ASUS X399-E Strix Gaming Review
Published: 18th January 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
The AMD Threadripper suite of CPUs clearly targets an audience who are committed to getting the most amount of cores they possibly can to give those extremely demanding tasks the horsepower they require to save you twiddling your thumbs.
It is, however, very much a premium product at the peak of the AMD range, which is echoed in the limited number of X399 motherboards we've had in the office for review. Much like the Intel Xeon motherboards were few in number because of their specialist nature, so it is for the X399.
The ASUS Strix range seems to gain new models on a daily basis, so it isn't a great surprise to see ASUS turn their design department loose upon the X399 chipset. How does it perform?
As you would expect to find from any model bearing the Strix branding, the ASUS X399 Strix is bristling with features and connectivity options, the majority of which will be familiar to anyone who has kept a keen eye upon the latest AMD chipset. There is plenty of bandwidth options between USB 3.1, M.2 storage and the all important PCI Express lane count.
Audio is handled by the excellent SupremeFX and all its attendant technologies including Sonic Radar and Sonic studio. It's easy to be dismissive of the Sonic Radar, but credit is definitely deserved by ASUS finding a solution for those who are hearing impaired.