ROG brings Ryzen to Mini-ITX the right way with two unique Socket AM4 gaming motherboards
Mini-ITX boards are among the most difficult to produce. Their small form factor dimensions leave little real estate for slots and ports, let alone the extra features that make Republic of Gamers (ROG) unique. ASUS is not willing to compromise your experience for a compact footprint like others, so it takes some time and creativity to make everything fit.
ASUS’ new ROG Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming motherboards for Socket AM4 raises the bar to ridiculous heights for small-form-factor Ryzen builds. They both match the cutting-edge features of their full-sized siblings, including liquid-ready cooling and addressable RGB lighting, and combine an M.2 SSD heatsink with amped-up audio on an innovative riser card. Add in Aura Sync, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the latest Fan Xpert technology and other Mini-ITX solutions just do not make the grade.
Experience the ROG difference
The Republic of Gamers has a history of working around Mini-ITX limitations by going vertical with additional circuit boards. The Maximus Impact series made room for upgraded audio with a dedicated riser card, and the Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming go one step further with an M.2 Audio Combo card that contains both SupremeFX sound and M.2 storage. This small PCB is sandwiched between isolated heatsinks for an M.2 drive and the platform chipset, ensuring effective cooling without taking up too much space.
Unlocked multipliers make Ryzen overclocking accessible for everyone, and the Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming take full advantage. They feature the same six-phase VRM design as our full-sized ATX boards for AM4, ensuring stable power delivery well above stock speeds. They’re also built for the higher memory clocks required to fully unleash the platform’s potential. The shorter traces used for the dual-DIMM configuration improve signaling, enabling DDR4-3600 speeds that surpass what’s supported by competing motherboards.
ASUS’ exclusive 5-Way Optimization technology simplifies the overclocking process for beginners and experts. This intelligent auto-tuner automatically overclocks the CPU and configures the cooling based on the individual characteristics of components in your build. First-timers can overclock easily with a single click, while veterans can quickly find a stable baseline before moving to more aggressive manual tuning. And both benefit from 5-Way’s ability to test connected fans and calibrate their response curves accordingly.
All but identical twins, the ROG Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming series set the standard for Mini-ITX AM4 motherboards.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ROG Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming series will be available for pre-order in PH resellers. For additional details and images on these unique motherboards visit ASUS ROG . Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.