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Review: Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming

by Tarinder Sandhu on 5 October 2017, 14:10

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Conclusion

...it now supports M.2 drive cooling, whose ommision was viewed by us as a negative mark against the previous board.

Asus understands that the Z370 chipset will reinvigorate interest in mainstream PC computing thanks to it supporting 8th Gen Core processors outfitted with up to six cores and 12 threads.

The technology giant is also acutely aware that it can port over all the company-specific goodness from the Z270 model bearing the same name; both boards use an identical form factor and CPU package.

The Z370 isn't a carbon copy, mind, as it now supports M.2 drive cooling, whose ommision was viewed by us as a negative mark against the previous board.

A minor tweak here and there ensures the ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming motherboard makes a strong case as a sub-£200 base for your next PC build. We'll have to see how competitors up their Z370 games before knowing exactly where Asus stands, but for now, the board is, like its predecessor, a safe, solid buy.

The Good
 
The Bad
Supports six-core CPUs
M.2 cooling
Enhanced memory overclocking
Above average layout
 
Looks a little plain
Pricey compared to Z270 variant



Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming

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“Looks a little plain” ??? ummm, NO it doesn't.
You should see how Aorus and MSI boards light up in comparison, but each to their own. :)
Asus boards always look bad a$$ !!
Pointless buying a Z370 board since they're not going to work with the Intel Cannonlake due next year.