ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING

    ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING

    AMD AM4 B450 ATX gaming motherboard with DDR4 3200MHz support, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI 2.0, dual NVMe M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and Aura Sync RGB LED lighting

    • AM4 socket: Ready for AMD Ryzen™ processors
    • Fast memory and storage: Dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz (OC) and NVM Express® RAID supported.
    • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear.
    • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A connectors.
    • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, plus ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst technologies.
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
    • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
    • Gamer’s Guardian: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.
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    ROG Strix B450-F

    ROG Strix B450 Gaming series provides a feature set distilled from the high-end ROG Strix X470 Gaming series that gives you all the essentials for a well-balanced build. With comprehensive cooling options, dual PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots and AMD StoreMI support for incredible storage speeds, improved DDR4 memory stability and much more, ROG Strix B450 Gaming delivers the performance you need with room to focus your budget on accompanying hardware. The motherboard also offers rich customization options with lighting synchronization as well as guided performance tuning and optimization via intuitive ROG software that makes it easy for experienced and first-time system builders alike to create a gaming system that really stands out.

    ROG Strix B450-F

    Cyber Culture Fusion:
    Fresh aesthetics to make your own

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    Vibrant or Stealthy:
    The style choice is yours

    1. Pre-mounted I/O Shield
      2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports

      ‧ 2 x Type A

      Display Port

      ‧ HDMI 2.0
      ‧ DP

      Intel® I211-AT Gigabit LAN

      ‧ ROG GameFirst technology
      ‧ LANGuard

    2. Multi-GPU CFX support
      2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16

      (supports x 16, x8/x4)

      1 x PCIe 2.0 x 16

      (at x4 mode)

      3 x PCIe 2.0 x 1
    3. SupremeFX S1220A CODEC

      ‧ Impedance sense
      ‧ High quality output and input
      ‧ SupremeFX shielding
      ‧ Dual OP amplifiers

    4. DDR4 3200 MHz(O.C.)

      ‧ 4 x DIMM, dual-channel

    5. AM4 socket for AMD 2nd/1st Generation Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics
    6. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    7. 2 x M.2 Socket 3

      ‧ 1 x Type 2242-2280, supports SATA & PCIe 3.0 x4 modes
      ‧ 1 x Type 2242-22110, supports PCIe 3.0 x4 modes

    8. 1 x Thermal sensor header
    9. 2 x AURA RGB headers

    SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE

    With ample power to fuel Ryzen's cores, plus cooling, storage and connectivity options for a range of hardware, the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard has everything you need to build on a budget or load up with high-performance components to game in the big leagues.

    Cooler By Design

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
      4-pin PWM/DC fan
    • AIO pump fan
      AIO pump fan
    • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

    • A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

    Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2

    Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and a PCIe x16 slot to enjoy incredible data-transfer speeds.

    AMD StoreMI

    AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.

    AMD StoreMI

    Improved DDR4 Stability

    Tuned to take full advantage of Ryzen's capabilities, and ready for the latest memory kits, ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards are built specifically for high-performance gaming rigs. Intelligent firmware delivers the plug-and-play experience that first-time DIYers demand and the essential tuning options that performance-addicts need. Maximize frame rates with a high-bandwidth memory kit or leverage a host of tuning options to extract peak performance potential from a modest setup. Load up any way you want and get into the game with ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards.

    Intel Gigabit Ethernet

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I211-AT), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for the game.

    Lower CPU workloads
    High TCP and UDP throughput

    LANGuard

    Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges.

    Surface-mounted capacitors

    EMI Cover

    SupremeFX

    Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
    >Learn more about ROG audio technology

    A. Audio cover

    Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.

    B. Audio-line shielding

    Intelligent shielding blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-on cards to provide cleaner audio.

    C. Dual Op Amplifiers

    Two onboard Op amps output exceptional audio and can drive headphones with an input impedance of 32–600Ω.

    Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors

    High-quality Japanese-made components produce warm, natural audio with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    DESIGN, CUSTOMIZATION, AND SETUP

    A host of design touches, customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix B450-F Gaming wonderfully easy.

    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. If you prefer a subtler style, you can swap the PCH sticker with an included alternative. The choice is yours.

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    • Vibrant
    • Stealth

    Outshine the Competition

    ROG Strix motherboards deliver superior performance and aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs and lighting strips connected to the RGB header. All lighting can be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

    * The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
    **RGB extension cable is included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
    • Static Static
    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Comet Comet
    • Flash and dash Flash and dash
    • Wave Wave
    • Glowing Yo-Yo Glowing Yo-Yo
    • Starry Night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
    • Smart Smart

    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 easily syncs with PC cases, memory modules, coolers and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of well-known manufacturers. ASUS Aura software provides simple and intuitive lighting management.

    *Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.

    • Pre-Mounted I/O Shield

      ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.

    • SafeSlot

      2X slot
      A PCIe slot that's reinforced with steel bracing to protect the motherboard from being damaged by heavy graphics cards.

    • ESD Guards

      2X greater
      electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.

