The ASUS ROG Crosshair Impact SFF Motherboard

ASUS ROG unveils two new small-form-factor motherboards

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the arrival of its new small-form-factor motherboards: the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact and the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming.

Crosshair VIII Impact and Strix X570-I Gaming are aimed at two distinctly different types of user.

“The Crosshair VIII series heralds the arrival of Impact, the compact motherboard with colossal potential — and a tantalising prospect for those who want to push the limit of the latest Ryzen 3000 CPUs and memory.” said ASUS.

“ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, by contrast, is for gamers looking to build an exceptional Mini-ITX gaming system, replete with all the essential ROG features, performance and overclocking prowess.”

Both new motherboards are engineered to maximise performance from high-core-count (HCC) Ryzen 3000-series CPUs, while staying cool with an active voltage-regulator module (VRM) and chipset heatsink.

The Strix X570-I Gaming has built-in HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 outputs for home-theater setups and couch-gaming fun, along with the same Intel Wi-Fi 6 adapter with Bluetooth 5.0 support as the bigger members of the ROG family.

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming SFF Motherboard

The Crosshair VIII Impact comes with a bundled expansion card with heatsink that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a SO-DIMM interface and helps control SSD thermals for
maximum performance.

The new motherboard also includes two convenient extension cables: one for the front-panel audio, and another for the power and reset buttons. This allows users to connect these cables without cramping their hands and minimises the risk of nicks and cuts inside the tiny case.

The ROG Crosshair VIII Impact has an MSRP of £383.99, while the Strix X570-I Gaming has an MSRP of £289.99.

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