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ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II

ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II delivers all the essentials needed for a well-balanced build. Designed to handle the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II features amped-up power delivery, optimized thermal design and more stable DDR4 memory. BIOS FlashBack™ makes upgrading easy to give any dream build a head start, and intuitive ROG software ensures a superior gaming experience.

Spec Overview

  • Performance
  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity

Built for Performance Gaming

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  1. AMD Socket AM4 for 3rd Gen
    AMD Ryzen™ Processors
  2. CFX Support
    • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (x16, x8/x4) [CPU]
    • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (x4) [CHIPSET]
    • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots [CHIPSET]
  3. 8+4 Discrete MOS
  4. DDR4, 4 x DIMM
    • Dual Channel
  5. 2 x M.2 Sockets
    • 1 x M.2 2242-2280 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes
    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode

Comprehensive Cooling

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  1. VRM Heatsinks
  2. AIO Pump Header
  3. Chipset Heatsink
  4. M.2 Heatsink
  5. Multiple 4-pin PWM Fan Headers

Total Gaming Immersion

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  1. I/O Zone Aura Lighting
  2. SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
    • Impedance sense
    • High quality output and input
    • SupremeFX shielding
    • Dual OP amplifiers
    Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer Sonic Radar III
  3. 1 x 3-pin Addressable RGB Header 2 x 4-pin Aura RGB Headers

Full Connectivity

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  1. 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/
    Mouse Combo Port
  2. 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  3. BIOS FlashBack™ Button
  4. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
    • 3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®
  5. 1 x HDMI ™ 2.0
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  6. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
  7. Intel® I211-AT 1Gb Ethernet
  8. Optical S/PDIF OUT
  9. 5 x Audio Jacks
  10. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
  11. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
  12. 2x USB 2.0 Ports
ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II

Amped Performance

With a robust power design to drive multi-core Ryzen processors, plus cooling, storage, connectivity and audio options for a wide range of hardware, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II offers gamers everything they need for a budget or high-performance build.

  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Storage & Memory
  • Networking
  • Audio

Power Design

Digital power control and an array of discrete MOS ensure ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II has the muscle to control the latest AMD CPUs.

  • MOSFET MOSFET
    Discrete MOS
  • DIGI+ EPU DIGI+ EPU
    Controller
  • Choke Choke
    Choke
  • Capacitor Capacitor
    Capacitor
  • 8+4 Discrete MOS

    8+4 discrete MOS include high-side and low-side MOSFETs, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest AMD CPUs demand.

  • DIGI+ Power Control

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


    * ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is embedded in the rear of ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II

  • Alloy Choke and Capacitor

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

  • Alloy Choke and Capacitor

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

  • 8+4 Discrete MOS
  • DIGI+ Power Control
  • Alloy Choke and Capacitor
  • Alloy Choke and Capacitor
  • Thermal Design
  • Cooler by Design
VRM Thermal Enhancement

VRM Thermal Design

The ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II uses new alloy chokes that deliver better efficiency, and high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the VRM array to a sink that has ample surface area for the latest processors. And to ensure critical components always make optimal contact, there's a backplate on the rear of the board that helps balance MOSFET temperatures while providing structural reinforcement.

M.2 Heatsink

M.2 Heatsink

An integrated heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

Cooler by Design

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

  • CPU
  • Chassis
CPU Fan Header
CPU Fan Header

A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers

AIO Pump Fan Header

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

4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header

All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans

position of CPU_FAN, CPU_OPT, AIO_PUMP
position of CHA_FAN
Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2

Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2

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

DDR4 OC 4400MHz

DDR4 OC 4400MHz

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. 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.

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet

Intel Ethernet Controller I211-AT ensures fast and smooth data exchanges. It reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, leaving more processing power for gaming.

M.2 Socket with E Key

M.2 Socket with E Key

Integrated with Intel® Wireless AC/AX technology, the M.2 socket offers PCIe support for a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1 solution*.


*Bluetooth 5.1 will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.

LANGuard

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

2.5X HIGHER SURGE TOLERANCE
Surface-mounted capacitors EMI Cover

Surface-mounted capacitors

EMI Cover

  • SupremeFX
  • AI Noise-Canceling Microphone

AI Noise-Canceling Microphone

AI noise-canceling microphone software is exclusively featured on ROG Strix motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth headsets. The utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance.

