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Third Party Review

Author: Shurjeel Amjad


The ASUS and their Strix range have taken up the market of providing gaming motherboards. They outperform the competition in terms of performance and looks. On every platform, ASUS tries to produce a well-rounded and inclusive ITX offering, and the Strix B450-I Gaming is no different. This mini ITX has the ability to do everything that a high-end X470 does and it offers almost 99% of the bigger X470 platform. It is a smaller version of B450-F and is classified as a modern package that comes with the price of $150. This motherboard offers a range of utilities that enhances the gaming experience and flexibility that sets it apart from other motherboards. The Strix B450-I Gaming has the firmware choices and software utilities to adjust rig’s performance for any type of gaming scenario, whether it’s overlocking, cooling, allocating network priorities, or modifying audio characteristics. The all-new ASUS Grid portal can keep the user up-to-date on the most recent driver and BIOS updates. Its simple user interface may be customized to display a range of information, including security updates, bug fixes, gaming events as well as any other special offers. It is built on AMD B450 chipset that supports all generations of Ryzen processors.

The Strix B450-I features Aura Sync RGB provides synchronized LED lighting and endless spectrum of colors along with the gaming audio SupremeFX S1220A audio hardware and Sonic Studio III gives an experience that draws you deeper into the action. It also contains a header for static lightning experience. This motherboard is a tiny gaming powerhouse with intelligent systems and high-performance, 64 Gb RAM. It also comes with DDR4 high storage, with speeds up to 3600MHz and enhanced reliability. It has a pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS Safe-Slot and other components that provide optimum endurance.

The Strix B450-I motherboard is nearly equal to the size of palm, pretty colorful and supports an external temperature sensor. It features the most comprehensive cooling options. The angular M.2 area, keeps SSD cool and dissipates heat away from the M.2 area, while minimizing the possibility of performance sapping that may occur if the device gets too warm. It also features a 5-way optimization and automated system, that can be tailor-made according to your rig. There is a Wi-Fi module as well along with Bluetooth (4.2) and HDMI connectivity.

The Strix B450-I Gaming motherboard makes customization and creating gaming rig easy with its neat designs, customized choices, as well as industry’s most diversified ecosystem of components. It looks promising for the builders and gamers as it offers AMD Ryzen (second generation) processor, with cable ties, driver DVD, four USB slots, HDMI 2.0b, audio (headphone, mic, and input) and Wi-Fi connectors and a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, which allows you to have a high-end customized PC. It also allows the user to put any Ryzen CPU and graphics card into a compatible chassis without worrying about thermals. Moreover, there is less clutter that gives more room for additional hardware, gaming gears and peripherals.