ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard Review: Page 3 of 9

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

Packaging & Unboxing

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS’s STRIX packaging is always very colorful, and the X370-F is no exception here. A full color picture of the motherboard takes up 2/3rds of the front of the box with the STRIX logo splashed across most of the left side. The ROG logo holds down the top right corner while the bottom row is logos for nearly everything, Ryzen, Nvidia SLI, AMD Crossfire, ASUS AURA and so on.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The sides are pretty mellow in comparison, the ROG STRIX and ROG logos are present, and the X370-F Gaming Motherboard text is right in the center. This end happens to have important information such as the SKU barcodes and Serial number.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The rear of the box is also full color with the motherboard front and center. Surrounding it is a features list, with special features highlighted below on the bottom third of the box.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS doesn’t waste money on frivolous packaging, Opening the cover reveals the motherboard wrapped in an anti-static bag sitting in a cardboard tray. Under the tray is all off the included documentation and accessories.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The accessories include the usual manual, driver CD, rear I/O Shield and SATA cables, as well as a High-Bandwidth SLI Bridge, the 3D printing mounting hardware, some zip ties, and the always welcome ROG Cable label sticker sheet. With the cost of small USB flash drives, and the majority of new builds lacking optical drives these days, I’m still a bit surprised manufactures haven’t switched to providing a jump drive for the usual drivers and utilities included. The majority of builders will go grab the very latest drivers from ASUS’s website, so the rare times the included drivers are used is simply to get connected to the internet to get the latest anyway.

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