VideoCardz got its hands on a photo of the ASUS STRIX X470-F motherboard's retail packaging. The new image provides a clearer overview of the motherboard than the shot that leaked a couple of days ago.
This upper mid-range motherboard for AMD's second-gen Ryzen processors looks somewhat similar to the X370-F STRIX, albeit with a couple of design changes:
he most distinctive change was applied to southbridge heatsink, which now also covers the area above primary PCIe x16 slot, this is likely where an M.2 device will go. This means that X470-F has two M.2 slots rather than one (like X370-F). Three PCIe x16 slots can also be seen, but only two are reinforced. The power section is also modified to provide better stability during overclocking.
The board is shipping to retailers but the official launch won't follow until April 19th.