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  • MX68659 STRIX Z370-E GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68659 STRIX Z370-E GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68659 STRIX Z370-E GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68659 STRIX Z370-E GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

STRIX Z370-E GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

Product Info

ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming: For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake

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Stronger Than Steelfeature
This ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard is ready to use one or two Video Cards (in SLI or CrossFire configurations) to push your 3D Graphics farther than ever.

With modern video cards you can enjoy your Gaming at higher resolutions and higher frame rates than before. Consider moving to 4K UHD Gaming, Ultra Wide Monitors and VR Headsets to take advantage of your new gaming rig.

ROG STRIX Motherboards Are Ready To Do Battle!

featureWith aesthetics inspired by the sharpest blades and premium colorways to match any mood, the all-new ROG Strix Z370 motherboards are ready to do battle, and infused with all the essential ROG engineering needed to push performance as far as you dare. Ready for the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is loaded with overclocking and cooling innovations to keep your gaming rig's thermals in check as you turn up the clock.

Factor in custom Aura RGB illumination and superior SupremeFX audio and you'll know that ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming looks great and sounds amazing; and outperforms every expectation to dominate your game!

Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs

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ASUS Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have.

The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

ASUS Z370 Motherboards: Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS Motherboard has Dual PCIe 3.0 x16 video card slots with room for two modern high end Video Cards. It is backed up by many other advanced performance features and faster connectivity options like NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot technology. Get ready for incredible Gaming and Workstation performance beyond your wildest dreams!

Features

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  • LGA1151 socket for 8th Gen Intel Core Desktop CPUs Only
  • 5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning delivers optimized overclocks and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
  • Onboard M.2 heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig
  • Gaming Audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
  • Gaming Connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
  • Gaming Networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, GameFirst and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support
  • Gamer's Guardian: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum enduranc

Aura Sync: Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

RGB Headers: RGB Lighting Perfected

ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming features a pair of onboard 5050 RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities.
*The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
**The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
***RGB and addressable RGB extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

Performance

ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming rocks core ROG features to help you max out all aspects of system performance, handing you the tools needed to realize your system's true potential.

M.2 Heatsink: Perfected Cooling For Unleashing Performance
ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD; for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build.

5-Way Optimization
One-click overclocking and cooling, done! One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

  • An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
  • All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads

Cooler By Design
ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:

  • Multiple temperature sources
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
  • AIO Pump Fan

Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling; all easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed ASUS UEFI.

DDR4 RAM: Overclocking Strength in Numbers

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4000 and beyond with all slots populated.

OC Design: ASUS Pro Clock technology

Imrpoved Overclocking For Faster Gaming Performance
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 8th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base-clock (BCLK) frequencies up to 432MHz; or beyond. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.

Connectivity

ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is engineered with the latest connectivity for the best gaming experiences. You'll transfer faster, banish lag and enjoy no-delay downloads; freeing up time for more victories!

Intel® Ethernet: Lower CPU workload, higher TCP & UDP throughput
Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

2x2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO: Wireless Speeds Up To 867Mbps

Next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds; and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology ensures that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!
* Bluetooth V4.2 will be supported on future versions of Windows. Refer to http://www.microsoft.com for information relating to Bluetooth support in Windows.
** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client.

Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2: Let your SSD scream at speeds of up to 32Gbps

Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and a PCIe x16 slot to enjoy the world's fastest data-transfer speeds.

AUDIO

No gaming experience is complete without great audio, and ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming delivers superior sound that immerses completely — so you'll hear every detail!

SupremeFX: Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever recording quality; and 120dB on line-out for crystal-clear sound! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!

  • Audio Cover: Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality
  • Dual Op Amplifiers: One op amp adds voltage gain while the other works as a buffer. Together, they're capable of driving 32 ~ 600Ω headphones effortlessly
  • Premium Nichicon™ Audio Capacitors: Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
  • Audio Line Shielding: Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio

Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio III now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

Sonic Radar III
Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!

Gamer's Guardian

ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is carefully designed and engineered with loads of high-quality components to protect your investment; and we call them Gamer's Guardian. Individually they're tough, together they're unstoppable.

ROG Strix: Gives You More

When you buy ROG you expect to get more; and boy, do you get it. ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is bundled with loads of extras that you won't get elsewhere, so wrap your rig with ROG spirit!

Beyond VR Ready

ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming is VR Ready; and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

Included Software

Overwolf: Stay in the game
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.

ROG Clone Drive: Image your drives, the smart way
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.

Intel CPU and Chipset features

The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
featureIt provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready For 8th Gen Intel Core LGA1151 "Coffee Lake" Processors
featureThis motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Web Page for Full Details

Download the Manufacturer Product Manual

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

I/O Ports

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Compatibility

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:

  • i7-8700K
  • i7-8700
  • i5-8600K
  • i5-8400
  • i3-8350K
  • i3-8100

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit

Specifications

CPU Support Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® Z370 Chipset
   
Memory Runs up to 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)

Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4000

Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1x DisplayPort v1.2 port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
This HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2
Uses up to 1GB of Shared RAM

Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Supports up to 3 Displays Simultaneously
   
Storage 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10

1x M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD connector
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1x M.2 NVMe 2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD connector
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 support)

All M.2 Slots support Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
(Only 1x Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once)
   
Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16 or x8/x8
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4
4x PCIe 3.0/ 2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support Support for NVIDIA® 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies

Support for AMD 2 or 3-Way AMD CrossFireX™ technologies

   
USB Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 (10Gbps) port at back panel
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) port at back panel
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) connector for front panel
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at back panel
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at mid-board

2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at back panel
4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at mid-board

   
LAN Intel® i219-V chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
   
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Hi Def Audio CODEC S1220A
- Dual Headphone Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for L + R channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
Sonic Radar III
Premium Japanese-made audio caps: Provide warm, natural, immersive sound w/ exceptional clarity & fidelity
Sonic Studio III

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x DVI-D port
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks

1x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.2

   
Internal I/O 1x Aura Addressable Strip Header
1x AAFP connector
2x RGB Headers
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors for 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE mode only)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x M.2_FAN connector
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
2x Chassis Fan connectors
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x CPU OV
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1x COM port header
1x AIO PUMP Header
3x 3D Mount screw ports
   
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm

Package Contents

  • User Manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 1x ASUS Fan Holder
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1x M.2 Screw Package
  • 1x CPU installation tool
  • 1x Supporting DVD
  • 1x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas
    (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth V4.2 compliant)
  • 1x CABLE TIE BLACK
  • 1x SLI HB BRIDGE (2-WAY-M)
  • 1x ROG Strix stickers
  • 1x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
  • 1x ROG Fan Label
  • 1x ROG Door Hanger
  • 1x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
  • 1x Extension cable for Addressable LED
  • 1x Thermistor cable
  • 1x 3D printing mount package