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Introducing the X670E motherboard lineup from ASUS

ASUS developed an all-new Zen 4 compatible motherboard line-up - let’s take a closer look at what features ASUS has introduced with its new X670E motherboards

Updated: Nov 22, 2022 3:31 pm
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ASUS is an exceptional PC component and peripheral manufacturer, bringing anything from keyboards to motherboards into the world of PCs. Arguably one of the most important PC components ASUS manufactures is motherboards. And boy has ASUS manufactured a stunning collection of motherboards for AMD’s 7000 series CPUs. Without further ado, here is the X670E motherboard lineup from ASUS

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ASUS leads the pack in terms of ingenuity and usability in pretty much every component they manufacture. And it seems as though ASUS has gone above and beyond for the users opting to take advantage of the AM5 platform. 


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What’s new on the AM5 platform?

There are a few things to consider when opting to move from AM4 or Intel to AM5. 

Socket

Obviously, there’s a different socket this time around. AMD has ditched AM4 and opted for an upgrade, AM5. AM4, as good as it was, just couldn’t keep up with the rapid advancement of technology. 

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Whilst the PGA (pin grid array) socket architecture worked for a while, it’s time to upgrade to LGA (land grid array). This brings a handful of benefits, the most useful of which is an increased pin density, Allowing more features and performance optimizations on the AM5 platform.

The new socket is technically LGA 1718, boasting 18 more pins than Intel’s LGA 1700 socket. 

Whilst all of this is great, it does mean that an older AM4 CPU will not fit into ASUS’ new X670E motherboards. vice versa, your new Zen 4 CPU will not fit into one of ASUS’ AM4 motherboards. 

Memory

AM5 has brought with it some fantastic hardware advancements, one of which is the integration of the DDR5 memory standard. That’s right! Your Ryzen 7000 series CPU is now supported by the new ultra-fast DDR5 memory standard. 

This does mean, however, that your old DDR4 memory is now incompatible with your new CPU and ASUS AM5 motherboard. as of now, there are no plans to bring DDR4 support onto the AM5 platform. 

PCIe Gen 5

PCIe Gen 5 is the latest and greatest peripheral component interconnect generation. The PCIe interface is the express version of this and is what’s used primarily for GPUs and M.2 storage solutions. Gen 5 is the fastest generation currently offering up to 32GT/s. That’s double what PCIe 4 could manage. 

It’s not just GPUs seeing an increased supported speed, we can observe the new PCIe Gen 5 enabled M.2 SSDs reaching read and write speeds of 10,000MB/s and 9,500MB/s respectively. 

All of this and more is available on ASUS’ X670E motherboards.

If you would like, you can find out more about ASUS X670 motherboards here.


AMD X670E chipset

The X670E chipset is the best AM5 has to offer, with the letter ‘E’ meaning ‘Extended’. The X670E chipset features all the benefits AMD announced at its keynote earlier in the year.

The features we’re referencing are PCIe Gen 5 for graphics and storage, SVI-3 power infrastructure for better overclocking, and more power stages. Additionally, you can find up to four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 ports.

 The X670E features PCIe connectivity for all of its PCIe slots, meaning primary and secondary PCIe slots, and all M.2 storage slots. 

The Extreme version of the X670 is also said to have completely unrestricted overclocking, meaning all the VRMs you could ever need with excellent power staging and delivery. 

That’s about enough for the specifications of the X670E chipset. Let’s dive into the specific motherboards ASUS has on offer. 

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ASUS X670E motherboard lineup 

Here, we are going to take you through ASUS’ latest and greatest AM5 motherboard lineup, Make sure you’re seated properly and hold onto your RAM. You won’t believe the kind of technology ASUS has managed to pack into some of these motherboards. 

Note that all of these motherboards are fully fleshed out marvels of electrical engineering and the small snippets we give in this article don’t do them any justice, this just serves as a small introduction. We absolutely encourage you to go and look at the full specifications list of each motherboard on ASUS’ website. 

ASUS’ Motherboard line-up pages 

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme

ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme

Form factor
EATX
Power stages
20 + 2
Connectivity
2x USB4 ports, 10GbE Ethernet, advanced audio system, and Wi-Fi 6E adapters.
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slot
DDR5
Yes

The ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme is at the top end of ASUS’ AM5 motherboard lineup. The motherboard is sleek, stylish, and hefty. If you are the sort of person that measures quality through weight, you’ll be delighted to know that this motherboard weighs a whopping 6KG. But it has a good reason for it. 

