Asus Strix B360-I Gaming w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

MX71240 Strix B360-I Gaming w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
MX71240 Strix B360-I Gaming w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Product Info

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

featureThis ROG Strix B360-I 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.

Experience mini-ITX gaming performance with the ROG Strix B360-I Gaming. Gamer's Guardian with SafeSlot delivers hardware-level protections while you outshine the competition with customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting. Innovative dual M.2 design, USB 3.1 Gen2, Intel Gigabit LAN and onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi deliver maximum connectivity speeds.

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.

feature

  • Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2 (1x inside double-decker PCH heatsink, 1x back side), dual Gigabit LAN, onboard 802.11ac WiFi 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
  • Gamer's Guardian with Fan Xpert 4 provides hardware-level safeguards for maximum performance with dynamic system cooling
  • Aura Sync RGB lighting with additional 4-pin RGB header features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync enabled products
  • 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.

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 B360-I 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

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.

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

ROG Strix B360-I 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.

Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi Support

ROG Strix B360-I Gaming features the latest Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MU-MIMO and wide 160MHz channels, for wireless speeds of up to 1.73Gbps. In fact, its integrated Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi adapter pushes wireless data up to 2X faster than other Wi-Fi solutions - so you'll get fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. Intel Wireless-AC 9560 also offers Bluetooth 5.0 for connections that are up to 2X faster than ever before, and with up to 4X the range.

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 For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors:
2x 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.
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: 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort displays

HDMI v1.4b up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz
DisplayPort v1.2 up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz

Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
   
Storage Intel® B360 Chipset:
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (supports both PCIe 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)*
* For a 2242 storage device, use the bundled 2242 mounting kit.
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode)**
- 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 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x16)
Multi-GPU Support N/A
   
USB Ports Intel® B360 Chipset:
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (2 at back panel, red, Type-A)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports ( 1 x Type-A and 1 x Type-C ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front)
   
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 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz (Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed)
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0
   
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 HDMI 1.4b
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (1 x Type-A, 1 x Type C)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jacks
   
Internal I/O 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 header supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (supports both SATA & PCIe 3.0 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (supports PCIe 3.0 mode)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin Chassis fan connector
1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Addressable RGB header
1 x 2-pin Clear CMOS/RTC jumper
1 x 2-pin Thermal sensor connector
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin Internal speaker connector
1 x 9-pin System panel connector
   
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, 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, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F4 AURA ON/OFF and F9 Search, Secure Erase, User Profile.
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
   
Form Factor Mini ITX Form Factor: 6.7" x 6.7" (17 x 17 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-I Gaming mini-ITX Motherboard
  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • Panel Cable
  • Addressable LED Extension Cable
  • Cable Ties Set
  • 2 x M.2 2242 Mounting Kits
  • 2 x M.2 Screw Packages
  • ROG Strix Sticker
  • Support DVD
  • User's Manual