ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

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ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

ASUS is ready for the second wave with a fresh family of motherboards based on the new AMD X470 chipset. The X470 chipset is designed to enhance the performance of the next generation AMD Ryzen 2000 series of processors code named Pinnacle Ridge and yet retains backward compatibility with current Ryzen 2nd Gen processors.

Ryzen brought a breath of fresh air to the CPU market last year, and AMD is hoping to keep the pressure on in 2018. ASUS is supporting the next generation of Ryzen processors with a new slate of X470 motherboards. At launch, Asus will have six new motherboards, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero and its WiFi-enabled twin lead the lineup with a stealthy design and extra overclocking features. This is followed by the ROG Strix X470-F and its Mini-ITX brother, the Strix X470-I, which offer easy tuning for the core PC gaming market. The ROG boards all support DDR4 speeds over 3466MHz via overclocking with the exception of the Strix X470-I, which caps out at 3466MHz.

The ROG boards also support 2-way SLI and 3-way CrossFire GPU configurations, once again with the exception of the X470-I, as its form factor only allows for one GPU.

ROG, ROG Strix, Prime and TUF Gaming series feature innovative tuning, cooling and personalization options to extract the best performance from AMD Ryzen processors. The new X470 Series spans six motherboards, each with a unique spirit. The ROG Crosshair VII Hero and its WiFi twin lead the lineup with a stealthy design for serious overclockers, savvy enthusiasts and gamers. Its Strix X470-F Gaming sibling makes ROG enhancements like easy tuning and next-level customization more affordable, while the Strix X470-I Gaming shrinks everything down to mini-ITX proportions for powerhouse small-form-factor systems.

KEY POINTS

  • ASUS X470 Series features ROG Crosshair VII Hero / WiFi Edition, ROG Strix X470-F and X470-I Gaming, Prime X470-PRO and TUF X470-PLUS Gaming
  • The lineup includes the acclaimed UEFI BIOS with new search and share profile features, Fan Xpert 4, Aura Sync and connectivity updates, and new designs
  • ROG Crosshair VII Hero is the most advanced X470 platform for serious tuners, with black-on-black theme optional stealth mode that turns off all onboard LEDs

ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

The TUF X470-PLUS Gaming is features military-grade components and an alliance of industry partners with a focus on functional integration that goes beyond cosmetic matching. Outside the increasingly dominant gaming sphere, the Prime X470-PRO provides a mature alternative for the content creation and everyday productivity audience with a new level of user refinement and a design inspired by futuristic architecture.

Despite differences within the series, the ASUS X470 Series is bound together by common features and capabilities honed over nearly 30 years of ASUS motherboards. From tuning to cooling to personalization, it’s designed to help users maximize their PC’s potential.

ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

Outside of the ROG realm are two additional motherboards, the Asus Prime X470-PRO and the TUF X470- Plus Gaming. Both of these boards come in the standard ATX form factor, with support for up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. The Prime board supports DDR4 speeds of over 3466MHz with overclocking, meanwhile the TUF board caps out at 3200MHz.

The Prime board supports SLI and CrossFire, meanwhile the TUF only supports AMD’s CrossFire multi-GPU technology. All of Asus’s new X470 motherboards come with either 6 (ATX) or 4 (M-ITX) SATA 6Gb/s ports and a M.2 32Gb/s slot.

ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

ASUS Launches ROG, PRIME, TUF AMD X470 Series Motherboards

Availability & Pricing & Specs:

ASUS X470 based motherboards are available for pre-order in most regions starting on April 13. The ASUS X470 family of motherboards will be available worldwide at leading resellers starting on April 19.

ModelROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)ROG STRIX X470-F GamingROG STRIX X470-I GamingPrime X470-PROTUF X470-PLUS GAMING 
CPU Socket

AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/Ryzen™ 1st Generation/Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 processors

Chipset

AMD X470 Chipset

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

Mini-ITX

ATX

ATX

 
Memory

4 x DIMM; Max. 64GB DDR4

4 x DIMM; Max. 64GB DDR4

2 x DIMM; Max. 32GB DDR4

4 x DIMM; Max. 64GB DDR4

4 x DIMM; Max. 64GB DDR4

 

DDR4-3466+ MHz (O.C.)

DDR4-3466+ MHz (O.C.)

DDR4-3466 MHz (O.C.)

DDR4-3466+ MHz (O.C.)

DDR4-3200 MHz (O.C.)

 
Graphics Output

N/A

HDMI/DP

HDMI

HDMI/DP

HDMI/DVI-D

 
Multi-GPU Support

2-way SLI & 3-way CFX

2-way SLI & 3-way CFX

N/A

SLI/CFX

CFX

 
Expansion slots

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16

 

(@ x16 or x8/x8)

(@ x16 or @ x8/x8)

(@x16 or @x8/x8)

(@x16 or @x8)

 

1 x PCIe 2.0 x 16 slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x 16 slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16

 

(max. @x4)

(max. @x4)

(max. @x4)

(max. @x4)

 
SATA 6Gb/s

6

6

4

6

6

 
M.2 32Gb/s

1x 22110

1x 22110

1 x 2280

1x 22110

1x 22110

 

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 and SATA modes)

 

1 x 2280

1 x 2280

1 x 2280

1 x 2280

1 x 2280

 

(PCIE 3.0 x 4)

(PCIE 3.0 x 2 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

(PCIE 3.0 x 2 and SATA modes)

(PCIE 3.0 x 2 and SATA modes)

 
USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector

1

1

N/A

1

N/A

 
USB 3.1 Gen 2

2

2

2

2

2

 

1 x Type-A,

2 x Type-A at back

2 x Type-A at back

2 x Type-A at back

2 x Type-A at back

 

1 x Type-C at back

 
USB 3.1 Gen 1

10

8

6

8

7

 

8 x Type-A at back

1 x Type-C at back

4 x Type-A at back

1 x Type-C at back

1 x Type-C at back

 

2 x Type-A at front

5 x Type-A at back

2 x Type-A at front

5 x Type-A at back

2 x Type-A at back

 

2 x Type-A at front

2 x Type-A at front

4 x Type-A at Front

 
Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® I211AT

Intel® I211AT

Intel® I211AT

Intel® I211AT

Realtek® 8111H

 
Wireless / Bluetooth

2×2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4 / 5 GHz

N/A

2×2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4 / 5 GHz

N/A

N/A

 

Bluetooth v4.2

Bluetooth v4.2

 
Audio Codec

SupremeFX S1220

SupremeFX S1220A

SupremeFX S1220A

Realtek® S1220A

Realtek® ALC887

 
Audio Effects

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio III

Crystal Sound 3

DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets

 
PWM/DC Fan Headers

8

7

3

7

5

 
AIO Pump Header

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Water Cooling Header

Yes (W_FLOW/W_IN/W_OUT)

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

 
M.2 cooling solution

M.2 Heatsink

M.2 Heatsink

M.2 Audio Combo Card

M.2 Heatsink

N/A

 
AURA Sync RGB Lighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
4-Pin RGB Header

2

2

1

2

1

 
Addressable Header

2

1

1

N/A

N/A

 
SafeSlot

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Pre-mounted I/O Shield

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A