ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming: The Well Balanced ITX Gaming Motherboard
Designed For all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors
This ROG STRIX B450 Chipset based Motherboard is fully compatible with all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors. It is also fully compatible with the 2200G and 2400G Series Ryzen Processors with Integrated Radeon Graphics, offering these CPUs 4K UHD HDMI and DisplayPort Video Out Ports1.
ASUS ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards provide a feature set distilled from the high-end ROG Strix X470 Gaming Series that gives you all the essentials for a well-balanced build.
Featuring an innovative riser card that frees up real estate by elevating onboard audio and M.2 storage above the board, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming packs the complete arsenal of ROG enhancements into the diminutive mini-ITX form factor. With intelligent overclocking and cooling, support for high-performance memory, all the latest connectivity options, and a host of firmware and software utilities that enhance your experience, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming is a compact gaming powerhouse.
Solid Hardware Specs for Gaming and More
Ripe for cooling with air or liquid, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming gives you the flexibility to pair any Ryzen CPU and graphics card into a suitable chassis without worrying about thermals. And with all the latest tech onboard, there’s less clutter in and around your build, leaving more space for accompanying hardware, gaming gear, and peripherals.
ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features an innovative riser card to help alleviate the constraints imposed by the mini-ITX form factor. The M.2 Audio Combo Card frees up prized real estate by raising M.2 drives and SupremeFX audio circuitry above the mainboard to minimize lateral signal interference. And it’s neatly covered by a stylish heatsink that’s capable of keeping the latest high-performance SSDs cool.
Cooler by Design
ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
Improved DDR4 Stability
Tuned to take full advantage of Ryzen’s capabilities, and ready for the latest memory kits, ROG Strix B450 Gaming series motherboards are built specifically for high-performance gaming rigs. Intelligent firmware delivers the plug-and-play experience that first-time DIYers demand and the essential tuning options that performance-addicts need. Maximize frame rates with a high-bandwidth memory kit or leverage a host of tuning options to extract peak performance potential from a modest setup. Load up any way you want and get into the game with ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards.
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
ROG Strix B450-I Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I211-AT), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for the game.
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that’s engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
Design, Customization, and Setup
Neat design touches, customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with the ROG Strix B450-I wonderfully easy.
The distinctive sleek cuts across the ROG Strix heatsink are now accented with a futuristic cyber-text pattern, fusing multiple gaming cultures to create a unique identity for this generation. But it’s not all about arresting looks: the all-new ROG Strix motherboards exude material excellence, with a high-quality metal heatsink that adds a premium touch.
Aura Sync – Outshine the Competition
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header – and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That’s why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory – so you can build fuss-free.
ROG Strix EcoSystem
Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and monitors, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG Strix ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.
Tune Your Rig The Way You Want
Whether it’s overclocking, cooling, assigning network priorities, or tuning audio characteristics, the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming has the firmware options and software utilities to tailor your rig’s performance for any type of gaming environment.
Affordable acceleration for any hard drive. AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.
Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and ROG Strix B450-I Gaming offers one of the best in the business.
The wizard in EZ mode makes short work of settings basics like the time and date, as well as more intricate settings like fan parameters and SATA port identification.
EZ Mode – EZ Tuning Wizard
Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.
Intuitive Graphical Fan Controls
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
Fast and Easy Clock Adjustment
Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.
My Favorites – Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.
View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.
Performance Level Up
With the exclusive AI Suite 3, you can control your rig’s performance directly from the operating system. Its dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface
Fan Xpert 4
ROG Strix motherboards provide comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you’re cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
The Energy Processing Unit leverages an onboard microcontroller (EPU) to provide system-wide power savings by automatically optimizing power consumption, and the Away mode smart setting saves energy by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Digital Power Controls
The Digi+ voltage regulator module (VRM) with onboard power circuitry delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Unleash your PC’s full performance potential with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Sonic Studio Link
New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
GameFirst Network Control
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. New Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all onboard network controllers to create massive bandwidth. You’ll also enjoy the all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for best performance.
ASUS Grid and More
The brand-new ASUS Grid portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
Speed Your Game Loads
RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, check email, instant message and stream or record gameplay while you’re in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.
Beyond VR Ready
The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix B450-I Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
AMD CPU AND CHIPSET FEATURES
AMD® Ryzen™ AM4 socket for AMD® Ryzen™ 2nd Generation / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ VEGA Graphics / Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
The AMD® Ryzen™ processor is based on the innovative Zen core architecture and features up to eight cores and Radeon™ Vega integrated graphics. Together with dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 16 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 lanes, these AMD AM4-socket processors deliver superb computing performance.
AMD B450 Chipset
The AMD B450 chipset delivers high performance and flexibility with the latest AMD® AM4-socket Ryzen™ processors. It also offers AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology and provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
Supports both types of Ryzen™ Processors:
- Supports AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors (without integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)
- Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors (with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)
- Windows® 10 64-bit
- AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors
- AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
|Make and Model||ASUS PRIME B450-PLUS ATX Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Supports AMD® Ryzen™ Series 3 / 5 / 7 Processors for Socket AM4
Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors for Socket AM4
|Chipset||AMD® B450 Chipset|
|CPU Socket||AMD® Socket AM4|
|Memory||2x DIMM DDR4 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, 32GB Max (2x 16GB)
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Integrated in the AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors Multi-VGA output support:
– Supports HDMI 2.0b with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors:
AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processor:
AMD B450 Chipset:
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors:
AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processor:
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation:
AMD B450 chipset:
AMD B450 chipset:
AMD B450 chipset:
|LAN||1 x Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
ROG GameFirst IV
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/ 5 GHz
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2, 4.0LE, 3.0+HS|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
– Dual OP Amplifiers
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
– Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
– LED-illuminated audio jacks
– Sonic Radar III
– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
|Back Panel I/O||1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
3 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2)
|Internal I/O||1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) ( x 4 -pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) ( x 4 -pin)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector ( x 4 -pin)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x Speaker connector
|BIOS||256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, Secure Erase, User Profile, F4 AURA ON/OFF, F9 Search|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||Mini ITX Form Factor|
|Dimensions||6.7" x 6.7" (17 x 17 cm)|
- Rear Panel Video Port use requires a compatible AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processor for AM4 Socket