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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) (Intel Z370) Review (Page 11)

By Steven Bassiri on Feb 28, 2018 06:00 am CST - 2 mins, 15 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

Here are key points about the ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC).

What's Hot

Designed for Gaming: Many motherboards have the word "Gaming" in their names, but not all of them offer features specifically designed for gaming. The audio on the motherboard has been enhanced more than others in the same price range, which is important for many gamers. The rear IO panel features eight USB ports and even a PS/2 port so it supports all types of gaming mice. The PCI-E layout has also been optimized for two double slotted cards, which is typically what gamers might install.

ROG Features: Many people might not expect to find ROG features on a sub-$200 motherboard, and we didn't either, but we did find a few. The motherboard has one external temperature sensor port and comes with the sensor so you can plug it in and make it work. It also comes with CPU_OV jumper, so you can push very high voltages if you go subzero. It also comes with a VRM fan bracket, so you can install a VRM fan to keep things cool. It also features a clock generator dedicated to BCLK overclocking. You also get the ROG goodies like a door knob hanger and cable stickers.

Solid Aesthetics: Simple is what many want, and the STRIX series typically delivers. With the Z370-G Gaming, we find a simple motherboard that will fade into the background but still maintain a solid aesthetic appeal. The VRM heat sinks spread over a wide area, so they cover up a lot of the PCB. The only integrated RGBs are under the PCH heat sink, so you won't have RGB LEDs glaring at you. The capacitors have also been blacked out.

What's Not

No RGB LED Header: The motherboard supports RGB LEDs built into products that plug into the motherboard, such as Aura Sync DRAM, but it doesn't offer an RGB LED header. That might be a pro for many people though.

Final Thoughts

The ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) offers a lot of features, including Intel LAN, Wireless-AC, USB 3.1, 120dB SNR audio, and support for SLI/CrossFireX. We were also happy to find two M.2 slots, plenty of USB on the rear IO, and a lack of bandwidth sharing. Overall, the motherboard offered us a solid experience without headaches, and is a great motherboard for those who want a motherboard that just works and doesn't waste resources on things like RGB LEDs.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) (Intel Z370) Review 96 |
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The Bottom Line: ASUS decided to get rid of the flashy features while maintaining and upgrading useful features on their ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC) motherboard.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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