault. We can buy new boards again later this year. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Other being quite boring platform , there is noticeable lack of M-ATX offerings. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Also it seems like even with properly finned heatsinks Gigabyte Aorus master requires a fan to cool VRMs which is not a good sign. Reply
  • g85222456 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    active fan on Z590? this is not X570 bro you must be joking lol Reply
  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    He is not joking,,, Reply

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