ASUS ROG Unleashes Two Mini-ITX Strix Motherboards

By | June 24, 2017

ASUS ROG has just released two new motherboards from their Strix line, ROG Strix H270I Gaming and ROG Strix B250I Gaming. Both carry mini-ITX Strix size with H270 and B250 chipset.

Physically the appearance of these two models is almost exactly the same, the difference is only found in some minor components and its chipset. In accordance with the form factor of both models mini-ITX Strix 170mm x 170mm size. They also have features commonly found on other Strix motherboards such as:

Support for sixth generation Intel processors (Skylake) and seventh (Kaby Lake)
Support DDR4 memory
PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
Gigabit LAN
802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi
USB 3.1 type A / C
Bluetooth 4.1
Socket M.2 is ready to accept Intel Optane
HD 8-channel audio
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The Strix H270I has two Gigabit LAN ports, while the Strix B250I is just one. Both use ASUS LANGuard to protect from instantaneous electric current and can be set through GameFirst IV software to prioritize gaming connections on top of other programs.

ASUS ROG Strix B250I Gaming Port
The back of the ASUS ROG Strix B250I Gaming
Like most of today’s ‘gaming’ equipment, these two motherboards come with RGB lighting. With ASUS RGB Aura Sync, you can also manage to have all the other components in your computer come out the same color (or vary if you like your computer spewing rainbow colors).

RGB Lighting on ASUS ROG B250I
Regardless of your preference for RGB lighting in computers, the ASUS ROG Mini-itx Strix is ​​a relatively benign model in its use. With a light line on one side only, this motherboard does not look tacky or exaggerated despite the colorful rainbow.

ROG Strix H270I comes with a price of $ 120 while ROG Strix B250I priced at $ 110. Currently I have not been able to find both in any store in Indonesia so it is not clear the price when entered in Rupiah. Seeing that the price of ASUS components is often more expensive than the price of its release in the United States, chances are it will also happen with both of these motherboards.

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