The board is decked out from top to bottom in thermal and protective armor, Making it one of the best heat dissipating motherboards of all theX670E motherboard lineup from ASUS.

The Crosshair Extreme spares no expense when it comes to overclocking. Equipped with 20 + 2 power stages and extra power connectors to ensure you have enough juice to squeeze the most out of your CPU. The biggest change is Core Flex, a set of configurable algorithms that allow you to uniquely control CPU behavior on the fly. All thanks to a small set of sub-settings within the BIOS.

Thanks to AMD EXPO support, your Ryzen 7000 series CPU will have plenty of fast DDR5 memory supporting its Zen 4 cores. The ASUS X670E Extreme motherboards still allow the use of XMP and D.O.C.P, so don’t fret if you haven’t currently got any EXPO RAM to hand. 

The main features of the X670E Extreme are centered around performance and overclocking, but there’s plenty of connectivity to sweeten the deal. This includes PCIe Gen 5 on both X16 PCIe slots, as well as Gen 5 over the PCIe M.2 slot. USB4 ports, Gold plated audio jacks, support for up to 60W fast charging, easy BIOS, reset, and start buttons, and much more. 

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero

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ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero

Form Factor
ATX
Power stage
18 + 2
Connectivity
USB4, HDMI, DisplayPort Audio, WIFI 6, 10GB Ethernet,
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slot
DDR5
Yes

The ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero is the little brother to the ROG Extreme. With a large focus on overclocking and power delivery potential without some of the comforts that the X670E Extreme provides. 

The most obvious difference is that the X670E Hero doesn’t weigh a full 6KG, it’s much lighter. This is thanks to the reduced thermal armor on the Hero. everything important is still covered, like the VRMs and M.2 slots, But the Hero is stripped down to reduce cost and weight. 

The X670E Hero is equipped with an 18 + 2 power stage design, a little less beefy than the Extreme but still, something more than capable of a clean, powerful overclock. Core Flex is still present in the Hero, along with ASUS’ Dynamic OC switcher. An unmatched level of ingenuity has gone into ASUS’ top-end motherboards, to ensure you have all you need to take full advantage of your Ryzen 7000 series CPU

AMD EXPO support is present yet again, bringing AMD-optimized memory to the AM5 platform, ensuring your CPU is kept fed by only the best and most optimized memory. 

We still have a full set of PCIe Gen 5 compatibility for both X16 GPU slots and 3x M.2 storage slots.

The X670E Hero makes no compromises when it comes to connectivity, we have the usual suspects, USB4, gold-plated audio jacks, Optical S/PDIf, BIOS button, CMOS button, and WiFi, all of which are available on the Extreme, with the exception of the HDMI port. 

ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F GAMING WIFI

ROG Strix X670E F Gaming

ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F GAMING WIFI

Form Factor
ATX
Form Factor
16 + 2
Connectivity
USB 3.2, HDMI, Audio, WIFI, 2.5GB Ethernet,
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slot
DDR5
Yes

The ROG STRIX X670E-F GAMING WIFI has more of a budget focus compared to the two motherboards we have seen from ASUS already, but that’s not to say it’s inferior in any way. 

As is customary when you descend the product scale, we see fewer and fewer features. Luckily, ASUS has kept everything that’s important for an excellent experience running the 7000 series Ryzen CPUs. 

The ROG STRIX X670E-F certainly has less of an overclocking focus, with only the CPU power getting an extra connector. The power stage design in the X670E-F is a 16 + 2 design, compared to the 18 + 2 of the Hero. However, there’s no Core Flex this time around. 

Dynamic OC Switer does still make an appearance, however, allowing the motherboard to dynamically switch between AMD PBO and manual overclocking functionality. 

As is quickly becoming a running theme, we still have AMD EXPO DDR5 compatibility, ensuring your Ryzen 7000 series is paired with only the finest DDR5 memory. 

We have PCIe Gen 5 support on one of the X670E-F’s X16 GPU slots, and two of the onboard M.2 storage slots. 

Connectivity takes a bit of a hit over the more premium ASUS motherboards, as we have an absence of a Q-CODE indicator, dedicated start buttons, and reset buttons. we also don’t see any USB4. However you do get everything you’d need to ensure a fully fleshed-out pc gaming experience, Such as USB 3.2, Display and HDMI port, Gold plated audio jacks, optical, and BIOS flashback(just to name a few). 

