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ROG STRIX B360-H GAMING/OPTANE
Intel B360 ATX gaming motherboard with 16GB Intel Optane memory, Aura Sync RGB header, pre-mounted I/O shield, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.1, HDMI and DVI.
- LGA1151 socket: Ready for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
- Fast Storage: 16GB Intel® Optane™ memory included for accelerated performance from high-capacity hard-drive storage.
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including RGB strips.
- Easy DIY: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.
- Advanced cooling: Automated system-wide tuning and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
- Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teamed with Sonic Studio III creates immersive aural landscapes.
- Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A connectors.
- Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst for smoother, safer, lag-free online play.
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
ROG Logo Red LED
USB 3.1 Gen 2
(2 x Type-A)
Intel® I219-V Gb LAN Port
ROG GameFirst IV
- 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16(x16/x4)
SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
· Impedance sense
· High quality output and input
· SupremeFX shielding
· Dual Op amplifiers
Intel®Core™ 8th Generation
Processor on LGA 1151 socket
- DDR4 2666MHz
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
- M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280) Support SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 2 modes
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-22110)
Support PCIe 3.0 x 4 Mode
- 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory
- 1 x RGB header
Up your aesthetic horizons with a new cyber-text design, 3D-printable parts from fan grills to cable combs, and Aura illumination — to create a personalized gaming with immersion that extends from the inside out.
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. But it’s not all about arresting looks: the all-new ROG Strix motherboards exude material excellence, with a high-quality metal heatsink that adds a premium touch.
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. ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane’s RGB header lets you connect to and sync with PC cases, memory modules, coolers and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of well-known manufacturers. And they can all be easily managed via the intuitive ASUS Aura software.
* 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.
*Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
Download 3D-printable file here
2-WAY SLI HB BRIDGE COVER
Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available.
Add a little extra style to your build.
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.
Use ROG font files to print letters — then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase.
Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world.
DIY FRIENDLY DESIGN
DIY-friendly design simplify your PC-building experience, so installation is easier, compatibility assured, and all-around protection to keep you and your rig safe.
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black, and it’s pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.
Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance
electrostatic protection than industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.
One easy-release clip to swap or secure your graphics card. Press to pop out, or push in the card to secure.
One-sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules
Onboard LEDs indicate power status as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device ― to enable quick diagnosis, if needed.
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultraclean power delivery to the CPU.
DRAM overcurrent protection
Onboard resettable fuses protect all connection ports and DRAM modules against overcurrent and short-circuit damage, extending your motherboard's life.
Highly durable components
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperature — up to 110% better than the industry standard.
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 and fast-forward to the fun.
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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 Strix ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.
Easy-To-Use UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane 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 stuff like fan profiles and SATA port identification.
Intuitive graphical fan control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
Fast and easy clock adjustment
Use mouse controls 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.
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.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to determine potential failures.
View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory-fresh condition.
Last Modified Log
Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Save BIOS settings for migration to a new BIOS version or system.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the 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 hits 75°C.
Experience great performance through comprehensive cooling controls, fast storage, and exclusive technologies to enhance memory reliability and speed.
Cooler By Design
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:
Multi temp sources
4-pin PWM/DC fan
AIO pump fan
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload-based cooling. All can be easily managed via Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Performance Level Up
You’ll want to push performance as far as you dare for brilliant gaming thrills, and with exclusive AI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel you'll fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane based system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Fan Xpert 4
ROG Strix motherboards provide comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) coolers via Fan Xpert 4 or via its 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 — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) provides system-wide power savings by automatically optimizing power consumption and maximizing savings via its Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Digital Power Controls
Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) 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.
Advanced Fan Controls
All-round Energy Efficiency
Precise Digital Power Control
Accelerated Performance with Intel Optane Memory
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane is equipped with 16GB of Intel® Optane™ memory for next-level system performance. This smart system-acceleration technology boosts traditional hard-drive storage, so you’ll enjoy double-speed file searches, up to 18%-faster computing performance, and 20x-faster drive access. A high-capacity HDD, coupled with Intel® Optane™ memory, provides an optimal combination of large storage capacity and high-speed data access.
Optane Memory (16G)
+ 500G HDD
+ 500G HDD
+ 500G HDD
**Test tools: SYSmark® 2014|PCMark Vantage|5.73MB PPTX file
Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane features dual M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.
Improved DDR4 Stability
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and ASUS T-Topology trace layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements allow the ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane to support a wide range of dual and quad-DIMM memory kits, while providing your rig with the stability it needs to deal with any type of workload.
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.
Proper gaming audio built in means you’re ready to play, chat or stream or kick back with videos right out of the gate, with smart routing to direct different audio streams to different devices.
Sonic Studio III
Intuitive Audio-Tuning Suite
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.
*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 sound true to life.
In-game sound effects and music are adjusted automatically to increase the feeling of immersion, so audio pulls you further into the game.
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.
Voice Clarity, Bass Boost and Treble Boost are carefully balanced so your music-listening experience feels like a live performance.
Soft sounds are accentuated by Smart Volume for enhanced listening, while Voice Clarity boosts speech for crystal-clear conversations.
Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset, boosting immersion in virtual worlds.
Easy-to-use routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Sonic Radar III
Scan and Detect to Dominate
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 on-screen arrow — to help you instantly pinpoint the enemy's position! 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!
*Learn more about Sonic Radar III.
Improved Audio AlgorithmThe new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
3D EngineSonic Radar III is built around an all-new HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Audio BoostHit hotkeys to briefly increase bass, midrange or treble frequencies to improve focus during different parts of your game.
Audio RadarA visual cue to ensure Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
Shielded audio, superior sound
Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's 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. The addition of two op amps on the front-panel headphone output ensures adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential.
>Learn more about ROG AUDIO TECHNOLOGY
A. Audio coverEffective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.
B. Audio-line shieldingIntelligent shielding blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
C. Dual Op AmplifiersTwo onboard op amps pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω headphone impedance.
Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitorsHigh-quality Japanese-made components produce warm, natural audio with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Loaded with the latest technologies, you’ll benefit from connections as quick and simple to make as they are stable and speedy.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
More Throughput and Less CPU Usage for Great Gaming Experiences
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for gaming.
Team Up to Banish Lag
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. New Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all your networks to create gargantuan bandwidth and 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 best performance.
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 ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane'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!
Gives You More
Design, build, tweak and show off your style — with ROG Strix behind you every step of the way.
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.
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 — all at breakneck speeds.
BEYOND VR READY
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane is VR Ready — and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix B360-H Gaming / Optane 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.
THE POWER OF INTEL
Intel® B360 chipset
The Intel® B360 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the B360 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel B360 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 8th Generation Intel® LGA1151 Core processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express® controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
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