ASUS Z270E STRIX Gaming comes with a
digital 8+2+1 phase power design. The CPU is backed up by eight phases, the iGPU can rely on two phases and the memory receives stable current supply from
phase. In general the power design on this board is adequate for the job at hand. It's even good for aircooled and water cooled overclocking, but we would not recommend this board for extreme overclocking. For that purpose ASUS has more suitable boards in its portfolio. Comparing the power design to the higher-end models from the ROG line-up it becomes clear that ASUS has been saving a buck every here and there. Especially in the case of the inductors ASUS chose cheaper ones.
This board has been equipped with a total of four DIMM-slots. Officially supported is everything up to DDR4 3866 (O.C.). There is engough space between the DIMM-slots and the CPU socket which means that you wont encounter compatibility problems with big coolers even when you choose to install RAM with big heatspreaders. Also supported are Xtreme Memory Profiles (XMP) in version 2.0.
Z270E STRIX Gaming the southbridge is being cooled by a
passive cooling block. A closer look at the VRM area shows
there are two more individual heatsinks without heatpipe. The overall build quality of the blocks is good, which makes for product that feels very nice, when you're holding it in your hands.
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