3DMark-FPS (2560x1440)
the difference when AI is turned off and on

Hear the difference

AI OFF
AI ON

Click on the slider when the audio is playing to hear the difference when AI is turned off and on.

  • Background noise
  • Other human voice
  • Human speech
Build Smart

Build Smart

Packed with intuitive software and DIY-friendly options for convenient setup and use, cyberpunk inspired aesthetics, plus a diverse ecosystem of components, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II is the key to any outstanding gaming build.

  • Optimization
  • DIY Friendly
  • ID Design
  • Aura Sync
  • Certified Compatibilty

5-Way Optimization

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics.

  • TPU insight
  • EPU guidance
  • Fan Xpert 4
  • DIGI+ power controls
  • Turbo App
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings.

    UI of TPU insight

    The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

    UI of EPU guidance

    Fan Expert 4 provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Control is also possible via the award-winning ROG 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.

    UI of Fan Xpert 4

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

    UI of DIGI+ power controls

    This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ― so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

    UI of Turbo App

    UEFI BIOS

    The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans. ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II also features 256 MB BIOS Flash ROM for future proof compatibility.

  • Advanced Mode
  • EZ Mode
  • UI of Advanced Mode

    When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

    Learn more

    My Favorites

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

    EZ Flash 3

    Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

    S.M.A.R.T

    Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

    GPU POST

    Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

    Secure Erase

    Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

    Last Modified Log

    Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

    SATA Port Renaming

    Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

    Search Function

    Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

    ASUS User Profile

    Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

    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.

    UI of EZ mode

    Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

    Learn more

    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.

    Pre-mounted I/O Shield

    Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.

    Pre-mounted I/O shield

    BIOS FlashBack™

    Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present.

    BIOS FlashBack™

    Q-LEDs

    Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

    Q-LEDs

    SafeSlot

    The reinforced ASUS SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

    SafeSlot

    Cyber-inspired Looks

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II embodies the unique Strix gaming spirit with its stylish cut across the I/O shroud, its cyberpunk-inspired ROG eye logo across the PCB plate, and futuristic cybertext highlights.

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II

    Outshine the Competition ASUS AURA SYNC

    ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

    • Static Static
    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Starry night Starry night
    • Music Music
    • Smart Smart
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    Certified Compatibility

    ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).

    CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

    The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

    Up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

    The ROG Strix Ecosystem
    ROG Gives You More

    ROG Gives You More

    ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.

    • Personalized Sound
    • AI Networking
    • Armoury Crate
    • RAMCache III

    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.

    SONIC STUDIO LINK

    SONIC STUDIO LINK

    The new Sonic Studio Link allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any connected device.

    SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

    SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

    Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.

    APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES

    APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES

    Apply customized audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    *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 audio that's true to life.

    AI Networking

    The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

    HOW IT WORKS

    • Identification
      Identification

      GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognized.

    • Boost
      Boost

      GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.

    • Visualization
      Visualization

      An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.

    WHAT IT DOES

    GAMING FIRST MODE

    GAMING FIRST MODE

    Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.

    NETWORK INSIGHT

    NETWORK INSIGHT

    WiFi Quick Assist analyzes network information — including real-time bandwidth use — to generate a graph that provides a clear overview of current network status. When paired with a ROG router, WiFi Quick Assist lets you quickly scan your WiFi network to find the best channel; then you can use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets.

    ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE

    ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE

    GameFirst VI analyzes current app usage and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smoother online experiences, even when multitasking.

    Armoury Crate

    Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.


    *Windows 10 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.
    • Aura Sync
    • Device configuration
    • Driver & manual download
    • Gaming highlights
    • Account management
    LEARN MORE
    Aura Sync
    Device configuration
    Driver & manual download
    Gaming highlights
    Account management
    LEARN MORE

    RAMCache III

    RAMCache lll software 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.

    The intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

    UI of RAMCache III

    A memory check provides a quick overview of the health status of assigned memory.

    UI of RAMCache III

    A Smart mode automatically caches all storage devices to maximize system resources.

    UI of RAMCache III
    HDMI