ASUS Republic of Gamers Announce ROG Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming Motherboards
ROG brings Ryzen to Mini-ITX the right way with two unique Socket AM4 gaming motherboards featuring cutting-edge features that take full advantage of AMD’s latest platform
SYDNEY, Australia, October 19, 2017 — Mini-ITX boards are among the most difficult to produce. Their small form factor dimensions leave little real estate for slots and ports, let alone the extra features that make Republic of Gamers (ROG) unique. We’re not willing to compromise your experience for a compact footprint like others, so it takes some time and creativity to make everything fit.
But it’s worth the effort, because our new ROG Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming motherboards for Socket AM4 raise the bar to ridiculous heights for small-form-factor Ryzen builds. They both match the cutting-edge features of their full-sized siblings, including liquid-ready cooling and addressable RGB lighting, and combine an M.2 SSD heatsink with amped-up audio on an innovative riser card. Add in Aura Sync, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the latest Fan Xpert technology and other Mini-ITX solutions just do not make the grade.
Experience the ROG difference
The Republic of Gamers has a history of working around Mini-ITX limitations by going vertical with additional circuit boards. Our Maximus Impact series made room for upgraded audio with a dedicated riser card, and the Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming go one step further with an M.2 Audio Combo card that contains both SupremeFX sound and M.2 storage. This small PCB is sandwiched between isolated heatsinks for an M.2 drive and the platform chipset, ensuring effective cooling without taking up too much space.
Unlocked multipliers make Ryzen overclocking accessible for everyone, and the Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming take full advantage. They feature the same six-phase VRM design as our full-sized ATX boards for AM4, ensuring stable power delivery well above stock speeds. They’re also built for the higher memory clocks required to fully unleash the platform’s potential. The shorter traces used for the dual-DIMM configuration improve signaling, enabling DDR4-3600 speeds that surpass what’s supported by competing motherboards.
Our exclusive 5-Way Optimization technology simplifies the overclocking process for beginners and experts. This intelligent auto-tuner automatically overclocks the CPU and configures the cooling based on the individual characteristics of components in your build. First-timers can overclock easily with a single click, while veterans can quickly find a stable baseline before moving to more aggressive manual tuning. And both benefit from 5-Way’s ability to test connected fans and calibrate their response curves accordingly.
All but identical twins, the ROG Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming series set the standard for Mini-ITX AM4 motherboards.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ROG Strix X370-I Gaming and B350-I Gaming will be available from mid-November in Australia at estimated RRP of AUD$319.00 and AUD$229.00 respectively.
|ROG STRIX X370-I Gaming||ROG STRIX B350-I Gaming|
|Chipset||AMD X370||AMD B350|
|Memory||Ryzen: Up to 2x ECC/Non-ECC DDR4 3600(O.C) uDIMM, Max. 32GB APU/Athlon: Up to 2x Non-ECC DDR4-2400 uDIMM, Max. 32GB|
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)|
|M.2||Ryzen: 2x M.2 (1 support SATA/PCIe 3.0×4, 1 support PCIE2.0x4) APU/Athlon: 2x M.2 (1 support SATA, 1 support PCIE2.0x4)|
|LAN||Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s) Anti-surge LANGuard ROG GameFirst IV|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports MU-MIMO|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2, 4.0LE, 3.0+HS|
Dual Headphone Amplifiers Sonic Radar III Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio Link
|USB 3.1 Gen2||4 rear + 2 front|
|USB 3.1 Gen1||2 rare|
|USB 2.0||2 front|
|System Optimization||5 Way Optimization|
|Fan Control||FanXpert 4|
|ROG Exclusive||ROG RAMCache II ROG CPU-Z ROG CloneDrive Overwolf GameFirst IV|
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.