ROG STRIX B250I GAMING

    ROG STRIX B250I GAMING

    Intel LGA-1151 mini-ITX B250 gaming motherboard with double-decker heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, Intel LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dual M.2 and SATA 6Gbps

    • The successor to the ASUS Pro Gaming motherboard series
    • LGA1151 socket for 7th Gen and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
    • Double-decker PCH and M.2 heatsinks designed for optimal heat dissipation and gaming performance
    • Aura Sync RGB LEDs and an Aura 4-pin RGB header for ultimate customizability
    • ROG SupremeFX audio: Renowned audio performance with dual headphone amplifiers, leveled-up Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III
    • Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, plus LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
    • Next-gen connectivity: Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth and Intel® OptaneTM Memory ready
    • Patent-pending ASUS SafeSlot for enhanced PCIe retention and shearing resistance

    ROG Strix B250 motherboards continue the proud legacy of the Pro Gaming series with acclaimed ROG innovations. ROG Strix B250I Gaming motherboards combine a compact, mini-ITX form-factor with bold aesthetics, premier performance, and incredible audio to deliver gaming experiences with punch and unrivaled style. Support for the latest Intel processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations — such as the revolutionary double-decker heat sink — take performance to the next level to give you the edge against opponents. ROG Strix B250I charges every movement of every game with thrilling energy and equips you with epic speed and agility. Join the Republic with ROG Strix B250I Gaming and dominate your game!

    • 6 x USB 3.0 ports
      4 back panel, 2 mid-board
    • Intel® I219-V
      ROG GameFirst
      LANGuard
    • 2 x 2 dual band Wi-Fi
      Bluetooth v4.1
    • SupremeFX 8-channel audio
      Optical S/PDIF out
    • SupremeFX S1220A codec
      · Impedance sense
      · High quality output and input
      · SupremeFX shielding
      · Dual headphone amplifiers
    • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16
      Safeslot
    • Aura Sync
    • Intel© Socket 1151
    • 1 x Aura RGB header
    • DDR4 2400/2133MHz
      2 x DIMM, dual-channel
      Support XMP
    • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s
    • M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280)
      Supports SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 4 modes

    • M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280)
      Supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode

    Gaming innovation

    Double-decker heatsink

    ROG Strix B250I Gaming has an innovative double-decker heatsink design that allows the M.2 SSD to be stacked atop of the PCH heat sink, which is then topped off with an additional metal heatsink for the M.2 drive. The two heatsinks are thermally isolated to prevent the PCH and M.2 from affecting each other. The double decker design not only cleverly maximizes the board space on mini ITX board, but also dramatically improves heat dissipation, cooling the M.2 SSD by up to 20°C for better stability and enhanced gaming performance while featuring a stylish angular design to enhance the look of ROG Strix B250I Gaming builds.

    • A. M.2 heatsink

    • B. PCIe M.2 SSD

    • C. PCH heatsink

    • D. PCH chip

    Outshine the competition

    ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology makes ROG Strix B250I Gaming the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.

    *Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync.

    Lighting

    Aura lighting control

    Create your own custom LED lighting effects with the intuitive Aura software. Cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build with the powerful RGB LEDs built in to ROG Strix B250I Gaming, or attach a separate RGB strip using the onboard 4-pin header. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of twelve different lighting themes.

    *The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
    * One extension cable is included. RGB LED strips are sold separately.

    Lighting

    Aura lighting control

    Create your own custom LED lighting effects with the intuitive Aura software. Cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build with the powerful RGB LEDs built in to ROG Strix B250I Gaming, or attach a separate RGB strip using the onboard 4-pin header. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of twelve different lighting themes.

    • Static Static Always on
    • Breathing Breathing Fades in and out
    • Strobing Strobing Flashes on and off
    • Color cycle Color cycle Fades between the colors of the rain-bow
    • Music effect Music effect Pulses to the beat of your music
    • CPU temperature CPU Temperature Changes color with CPU load
    • Rainbow Rainbow A rolling multi-color glow
    • Comet Comet A stream of light with a tail
    • Flash & dash Flash & dash Single/multi-color stepped flashes
    • Wave Wave An undulating display in single or multi-color
    • yoyo Glowing Yo Yo A rebounding elastic beam
    • Starry Night Starry Night A display that mimics the nighttime sky

    AUDIO

    SupremeFX

    Shielded audio, superior sound

    ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever recording quality — and 120dB on line-out for crystal-clear sound! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!

    A. Audio cover

    Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.

    B. Dual Op Amplifiers

    With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility.

    C. Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors

    Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    D. Audio line shielding

    Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

    Sonic Studio III

    ROG Strix's Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. In addition to that, Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity!

    Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers.

    • music
      players

    • games

    • voip
      app

    • video
      players

    • music
      players

    • games

    • voip
      app

    • video
      players

    Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers.

