Monday, June 1st 2020

ASUS Intros ROG Strix B460-H Gaming Motherboard

ASUS introduced the ROG Strix B460-H Gaming motherboard, expanding its ROG Strix family of motherboards based on Intel's mid-range B460 chipset for 10th generation Core "Comet Lake" processors in the LGA1200 package. The board joins Strix-F and Micro-ATX Strix-G SKUs based on this chipset. The Strix-H covers all platform essentials, but tops them with Intel Ethernet and a premium SupremeFX onboard audio solution. The Strix-H uses a simple 8-phase CPU VRM that pulls power from a single 8-pin EPS connector. The board offers a rear I/O shroud that has the latest generation ROG Strix design language, and a single-color (red) ROG illuminated logo. It also comes with an integrated rear I/O shield.

The LGA1200 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 128 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory (the maximum memory clock for the B460 platform is 2933 MHz); and a metal-reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The board offers two M.2 NVMe slots, both with PCIe gen 3.0 x4 wiring; and an M.2 E-key slot for WLAN cards. Other storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gbps ports. The board's sole networking interface is a 1 GbE connection driven by an Intel i219-V controller. The company didn't reveal pricing.
ASUS ROG Strix B460-H Gaming
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11 Comments on ASUS Intros ROG Strix B460-H Gaming Motherboard

#1
Chloe Price
I just don't get Asus and other manufacturers.

-non-overclockable
-"gaming"

What are they thinking?
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#2
Flanker
Chloe Price
I just don't get Asus and other manufacturers.

-non-overclockable
-"gaming"

What are they thinking?
Brainstorm meeting:
"Let's add gamer to product names so people who play games will think they will run games faster"
"GREAT IDEA GOGOGO!!!1!1"
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#3
watzupken
Chloe Price
I just don't get Asus and other manufacturers.

-non-overclockable
-"gaming"

What are they thinking?
What I don't get is motherboard makers overbuilding their motherboard meant for budget segment. In the end, you get a budget chipset board, but at a mid range price. Asus being one of the main offender with the Asus premium.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Chloe Price
I just don't get Asus and other manufacturers.

-non-overclockable
-"gaming"

What are they thinking?
Maybe a ton of gamers don't use K CPUs, can make do with B/H chipsets, and maybe all they need is premium onboard devices such as Intel LAN, ALC1220 audio, some RGB bling, etc., and maybe the rigors of extended gaming aren't best-suited for some of the cheaper B/H chipset motherboards. That's why these boards.
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#5
Chloe Price
btarunr
Maybe a ton of gamers don't use K CPUs, can make do with B/H chipsets, and maybe all they need is premium onboard devices such as Intel LAN, ALC1220 audio, some RGB bling, etc., and maybe the rigors of extended gaming aren't best-suited for some of the cheaper B/H chipset motherboards. That's why these boards.
Maybe... Feels just so stupid that ~10yrs ago "gamer" boards were pure highend instead of this overpriced mainstream stuff with no overclocking capabilities..

Well, that's just my opinion but I guess ya'll get my point..
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#6
Taraquin
The memory oc limitations are just stupid and a big favour for AMD to sell even more. Oc of CPU is one thing, but i many cases ram oc can yield far greater performance improvements than cpu oc.
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#7
Assimilator
btarunr
Maybe a ton of gamers don't use K CPUs, can make do with B/H chipsets, and maybe all they need is premium onboard devices such as Intel LAN, ALC1220 audio, some RGB bling, etc., and maybe the rigors of extended gaming aren't best-suited for some of the cheaper B/H chipset motherboards. That's why these boards.
Exactly.

Most "gamers" in 2020 are people who want their PCs to work just like consoles. That means they don't give a rat's *** about overclocking - they just want to install the hardware, boot up, and start playing. The same is also true of the internet cafes popular in SE Asia that buy these sort of board en masse.
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#8
Gmr_Chick
btarunr
Maybe a ton of gamers don't use K CPUs, can make do with B/H chipsets, and maybe all they need is premium onboard devices such as Intel LAN, ALC1220 audio, some RGB bling, etc., and maybe the rigors of extended gaming aren't best-suited for some of the cheaper B/H chipset motherboards. That's why these boards.
Assimilator
Exactly.

Most "gamers" in 2020 are people who want their PCs to work just like consoles. That means they don't give a rat's *** about overclocking - they just want to install the hardware, boot up, and start playing. The same is also true of the internet cafes popular in SE Asia that buy these sort of board en masse.
Spot on, gentlemen.

I don't understand this whole idea that if you don't overclock, you're not a "true" PC gamer. I call BS on that mindset. If anything, I would actually say a "true" gamer is a guy or girl who, as Assimilator said, is somebody who just wants to install the hardware, boot up, and get their game on. Screw the OCing and the potential hassles that come with it. Doesn't make them any less of a gamer than the dude who spends hours trying to dial in the "perfect" overclock, when he could have been using that time on gaming.

We're all gamers, y'all.
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#9
SIGSEGV
Assimilator
Exactly.

Most "gamers" in 2020 are people who want their PCs to work just like consoles. That means they don't give a rat's *** about overclocking - they just want to install the hardware, boot up, and start playing. The same is also true of the internet cafes popular in SE Asia that buy these sort of board en masse.
LOL
let's put a fancy sticker called ROG Strix with a hidden label 'bullshit edition' to them.
Profit!
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#10
Gmr_Chick
^ I'm curious to know why you think it's "bullshit" :rolleyes:
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#11
Hotobu
Gmr_Chick
Spot on, gentlemen.

I don't understand this whole idea that if you don't overclock, you're not a "true" PC gamer. I call BS on that mindset. If anything, I would actually say a "true" gamer is a guy or girl who, as Assimilator said, is somebody who just wants to install the hardware, boot up, and get their game on. Screw the OCing and the potential hassles that come with it. Doesn't make them any less of a gamer than the dude who spends hours trying to dial in the "perfect" overclock, when he could have been using that time on gaming.

We're all gamers, y'all.
And to pile on, processor overclocks don't even get you much anymore. If I want to squeeze more performance out of my system I'm going GPU, RAM, and CPU is a distant third.
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