Friday, May 19th 2017

ASUS Intros the ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming Motherboard

ASUS today introduced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) STRIX X370-F Gaming motherboard, positioned below its flagship ROG Crosshair VI Hero, but above its Prime X370-Pro upper mid-range motherboard. Based on the AMD X370 chipset, and ready for socket AM4 Ryzen processors, the board is characterized by its RGB LED lighting chops. The VRM and chipset heatsinks feature RGB LEDs with diffusers, the board is peppered with status LEDs, and features RGB LED headers. The included ASUS Aura Sync RGB lets you orchestrate your LED setup.

Built in the ATX form-factor, the STRIX X370-F Gaming draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors. A 10-phase VRM conditions power for the AM4 SoC, which is wired to four reinforced DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory; and two reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 with both populated), with NVIDIA SLI support. The third x16 slot is electrical x4 and wired to the chipset. Three other x1 slots make for the rest of the expansion.
Storage connectivity on the STRIX X370-F Gaming includes one 32 Gb/s M.2 slot with NVMe booting support, and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. USB connectivity includes two 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports (one each type-A and type-C, on the rear panel); and nine 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, four by headers, and one internal type-A port). Audio is care of ASUS' ROG SupremeFX onboard audio solution, featuring Realtek ALC1220 CODEC (up to 120 dBA SNR), audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, ground-layer isolation, and a headphones amp. Networking is care of a single gigabit Ethernet interface driven by an Intel i211-AT controller. ASUS didn't reveal pricing.
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4 Comments on ASUS Intros the ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming Motherboard

#1
Jizzler
Very nice, love the layout. PCIe x1 above the 1st x16, 110mm M.2, all SATA angled and no SATA Express, six 4-pin fan headers, HDMI/DP and no DVI/VGA).

One criticism would be the I/O cover which seems too large and out of place. Not a deal breaker as I'd just remove it
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Be nice if there was a CH6 Extreme
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#3
tpu-lurker-17
Any news on when it goes up for sale?

I just bought a 1600X but no motherboard yet. Do you think this will be available to purchase before June 1st or should I grab another board now?
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#4
Totally
Jizzler said:

One criticism would be the I/O cover which seems too large and out of place. Not a deal breaker as I'd just remove it
That can come off.
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