ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming is a small form factor gaming-focused and represents its more mid-range Strix brand. Based on the smaller Mini-ITX form factor, the X570-I Gaming has plenty to shout about including two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots and eight SATA ports which is quite impressive for a small form factor to feature.

There is a single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot in addition to two memory slots with support for up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory. The aesthetic is similar to the ATX sized X570 Strix models with a graffiti-inspired graphic on the M.2 heatsink, which also extends around to the rear panel cover for a uniformed look. There is RGB LED lighting built into the heatsink, with a strip underneath the right-hand side of the PCB for an ambient styled glow. In terms of storage, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming has eight SATA ports and two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots; one is located on the front just above the full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot which includes a heatsink, while the other sits on the rear of the boards PCB. 

Aimed at the mid to high-end gamers, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming has a ROG SupremeFX S1220 HD audio codec which powers three 3.5 mm audio jacks, with three USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, and four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports also on the rear panel. Interestingly ASUS includes a DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 pairing of video outputs on the rear for use with the newly announced AMD Ryzen 3000 series APUs. The ROG Strix X570-I rear panel also has an Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC powering the single Ethernet port, as well as an Intel AX200 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface which also includes support for BT 5.

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming at present doesn't have an MSRP as isn't being launched with the rest of its product stack, and it represents the only mini-ITX sized model in the line-up; the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact is actually mini-DTX. A mixture of premium components, good storage capabilities and a Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface an attractive model for users looking to build a potent small form factor gaming system.

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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...
    Reply
  • 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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