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  • MX68658 STRIX Z370-F Gaming w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68658 STRIX Z370-F Gaming w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68658 STRIX Z370-F Gaming w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN
  • MX68658 STRIX Z370-F Gaming w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

STRIX Z370-F Gaming w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

Product Info

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING: For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake

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

Ready for the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, this ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming Motherboard is loaded with overclocking and cooling innovations. It is designed to keep your Computer's thermals in check as you turn up the clock rates and dial in on your next Work Ticket, Database, Multimedia Project or on a virtual battlefield.

ROG Strix Z370 Motherboards: Inspired by the Sharpest Blades
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.

Factor in custom Aura RGB illumination and superior SupremeFX audio and you'll know that ROG Strix Z370-F 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 ROG STRIX Z370-F 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.

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 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and the fstest NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot technologies. Get ready for incredible Workstation, Desktop and Gaming performance beyond your wildest dreams!

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.

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-F 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-F 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-F 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.

3D Printing Friendly: Make It Your Ownfeature

Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.
*Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.

Download the 3D Printable Files Here

  • Cable Cover: Cover your cables for a tidier, customized PC
  • Custom Nameplate: Personalize your build with a custom logo making it yours
  • M.2 Fan Holder: The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity

Performance

ROG Strix Z370-F 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.

M.2 Heatsink: Perfected Cooling For Unleashed Performance
ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to your performance build.

Cooler By Design

ROG Strix Z370-F 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

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 cuts milliseconds down to microseconds to reduce game load times; and of course it's compatible with the latest NVMe M.2 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.

  • CrashFree BIOS 3
    Never again worry about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order; even when it won't boot!
  • EZ Flash 3
    Update the latest BIOS via the internet or from within the system BIOS

Connectivity

ROG Strix Z370-F 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.

Dual PCIe GEN3 M.2 Slots: M.2 SSDs Scream at up to 32Gbps, each!
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-F 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-F 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-F 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-F Gaming isn't just VR Ready, it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Z370-F 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® Technologies

Intel Z370 Chipset:
featureThe Intel® Z370 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 Z370 provides a maximum of 10 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 Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready for 8th Gen Intel LGA1151 Core processorsfeature
This motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4x DIMMs) DDR4 memory and 16x PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 lanes for greater performance.

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Web Page for Full Details

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

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 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)

Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4000

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1x DisplayPort port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
The HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2
Supports up to 3 Displays at once

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

   
Storage 6x SATA III (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 high performance storage caching
Only 1x Intel® Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once
   
Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot(x16, x8/x8 modes) 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (as x4) 4x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Two Video cards run in PCIe 3.0 x8/x8 mode
   
USB Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 (10Gbps) port
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 (10Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports

2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports (at mid-board)
4x 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
   
Audio SupremeFX Audio CODEC S1220A:
8-Channel High Definition Audio
Dual Headphone Amplifiers
Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback & 113dB SNR recording
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Supports up to 32-Bit / 192kHz playback

Audio Features:
Dedicated Audio PCB Layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
Premium Japanese-made Audio Capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
- 5x 3.5mm Audio jacks

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x DVI-D port
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
   
Internal I/O 1x AAFP connector
2x RGB Headers
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors for 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x M.2_FAN connector
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
2x Chassis Fan connectors
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1x CPU OV
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1x COM port header
1x T_Sensor Connector
1x AIO PUMP Header
3x 3D Mount Screw ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage (SATA mode & PCIe x4 modes)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage (PCIe x4 mode only)
   
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+ Power Control, 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
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
- Highly Durable Components
- DIGI+ VRM
- SafeSlot

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

ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

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

Performance Optimization:
- DIGI + VRM

Turbo APP

M.2 Onboard (Enjoy up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds on M.2 Storage Devices)
ROG Special Features ROG RAMCache II
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CloneDrive
Overwolf
GameFirst IV
ROG Aura:
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
   
Manageability DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
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, 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 ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm