ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II delivers all the essentials needed for a well-balanced build. Designed to handle the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II features amped-up power delivery, optimized thermal design and more stable DDR4 memory. BIOS FlashBack makes upgrading easy to give any dream build a head start, and intuitive ROG software ensures a superior gaming experience. AMPED PERFORMANCE With a robust power design to drive multi-core Ryzen processors, plus cooling, storage, connectivity and audio options for a wide range of hardware, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II offers gamers everything they need for a budget or high-performance build. Power Design Digital power control and an array of discrete MOS ensure ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II has the muscle to control the latest AMD CPUs. VRM Thermal Design The ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II uses new alloy chokes that deliver better efficiency, and high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the VRM array to a sink that has ample surface area for the latest processors. And to ensure critical components always make optimal contact, there's a backplate on the rear of the board that helps balance MOSFET temperatures while providing structural reinforcement. M.2 Heatsink An integrated heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability. BUILD SMART Packed with intuitive software and DIY-friendly options for convenient setup and use, cyberpunk inspired aesthetics, plus a diverse ecosystem of components, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II is the key to any outstanding gaming build. Dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Dual PCIe 3.0x4 M.2 slots provide NVM Express SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to three PCI Express 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and a PCIe x16 slot to enjoy incredible data-transfer speeds. DDR4 OC 4400MHz Tuned to take full advantage of Ryzen's capabilities, and ready for the latest memory kits, ROG Strix B450 Gaming Series motherboards are built specifically for high-performance gaming rigs. Maximize frame rates with a high-bandwidth memory kit or leverage a host of tuning options to extract peak performance potential from a modest setup. Intel Gigabit Ethernet Intel Ethernet Controller I211-AT ensures fast and smooth data exchanges. It reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, leaving more processing power for gaming. M.2 Socket with E Key Integrated with Intel Wireless AC/AX technology, the M.2 socket offers PCIe support for a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1 solution*. *Bluetooth 5.1 will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later. LANGuard Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges. SupremeFX Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II. Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets. BUILD SMART Packed with intuitive software and DIY-friendly options for convenient setup and use, cyberpunk inspired aesthetics, plus a diverse ecosystem of components, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II is the key to any outstanding gaming build. 5-Way Optimization Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. Pre-mounted I/O Shield Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard. BIOS FlashBack Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present. Pre-mounted I/O Shield Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard. BIOS FlashBack Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present. BIOS FlashBack Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis. SafeSlot The reinforced ASUS SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance. Cyber-inspired Looks ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II embodies the unique Strix gaming spirit with its stylish cut across the I/O shroud, its cyberpunk-inspired ROG eye logo across the PCB plate, and futuristic cybertext highlights. Outshine the CompetitionASUS AURA SYNC ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware. Certified Compatibility ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL). The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits Up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand. ROG GIVES YOU MORE ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want. Sonic Studio III 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. AI Networking The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization. Identification GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognized. Boost GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files. Visualization An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel. Armoury Crate Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community. RAMCache III RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.