ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:00am

Features & Specifications

  • 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

 

Product Specifications

CPU AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset AMD X370
Memory

AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots

AMD Ryzen™ Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)

AMD X370 chipset
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode)

AMD X370 chipset
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10

LAN Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
Audio

AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)

AMD X370 chipset
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)

ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A + USB Type-CTM)

ROG Exclusive Features ROG RAMCache II
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CloneDrive
Overwolf
GameFirst IV
Special Features

5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- Whole system optimization with a single click! 
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together.
- 5-Way Optimization provides better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.

TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors

Gamer's Guardian
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
- Highly Durable Components
- DIGI+ VRM
- SafeSlot

ASUS EPU
- EPU

AURA
- Aura Lighting Control

ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger

ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3

ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM

Gaming Aesthetics
- 3D printing friendly
- AURA-RGB Lighting
- Digi+VRM

Back I/O Ports 1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 2 x RGB Header(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x TPM connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
Accessories User's manual
I/O Shield
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x 3D printing mount package
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0 ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS,ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS Utilities
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Operating System Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Note *1 PCIEX16_3 Socket shares bandwidth witch PCIEX1_2 and PCIEX1_3
*2 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
*3 ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows® 10 64-bit.

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