ASUS ROG EVANGE-N-LION
The board has a misprint that hasn’t been fixed for over a month.
The ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero motherboard, a flagship component within the EVA-02 series inspired by the ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ anime, may present a small unexpected feature. There is a misprint on the I/O cover, where “Evangenlion” is erroneously spelled. Unlike the LED illuminated part adjacent to it, this particular component cannot be easily replaced, leaving users with limited options for addressing this matter, such as resorting to using a black marker.
The EVA-02 series includes a range of PC components, including motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, and even a case. Users also have access to peripherals such as keyboards or headsets. A quick check reveals that only the motherboard is affected by this particular issue.
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Once assembled, the complete EVA-02 system will not display this error, owing to the fact that this component will be covered by a fan.
This error has unfortunately persisted across models that already shipped, and it is still present in official promotional materials. The oversight went unnoticed for a while, but the early unboxing videos from September have already exposed this problem clearly. Adding to the issue, this high-end motherboard features the correct spelling of “Evangelion” multiple times, with only one instance containing the typo.
We are curious if ASUS intends to address and replace the misprinted components. One can hope that ASUS will exhibit greater attention to detail in future iterations of their products. On a positive note, the RTX 4090 EVA-02 remains unaffected by this issue. This is especially important because the graphics card costs between $2300 and $3000, depending on the source, while the motherboard costs about $700.