Asus ROG Strix B360-F Gaming Motherboard Review

Overview

  • Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2 and Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility
  • ASUS OptiMem improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between PCB layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies
  • Fan Xpert 4 with GPU temperature sensing allows for dynamic fan calibration and optimized system cooling while gaming
  • Unmatched personalization with ASUS exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting and a 3D-printing friendly mount
  • Pre-mounted I/O shield ensures streamlined installation and represents ROG’s attention to detail and quality

 

 

Cyber Outlook

The distinctive sleek cuts across the ROG Strix heatsink are now accented with a futuristic cyber-text pattern, fusing multiple gaming cultures to create a unique identity for this generation. But it’s not all about arresting looks: the all-new ROG Strix motherboards exude material excellence, with a high-quality metal heatsink that adds a premium touch.

DIY Friendly Design

DIY-friendly design simplify your PC-building experience, so installation is easier, compatibility assured, and all-around protection to keep you and your rig safe.

Performance

Experience great performance through comprehensive cooling controls, fast storage, and exclusive technologies to enhance memory reliability and speed.

Cooler by Design

ROG Strix B360-F Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Audio

Proper gaming audio built in means you’re ready to play, chat or stream or kick back with videos right out of the gate, with smart routing to direct different audio streams to different devices.

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

Networking

Loaded with the latest technologies, you’ll benefit from connections as quick and simple to make as they are stable and speedy.

ROG Strix B360-F Gaming features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel’s LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for gaming.

Intel® B360 chipset

The Intel® B360 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th Generation Intel® Core LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the B360 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel B360 also supports integrated-graphics, so you’ll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready for 8th Generation Intel® LGA1151 Core processors

This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express® controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

 

 

Specifications

  • CPU
  • Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Core Processors
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    Intel® B360
  • Memory
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    ** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    ** DDR4 2666MHz and higher memory modules will run at max. 2666MHz on Intel® 8th Gen. 6-core or higher processors.
  • Graphic
    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/DisplayPort ports
    – Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    – Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    – Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz *1
  • Multi-GPU Support
    Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
  • Expansion Slots
    8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
    Intel® B360 Chipset
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode) *2
    4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *3
  • Storage
    Intel® B360 Chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)*4
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *5
  • LAN
    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst Technology
  • Audio
    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    – Dual Headphone Amplifiers
    – Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    – Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    – High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
    – SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    – Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *6
    Audio Feature :
    – Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    – Sonic Radar III
    – Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
  • USB Ports
    Intel® B360 Chipset :
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, USB Type-CTM, Support 3A power output)
    Intel® B360 Chipset :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A, Support 3A power output)
    Intel® B360 Chipset :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
    Intel® B360 Chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)
  • ROG Exclusive Features
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG CloneDrive
    Overwolf
    GameFirst IV
    ROG Aura
    – Aura Lighting Control
    – Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • Special Features
    Fan Xpert4
    – Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control
    Gamer’s Guardian:
    – ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.1/3.0/2.0 ports
    – DRAM Overcurrent Protection
    – Stainless Steel Back I/O
    – Highly Durable Components
    – SafeSlot
    AURA :
    – Aura Lighting Control
    – Aura RGB Strip Headers
    – Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    – AI Suite 3
    – Ai Charger
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    – ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    – ASUS EZ Flash 3
    ASUS Q-Design :
    – ASUS Q-Shield
    – ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    – ASUS Q-Slot
    – ASUS Q-DIMM
    Gaming Aesthetics :
    – 3D printing friendly
    – AURA-RGB Lighting
    Digi+VRM
  • Back I/O Ports
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (black)USB Type-CTM,
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
  • Internal I/O Ports
    1 x AAFP connector
    1 x RGB Header(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 X2 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x M.2_FAN connector
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x COM port header
    2 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
  • Accessories
    User’s manual
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x CABLE TIE BLACK
    1 x ROG Strix stickers
    1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
    1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
    1 x 3D printing mount package
  • BIOS
    1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, Secure Erase, User Profile, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, , F4 AURA ON/OFF and F9 Search
  • Manageability
    WOL, WOR, PXE
  • Operating System
    Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Form Factor
    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

 

More information can be found on Asus’s website.

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