ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • Intel H370 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4-2666
  • 4 x SATA III, 2 x M.2 Socket 3
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 Slot
  • SupremeFX 8-Channel HD Audio Codec
  • Dual Gigabit LAN Ports
  • 802.11ac | Bluetooth 5.0
  • Windows 10 (64-Bit) Compatible
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Designed for 8th Generation Intel Core processors, the Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard from ASUS maximizes connectivity and speed with dual M.2 slots, dual Gigabit LAN ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and Intel Optane memory compatibility. Additionally, ASUS OptiMem improves memory stability and performance, Gamer's Guardian with Fan Xpert 4 provides hardware-level safeguards and component longevity, Aura Sync RGB lighting features a wide spectrum of colors and effects, and a pre-mounted I/O shield helps streamline the installation process. The Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I supports the LGA 1151 socket, Intel H370 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).

The mini-ITX form factor of the Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming can support up to 32GB of RAM over two DIMM slots that can each hold 16GB of DDR4 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. It also supports dual-channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP).

The Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I has a total of 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and 2 x M.2 Socket 3 slots with M key, with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. Both M.2 slots support type 2242, 2260, and 2280 SSDs, while one slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and the other supports SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. There are also two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, all on the rear panel, plus one internal USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector that supports an additional two ports, and one internal USB 2.0 connector that supports an additional two USB 2.0 ports. Network connectivity is achieved using dual Ethernet ports (an Intel I219V Gigabit port and a Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN port), as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and additional wireless peripherals can be paired using Bluetooth 5.0 technology. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there is one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot.

Support for integrated Intel HD graphics is built in with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4b outputs. The DisplayPort supports resolutions up to 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz and the HDMI port supports resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz. Users may also purchase a compatible and dedicated GPU of their choice. Using the ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel HD S1220A audio codec, the Strix H370-I Gaming can support 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR input. Audio can also be output using the five 3.5mm audio jacks or one S/PDIF jack.

ASUS' Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming Motherboard includes an M.2 2242 mounting kit, 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables, 2 x M.2 screws, a cable tie pack, an ASUS 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi moving antenna, ROG Strix stickers, an extension cable for RGB strips, and a panel cable. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features


Up your aesthetic horizons with a cyber-text design, 3D-printable parts from fan grills to cable combs, and Aura illumination to create a personalized gaming with immersion that extends from the inside out.
Cyber Outlook
The distinctive cuts across the ROG Strix heatsink are now accented with a cyber-text pattern, fusing multiple gaming cultures to create a unique identity for this generation. But it's not all about arresting looks: 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 performance and 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 addressable-RGB header, and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V, data/ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 120 LEDs. One extension cable is included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
The ASUS Aura ecosystem is in the ascendancy, with an extensive and growing list of ASUS products now offering Aura Sync compatibility, along with loads of compatible accessories and kits available through partners. Your ROG Strix motherboard's built-in Aura RGB lighting can be easily synced with system cases, memory modules, coolers, and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of manufacturers. They can all be managed via the intuitive ASUS Aura software.

DIY-Friendly Design

DIY Friendly Design
A DIY-friendly design simplifies your building experience, so installation is easier, compatibility is assured, and all-around protection helps keep you and your rig safe.
Gamer's Guardian
ROG Gamer's Guardian includes:

Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG's patent-pending I/O shield is finished in matte black, and it's pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.

This SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

ESD Guards
ESD Guards provide greater electrostatic protection and cover the USB, audio, and LAN ports.

One easy-release clip to swap or secure your graphics card. Press to pop out or push in the card to secure.

One-sided clips for the simple and secure handling of memory modules.

Onboard LEDs indicated power status, as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device. This helps enable a quick diagnosis, if needed.

Digi+ VRM
The Digi+ voltage regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses protect connection ports and DRAM modules against overcurrent and short circuit damage, helping to extend the life of your motherboard.

Durable Components
Durable chokes and capacitors are engineered to resists extreme temperatures.
Certified Compatibility
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 compatibility with a wide range of components and devices. ASUS' extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building an 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 with ease and fast-forward to the fun.
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 Strix ecosystem is extensive, so enjoy greater choices as your system expands.
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey. The wizard in EZ mode makes short work of settings basics like the time and date, as well as more intricate stuff like fan profiles and SATA port identification. When you're ready for a deeper dive, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Advanced Mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard, and a built-in search function helps you quickly find the setting you need.
EZ Mode
EZ Tuning Wizard
Quickly configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

Graphical Fan Control
Fine-tune individual fans by dragging a curve with the mouse.

SATA Information
Display SATA port details for device identification.

Fast & Easy Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change time and date settings
Advanced Mode
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's Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to determine potential failures.

View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.

Secure Erase
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to its factory condition.

Last Modified Log
Track last changes and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.

SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

User Profile
Save BIOS settings for migration to a new BIOS version or system.

Q-Fan Control
Configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature hits 167°F / 75°C.


