ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming AM4 Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:00am

Features & Specifications

 

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE

Ripe for cooling with air or liquid, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming gives you the flexibility to pair any Ryzen CPU and graphics card into a suitable chassis without worrying about thermals. And with all the latest tech onboard, there's less clutter in and around your build, leaving more space for accompanying hardware, gaming gear, and peripherals.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

INNOVATION

ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features an innovative riser card to help alleviate the constraints imposed by the mini-ITX form factor. The M.2 Audio Combo Card frees up prized real estate by raising M.2 drives and SupremeFX audio circuitry above the mainboard to minimize lateral signal interference. And it's neatly covered by a stylish heatsink that's capable of keeping the latest high-performance SSDs cool.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Cooler By Design

ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

M.2 Heatsink

ROG Strix B450-I Gaming is equipped with a stylish, angular M.2 heatsink that keeps your SSD cool. By efficiently dissipating heat away from the M.2 area, ROG Strix B450-I Gaming minimizes the possibility of performance-sapping throttling, which can occur when drives become too warm.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Improved DDR4 Stability

Tuned to take full advantage of Ryzen's capabilities, and ready for the latest memory kits, ROG Strix B450 Gaming series motherboards are built specifically for high-performance gaming rigs. Intelligent firmware delivers the plug-and-play experience that first-time DIYers demand and the essential tuning options that performance-addicts need. Maximize frame rates with a high-bandwidth memory kit or leverage a host of tuning options to extract peak performance potential from a modest setup. Load up any way you want and get into the game with ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I211-AT), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for the game.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi support

ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features the latest Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MU-MIMO and wide 160MHz channels, for wireless speeds of up to 1.73Gbps.* In fact, its integrated Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi adapter pushes wireless data up to 2X faster than other Wi-Fi solutions — so you'll get fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. Intel Wireless-AC 9560 also offers Bluetooth 5.0 for connections that are up to 2X faster than ever before, and with up to 4X the range.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

SupremeFX

Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op-amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

DESIGN, CUSTOMIZATION, AND SETUP

Neat design touches, customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with the ROG Strix B450-I wonderfully easy.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

CYBER OUTLOOK
The distinctive sleek cuts across the ROG Strix heatsink are now accented with a futuristic cyber-text pattern, fusing multiple gaming cultures to create a unique identity for this generation. But it's not all about arresting looks: the all-new ROG Strix motherboards exude material excellence, with a high-quality metal heatsink that adds a premium touch.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Outshine the Competition

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

Certified Compatibility

Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and monitors to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control, and compatibility. The ROG Strix ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

TUNE YOUR RIG THE WAY YOU WANT

Whether it's overclocking, cooling, assigning network priorities, or tuning audio characteristics, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming has the firmware options and software utilities to tailor your rig's performance for any type of gaming environment.

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming

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