Time for added motherboard in Z590's series Intel, And this time we focus on a very advanced product made ASUS Motherboard ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING that presents continuity for a tradition of solid top edge hardware
Judging by the weather, among all the recent things that have been postponed like launch of products, arrival of new technologies or return to any kind of routine - summer does not seem to be waiting for anyone. When there are launches in the spring, then there is the plan is that users will come en masse to purchase fresh hardware.
A refreshed platform has recently been launched for Intel In honor of the launch of the 11th generation Rocket Lake series Core. While the products themselves are a bit controversial due to side improvements in performance, alongside relatively healthy availability and fair price points, motherboard makers were not waiting for anyone and also launched new product lines based on the Z590 chipset which is the leader among the new chipsets. Intel.
The holder itself is the LGA1200 that we were familiar with with the launch of the Z490 and 10th generation processors Intel, And the new motherboards also support this generation processors for example Core successful i9 10900K or Core i7 10700K accessible.
Among the major hardware and computing manufacturers in the market today, it is impossible not to think about Asus As a leader or at least as one of the leaders in the field. We have a two-decade history of covering the various motherboard models of Asus, And this time it is no exception.
ROG or Republic of Gamers is the gaming brand of Asus that started with advanced motherboard models for gaming and overclocking, especially the old LGA775 resident of Intel. This brand puts under it the engineering record of Asus As a hardware manufacturer and maintains aesthetics in line with the trends of the current era. The STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI is an example of a motherboard that is served to the high end audience of the world of personal computers, with a corresponding price tag of about NIS 1,700. This price is similar to similar products from other manufacturers, so there are not too many exceptions here.
The Z590-E GAMING WIFI is Motherboard In a standard ATX configuration. It will fit in most common gaming cases today, or desktop computer cases in general. One of the first things we noticed was the weight of the motherboard. Thanks to its huge heat sinks that cover the various interfaces and the power supply system to the processor, it can be noted that the weight of Motherboard It is reminiscent of the weight of graphic cards Advanced with their monstrous chills.
Let's start with the analysis of the rear ports panel. Here the Z590-E gets a relatively high score when there are 7.1 channel audio ports, Bluetooth antenna connections and advanced WiFi 6E of Intel Along with USB interfaces and 2.5Gbps network inputs. But while another USB Type-A port or two would not hurt, two old Type 2.0s alongside four at 5Gbps, two (in red) at 10Gbps and two Type-C interfaces (one at 10Gbps and one at 20Gbps) are a relatively healthy arrangement. There are two DisplayPort and HDMI display ports for use with built-in graphics IntelAlthough the existence of these ports is mainly at the expense of real estate space that can be used for other interfaces USB Is something that might be worth giving up on in an advanced gaming and overclocking product. Maybe you can just leave one.
Two functions found here are the Clear CMOS button that resets the BIOS, and the BIOS Flashback which is an important feature that allows updating the BIOS even without a CPU invention in the chassis. All you have to do is insert a device USB With the BIOS file to the interfaceUSB Black with the white frame and turn on the motherboard when the BIOS Flashback button is pressed. The motherboard will retrieve the firmware file from the deviceUSB And burn the version in it.
Under the removable heat sinks of the Z590-E is a record amount of four M.2 interfaces for the means storage. The top of the interfaces is a tribute to the processor and used by 11th generation processors will receive PCI-Express 4.0 traffic. The one below it will get to work at 4.0 speeds with an 11th generation processor or PCI-Express 3.0 using a tenth generation processor. There are three card expansion interfaces. The top gets full X16 4.0 standard traffic directly from the CPU. The middle interface gestures on the X8 from the CPU. Using it will reduce the top traffic speed from X16 to X8. The lower interface is X4 in the standard 3.0 chipset. There are lowercase letters. There are six SATA interfaces to the device storage And using the interfacePCI-Express The bottom of the motherboard will cancel out two of them (numbers 5 and 6).
If to rate the area of the interfacesPCI-Express The various in this motherboard, it is given a high rating, almost perfect. The spacing between the interface intended for the video card and those below it makes sense, the four M.2 interfaces are a generous amount, and the top interface above the slot intended for the video card allows access to retrieval and easy replacement in any situation.
