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ASUS Reveals its X670E Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

At the Canadian National Exhibition, ASUS revealed its entire X670E motherboard lineup set to power AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors. These are high-end boards featuring the X670E chipset which supports PCIe Gen 5 across both the M.2 (NVMe) and PCIe (dGPU) slots. The boards shown off include the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi, ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi, ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, and the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme.

Asus TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi

ASUS’ TUF lineup brings high-end components to gamers on a budget. There is a catch, of course. There’s usually a compromise either with respect to the VRM or thermals or both. This particular X670E board features a 16-phase VRM, a single PCIe Gen 5 slot for the GPU, and four NVMe SSD ports: one wired for PCIe 5.0, two for PCIe 4.0, and one for PCIe 3. The compromise, in this case, comes in the form of VRM heating. We’re looking at aluminum block-shaped sinks lacking heatpipes and with spaces in between.

ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi

The ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming is a relatively high-end board with an 18+2 phase teamed VRM and a proper heatsink consisting of a copper pipe and a large aluminum shell. The first SSD also features a copper heatpipe indicating that it’s a Gen 5 compatible drive. It supposedly features a second Gen 5 NVMe slot alongside a PCIe Gen 5 slot for the dGPU and a second Gen 4 slot.

ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi

The ROG Crosshair X670E Hero is a high-end board featuring 18+2 team VRM power stages rated for 110A. The heatsinks are a substantial improvement over lower-end models. You get a pair of PCIe Gen 5 x16 slots for a dual-GPU configuration and two M.2 slots with PCI Gen 5 connectivity. In terms of I/O, the Crosshair packs dual rear USB4 ports, WiFi 6E, and an audiophile-grade ESS ES9218PQ Quad DAC.

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme

Finally, we have the flagship. The Crosshair X670E Extreme. It’ll come with a 20+2 phase teamed VRM, up to x5 NVMe SSD slots, dual Gen 5 x16 dGPU slots, SupremeFX ALC 4082 audio, and a ton of RGB. This board has been designed with clean management in mind. The power connectors are neatly tucked to the side with a bunch of shells to cover any loose wires.

Areej

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