Intro

Even though Intel has released Coffee Lake CPUs back in October with whole range with six cores on Core i5 and i7 parts also Core i3 with quad-core, but the problem was they only worked with 300-series chipset and only the Z370 was available, which are not budget motherboards, so user didn’t have much choice if want to buy a Core i3 or i5. Now after 6 months later Intel finally releasing the H370 and B360 series motherboards for Coffee Lake. Today we are going to take look at ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F Gaming motherboard based on B360 chipset. Asus ROG STRIX line-up sit within the mid-range bellow the ROG Maximus and above the standard series motherboards. ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F Gaming following a similar design language as the previous generation STRIX boards, but new chipset brings new features that not available at this price point before. So should our wait be worth it? let’s find out.

 

Specifications

ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING
CPU CPU Type Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Core™ Processors
DRAM DRAM Spec supported 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4, 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Expansion Slots PCIex16 (Armored@x16) 1 x from CPU @GEN3
PCIex16 (Black@x4) 1 x from PCH @GEN3
PCIex1 (@x1) 4 x from PCH @GEN3
VGA Display Port Display Port 1.2, Max. 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
HDMI HDMI 1.4b, Max. 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
DVI Supports DVI-D, Max. 1920 x 1200@60Hz
AMD® 2-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Mass Storage Dual M.2 1x PCIe GEN3 x2/SATA mode in Socket 3, M Key, support Type 2242/2260/2280 1 x PCIe GEN3 x4 mode in Socket 3, M Key, support Type 2242/2260/2280 * The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2 port when using M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use X2 mode (PCIE only). The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with PCIEX1_4
SATA 6Gb/s 6 via PCH native
RAID N/A
USB 3.1 Gen 2 3 rear via PCH native ( 2 type-A and 1 Type-C)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 2 front via PCH native
USB 2.0 6 (4 rear, 2 front )
Network NIC Intel® I219-V
Anti-surge Ethernet Onboard LANGuard Ethernet
Network Prioritizing ROG GameFirst IV
Audio ROG SupremeFX S1220A HD CODEC
Dual OP Amplifiers
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