ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Review
Published: 19th April 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
The fourth of our X470 reviews is the gaming focussed ASUS Strix X470-F Gaming. By now the pattern should be familiar, this is an AM4 motherboard that supports both the original Ryzen CPU as well as the 2nd Generation models that come with the Vega integrated graphics.
Regular readers will know that we're big fans of the Strix range as it hits the price/performance sweet spot so beloved of the majority of users. We all might dream of flagship models, but the Strix has enough features to keep you satisfied whilst leaving a little wiggle room in the budget to upgrade another element of your build.
We know that many of you kindly read every thing that we put out on a launch date, and so we understand that your time is precious, so without further ado let's take a quick look at the Strix up close before we put it through the famous OC3D benchmark suite and see what is has to offer.
The ROG Strix range has quickly established itself as one of the most instantly recognisable packaging designs around. That bold, multi-coloured ROG eye logo stands out a mile. There is a clear product image on the front whilst the reverse highlights all the key features you can expect if you dip your toe into the 2nd Generation Ryzen waters.
As always with a ROG motherboard there are a lot of extras in the box. As the Strix is more of a gaming brand than the Crosshair they do tend to lean more in that direction rather than the fuller set we saw with the Crosshair VII Hero, but still every box is ticked.
Such is the rich featureset of the X470 chipset a lot of the motherboards we've been looking at so far in our reviews have very similar features, with just the manufacturers individual tastes and designs separating them. The Strix replicates a lot of the other models in the Strix range, perfect if you've already got your system set up based upon those looks and just want to move on to the X470 platform. The large heatsink definitely dominates proceedings.