ROG Strix B250F Gaming: Serious Gaming Motherboard Features!
Join the Republic: ROG Strix B250F Gaming Dominates Your Games!
ROG Strix B250F Gaming motherboards combine bold aesthetics with premier performance specs and winning frame rates; along with incredible audio to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences and style!
Support for the latest Intel® 7th and 6th processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations take performance to the next level to give you the edge against your many opponents.
ROG Strix B250F Gaming charges every movement of every game with thrilling energy and equips you with epic speed and agility.
- FanXpert 4 allows for dynamic fan calibration and optimized system cooling while gaming
- Unmatched personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, an additional RGB header and a 3D-printing friendly mount
- Maximize your connectivity and speed with Dual M.2 slots, front panel USB 3.1 and Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility
- Patent-pending SafeSlot features an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220A driven by Japanese capacitors
Aura Lighting Control
Create your own custom LED lighting effects with the intuitive Aura software. Cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build with the powerful RGB LEDs built in to ROG Strix B250F Gaming, or attach a separate RGB strip using the onboard 4-pin header. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of twelve different lighting themes.
One LED Strip Extension Cable is included. Optional RGB LED strips are sold individually. The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 12Vdc @ 2A (24W). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
Outshine the Competition
ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology makes ROG Strix B250F Gaming the control hub for your illumination ambitions, so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.
AUDIO SupremeFX: Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
ROG Strix's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever ROG recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!
- Audio cover: Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality
- Dual Op Amps: With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32 ~ 600Ω headphone impedance for great flexibility
- Premium Nichicon™ Audio Capacitors: Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Audio Line Shielding: Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio
Sonic Studio III
ROG Strix's Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. In addition to that, Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!
App-specific Audio Profiles
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that your communications are loud and clear.
Sonic Radar III: Scan and Detect to Dominate
We've given the previous Sonic Radar II an overhaul, evolving the audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you; and we've even added an onscreen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position instantly!
See the origin of key in-game sounds and hone your enemy-pinpointing skills. Plus the new audio boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted!
- Improved Audio Algorithm:
The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy
- 3D Engine:
Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience
- Audio Boost:
The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly
- Audio Radar
Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos
RAMCACHE II: SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS
Uniquely intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times; and of course it's compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options!
AWARD-WINNING BIOS DESIGN
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
More throughput and less CPU usage for great gaming experiences.
ROG Strix B250F Gaming features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead while offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for gaming.
LANGuard: Pumped-up throughput, best surge protection
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Strix B250F Gaming's connection and deliver pumped-up throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges!
GAMEFIRST IV: TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
Dual M.2 Slots: Let your M.2 SSDs scream at speeds up to 32Gbps; each!
ROG Strix B250F Gaming features dual M.2 slots with Socket 3 and M-key support. One slot supports PCIe 3.0 (2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110) for NVMe, and the other slot supports SATA. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A abd Type C ports w/ 10Gbps data speeds
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices; so you'll be set for breakneck USB 3.1 speeds with every connection. And as an added bonus, ASUS exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
ASUS SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented. Featuring a new single-step, insert-molding manufacturing process that integrates fortifying metal and additional solder points, SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.
Onboard LEDs to Indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
ROG Strix Gives You More
Overwolf: Stay in the Game
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay; all while you're in the game. Color matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.
ROG Clone Drive: Image your drives, the smart way
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
Beyond VR Ready
ROG Strix B250F Gaming isn't just VR Ready; it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix B250F Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
The Power of Intel® Chipsets and Processors!
Intel® B250 chipset:
The Intel® B250 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th & 6th gen Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7, i5, Core i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors.
It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® B250 chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Ready for the latest 7th & 6th Gen Intel LGA1151 Processors
The ROG Strix B250F Gaming motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
This Motherboard matches the following hardware:
- Intel® 7th & 6th Gen Socket 1151 Processors
- DDR4 RAM Kits
- Windows® 10, 8.x* or 7*
- NOTE: *Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32 / 64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors.
|CPU Support||7th and 6th Gen Intel® Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports 14nm CPUs
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 if on the CPU
|Memory||4x DDR4-2133 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
7th Processors support up to DDR4-2400 RAM*
** Due to Intel® B250 chipset limitations, DDR4 2133MHz memory frequency is the highest supported RAM Speed by 6th Gen Intel® processors. Higher speed memory modules will only run up to 2133MHz.
(w/ compatible CPUs)
|Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously:
Supports DisplayPort port, up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz
Supports HDMI port, up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
Supports DVI-D port, up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1,024MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
This slot shares bandwidth with PCIe x1_2 and PCIe x1_3 slots, so when PCIe x1_2 and PCIe x1_3 slots are occupied, PCIe x16_2 slot runs at x2 mode
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD® CrossFireX™ Technology (x16 / x4)|
|Storage||Intel® B250 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242, 2260 & 2280 storage devices support (SATA mode)
The M.2_1 socket shares SATA_1 port when use M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use a SATA device.
The M.2_1 socket also supports Intel® Optane™ Technology. Intel® Optane™ Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
|LAN||Intel® I219V Chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN Port
w/ Anti-surge LANGuard & ROG GameFirst Technology
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD S1220A CODEC:
- Dual Headphone Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Jack Retasking
- High Quality 120dB SNR Stereo Playback
- High Quality 113dB SNR Recording Input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Supports up to 32-bit/192kHz playback*
*Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz playback is not supported for 8-Channel audio output
Additional Audio Features:
|USB||ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C port (w/ 15W power output)
1x USB 3.1 Type-A port (w/ 15W power output)
Intel® B250 Chipset:
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x USB 3.1 Type-c port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A port
2 x USB 3.0 (blue) ports
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x DVI-D port
1 x DisplayPort port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x 3.5mm Audio jacks
1 x Gigabit LAN port
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x AAFP connector
1 x RGB Header
2 x USB 3.0 connectors support 4x USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0 connectors support 2x USB 2.0 ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Support SATA mode only)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connectors
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector 1 x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1 x COM port header
1 x T_Sensor Connector
3 x 3D Mount screw ports
|ROG Strix Exclusive Features||ROG Aura:
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
ROG RAMCache II
|Special Features||Gamer's Guardian:
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
- Highly Durable Components
- DIGI+ VRM
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- 3D printing friendly
- AURA-RGB Lighting
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.|
|Manageability||WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||305 x 244mm|
- ASUS ROG STRIX B250F GAMING Motherboard with:
- User's Manual
- ASUS Q-Shield
- 4x SATA 6Gb/s Cables
- 1x M.2 Screw Package
- 1x Supporting DVD
- 1x ROG Strix Sticker
- 1x 10 in 1 ROG Cable Labels
- 1x Extension Cable for RGB Strips (800mm)
- 1x 3D Printing mount package