ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅10-08-17
Closer Look

The CPU is supplied power by an 8+2 DIGI phase system, ensuring stable and efficient delivery. On the left there is a 4pin system fan header, while on the right there is a trio of 4pin fan headers fro CPU, CPU OPT and AIO pump.

In the very top right of the board there are the Q-LEDs (debug LEDs) giving clear indication on POST what may be causing issues with your system, and on the left of the 24pin ATX power socket is a USB 3.1 G2 header.

Though we don't find any SATA Express, or NVMe U.2 ports, ASUS have provided 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports.

The M.2 slot supports up to 110mm SSDs, and the bottom right corner throws up internal connectors for USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.1 G1, 2x 4pin fan headers (all fan headers outpu 1A, except the bottom water pump header which can output 3A/36W), and of course the front panel chassis headers.

The bottom left corner is dominated by the SupremeFX audio circuitry that has been isolated, along with the front panel audio connector. There are additional headers for TPM, an RGB LED header, as well as a thermal sensor header.

The rear input/output provides users with: 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, 6x USB 3.1 G1, 1x USB 3.1 G2 Type A, 1x USB 3.1 G2 Type C, Lan, optical S/PDIF output, and 5x audio jacks.

There is only one RGB LED lighting zone, but it consists of around 9 LEDs which can produce several advanced lighting effects controlled by the Aura Software. By default it starts up in the 'wave' mode, and it looks awesome.

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