ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming is the slightly feature slimming ATX sibling of the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming with a very similar aesthetic shared between both models, with fewer premium components and is representative of the mid-range segment of its X570 product stack. The most notable features of the Strix X570-F Gaming include two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, eight SATA ports, and an HDMI 2.0b video output on the rear panel. On the design, ASUS has gone with a gaming-inspired which theme of black and grey, with ARGB LEDs implemented into the rear panel cover for a bit of extra flair. The actively cooled X570 chipset heatsink also includes a graffiti-inspired design which fits in with the rest of the board's theme.

On the PCB of the ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming is three full-length PCIe 4.0 ports which are configured to run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4. This allows users to run up to two-way NVIDIA SLI and three-way AMD CrossFire multi-graphics card setups. Storage capabilities onboard include two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with a pair of M.2 heatsinks which the PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs are certainly going to appreciate. The board also includes eight SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 arrays. The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F also has four memory slots with the capabilities to run up to 128 GB. Memory support isn't known at present, but more information should be available when this model launches, sometime after 7/7.

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F uses a single Ethernet port controlled by an Intel I1211-AT Gigabit NIC, while the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output are driven by a SupremeFX S1220 HD audio codec. Looking at rear panel USB, there's three USB 3.1 G2Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, and four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports. Also present on the rear panel is a pair of video outputs consisting of a  DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0b, with a USB BIOS Flashback button that uses a dedicated USB Type-A port which is clearly highlighted on the IO shield.

Similar to the ASUS ROG X570-E Gaming in terms of stylings, the ROG X570-F Gaming drops some key features to offer users looking for the Strix style, but without the larger hit to the wallet. While a few of ASUS's X570 models are doubled up with Wi-Fi enabled and those without, the Strix-X570-F keeps the core layout, but without the cost-laden features such as Wi-Fi 6, and a 2.5 G NIC. The ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming is almost certainly going to cost less than its better equipped X570-E Gaming sibling, but we currently don't have an MSRP at the time of writing, and this model won't be available at launch.

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  • Tunnah - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I really love how advanced motherboards are nowadays. I can pick up the most "basic" model and it'll cover everything I need, and even include stuff I won't. Gone are the days frantically trying to find a motherboard that ticks all the boxes for even the most basic of needs.

    Plus having such a competent board as my soon-to-be secondary system means I can leave all my drives in that and put it in a nice quiet place. I'm fairly certain the 8 HDDs in this one are what caused my tinnitus :/
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  • Jansen - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace has officially validated ECC support. This is a really big deal, as Ryzen has usually only had unofficial ECC support. It opens up a whole other revenue steam for AMD that Intel has deliberately cut off in order to drive Xeon sales.

    Micron is ramping up its 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 ECC modules MTA18ADF2G72AZ-3G2 specifically for this market.
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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I'd much sooner get a Ryzen platform for their value and unbuffered ECC support for an upgrade for my NAS box running FreeNAS, but it's well documented that FreeBSD still has teething issues with Ryzen chips, scheduling, and overall reliability... FreeBSD is what powers FreeNAS OS.

    So I'm kind of stuck with Intel workstations/server CPUs and ECC ram for a FreeBSD machine (assuming I don't want to do the legwork of trying to get it stable first, and even so, I may not always have the same stability that mature FreeBSD+Intel support...)

    I'll very likely be moving to Ryzen for my main PC, though.
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  • quorm - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I agree with the general sentiment. Core i3 is another option if you don't need a lot of cpu power. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Is that with current upstream FreeBSD? Because I think that would change with Sony using FreeBSD as their OS for Playstation 4 and 5. Some changes (for Jaguar) for PS4 pushed to FreeBSD:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...

    and for Ryzen for PS5:
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&a...
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  • teldar - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I used a ryzen 1600 for my bad. Rock solid after updating board bios. Reply
  • danjw - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I built a file server on Ubuntu Server. You might try that. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Many of the x370, x470 and x570 mobos officially supported ECC btw.
    All of Asrock's X570 and likewise all of Asus's X570 support ECC.

    What's more unique about the ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace is that it has out-of-band remote management, like the service processor one would find on a server over the separate Realtek LAN. You can control BIOS, power, install OS remotely. It doesn't appear to use a separate chip so I assume it's actually using Ryzen's PSP
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  • spikebike - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Wow, pricey board. Sad that AMD handles ECC in such a half assed way. Intel's price premium for low end servers is approximately $0. Xeon E3's were priced very similarly or even cheaper to the similar desktop parts. In particular the cheapest hyperthreading E3 was often cheaper than the cheapest i3/i5/i7 with 4 cores/8 threads. Similar with the HEDT, the intel premium for a better socket/additional memory busses is much less than the low end Eypc/Threadripper.

    So you either have the luck of the draw trying to buy a reliable AMD with ECC (not just physically compatible, but actually corrects memory errors), or you pay a substantial price premium.
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  • Aikouka - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    ASRock Rack has a Ryzen motherboard that officially supports ECC and also has IPMI support (X470D4U). They're also developing a Threadripper variant of their Epyc server board that has IPMI support, but it uses the X370 chipset. Reply

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