Asus Prime X370-Pro Motherboard Review: Page 10 of 10
Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Prime X370-Pro brings everything from Asus Intel Prime lines to Ryzen. The white with silver highlight color scheme looks good, but an I/O cover would make it look even better. At this price level people start expecting to see an I/O cover. The Aura Sync RGB lighting makes it easy to match the default case lighting or you can add a RGB strip to for a truly customized whole case lighting effects.
The feature list is long. There are plenty of USB 3.1 ports on the back plus a USB 3.1 front panel header. The eight SATA ports combined with the 32Gb/s M.2 port should cover most users. The layout is quite good. Everything seemed to be placed where you’d expect it. The only time I needed to consult the manual was to find out where the RGB header was located. The BIOS and included software are equally intuitive.
Overclocking was somewhat of a mixed bag. While the BIOS overclocking solution yielded acceptable results, the Ai Suite 3’s 5-Way Optimization wizard fell short. Neither could match manual overclocking. I suspect this has more to do to Ryzen being recently released and as the BIOS and software become more mature they both will be better solutions.
The ASUS Prime X370-Pro is listed for $159.99 on Newegg and Amazon at the time of this review. There are plenty of Ryzen X370 motherboards at this price range. This makes it hard for the Prime X370-Pro to stand out. It’s a good option for anyone prefers a motherboard that choses function over form. Asus backs up the Prime X370-Pro with a 3 year warranty.
- Understated Color Scheme
- Excellent UEFI BIOS Design
- Well Thought-out Features and Utilities
- RGB LED Lighting with Case Lighting Control
- Reasonable Price
- No I/O Cover