ASUS ROG Strix X470i Gaming Review
Published: 30th May 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
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We've reviewed a few X470 motherboards since the launch and found the ASUS Strix Formula to be the best of the bunch, particularly when it comes to overclocking. However, we know that a large percentage of you enjoy the design freedom available from a more compact form factor. Whether it is because a smaller form factor allows you to squeeze a system into all manner of containers that didn't start life as a PC chassis, or simply that you just don't want a giant system dominating your room, the ITX size is supremely popular.
Once upon a time you had to make a lot of compromises in connectivity and performance terms to adopt the reduced footprint available from the ITX size, but those days are long behind us. Knowing that the ASUS ROG Strix X470-F proved such a high class performer we couldn't wait to see what the ITX version brought to the table.
Although an ITX motherboard is significantly smaller than its ATX cousins - a mere 17cm square rather than 30x24 - the Strix still squeezes on almost everything we could hope to find. Dual M.2 ports, AC WiFi, SupremeFX audio, AURA SYNC and USB 3.1 ports are all available.