Yes, gone are the days when people measured the frequency of the processor. The beginning was laid by Intel with the advent of NetBurst architecture. AMD in those glorious times spent a lot of efforts to explain to users that the happiness is not in the frequency, but it was in vain. And the company switched to some incomprehensible ratings which had nothing to do with the real clock frequency. People were often confused. Then, it seems, an apple fell on somebody’s head at Intel, and they began to think that the banal increase of frequency leads to a deadlock, and then they began to think about multicore. And after Smithfield and Presler processors, which were in fact two Prescott and Cedar Mill crystals on one substrate, the era of Core 2 Duo came, where the frequency was somehow forgotten.
Then something already jammed in AMD. Their competitive spirit arose and they decided to catch up with Intel at any cost, if not in performance, then at least in frequency. What can you catch up with an airplane? That’s right, with construction machinery. And so at the finish line, first the Bulldozer comes out, passes the baton to the Piledriver, then the Steamroller, and finally the “excavator” finishes. In fact, it managed to catch up. The Celeron D 352 took somewhere around 8.5 GHz, and the FX8150 in the same 8.5-8.8 range. As for the production models, AMD is ahead with the FX-9590BE model with the standard 4.7/5.0 GHz frequencies.
After this crazy race, AMD has learned zen. And so began a new race, but now by the number of cores/threads. And we should admit that in desktop segment, the first generation of new architecture AMD Zen, codenamed Summit Ridge, was an immediate leader. Intel was resting on their laurels for too long and ended up oversleeping. Firstly they introduced 6 cores / 12 threads in Coffee Lake and only this year they promise to catch up with AMD with their new monster Core i9-9900K. Meanwhile, many users are opting for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600. By the way, the same price for Intel Core i3 8350K. And if in games the picture is +/- the same, in most professional applications AMD processor is preferable.
But motherboard manufacturers love gamers and have a lot of devices with Gaming prefixes especially for them. ASUS has a huge group of devices, united under the brand name Republic Of Gamers. And in this universe is a modest line of products Strix. Devices with this prefix are the most balanced. Today we will try to see that with the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard.
How to install the driver for Asus ROG Strix B450-f
To download and install the entire driver package for your printer, follow the instructions in the table below:
- The first thing to do is to download the right driver. In the table below, select your operating system and click on the “Download” link
- After the download is complete, you must run the downloaded file. In most cases you should double-click on the installation file to do this.
- Further actions should be carried out by following the installation guide
- At the end of the installation, press the “Finish” button and connect the printer to your computer.
Asus ROG Strix B450-f drivers for Windows 11 and 10
|AMD Chipset driver V188.8.131.526||Download|
|AMD Graphics Driver V30.0.13014.8||Download|
|Armoury Crate & Aura Creator Installer||Download|
|Armoury Crate Uninstall Tool||Download|
|Realtek Audio Driver v.184.108.40.20646||Download|
|ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING BIOS 4801||Download|
Board design and features Strix B450-f
We’re looking at a full-size ATX motherboard. Its dimensions are 305 x 244 mm, which is a classic.
Externally, the motherboard looks good. A matte black surface with glossy lettering and decorative elements. Also, a plastic cover with ROG logo and integrated back panel cover complete the picture.
The execution is high quality and neat. We can’t say that the printed board is overloaded with elements, but there are not too many empty spaces. But on the reverse side there are no elements at all.
But here we see an interesting design. Among other inscriptions a couple of words in Russian are immediately apparent. One of them is expected – “speed”, but “avant-garde” makes you think so hard that a person who does not understand the meaning, can hang for a long time. It would be easier to write a synonym – “advanced”, after all, we love the front runners and the country is proud of them.
The inscriptions are also present on the front. However in this case they are done in black glossy color on the mat surface.
The manufacturer itself in the manual does not recommend power supplies less than 350W, and with two video cards asks for 1000W at once. It also says that 8-pin connector is a must, otherwise the system will not start.
There are four black slots for DDR4 memory modules. It may seem uninformative, but there is an inscription next to them which identifies them and also tells which slots you have to put the modules in first.
The manufacturer declared support for DDR4 2133 / 2400 / 2666 ( 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3300 / 3333 / 3400 / 3466 (overclocking) MHz with a standard voltage of 1.2V, which of course can be increased. The frequencies are taken from the specs, and you can set at least 4200 MHz in the BIOS menu.
The maximum capacity of 64 GB is achieved by installing four 16 GB modules. Such cards are not rare anymore and are freely sold, but their price is still high. It should also be noted that Ryzen processors continue to be not “omnivorous” to memory modules. Therefore RAM should be chosen more carefully. When buying from hand – check is mandatory, and in the store with the possibility of return/exchange.
The power supply of the processor is made by 8-phase circuit, or rather 4+2*2. In other words, it looks like there are six honest phases here after all. This is evidenced by the six drivers and the configuration of the transistors. The four phases on the right have three transistors and one driver, and the upper phases have two transistors and only two drivers.
The following interfaces are located on the rear panel.
- 450×128 14 KB. Big one: 1000×285 46 KB.
- Two USB 2.0 connectors;
- Four USB 3.0 (one Type-C);
- Two USB 3.1;
- One HDMI 2.0 video output;
- One DP video output;
- One Gigabit RJ-45 network connector;
- Optical audio output;
- Five minijack audio jacks.