This area in the motherboard is the one that most of the cost of the components went to and a large part of the reason for its final cost. Along with the gradual increase in power consumption for processors Intel, We are seeing a gradual increase in the electrical and cooling systems for the CPU bracket on the part of the new motherboard manufacturers. Every year we see another record broken in cost and component quality per market segment and the Z590 generation best illustrates this. The Z590-E is not the most advanced motherboard from Asus, but its electrical system for the processor is at least as good as that of motherboards that until recently were considered the best on the market. All that had to happen was that Intel would continue to produce Processors Have an appetite for large amounts of electric current.
The motherboard has 17 stages (14 of them for CPU cores) which are based on the 59880 result regulators of the Texas Instruments result rated at a maximum current of 70A each. This system is controlled by a PWM ISL69269 controller made by Renesas. This system can be defined as "a little psychic", if restraint is maintained. Some of the most advanced overclocking motherboards in the world have included similar or simpler systems than the one available here. Does the average home user need so many steps to convert to stress? No. Is it important for Asus to bring a presentation of the hardware capability against the competition and as an audience that recently understands and raises the importance of power stabilization systems? Yes.
When looking at the efficiency curve of a voltage stabilizer, one can understand why there is a 980A system on a bracket that usually needs between 90A and 200A in effort. Just as in large components such as a computer power supply, the peak efficiency of such components usually passes in the 30% load range, this is the load level at which the amount of heat emitted from them will be the lowest relative to the amount of current they transmit. This is also the level of load they are likely to receive when processing Core The i9 11900K will be in effort and as a result the amount of heat emitted from the system will be lower compared to a configuration that will include fewer stages or a different efficiency curve.
If you plan to use a processor Core i5, probably such a motherboard is not for you anyway.
This electrical system is fed by two 8PIN and 4-pin voltage input sockets, with a 4PIN connection being optional but always recommended if there is a power supply, simply to balance the current distribution between the various tendons.
The heat sink that consists of the power supply system is made entirely of aluminum and there is also a copper pipe that connects its two parts. What you see in the picture is an inverted view of the same heat sink. We will tell you that when we examined the working temperature of the voltage regulators in an effort with Core i9 11900K, we saw a maximum working temperature of only 64 degrees Celsius, which is about 25 degrees less than what we would define as hot for such a system.
The motherboard does not have as many physical tools for overclocking as is found in ROG models such as Maximus of various kinds. Admittedly, yes there is an LCD monitor that helps in troubleshooting and also reading temperature to the CPU while the system is working. The image you can see the four interfaces of theDDR4 Which support capacity זיכרון Maximum of 128GB and extremely high speeds of 5333MHz and higher soon.
Of course there is no gaming in this era without including colorful RGB lights. Aside from dedicated connectors for controlled bulbs, this motherboard has a pretty colorful display on top of all the black and gray it displays. On the heat sink of the chipset there are bulbs as well as on Cooling The top M.2 interface and also an interesting mirror effect on the heat sink for the CPU voltage stabilizers.
Summary - Asus Staying on her way
After getting on the exam system along with a processor Core i9 11900K and experiencing some action, the short and concise summary we can provide is that Asus continues to improve in every area where its motherboards continue to touch. From the visual aspect (as you can clearly see) through the friendly BIOS interface to the tool The fast And the quality of the components it incorporates into the hardware itself.
A price tag of about NIS 1,700 is not for the faint of heart, and we do not expect anyone who assembles a computer system for a four-digit amount to invest such a sum in a motherboard only on a budget of other system components. It is a motherboard that can fit in ambitious systems with RTX 3080 or RX 6800 XT, fancy enclosures and systems Cooling Advanced.
The sub-branding is STRIX and it may lead users to think that there is nothing special here, but the hardware is fantastic on every possible scale. As long as not performing Overclocking Extreme with exotic coolers, no reason not to stop at the Z590-E STRIX GAMING WIFI as the most advanced rational option of the bracket LGA1200 currently.
If we are committed to finding flaws in such a product, we may find them in that there is no power button and boot on the motherboard, as well as the constant boredom of the entire motherboard world in the built-in sound card segment. Admittedly, it is possible that this boredom was born out of the trend to purchase external sound cards anyway.
At the technical level as we noted the power supply system to the processor laughed out loud when we measured the working temperature during the effort of Core i9 11900K with less than 65 degrees Celsius that we measured at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and without direct airflow. Well done to Asus for another mature and quality product. Hopefully in the near future we will get to see some new blood also in the bracket itself in the character Technology Progressive.