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Asus: Neue AM5-Mainboards bis hin zu ITX auf der Gamescom

Asus: New AM5 up to ITX motherboards at Gamescom

Five future Asus AM5 motherboards are already known for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors with the X670E or X670 chipset. At the start of Gamescom 2022, Asus has now introduced more boards, which this time also leave the ATX form factor and are significantly smaller with Micro-ATX and ITX.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670E genes in mATX

The Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene is said to be not inferior to its larger colleagues in terms of quality, but it does not adhere to ATX, but to the smaller Micro-ATX standard. The motherboard is equipped with AMD’s largest X670E chipset, PCIe 5.0 is available for the graphics card and two M.2 SSDs. There’s also another M.2 slot that runs at PCIe 4.0 speed. The ROG Crosshair X670E is based on a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C header, USB 4 on the I/O panel, WiFi 6E, and 2.5Gbit Ethernet.

External “Hive” expands ports and buttons for ITX

The Asus ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi then goes one step further and is again slightly smaller with ITX. The second X670 chipset was obviously a challenge because it’s housed on a separate add-on card. The motherboard offers two DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 banks for the graphics card, as well as an M.2 connector; another leaves it at PCIe 4.0. A pluggable “ROG FPS-II” card expands the motherboard with, among other things, two SATA ports and numerous buttons known from larger boards, such as the CMOS reset.

ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi in Mini-ITX

The ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi comes with the external ROG Strix Hive, which includes the ALC4050 audio controller, microphone inputs, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, and a USB 2.0 port with BIOS FlashBack functionality.

The other Asus AM5 motherboards shown at Gamescom, on the other hand, aren’t new, but editors were able to photograph them for the first time. They include ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, ROG Strix X670-E WIFI Gaming, TUF Gaming X670-Pro WIFI, ProArt X670-Creator WIFI, and Prime X670E-Pro WIFI.