ASUS has announced several new mainboards available for gamers out there who want to build a compact gaming rig using AMD Ryzen processors. The two new boards are mini-ITX form factor and promise to connect all the gamer’s desired features from the ROG main board in a much smaller package. The first new board is ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING (AMD X370 chipset), while the other is STRIX B350-I GAMING (AMD B350 chipset), both using Socket AM4.
|ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I and ASUS ROG B350-I|
Both boards have very similar spec sheets and are ready for liquid cooling and have RGB addressable for those who want bing to follow their Ryzen performance. Both boards are also equipped with integrated M.2 SSD heatsink and enhanced audio components that live with riser cards so the boards can be compact, but your voice sounds better than most of the ITX mini main boards.
|ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I|
Other features of the board include the integrated Aura Sync, WiFi 802.11AC, USB 3.1 ports, and FanExpert technology to allow you to keep the machine cool no matter what you do with the PC. To get around the limitations of small dimensions with the mini-ITX form factor, ASUS goes into the riser card to keep the features Gamers want. The caring audio riser has an M.2 Audio Combo card with SupremeFX sound and an additional slot for M.2 storage expansion.
A small riser board is crammed between heatsinks for M.2 drives and platform chipsets so they can be efficiently cooled without taking up excess space inside the computer. Both the X370-I and B350-I boards can utilize Ryzen overclocking with a six-phase VRM design as offered by full-size board. This board has a shorter footprint for dual-DIMM RAM configuration that allows DDR4-3600 RAM to be supported.
|ASUS ROG B350-I|
ASUS also integrates 5-way Optimization that makes overclocking easier for beginners and experts. The smart auto-tuner automatically overclocks the CPU and configures the cooling depending on the components you use in the manufacture. Both boards will be available in North America by the end of October.