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ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards 

Asus unveiled M-ATX and M-ITX AM5 motherboards at Gamescom 2022, proving you can truly have it all with ASUS.

Updated: Aug 25, 2022 7:22 am
ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards 

ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards: In Cologne, Germany, on August 23rd, 2022, at Gamescom – ASUS unveiled its brand new and never seen before M-ATX and M-ITX motherboards, among other things. We’ve been waiting for this moment since the announcement of AM5 motherboards because until now we hadn’t seen any small form factor AM5 motherboard options. 

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Along with the announcements, ASUS released a press release about all the products it showcased at Gamescom 2022, we will be using this material heavily in this article. 

Here’s ASUS’ official press release about the products showcased at Gamescom 2022. 

The following information is quoted from ASUS’ press release. 

ROG Crosshair X670E Gene 

“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. 

Visually, the X670E Gene features a shimmering black and white ROG logo on the integrated I/O shield and a pixelated ROG icon on the chipset heatsink. RGB LED accents on the VRM heatsink, customizable with Aura Sync, provide a splash of color.

ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards  ROG Croisshair X670E Gene 

A PCIe 5.0 x16 slot stands ready for the fastest graphics cards available, and DDR5 support translates to massive bandwidth, high speeds, and the exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM. 

Two PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots and one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots provide ample storage opportunities for extensive game libraries. The X670E Gene is ready for the mightiest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series desktop processors with its robust power solution with 16 + 2 teamed power stages rated for 110 amps.

The X670E Gene includes a suite of connectivity options, including WiFi 6E, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, rear USB4® ports, a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C header, and Quick Charge 4+ support.” – Asus Pressroom. 

ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi

“The ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard is incredibly small but it offers a complete platform for a next-gen gaming build. It includes a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot that’s ready for the latest graphics card, as well as a pair of DDR5 DIMM slots and two M.2 slots that support PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0.

ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi

Innovative design elements make sure that users get the performance and features needed for the tight confines of a Mini-ITX case. The I/O shield is pre-mounted for easier installation and 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, 2 SATA ports, important headers for clearing CMOS and enabling CPU overvoltage, and a PCIe mode switch for legacy expansion cards.

The inclusion of the all-new ROG Strix Hive truly sets the Strix X670E-I motherboard apart from the competition. The ROG Strix Hive is an external control interface that houses an ALC4050 codec and an ESS Sabre 9260Q DAC.

ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards  ROG Strix Hive

 A headset jack and one Mic-in jack with 3.5 mm optical S/PDIF out deliver pristine audio, while an integrated volume dial keeps everything at the user’s fingertips. 

The ROG Strix Hive is also the first external device with motherboard gaming features including a fine-tuned PBO profile for CPU overclocking in the OS, so there’s no need to enter the BIOS. Plus, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® port provides a convenient connection to external storage drives and peripherals. 

There’s also the intuitive Q-LED array to help quickly diagnose build problems, as well as physical Flexkey and Bios Flashback buttons. Building, updating, and troubleshooting a Mini-ITX PC has never been easier.” – Asus Pressroom

End of ASUS’ press release 

It’s interesting to see this new “Hive” in the flesh. It looks like ASUS has assembled the Hive in hopes of keeping the I/O and in turn the size of the X670E-I motherboard to a minimum. It’s packed full of nifty features just itching to make an ITX build easier. 

ASUS has expanded its motherboard line-up significantly truly covering every angle of the market possible. ASUS has always been about bringing power to the people, and they’ve certainly covered all their bases with AM5. We hope you enjoyed this “ASUS unveiled small form factor AM5 motherboards” press release article.

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