ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Review

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Having seen the PCB of the B360 Strix we were kinda hoping that it would be something which would transfer to all the next Strix motherboard models, but instead the X470 restricts it to a swappable chipset heatsink. It's about as near to a monochrome stickerbomb as we think is possible, so it's bound to find an audience somewhere. Given the "Marmite" nature perhaps it's wise for ASUS to have gone a little bit subtler on this launch motherboard. Perhaps a revision or a different one down the line will go all in on the loud PCB idea.

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  
ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

ASUS were the first manufacturer to blend the IO section in with the MOSFET heatsinks and the Strix makes full use of this by implementing a RGB ROG eye logo as well as the gorgeous looks that this combined IO/heatsink always brings. The eagle-eyed amongst you will also spot that there is an RGB LED header and two fan headers just above the top M.2 heatspreader.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

Fan headers are all important for keeping your system running at maximum happiness and the Strix has a reasonable selection in all the places you'd hope to find them. We have two above the CPU socket itself and one just off to the side should you require three. Neither the Strix nor the Crosshair VII have the reinforced DIMM slots so be careful with that axe, Eugene.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

Just like the Crosshair VII Hero that we also previewed today, the Strix-F has RGB LED strip headers as well as addressable headers. There are plenty of front panel USB headers too, and the primary M.2 slot sits just below the chipset heatsink.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview 

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Most Recent Comments

30-04-2018, 08:45:43

Gothmoth
you would think asus gives AMD a bit more love after the ryzen success.

yet no matx boards.

and only high priced ITX boards.

i don´t buy a 200 euro ITX board for a small mailserver / FTP etc.Quote

30-04-2018, 09:43:35

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
you would think asus gives AMD a bit more love after the ryzen success.

yet no matx boards.

and only high priced ITX boards.

i don´t buy a 200 euro ITX board for a small mailserver / FTP etc.
Then look elsewhere I guess? Strix and Crosshair are high end boards aimed at performance. There will be plenty of Gigabyte, Asrock ETC cheap ITX boards for £100 or so.

MATX is dying and ITX really hasn't caught on as much as people who liked it thought it would. It's quite easy to decipher that big company who knows what sells and yet is not making MATX boards. What is the reason? simple - they don't sell. So they are going to make what does sell, and in this case full ATX boards.Quote

01-05-2018, 06:44:58

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
you would think asus gives AMD a bit more love after the ryzen success.

yet no matx boards.

and only high priced ITX boards.

i don´t buy a 200 euro ITX board for a small mailserver / FTP etc.

I dont think you should buy Ryzen+ for that either tbhQuote

01-05-2018, 07:55:18

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I dont think you should buy Ryzen+ for that either tbh
How come?...Quote

01-05-2018, 09:05:17

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
How come?...

If we are talking 2600, 2600X, 2700 and 2700X its retardidly over spec'dQuote
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