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ROG STRIX H270F GAMING
Intel LGA-1151 ATX H270 gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LED, Intel Gigabit LAN, DDR4 2400MHz, dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, and USB 3.1 Type-C
- The successor to Pro Gaming motherboards
- Aura Sync RGB LED lighting technology for ultimate customizability
- 3D-printing-friendly design — Dedicated 3D mounts makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy
- ROG SupremeFX audio — Renowned audio performance with dual headphone amplifiers, leveled-up Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III
- Gaming networking — Best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, and GameFirst technology
- Next-gen connectivity — Dual onboard M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps PCIe bandwidth and USB 3.1 Type-C connector
- Patent-pending ASUS SafeSlot for enhanced PCIe retention and shearing resistance
Good Value Award
So this ended up being an unexpected review and with that, the H270 chipset isn’t something we would normally be taking a look at. That said, I was really curious to see if this might be the low key option for those who have no interest in overclocking to save some money while still getting most of the same features you would expect on an Asus board and that ended up being right.
Besides its high reliability, the ASUS ROG Strix H270F Gaming provides enhanced customization options. We also like its adequate pricing.
The ASUS ROG STRIX H270F Gaming is designed for those who need a high-performance computer with a high-quality mainboard
The Asus Strix H270F motherboard is an incredible choice for someone looking to build a kick ass gaming rig whilst also trying to keep the costs down. The H270F clearly deserves the "Kicks Ass" award.
Overclockers.ua: Editor's Choice. Best Quality
The new devices of ROG Strix series are good. Here we can note a slightly improved product bundle in comparison with conventional products, greater care for cooling of power control components, use of long life capacitors. They feature a series of program bonuses for network and sound controllers.
GECID.com: The Choice of Gamers
ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING motherboard based on the new Intel H270 chipset is an interesting solution for home system with good equipment
This universal software provides a variety of functions that are easy to use without having to switch between different tools.
205/5000 ASUS embodies strength, creativity and purity, which is symbolized by this dignified, mythological creature. Through every product released on the market, the company is rising to new heights of quality and innovation
Goldfries Recommended Hardware
Want a new motherboard for your Intel Kaby Lake processor that looks great without costing a bomb? Check out the ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING.
Support newest technologies even M.2 NVME & Optane, USB3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + Type-C also adjustable Aura sync as you wish.
ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING was awarded with "DD's Recommended" award by Ddworld.cz server with arguing that "it's a good board and in terms of competition, which often resigned mainly on sound quality, it's quite an interesting model".
Advantages: - Quality components - Excellent bios - Excellent price - Rog "pedigree"
ROG Strix H270 motherboards continue the proud legacy of the Pro Gaming series with acclaimed ROG innovations. ROG Strix H270F Gaming motherboards combine bold aesthetics with premier performance and incredible audio to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences and style. Support for the latest Intel processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations, take performance to the next level to give you the edge against opponents. ROG Strix H270F charges every movement of every game with thrilling energy and equips you with epic speed and agility. Join the Republic with ROG Strix H270F Gaming and dominate your game!
Gaming Aesthetics: Aura Sync technology plus angular heatsink
Stylish PCB: Matte black color with striking, patterned design
ROG Badge: Reflective polychrome finish stands out against diamond-cut metal nameplate
- USB 3.1
(Type-A + Type-C)
- Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 (support x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 (at x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 3.0 x 1
· Impedance sense
· High quality output and input
· SupremeFX shielding
· Dual headphone amplifiers
- Aura RGB header
- DDR4 2400/2133MHz
4 x DIMM, dual-channel
- 3D mount
- Intel® Socket 1151
- M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280)
Supports SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 2 modes
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
- M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-22110)
Supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode
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 H270F 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 Always on
- Breathing Fades in and out
- Strobing Flashes on and off
- Color cycle Fades between the colors of the rain-bow
- Music effect Pulses to the beat of your music
- CPU Temperature Changes color with CPU load
- Rainbow A rolling multi-color glow
- Comet A stream of light with a tail
- Flash & dash Single/multi-color stepped flashes
- Wave An undulating display in single or multi-color
- Glowing Yo Yo A rebounding elastic beam
- Starry Night A display that mimics the nighttime sky
*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.
Outshine the competition
ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology makes ROG Strix H270F 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.
3d Printing Friendly
Make It Your Own
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
Cable CoverCover your cables for a tidier PC.
Custom NameplatePersonalize your build with a custom logo making it unique to you.
M.2 Fan HolderThe ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.
IO coverCover the IO and individualize your build with a name or logo.
Exclusive 3D Mount For Easy Installation
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add nameplates, cable covers, or an M.2 fan holder.
*Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.
As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.
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!
Guide to Start Printing
Select the 3D source files you want to download.
Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes.
Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways.
Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts.
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.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
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 AlgorithmThe new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
3D EngineSonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Audio BoostThe new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly.
Audio RadarSonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
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*
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 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!
Fan Xpert 4
RWhen the CPU in the water-cooled state, GPU is the key factor for case's environmental temperature. The new fan control function can set GPU temperature as a fan tuning source, more accurate and effective to reduce the system temperature!
Precise digital power control
To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Strix H270F 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! Prioritize 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.
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 overclocker, 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.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
More throughput and less CPU usage for great gaming experiences
ROG Strix H270F 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
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 H270F 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!
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.
Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2
Let your SSD scream at speeds of up to 32Gbps
Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2 slots (1x type 22110, 1x type 2280) provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe Gen3 storage devices via two M.2 slots to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 7th Generation Intel Core platform.
USB 3.1 type A+C
Ultimate 10Gbps data speeds
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is also completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices -- so you'll be set for breakneck USB 3.1 speeds with every connection. And as an added bonus, ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further.
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.
Onboard LEDs to Indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
Gives you more
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 at breakneck speeds.
Beyond VR ready
ROG Strix H270F Gaming isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix H270F 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.
Learn more about ASUS Beyond VR Ready
The power of Intel
Intel® H270 chipset
Intel® H270 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. Additionally, H270 provides a maximum eight USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel H270 also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, 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 H270F 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.