So there you have it. On one hand, the ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming is a HEDT motherboard that sits squarely on the fence between power and performance, striking a balance between gaming-centric functions and productivity-based tasks. On the other hand, it is also a motherboard that could’ve clearly been given far more useful features, such more ports in its rear I/O, as well as U.2 ports. Throughout the testing period, the motherboard’s performance was also stable, with no signs of bottlenecking happening at any given time between it and the CPU.
number of ports and features; it still serves its purpose of channeling all of the unadulterated power that the Skylake-X CPU is capable of.