ASUS ROG Strix Z370 G Gaming Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Published: 24th January 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
It's seems of late that we've done little other than review ASUS Strix products, largely in part due to their rampant success and thus burgeoning range. They manage to straddle the perfect place by being a recognised brand, a relatively affordable price, replete with the gadgets and technology that most fans crave and, barring a specific model or two, something you can buy assured it will be excellent.
All of which means that they are flying off the shelves. Whilst we may be enthusiasts and thus don't really care about the financial side of things, the reality is that this is a business, so it is understandable that ASUS have taken this popular range and are doing all they can to maximise their sales by producing models which cater to every possible taste, no matter how niche.
We've recently reviewed the iTX version of the Strix, but if you're in the market for something with the room to fit another GPU without going all in on a full ATX model then today's review of the ASUS Strix Z370 G Gaming might be just the ticket. mATX form factors might be less popular than they once were as full size cases have become so affordable that they are the default option, but their flexibility whilst still maintaining high performance makes them very attractive.
The capability of motherboard designers to maximise every millimetre of available space is something which never fails to impress us. If you followed our review of the iTX Strix you'll see how beneficial the inch of additional PCB has been for the design of the G Gaming. Instead of the four ugly vertical SATA ports the G has six horizontal ones. The heatink has been extended on both sides to give additional cooling to the power phases. Whilst the mATX is only a little bit bigger than its iTX sibling, that has also brought four DIMM slots to the table rather than the two on the iTX, and you've gained an additional two PCI Express x1 slots and another PCI Express x16 slot. Clearly when it comes to flexibility the G Gaming is much more like its full sized brothers.