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ASUS announces AMD AM4 series ROG motherboards

By Ciara Alarcon - on 10 Mar 2017, 4:03pm

ASUS announces AMD AM4 series ROG motherboards

Designed to maximize the potential of the latest AMD Ryzen processors, ASUS rolled out a brand new lineup of AM4-socket motherboards including the ROG Crosshair Hero and Prime X370-Pro, B350-Plus, and B30M-A.

The motherboards offer multiple customization and personalization options. These include ASUS Aura Sync, the world’s first motherboard-synced RG illumination technology for synchronization with Aura Sync-enabled devices, and 3D-printing-friendly designs.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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Engineered with ASUS-exclusive T-Topology technology, it minimizes coupling noise and signal reflection. It enables Crosshair VI Hero to drive overclocked DDR4 performance up to or beyond 3200MHz in a four-DIMM configuration.

Also, it is loaded with the latest ROG SupremeFX exclusive S1220 codec to deliver an 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on line-out. For faster and lag-free online gaming, the ROG GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic while enabling the bandwidth of up to four networks to be teamed.

It also sports an innovative Water Cooling Zone with dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feeding information directly into ROG’s intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility. Offering a backward compatibility with existing AM3 coolers, it enables users to upgrade easily. For ultra-fast connectivity and data transfers, it has an onboard USB 3.1 front-panel connector and PCI Express 3.0 32GBps.

It has 5-Way Optimization that enhances essential aspects of its systems based on real-time use. It includes the all-new Stress Test Distribution feature that allows users to adjust the proportion of CPU and DRAM stress. Also, it has the latest-generation Fan Xpert 4 that allows users to monitor the GPU temperature.

It lets users to customize the cosmetic appearance of their PC components with its 3D-printing-friendly design. ROG has also designed a series of 3D-printable accessories, including a 2-way SLI bridge cover, fan grille, ROG-font letters and all sizes of cable combs.

ASUS Prime X370-Pro, B350-Plus and B350M-A

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The Prime X370-Pro features ASUS-exclusive 5-Way Optimization for one-click full-system tuning, with upgraded auto-tuning easily overclock up to 4.07GHz and beyond. It also sports the newly upgraded Fan Xpert 4, and the Third-gen T-Topology.

It also delivers refined audio experiences with the exclusive S1220A codec. It improves performance to provide 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the strereo line-out and 113dB SNR for the line-in.

It offers an ultra-fast connectivity  with an M.2 slot to tap into 32Gbps of PCI Express bandwidth, and USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible Type-C front-panel connector. It also includes ASUS SLI HB Bridge that is compatible with NVIDIA Titan X, GeForce GTX 1080, and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards.

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Also, the Prime X370-Pro, B350-Plus, and B350M benefit from 5X Protection III’s multiple hardware safeguards which is now enhanced with SafeSlot Core.

The new ASUS and ROG AMD AM4 series motherboards will be available this month.

Model

SRP

Prime B350M-A

PhP 5,290

Prime B350-PLUS

PhP 5,820

Prime X370-PRO

PhP 10,320

Crosshair VI Hero

PhP 18,790

Aura Sync RGB illumination

The Aura Sync is a feature of both ROG Crosshair VI Hero and Prime X370-Pro. It delivers distinctive light shows across Aura Sync-capable motherboards, graphics cards and peripherals for up to nine effects, which are all controlled via the simple and intuitive Aura app.

The all-new Music mode is also able to pulse synchronized LEDs in time to the user’s favorite tunes. Users are able enhance their illumination still further, either via the integrated 4-pin/12V Aura RGB header or the included extension cable. Aura offers a brilliant spectrum of colors, and can even change shades to reflect the CPU temperature.