    • 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, secure handling of memory modules

    • Q-LED

      Onboard LEDs indicate power status as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device ― to enable quick diagnosis.

    • Digi+ VRM

      The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultrasmooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.

    • DRAM overcurrent protection

      Onboard resettable fuses protect all connection ports and DRAM modules against overcurrent and short-circuit damage to protect your investment.

    • Durable components

      Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.

    Certified Compatibility

    Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.
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    The ROG Strix Ecosystem

    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 ROG Strix ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

    TUNE YOUR RIG THE WAY YOU WANT

    The ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities crafted for all skill levels, making first-time setup, tuning, and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.

    Easy-To-Use UEFI BIOS

    The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and ROG Strix B450-F Gaming offers one of the best in the business.

    • The wizard in EZ mode makes short work of settings basics like the time and date, as well as more intricate settings like fan parameters and SATA port identification.

      EZ MODE
      EZ MODE

      EZ Tuning Wizard

      Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

      Intuitive graphical fan controls

      Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

      SATA Information

      Easily display SATA port details for device identification.

      Fast and easy clock adjustment

      Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.

    • When you're ready for a deeper dive, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard, and a built-in search function helps you quickly find the setting you need.

      ADVANCED MODE
      ADVANCED MODE

      My Favorites

      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

      EZ Flash 3

      Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.

      SMART

      Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.

      GPU POST

      View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.

      Secure Erase

      Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.

      Last Modified Log

      Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.

      SATA Port Renaming

      Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

      User Profile

      Save BIOS settings for migration to a new BIOS version or system.

      Q-Fan Control

      Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.

    Performance Level Up

    With the exclusive AI Suite 3, you can push performance as far as possible for brilliant gaming thrills. Its dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Strix B450-F Gaming system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

    Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid
    All-around energy efficiency
    Precise digital power control
    CPU performance boost
    • Fan Xpert 4

      Fan Xpert 4

      ROG Strix motherboards provide comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

    • EPU

      All-round Energy Efficiency

      The Energy Processing Unit leverages an onboard microcontroller (EPU) to provide system-wide power savings by automatically optimizing power consumption, and the Away mode smart setting saves energy by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

    • Digital Power Controls

      Precise Digital Power Control

      The Digi+ voltage regulator module (VRM) with onboard power circuitry delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

    • TPU

      Instant CPU Performance Boost

      Unleash your PC's full performance potential with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

    Sonic Studio III

    Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

    *Learn more about Sonic Studio III.

    Sonic Studio UI
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    • APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES

      Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    • SURROUND SOUND

      Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience

    • Sonic Studio Link

      New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

    *A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process true-to-life sound.

    Sonic Studio UI
    • In-game sound effects and music are adjusted automatically to increase the feeling of immersion, so audio pulls you further into the game.

      GAMING

    • The Voice Clarity and Smart Volume sliders are set high to emphasize dialog, so you'll hear the softest whispers and experience minimum distortion at maximum volume.

      MOVIE

    • Voice Clarity, Bass Boost and Treble Boost are carefully balanced, so your music-listening experience feels like a live performance.

      MUSIC

    • Soft sounds are accentuated by Smart Volume for enhanced listening, while Voice Clarity boosts speech for crystal-clear conversations.

      COMMUNICATION

    • Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset, boosting immersion in virtual worlds.

      VIRTUAL REALITY

    • Easy-to-use routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.

      MULTITASKING

    Sonic Radar III

    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 onscreen arrow to help you instantly pinpoint the enemy's position and the origin of key in-game sounds. 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!

    *Learn more about Sonic Radar III.

    • Improved Audio Algorithm

      The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
    • 3D Engine

      Sonic Radar III is built around an all-new HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
    • Audio Boost

      Press hot keys to briefly increase bass, midrange or treble frequencies for improved focus during different parts of your game.
    • Audio Radar

      A visual cue to ensure Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

    GameFirst IV

    GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. New Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all onboard network controllers to create massive bandwidth. You'll also enjoy the all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for best performance.

    greater total bandwidth gamefirst

    ASUS Grid

    The brand-new ASUS Grid portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.

    ASUS GRID

    Speed your game loads

    RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

    Smart mode: Automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources.

    Overwolf

    Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, check email, instant message and stream or record gameplay while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.

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    • In-game dock- 5 customizable apps
    • In-game calling- 0 missed calls during gaming
    • Multi-IM support- 5+ clients in a single interface
    • 5 customizable apps
    • 0 missed calls during gaming
    • 5+ clients in a single interface

    BEYOND VR READY

    The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix B450-F Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
    >Learn more about ASUS Beyond VR Ready

    THE POWER OF AMD

    AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics / Ryzen 1st Generation Processors

    The AMD Ryzen processor is based on the innovative Zen core architecture and features up to eight cores and Radeon Vega integrated graphics. Together with dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 16 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 lanes, these AMD AM4-socket processors deliver superb computing performance.

    AMD B450 chipset

    The AMD B450 chipset delivers high performance and flexibility with the latest AMD AM4-socket Ryzen processors. It also offers AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology and provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.