Experience performance through comprehensive cooling controls, fast storage, and technologies to enhance memory reliability and speed.
The ROG Strix H370-I Gaming features comprehensive cooling controls, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. It features multi-temperature sources, a 4-pin PWM/DC fan, and an AIO pump fan. Each header can also be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload-based cooling.
Performance Level Up
With the exclusive AI Suite 3, you can push performance further for more gaming thrills. Its dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Strix H370-I Gaming-based system. Get a solid balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency, all via one simple and intuitive interface.
Fan Xpert 4
ROG Strix motherboards provide comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) coolers via Fan Xpert 4 or via its UEFI BIOS. 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, keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) provides system-wide power savings by automatically optimizing power consumption and maximizing savings via its Away Mode, a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Digital Power Controls
Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) 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.
Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2
Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots provide NVMe SSD RAID support for a performance boost and speeds of up to 32 Gb/s. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 3.0 storage devices via the dual M.2 slots to enjoy fast data transfer speeds on the 8th Generation Intel Core platform.
Double Decker Heatsink
The ROG Strix H370-I Gaming has a double-decker heatsink design that allows the M.2 SSD to be stacked atop of the PCH heat sink, which is then topped off with an additional metal heatsink for the M.2 drive. The two heatsinks are thermally isolated to prevent the PCH and M.2 from affecting each other. The double-decker design maximizes the space on the mini-ITX board and also improves heat dissipation, cooling the M.2 SSD by up to 59°F / 15°C for improved stability and enhanced gaming performance. It also features an angular design to enhance the look of ROG Strix H370-I Gaming builds.
Improved DDR4 Stability
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the proper PCB layer, and ASUS T-Topology trace layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements allow the ROG Strix H370-I Gaming to support a wide range of dual and quad-DIMM memory kits, while providing your rig with the stability it needs to deal with intense workloads.
Speed Your Game Loads with RAMCache II
RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with NVM Express storage options, its intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at fast speeds.


Proper gaming audio built in means you're ready to play, chat, stream or kick back with videos right out of the gate, with smart routing to direct different audio streams to different devices.
Sonic Studio III - Intuitive Audio-Tuning Suite
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.
App-Specific Profiles
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is tuned to the way you want to listen.
Surround Sound
Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience. Presets include Gaming, Movie, Music, Communication, Virtual Reality, and Multitasking.
Sonic Studio Link
Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Sonic Radar III - Scan and Detect to Dominate
Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately, ensuring you're aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an on-screen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position. See the origin of key in-game sounds and hone your enemy-pinpointing skills. Plus, the Audio Boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted.
Improved Audio Algorithm
The Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
3D Engine
Sonic Radar III is built around a HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Audio Boost
Hit hotkeys to briefly increase bass, midrange, or treble frequencies to improve focus during different parts of your game.
Audio Radar
A visual cue to ensure Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
Supreme FX
Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's 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. The addition of two op amps on the front-panel headphone output helps ensure adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential.
Audio-Line Shielding
Intelligent shielding helps block electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Dual Op-Amps
Two onboard op-amps pump audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600 Ohms headphone impedance.
Nichicon Audio Capacitors
Japanese-made components produce warm, natural audio with clarity and fidelity.


Loaded with the technology, you'll benefit from connections as quick and simple to make as they are stable and speedy.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
The ROG Strix H370-I Gaming features the Intel Ethernet I219-V for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power available for gaming.
GameFirst IV
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Multi-Gate Teaming brings together all your networks to create a vast amount of bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that games are optimized for performance.
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles. Advanced signal-coupling technology and surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Strix H370-I Gaming's connection and deliver increased throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for a greater tolerance to static electricity and greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges.

ROG Strix

ROG Strix Gives You More
Design, build, tweak, and show off your style.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay, all 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.
ROG Clone Drive
ROG Clone Drive is a smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image almost any file from your disk.
Beyond VR Ready
The ROG Strix H370-I Gaming is VR Ready - and beyond. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that the ROG Strix H370-I Gaming has been tested with many components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a unique way to configure and build your system with confidence.

The Power of Intel

Intel H370 Chipset
The Intel H370 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th Generation Intel Core LGA 1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the H370 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6 III Gb/s ports, and 32 Gb/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel H370 also supports integrated graphics.
Ready for 8th Generation Intel LGA 1151 Core Processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel Core processors in the LGA 1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
UPC: 889349975367
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard
  • 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • 2 x M.2 Screws
  • M.2 2242 Mounting Kit
  • Cable Tie Pack
  • ASUS 2T2R Dual-Band Wi-Fi Moving Antennas (802.11a/b/g/n Compliant)
  • ROG Strix Stickers
  • Extension Cable for RGB Strips (31.5" / 80cm)
  • Panel Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS H370-I specs

    Chipset Intel H370
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    Display 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    1 x HDMI 1.4b
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit
    1 x Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit
    Wi-Fi Antenna 1 x Connector
    Memory Slots 2 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2600 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 32 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    ECC Support Non-ECC Unbuffered
    Storage Expansion
    M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    U.2 None
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (M.2)
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support None
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin System
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 1 x RGB
    Audio 1 x Speaker
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS
    ROM 128 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio Codec SupremeFX S1220A (8-Channel)
    Bluetooth Version 5.0
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (MU-MIMO)
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Form Factor Mini-ITX
    Dimensions 6.7 x 6.7" / 17.02 x 17.02 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.5 x 3.8"

    ASUS H370-I reviews

    Republic of Gamers Strix H370-I Gaming LGA 1151 Mini-ITX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and powerful mitx tiny motherboard, but works great, i have intel i5 8500, 8 ram, gtx 1060 works great for my needs in a small case. Perfect
    Date published: 2018-08-15
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