Last time we checked, ASUS has already released quite a number of AM4 motherboards to cater AMD Ryzen users in Malaysia. Now, the company has added two more options into our market with the recent release of ROG Strix X370-F Gaming and ROG Strix B350-F Gaming motherboards.
According to ASUS, the Strix X370-F Gaming is apparently the second highest-end model in it AM4 line-up after the ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard which is actually part of our Ryzen 7 test rig. Hence, they shared some similarities with each other including RGB-laden shield on their I/O port, Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controller, LANGuard surge protector, and support for DDR4-3200 dual-channel memory.
Being an X370 motherboard, the Strix X370-F Gaming can be used with multiple graphics cards through NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFireX depending on user’s graphics card options. On the rear of the motherboard, users are able to utilize plenty of USB ports which inclusive of six USB 3.1 Gen 1, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A, one USB 3.1 Type-C, and two USB 2.0.
The Strix X370-F Gaming is also equipped with ROG SupremeFX 8-channel S1220A codec alongside Texas Instruments RC4580 and OPA1699 amplifiers as well as Nichicon audio capacitors in order to deliver quality audio output. Alongside customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting on its I/O shield, the motherboard also comes with two more RGB headers for those who like to lit up their system.
As a B350 motherboard, the Strix B350-F Gaming has a much more modest setup as compared to its X370-based sibling. That being said, ASUS still retained some of the features for the lower-end model including the support for DDR4-3200 dual-channel memory, Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controller, and LANGuard surge protector.
The motherboard also contains the identical ROG SupremeFX S1220A codec and Nichicon audio capacitors as well as Texas Instruments RC4580 and OPA1699 amplifiers to enhance its audio output. In terms of USB ports on its rear, the motherboard offers four USB 3.1 Gen 1, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and two USB 2.0.
While the Aura Sync RGB LED on Strix B350-F Gaming is located on its chipset’s heatsink instead of I/O shield which is absent from the motherboard, it still comes with two RGB headers. No support for NVIDIA SLI on this particular motherboard but users can still utilize multiple AMD Radeon graphics cards on via CrossFireX.
Price-wise, the new ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming can be obtained for RM 999 while the ASUS ROG Strix B350-F Gaming is priced at RM 697. Both motherboards are readily available at retailers throughout Malaysia.