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Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene mATX and ROG Strix X670E-I mITX Motherboards Specs and Features Revealed

Asus recently revealed and shared details regarding its upcoming ROG Crosshair X670E Gene micro ATX motherboard and ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi mini ITX motherboard. Both motherboards are designed for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors, featuring a new socket AM5 (LGA 1718). They are built with the latest features like DDR5 memory support, PCIe 5.0 interface, USB 4, WiFi 6e, etc in a small or compact form factor. Check out more details about these new motherboards from Asus’ official news release below.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene mATX motherboard

Update: Asus X670(E) Motherboards are now available on Newegg.com here.

Asus Shares Details on ROG Crosshair X670E Gene and ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi Motherboards

Meet The Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene Motherboard

A return to (smaller) form
You might say that MicroATX inhabits the Goldilocks zone of motherboard sizes—not too large, not too small. For gamers with no need for a second PCIe x16 slot, the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene delivers high-end performance, an exceptional feature set, and the signature ROG aesthetic in the mid-size MicroATX form factor.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene IO Ports

A shimmering black and white ROG logo on the integrated I/O shield and a pixelated Fearless Eye icon on the chipset heatsink herald your allegiance to the Republic of Gamers. RGB LED accents on the VRM heatsink, customizable with Aura Sync, provide a splash of color on a board that otherwise makes a statement with its dark tones and angular accents.

The thoroughly next-gen X670E platform gives us the opportunity to take your gaming experience to the power of five with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. Its PCIe 5.0 x16 slot stands ready for the fastest graphics of today and tomorrow, and its support for DDR5 lets you enjoy the massive bandwidth, sizzling new speeds, and exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM.

Between its onboard slots and the ROG Gen-Z.2 card, the Gene offers two PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots and one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot, giving you ample elbow room to build out a fast and spacious game library—and expand it down the road. And, of course, this motherboard is built for even the mightiest next-gen AMD Ryzen CPU with its robust power solution with 16+2 teamed power stages rated for 110A.

The Gene’s wide suite of connectivity options checks all your boxes for a top-tier motherboard. Access to the freshly-opened 6GHz band through the latest WIFi 6E radio? Check. Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet for unhindered networking? Check. A pair of USB4 ports on the rear I/O, a header for a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port, and support for Quick Charge 4+? Check, check, and check.

Asus ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi

Asus ROG Strix X670E-I ITX motherboard

Asus’ mightiest small-form-factor motherboard yet
MicroATX builds are satisfyingly compact, but if you’d like your next console-killer PC build to rival today’s consoles in size while crushing them in performance, the ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard beckons.

The ROG Strix X670E-I might seem impossibly small for what it offers: a complete platform for a next-gen gaming build. You’ll find a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot prepped and ready for a cutting-edge graphics card, a pair of DDR5 DIMM slots, and two M.2 slots, one wired for PCIe 5.0 and one wired for PCIe 4.0.

Asus ROG Strix X670E-I PCIe 5.0 slot

Innovative design elements make sure that you get the performance and features you need, even when you’re building inside the tight confines of a Mini-ITX case. The I/O shield is pre-mounted for easier installation and has a tidier fit around rear ports. A single heatsink cools the PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot and the chipset simultaneously, and VRM temps are aided by a large backplate, which utilizes a thermal pad to transfer heat away from critical decoupling capacitors.

The space-saving ROG FPS-II card gives you easy access to front-panel headers, two SATA ports, important headers for clearing CMOS and enabling CPU overvoltage, and a PCIe mode switch for legacy expansion cards.

It’s the all-new ROG Strix Hive that truly sets the ROG Strix X670E-I motherboard apart from the competition, though. This external control interface neatly addresses common challenges that PC builders face when putting together a compact Mini-ITX machine—and goes a step further by putting motherboard gaming features right at your fingertips.

Asus ROG Strix X670E-I Hive Accessory

The Mini-ITX form factor doesn’t provide much space for a high-end audio solution, so we (very literally) thought outside the box. The Hive houses top-shelf audio hardware—an ALC4050 codec and an ESS Sabre 9260Q DAC, to be precise. A headset jack and one Mic-in jack with 3.5 mm optical S/PDIF out deliver pristine audio, while an integrated volume knob keeps you in control.

Premium audio isn’t the only trick up the ROG Strix Hive’s sleeve. It offers a convenient USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® port that makes it easy to connect external storage and peripherals. It includes our intuitive Q-LED array so that you can quickly diagnose build problems. An EZ Mode PBO button lets you activate a finely-tuned PBO profile in your OS in real-time—without entering BIOS. And you’ll even find physical Flexkey and BIOS Flashback buttons, as well. Building, updating, and troubleshooting a Mini-ITX PC has never been easier.

AMD is expected to announce the upcoming Ryzen 7000 Zen4 CPUs and AM5 platform in the next following days/weeks. According to reports, we will have full details, and perhaps reviews going live by next month, September.

Update: Asus X670(E) Motherboards are now available on Newegg.com here.

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