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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.