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  • MX68655 ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68655 ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68655 ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68655 ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

Product Info

ASUS STRIX Z370-I GAMING For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake

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Stronger Than Steelfeature
This ASUS STRIX Z370-I GAMING Motherboard is ready to use one or two Video Cards (in SLI or CrossFire configurations) to push your 3D Graphics farther than ever.

With modern video cards you can enjoy your Gaming at higher resolutions and higher frame rates than before. Consider moving to 4K UHD Gaming, Ultra Wide Monitors and VR Headsets to take advantage of your new gaming rig.

ROG Strix Z370 Motherboards: Ready to Work and Play
featureWith aesthetics inspired by the sharpest blades and premium colorways to match any mood, the all-new ROG Strix Z370 motherboards are ready to do battle and infused with all the essential ROG engineering needed to push performance as far as you dare. Ready for the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming is loaded with overclocking and cooling innovations to keep your gaming rig's thermals in check as you turn up the clock.

Factor in custom Aura RGB illumination and superior SupremeFX audio and you'll know that ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming looks great and sounds amazing; and outperforms every expectation to dominate your game!

Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs

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ASUS Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS STRIX Z370-I GAMING Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have.

The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

ASUS Z370 Motherboards: Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS Motherboard has Dual PCIe 3.0 x16 video card slots with room for two modern high end Video Cards. It is backed up by many other advanced performance features and faster connectivity options like NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot technology. Get ready for incredible Gaming and Workstation performance beyond your wildest dreams!

Features

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  • LGA1151 socket for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
  • Onboard M.2 heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig
  • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
  • Gaming connectivity: Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32 Gbps of PCIe bandwidth and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
  • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, GameFirst and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support
  • Gamer’s Guardian: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance

Customization

ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming looks as good as it performs, with built-in RGB illumination, it's perfect for the style-conscious part of your personality!

Outshine the Competition
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 Z370-I Gaming, or attach separate addressable RGB strip using the onboard 3-pin header. You can even use both at the same time and enjoy perfect lighting synchronization. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of twelve different lighting themes.

Infinite Lighting Possibilities
ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology makes ROG Strix Z370-I 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.

Performance

ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming rocks core ROG features to help you max out all aspects of system performance, handing you the tools needed to realize your system's true potential.

Double Decker Heatsink
ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming has an innovative double-decker heatsink design that allows the M.2 SSD to be stacked atop of the PCH heat sink, which is then topped off with an additional metal heatsink for the M.2 drive. The two heatsinks are thermally isolated to prevent the PCH and M.2 from affecting each other.

The double decker design not only cleverly maximizes the board space on miniITX board, but also dramatically improves heat dissipation, cooling the M.2 SSD by up to 20°C for better stability and enhanced gaming performance while featuring a stylish angular design to enhance the look of ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming builds.

5-Way Optimization

One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

  • An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
  • All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads

Cooler By Design

ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:

  • Multiple temperature sources
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
  • AIO Pump Fan

DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4333 and beyond with all slots populated.

ASUS PRO CLOCK Technology

Improved Overclocking For Faster Gaming Performance
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 8th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 432MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV processing unit to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.

Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock:

  • Reduced boot time
  • Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
  • Increased stability under heavy overclocking

Connectivity

ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming is engineered with the latest connectivity for the best gaming experiences. You'll transfer faster, banish lag and enjoy no-delay downloads; freeing up time for more victories!

Intel® Ethernet
Lower CPU workloads with higher TCP & UDP throughput. Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet I219-V chipset for faster, smoother gaming. Intel® Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their CPUs and chipsets, reducing processor overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

2x2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO
Next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps transfer speeds and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology ensures that every connected use experiences the best wireless and online speeds!

Dual PCIe GEN3 M.2 Slots: M.2 SSDs Scream at up to 32Gbps
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slots (type 2280) provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe Gen3 storage devices via two M.2 slots and a to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 7th Generation Intel Core platform.

AUDIO

No gaming experience is complete without great audio, and ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming delivers superior sound that immerses completely; so you'll hear every detail!

SupremeFX: Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever recording quality and 120dB on line-out for crystal-clear sound! ASUS 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 Amplifiers
    One op amp adds voltage gain while the other works as a buffer. Together, they're capable of driving 32 ~ 600Ω headphones effortlessly
  • 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
Sonic Studio now 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, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

  • App-specific Profiles: Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen
  • Surround Sound Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience
  • Sonic Studio Link
    New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Scan and detect to dominate!
Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!

  • Improved Audio Algorithm
    The new Sonic Radar 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

Gamer's Guardian

ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming is carefully designed and engineered with loads of high-quality components to protect your investment; and we call them Gamer's Guardian. Individually they're tough, together they're unstoppable.

ROG Strix Gives You More

When you buy ROG you expect to get more and boy, do you get it. ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming is bundled with loads of extras that you won't get elsewhere, so wrap your rig with ROG spirit!

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 Z370-I Gaming isn't just VR Ready, it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Z370-I 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.

Additional Information:

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I/O Ports

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Compatibility

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:

  • i7-8700K
  • i7-8700
  • i5-8600K
  • i5-8400
  • i3-8350K
  • i3-8100

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit

Specifications

CPU Support Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® Z370 Chipset
   
Memory 2x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 32GB Max (2x 16GB)

Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4333

Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
The HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2

Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Uses up to 1GB of Shared RAM

   
Storage 4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10

1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 for SATA or PCIE 3.0 x4 Storage
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 for PCIE 3.0 x4 Storage

Supports an Intel® Optane™ Memory Card for increased storage performance Caching
Only 1x Intel® Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once
   
Expansion Slots 1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot
Multi-GPU Support Not Supported, only 1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot
   
USB Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) for Front Panel connector
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at back panel
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at mid-board

4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at back panel
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at mid-board

   
LAN Intel® i219V chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2x2 Antenna
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2
   
Audio SupremeFX Audio CODEC S1220A:
8-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

Dual Headphone Amplifiers:
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output, 113dB SNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Features:
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
1x ASUS 2x2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth v4.2 Wireless Module
   
Internal I/O 1x Aura Addressable Strip Header
1x AAFP connector
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 modes)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 mode only)
4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector
1x Chassis Fan connector
1x AIO_PUMP connector
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX Power connector
1x System panel
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x T_Sensor Connector
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector supports 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector supports 2x USB 2.0 ports
   
Special Features OC Design:
- ASUS PRO Clock Technology
- Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance

5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5:
- Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages

TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors

Gamer's Guardian:
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- DIGI+ VRM
- SafeSlot
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio,and USB ports

ASUS EPU:
- EPU

AURA:
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices

- Aura Addressable Strip Header

ASUS Exclusive Features:
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ESD Guards

ASUS Q-Design:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM

Gaming Aesthetics:
- AURA-RGB Lighting
ROG Special Features ROG RAMCache II
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CloneDrive
Overwolf
GameFirst IV
ROG Aura:
- Aura Lighting Control
   
Manageability DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.0 ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
Form Factor mini-ITX Form Factor: 170 x 170mm