Asus ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossfireX

MX71236 ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossfireX
MX71236 ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossfireX

Product Info

ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs

featureThis ROG Strix B360-F Gaming 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 B360-F Gaming features Fan Xpert 4 for dynamic system cooling, Aura Sync RGB lighting and 3D printing mounts. Dual M.2 and front panel USB 3.1 deliver maximum connectivity and speed. Injection-molded PCIe SafeSlots ensure graphics cards stay securely installed.

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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  • 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
  • FanXpert 4 Core 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

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.

Outshine the Competition

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
** RGB extension cable is included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

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.

Make It Your Own

ROG Strix motherboards are ideal for refining the details of your build. Dedicated 3D Mounts make fitting 3D-printed parts easy, using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes. We even offer a free design file to help you keep your build's identity aligned with the broader Strix style and colorways.

* Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mounts, and are also bundled with an extra 3D Mount kit.

Custom Nameplate

Personalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you.

M.2 Fan Holder

The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.

3D-Printable Accessories

As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.

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 B360-F Gaming features dual M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.

Audio

SupremeFX - Shielded Audio, Superior Sound

Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. The addition of two op amps on the front-panel headphone output ensures adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential.

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.

More Throughput and Less CPU Usage for Great Gaming Experiences

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.

  • Lower CPU workload
  • High TCP and UDP throughput

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® B360 Chipset
   
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)

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
** DDR4 2666MHz and higher memory modules will run at max. 2666MHz on Intel® 8th Gen. 6-core or higher processors.

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

DisplayPort up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz
HDMI v1.4b 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® B360 Chipset:
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x 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).
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
- Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
- 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:
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (supports x16)
Intel® B360 Chipset:
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max at x4 mode)*
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots**
* The PCIEX16_2 slot shares bandwidth with PCIEX1_1 and PCIEX1_2 slots. When PCIEX1_1 and PCIEX1_2 slots are occupied, PCIEX16_2 slot runs at x2 mode.
** The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with PCIEX1_4
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
   
USB Ports Intel® B360 Chipset:
3 x USB 3.1 gen2 ports (1 x Type-C port + 2 x Type-A ports at back panel)
2 x USB 3.1 gen1 ports (2 ports at mid-board)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)
   
LAN Intel® I219-V Chipset:
1 x 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 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
4 x USB 2.0 ports [black]
3 x USB 3.1 gen2 ports (1 Type-C port + 2 Type-A ports)
1 x DP port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
   
Internal I/O 1 x USB 3.1 gen1 connector supports additional
2 x USB 3.1 gen1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional
2 x USB 2.0 ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x 4-Pin CPU_FAN connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector
2 x 4-Pin CHA_FAN connectors
1 x 4-Pin M.2_FAN connector
1 x 5-Pin EXT_FAN connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x T_SENSOR header
1 x TPM connector
1 x RGB_HEADER
1 x COM connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
   
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 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
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 12" x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
  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.

Package Contents

  • Asus ROG Strix B360-F Gaming ATX Motherboard
  • 2 x 2-in-1 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • Extension Cable for RGB Strips
  • Cable Ties Set
  • M.2 Screw Package
  • ROG Strix Door Hanger
  • ROG Strix Stickers
  • 3D Printing Mount Package
  • Support DVD
  • User's Manual