Asus ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX

MX71230 ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX
MX71230 ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX

Product Info

ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs

featureThis ROG Strix H370-F Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is initially compatible with the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors.

Additional compatible Intel® Processors will be available in the future.

Older Socket LGA-1151 Motherboards are not pin compatible with this new Motherboard; as per Intel®, due to differences in how each pin is used by the Motherboard.

Built for a customized gaming experience, the ROG Strix H370-F Gaming features Fan Xpert 4 for dynamic system cooling, Aura Sync RGB lighting and 3D printing mounts. Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen2 deliver maximum connectivity and speed while ASUS OptiMem improves memory stability and performance.

ASUS ROG STRIX Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage

This ASUS ROG STRIX Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core™, Pentium and Celeron Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have they come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

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Features

Aesthetics

Up your aesthetic horizons with a new cyber-text design, 3D-printable parts from fan grills to cable combs, and Aura illumination — to create a personalized gaming with immersion that extends from the inside out.

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.

Perfect Synchronization
The ASUS Aura ecosystem is in the ascendancy, with an extensive and growing list of ASUS products now offering Aura Sync compatibility — along with loads of compatible accessories and kits available through partners. Your ROG Strix motherboard’s built-in Aura RGB lighting can be easily synced with PC cases, memory modules, coolers and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of well-known manufacturers. And they can all be easily managed via the intuitive ASUS Aura software.

DIY Friendly Design

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

Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black, and it’s pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.

SafeSlot
Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

ESD Guards
2x Greater electrostatic protection than industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.

Q-LED
Onboard LEDs indicate power status as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device, to enable quick diagnosis, if needed.

Q-SLOT
One easy-release clip to swap or secure your graphics card. Press to pop out, or push in the card to secure.

Q-DIMM
One-sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.

The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The Strix ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

Performance

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

Dual M.2 With Perfected Cooling
ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING with two M.2 slots for maximum storage flexibility. The first slot has an integrated M.2 heatsink with a huge cooling surface to bolster fan-based cooling, finished in stylish brushed metal. The second slot is situated away from heat-generating graphics card to maximize airflow cooling. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.

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.

Intuitive Audio-Tuning Suite
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 LINK
New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Sonic Radar III: Scan and Detect to Dominate
The new Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an on-screen arrow, to help you instantly pinpoint the enemy's position! 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!

Networking

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

Team Up to Banish Lag
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. New Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all your networks to create gargantuan bandwidth and smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database.

Compatibility

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional Operating System to work.

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard has a LGA-1151 v2 Processor Socket which supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors, even those with an Socket LGA-1151 v1 design.

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

  • Core™ i7: i7-8700K, i7-8700
  • Core™ i5: i5-8600K, i5-8600, i5-8500, i5-8400
  • Core™ i3: i3-8350K, i3-8300, i3-8100
  • Pentium Gold: G5600, G5500, G5400
  • Celeron: G4920, G4900

Specifications

CPU Support1 Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium Gold and Celeron G Series desktop processors in the Socket LGA1151 v2 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® H370 Chipset
   
Memory For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors: 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
Faster RAM will be downclocked to 2666MHz by the Bios automatically.

For matching Intel® Dual and Quad Core Processors: 4x DIMM DDR4-2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)

Note: This motherboard chipset does not support RAM overclocking

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM

   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports 3x DisplayPort*, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D displays

3x DisplayPort* displays up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz
*DisplayPort v1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports up to 3x DP v1.2 monitors daisy chained together
HDMI up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz, 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60Hz
DVI-D up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz

Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
   
Storage Intel® H370 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology support

1x M.2_1 Socket 3* with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1/2 port when using M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use X2 mode (PCIE only). N/A
1x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode only) - Intel® Optane Memory Ready**
** Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.

   
Expansion Slots 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor:
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16)

Intel® H370 Chipset:
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x4)
4x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots

Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Two video cards run PCIe 3.0 in x8/x8 mode
   
USB Ports Intel® H370 Chipset:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C Rear port
2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-A Rear ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) Mid-board ports
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Rear ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Mid-board ports
   
LAN Intel® I219-V Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth N/A
   
Audio ROG SupremeFX S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
* Due to HDA bandwidth limitations, 32-Bit/192kHz not supported in 7.1 Channel
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR stereo playback input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Dual Headphone Amplifiers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

Audio Features:
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
4x USB 2.0 ports [black]
3x USB 3.1 gen2 ports (1 Type-C port [black] + 2 Type-A ports [red])
1x DP port
1x HDMI port
1x DVI port
1x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
5x Audio jacks
1x Optical S/PDIF out
   
Internal I/O 1x 4-Pin CPU_FAN connector
1x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
1x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector
2x 4-Pin CHA_FAN connectors
1x 4-Pin M.2_FAN connector
1x 5-Pin EXT_FAN connector
1x 24-pin EATX power connector
1x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
1x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x System panel connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x T_SENSOR header
1x TPM connector
1x RGB_HEADER
1x COM connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors support additional 4x USB 3.1 gen1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 2x USB 2.0 ports
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
   
Special Features 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

Gamer's Guardian
- SafeSlot
- DIGI+ VRM
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB ports
- Highly Durable Components
- Stainless Steel Back I/O

   
Manageability WOL, WOR, PXE
BIOS 1x 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, F11 EZ RAID Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, , F4 AURA ON/OFF and F9 Search
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm
  1. This Motherboard only supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors on the LGA 1151 Socket. Pin assignments have changed, so 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors will not work. Any damage to this motherboard and / or 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors when used together voids the warranty of both products.