Whereas not the sexiest leak one can see these days, the packaging picture of ASUS’ upcoming X470-F STRIX is nothing to scoff at. This ASUS motherboard is expected to enter ASUS’ lineup in the same positioning as the X370-F STRIX motherboard from the previous generation, offering the same borderline functionality and features, with one or two design improvements thrown in for good measure. As a X470 motherboard, the ASUS X470-F STRIX should offer out-of-box support for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 2000 series of processors in the cleanest, more trouble-proof way possible.
Some small redesigns this X470-F STRIX has had over its X370 counterpart is that the southbridge heatsink has been extended to cover the top portion of the first PCIe x16 port – likely to house a second M.2 add-in slot, since that amount of heatsink over motherboard PCB would simply be wasteful. From the packaging, we can see that there are 3x PCIe x16 slots, two of which are reinforced. Some power delivery improvements have reportedly been done as well. The southbridge heatsink itself has seen a redesign, it seems, abandoning the angular look it had before – a step back, if you’ll ask me. Expect this ASUS X40-F STRIX motherboard to be available from the Ryzen 2000 series’ launch, on April 19th.
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