Asus Prime X370-Pro Motherboard Review: Page 4 of 10

Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

The Prime X370-Pro is part of Asus’s Prime line-up of motherboards. Asus has chosen to give series names to each of its motherboard lines, with Prime added last. Prime is Asus’ mainstream motherboard line.

The white with silver highlight cosmetic design looks clean and easy on the eye.

There are two USB 1.1 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 Type-C port. The RJ-45 port is driven the I211-AT Intel chipset. Four audio out jacks, with a microphone in jack and optical port provide audio connections. There are also HDMI and DVI video connections. A PS/2 ports adds legacy keyboard and mouse support.

Two of the three PCI-E 16x slots feature Asus’ SafeSlot metal reinforcement. TThe front panel audio header, TPM header reside towards the rear of the motherboard. Towards the center are one of two USB 2.0 headers.

The lower front section of the motherboard also contains the second USB 2.0 headers, a thermal sensor header, dual fan headers, and the front panel header.

The area around the CPU socket feels quite roomy. The lower left is a RGB header, a chassis fan header, and an AIO/water pump header.

There are a total of eight SATA 6.0 connectors.

The 24-pin ATX power connector resides towards the top. Just below it is a front panel USB 3.1 connector.  The four memory slots support DDR4 at speeds up to 3200 MHz. The two more fan headers and are located at the very top.

A 8-pin CPU power connector reside on the very top of the motherboard.

The M.2 socket supports both SATA and PCI-E 3.0 x4 M-key 2242/2260/2280/22100 drives.