Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming Review

Written by Antony Leather

May 29, 2020 | 13:00

Tags: #10th-gen #comet-lake-s #lga1200 #z490

Companies: #asus #intel

Test Setup

We test Z490 motherboards using Intel's Core i9-10900K CPU along with 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,466MHz Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 memory. We're also using a Corsair Hydro-X water cooling hardware-based system with two 240mm radiators as well as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition. To test the M.2 PCIe  capabilities we're using a Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD and, where possible, using the motherboard's own heatsinks to cool it to obtain both speed and SSD temperatures.


Test System

  • CPU Intel Core i9-10900K
  • Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3,466MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung 970 Evo 2TB (OS); Samsung 960 Pro (speed/thermal testing)
  • CPU cooler Corsair Hydro-X watercooling with 2 x 240mm radiators.
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit

Tests

Content Creation and Rendering

Cinebench R20

Blender


Gaming 

3DMark Time Spy (CPU test)

Far Cry New Dawn Benchmark


M.2 Storage

CrystalDiskMark


Audio

Rightmark Audio Analyzer


Power

Power consumption  


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