ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming motherboards continue the proud legacy of the Pro Gaming series with acclaimed ROG innovations. ROG Strix X370-F Gaming motherboards combine bold aesthetics with premier performance and incredible audio to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences and style. Support for the latest AMD processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations, take performance to the next level to give you the edge against opponents.
ASUS’s STRIX line of products has been a popular choice on other platforms for bringing strong gaming oriented features and aesthetics to an affordable mid-range price point. Asus now brings that along to the AMD Ryzen ecosystem in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Motherboard. Packing AMD’s X370 Enthusiast Class chipset, It supports Dual graphics cards, NVMe SSD’s, Native USB 3.1 Gen 2 and all of AMD’s fully unlocked AM4 Based Ryzen CPU’s in an attractive, neutral, gray and black color scheme.
The ROG Strix X370-F Gaming motherboard offers one M.2 slot and eight SATA connectors to accommodate hard drives, SSDs, and optical drives. To access the Internet, it comes with an Intel Gigabit Ethernet port. This motherboard has two USB 3.1 ports with 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of the ports features a USB Type-C interface for easy connections with a USB-C cable. Aside from the two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports allow the motherboard to connect with printers, storage drives, and other useful USB devices. For audio connections, sound is delivered through six audio jacks, which are powered by a S1220A processor.
ASUS has outfitted the ROG Strix X370-F Gaming motherboard with onboard LEDs that are easily controlled using ASUS Aura Sync technology. RGB headers on the motherboard allow you to add optional RGB LED strips within your case. Aside from lighting, ASUS lets you easily overclock your unlocked processor by providing easy-to-use software and supporting liquid-cooling solutions.
- Powered by AMD® Ryzen™ AM4 and 7th generation Athlon™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with NVMe M.2, front-panel USB 3.1 and Gigabit LAN
- 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and Fan Xpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
- Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, two additional RGB headers and a 3D-printing friendly design
- Dual Patent-pending SafeSlot features an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio driven by Japanese capacitors features an onboard LED-illuminated design
Overall we were quite impressed with ASUS’s latest addition to the STRIX family. AMD might have had some early growing pains when the Ryzen platform launched, but ASUS has been working tirelessly to perfect it, and it shows readily on the STRIX X370-F. After updating to the latest BIOS right out of the gate, we were able to take our ram straight to its XMP rated 3200MHz speeds and never looked back.
The included Utilities and software are well refined and even someone who won’t install a single ‘extra program’ will want to grab most of the suite. The RGB phase in the computer world is in full swing right now, and the STRIX X370-F delivers enough lights and headers to satisfy those with the hunger for color, but doesn’t look gaudy and tacky like many boards (and every other computer part) are getting to be lately. AURA can quite happily take over the G.Skill TridentZ RGB ram kit, as well as our G.Skill RGB enabled keyboard and make one seamless experience for those who want it.
+ Attractive design
+ SupremeFX audio w/ ALC 1220A
+ Exclusive ASUS features (5-way optimisation)
+ ASUS Aura RGB lighting
+ 8x SATA ports
+ RGB LED header
+ Display Port and HDMI video out
+ Intel LAN + Gamefirst software
+ 3D Print support
+ USB 3.1 G2 front panel connector
+ Baseclock Generator
+ Competitive pricing
+- Single RGB lighting zone
- Slightly laggy BIOS
The STRIX X370-F is a very nice board on the surface and deep inside at the heart of the performance is a board of very sound and competent performer. All throughout our bench suite, the performance showed no abnormalities and back in the previous testing, we did have issues setting XMP on our 3000MHz kit thanks to memory compatibility issues.
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