ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming pictured in detail

Quite expensive

Looking at the Z390 line-up from ASUS quite a few things have changed compared to the past and one of those things is the “ROG STRIX” series. There is now a complete lineup of STRIX Gaming motherboards and one of those is the ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming, which is mini-ITX board that sports several features and RGB lighting.



The ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming is an ITX form-factor motherboard. As with all other STRIX Gaming series motherboards this mini-ITX model comes with the AURA feature as well allowing you to change the illumination of the board from within Windows. In the case of expansion slots there is one full-sized and metal-strengthened PCIe slot as well as two M.2 slots. Since there is not much space available on mini-ITX motherboards to begin with ASUS created a PCH heatsink that doubles as a cooler for the first M.2 drive. The second drive can be mounted in the slot that's on the back-side of the PCB. Having a quick look at the SATA connectors we find four of them supporting the SATA-III standard.

The heat sinks feature a dark silver paint job and RGB backlight. Compared to the previous model, we see a I/O cover that actually works as heatsink. Looking for additional features we find USB 3.1 ports internally and externally, a high-quality power design and a good mix of connectors at the I/O panel. There is a Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac module that also supports Bluetooth v4.1.

At first glance this is certainly a good looking motherboard and on Geizhals it is listed for 230 Euro. The price is high, but ok if you keep in mind that this is a rather high-end small board. Below you can find some pictures and also our "Coffee Lake Z390 Mini-ITX Motherboards" article.




  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming



Source: Coffee Lake Z390 Mini-ITX Motherboards

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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