ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅10-08-17
Test Setup & Overclocking
Test Setup
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Cooling Corsair Hydro H115i
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz @ 2666MHz
Graphics AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
Storage Corsair Force LE 480GB
PSU Corsair RM750X 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU

Cinebench R15 CPU/OpenGL Score
x264 HD 4.0 1st and 2nd pass encoding
SiSoftware SANDRA CPU & Memory benchmarks
POV-RAY CPU benchmarks
TrueCrypt CPU benchmarks
AIDA64 CPU benchmarks & Memory
PCMark 8 Home Suite & Photoshop
3DMark FireStrike 3D Benchmark
Games Rise of the Tomb Raider & Total War: WARHAMMER

Other Software
Temperature Analysis: Aida64 & Ryzen Master
Stress Testing Software: AIDA64 Stability Test
CPU Specification Monitoring: CPU-Z
Performance Monitoring: MSI Afterburner

Being part of the ROG series, we find a host of exclusive gamer orientated software exclusive to ASUS, including the Gamefirst IV and Sonic Radar, along with other ASUS exclusive software like ASUS AURA for lighting control and the latest version of the Ai Suite.

The BIOS is pretty much identical to that of other ASUS ROG motherboards, however we felt that the UI was a little unresponsive/laggy while navigating the latest version. Despite that, it functions very well and is comprehensive of all the options you could want for tweaking and overclocking.

Overclocking is fairly straight forward, and there are various options for it, however, unlike the Crosshair VI Hero, which reached 4.15GHz, the ROG STRIX X370-F could barely hold a little over 4GHz bench-stable. It is worth noting that, unlike others in this price range, the STRIX has a baseclock generator which allows for adjustments of the baseclock, which should help some get more out of their system performance, but again, this will likely be down to the limitation of your CPU.

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