    App-specific profiles

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

    Noise filter

    Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that your communications are loud and clear.

    Scan and detect to dominate

    Sonic Radar III

    We've given Sonic Radar III an overhaul, evolving the audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you — and we've even added an onscreen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position instantly! See the origin of key in-game sounds and hone your enemy-pinpointing skills. 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!

    • Improved Audio Algorithm

      The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
    • 3D Engine

      Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
    • Audio Boost

      The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly.
    • Audio Radar

      Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

    performance

    • CPU Performance
      Boost

    • All-Round
      Energy Efficiency

    • Advanced
      Fan Controls

    • Precise Digital
      Power Control

    Instant CPU performance boost

    Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and for exploiting the potential out of your graphics card*
    * Please see the graphics card QVL

    All-round energy efficiency

    With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings — for gaming kicks that won't cost the earth! EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on thrills. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the power level of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay — and then total energy efficiency when you step away!

    Cooler by design

    Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 Core makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise -- so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!

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    Fan Xpert 4 Core

    ‧ Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans fan parameters and all fans with a single click.
    ‧ Extreme Quiet Mode: Reduces CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
    ‧ RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing you to fix the fan speed.

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    Precise digital power control

    To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Strix B250I Gaming is kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control for enhanced system stability and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller and it's fully compliant with Intel's IMVP8 specifications, for smoother, safer power.

    Game faster, rank higher

    ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU, prioritize game data across your network and optimize the audio settings for fantastically clear audio and in-game-chat. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.

    RAMCACHE II

    SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS

    Uniquely intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times -- and of course it's compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options!

    Automatically caches all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system‘s caching resources.

    AWARD-WINNING BIOS DESIGN

    The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned enthusiast, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.

    CrashFree BIOS 3

    Never again worry about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order — even when it won't boot!

    EZ Flash 3

    Update the latest BIOS via the internet or from within the system BIOS.

    networking

    Intel Gigabit Ethernet

    More throughput and less CPU usage for great gaming experiences

    ROG Strix B250I Gaming features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead while offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for gaming.

    LOWER CPU WORKLOAD

    HIGH TCP & UDP THROUGHPUT

    LANGuard

    Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

    LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Strix B250I Gaming's connection and deliver pumped-up throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!

    1.9X HIGHER
    STACTIC-ELECTRICITY TOLERANCE

    2.5X-GREATER
    SURGE TOLERANCE

    ESD guards

    Surge-protected
    components

    GAMEFIRST IV

    TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG

    GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.

    2x2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO

    Onboard Wi-Fi with transfer speeds up to 867 Mbps

    ROG Strix B250I Gaming has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!


    * Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.

    ** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client.

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    DUAL PCIE GEN3 M.2

    LET YOUR SSD SCREAM AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 32GBPS

    ROG Strix B250I Gaming features dual M.2 slots with Socket 3 and M-key support. One slot supports PCIe 3.0 (2242/2260/2280) for NVMe , and the other slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x 4 modes. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.

    INTEL OPTANE MEMORY READY

    ENTER A NEW ERA OF STORAGE PERFORMANCE

    One M.2 slot on ROG Strix B250I Gaming supports* Intel® Optane™, revolutionary non-volatile memory technology that offers dramatically accelerated data transfer speeds. Optane memory modules make game launch and level load times much faster, so you'll wait less and play more!
    *Enabled via 7th Gen Intel processor, driver and BIOS update

    gamer's
    guardian

    SafeSlot

    ASUS SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented. Featuring a new single-step, insert-molding manufacturing process that integrates fortifying metal and additional solder points, SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

    Q-LEDs

    Onboard LEDs to Indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

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    Digi+ VRM

    Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!

    DRAM Over-Current Protection

    All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life.

    Q-Shield

    NO pain!
    Protect your hands from nicks and cuts.

    Stainless Steel Back I/O

    Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the input/output (I/O) panel is three times longer than ordinary panels!

    Q-DIMM

    1-sided clips make handling memory modules a cinch.

    ROG Strix
    Gives you more

    Overwolf

    Stay in the game

    Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all 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

    ROG Clone Drive

    Image your drives, the smart way

    All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.

    3D-printable accessories

    As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.

    Fan grill

    Add a little extra style to your build.

    Cable Combs

    Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.

    ROG FONTS

    Use ROG font files to print letters -- then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase!

    ROG KEYCHAIN

    Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world!

    Guide to Start Printing

    • download

      Select the 3D source files you want to download.

      download
    • Personalize

      Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.

      play

      Watch tutorial

    • Print

      Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.

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    • Setup

      Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts.

      play

      Watch tutorial

    Beyond VR ready

    ROG Strix B250I Gaming isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix B250I Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

    The power of Intel

    Intel® B250 chipset

    The Intel® B250 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th & 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® B250 chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

    Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors

    The ROG Strix B250I Gaming motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.