ASUS ROG Strix B360 F Gaming and H370 Pro TUF Review
Published: 3rd April 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
The 8th Generation of Intel CPUs have really stepped the performance on another level, thanks to their high core count and fast Turbo boost speeds.
Any time there is something that will whet the appetite of the buying public, we all start looking at our own systems and our bank balances and seeing if it's possible to combine the two into a brand new system. For the majority of us, however, the reality is that it is tough to afford to replace the entire underpinnings of our rigs in one go, and certainly if we plan on going for the premium hardware.
To that end the Intel 300 chipset series has two new models and ASUS have applied their design team to them which brings us to today's review.
We have the ROG Strix B360, which is for those of you who want a little flash and flair on your motherboard even at a low entry price, whilst the robust TUF technology has been applied to the H370-Pro. We are very interested to see how these cope with the harshest possible demands and also how they compare to their bigger brothers the Z370 range. To that end we're using our regular Core i7-8700K and all the attendant hardware. Let's find out if you can save a few pounds and still get a cracking product.
The main differences between the two, beyond their obvious chipset and aesthetic differences are connectivity. There is another difference we'll get to in a few pages, but for now feast your eyes on the specifications and we'll move on to taking a closer look at the two boards. Firstly the ROG Strix.