ASUS ProArt X670E-Creator WIFI 

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ASUS ProArt X670E-Creator WIFI 

Form Factor
ATX
Power stages
16 + 2
Connectivity
USB4 Type C, HDMI, DisplayPort Audio, WIFI, 10GB Ethernet.
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slots
DDR5
Yes

Taking a small break from the gaming-focused motherboards, we have the ASUS ProArt X670E-Creator WIFI. This motherboard is targeted at content creators, photographers, and 3D model artists. If you’re doing creative work that requires a powerful machine, then this is the motherboard for you. 

The ASUS ProArt ensures Core Flex makes a return once again, as algorithms determine how to get the best out of your CPU on this motherboard. Of course, everything around the Core Flex algorithms can be easily configured in the BIOS. Paired with the 16 + 2 stage power design, the Pro Art might just be the best creator-focused board on the market. 

The Pro Art supports up to 128GB of DDR5 AMD EXPO memory, again to ensure that your AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU has all of the back-ups it needs when crunching numbers in render simulations. 

The ASUS Pro Art Creator supports PCIe on almost all of its storage slots and offers PCIe Gen 5 capabilities on its two X16 slots simultaneously, allowing you to double up on GPU power for those intense renders. 

ASUS designed the Pro Art with “around the clock” operation times, so ASUS offers an extended warranty on the Pro Art because it’s a workhorse that is designed for heavy and long workloads. ASUS has put so much confidence in the Pro Art’s functionality that they have extended the standard warranty period. 

It’s connectivity galore at the back of the Pro Art. with over 7 individual USB 3.2 and Two USB4 type C slots, As well as the HDMI and display ports. Not to mention the 10GB/s and 2.5GB/s network ports. 

ROG Crosshair X670E Gene

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ROG Crosshair X670E Gene

Form Factor
mATX
Power stages
16 + 2
Connectivity
nine USB slots, BIOS flashback and reset buttons, and 2.5GB ethernet. 
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slot
DDR5
Yes

The X670E Gene differs from the other motherboards on the list because it’s tiny. This is the first ASUS mATX AM5 motherboard and it’s so packed full of features that it can still run with the ATX crowd. 

The X670 Gene sports a 16 + 2 power phase design, making it on par with the Strix Gaming WiFi ATX board. Sadly, Core Flex is not present on this motherboard, but we do see the Dynamic OC switcher here to optimize where possible. 

The X670E Gene is still fully compatible with AMD EXPO, only it’s limited to two memory slots due to its size. It’s still great that you’re able to pack a punch with what little you have. 

Usually, when you shrink electrical components they get warmer. not at ASUS though! ASUS has cleverly designed high-performance VRM heatsinks to keep them as cool as possible even during high-stakes precision boosting. 

PCIe Gen 5 is here and it’s here to stay, even on the smaller motherboards. The Gene maintains Gen 5 support on its X16 PCIe slot and its M.2 storage slots. 

I/O isn’t an issue either, with the X670E Gene managing to pack everything you could ever need into its I/O board. This includes up to nine USB slots, BIOS flashback and reset buttons, and 2.5GB ethernet. 

ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi

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ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi

Form Factor
ATX
Power stages
14 + 2
Connectivity
USB 3.2, USB Type C, Display and HDMI ports, 2,5GB ethernet, Audio.
PCIe Gen 5
M.2 & PCIe x16 slot
DDR5
Yes

We’re all familiar with the TUF Gaming motherboards by now. They’re the pinnacle of balance between casual and enthusiast motherboards. 

The X670E TUF is tough, hard, and industrial- it looks like it’s built to last. You’ll be happy to know it’s also built to perform. 

ASUS’ TUF motherboard gives you a 14 + 2 power stage design. Not great compared to some of the more premium motherboards that ASUS has to offer but it certainly is fine for the motherboard middle ground. We do see both Dynamic OC swither and Core Flex in the TUF Gaming, helping you squeeze every drop of performance out of your Ryzen 7000 series CPU. 

We have of course AMD EXPO memory support. As no ASUS motherboard would be complete without it. Allowing the Ryzen 7000 series CPU the proper support it needs to perform. 

The TUF Gaming motherboard comes equipped with PCIe Gen 5 on a single M.2 storage slot and a single PCIe X16 GPU slot, meaning you’re getting ultra-fast Gen 5 speeds on two devices for a very good price point. 

The connectivity of the TUF is nothing to shy at either, boasting USB 3.2, USB Type C, Display and HDMI ports, 2,5GB ethernet, and more gold-plated audio jacks. 

ASUS Prime X670E-PRO WiFi 

Prime X670E Pro WiFi

ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi

Form factor
ATX
Connectivity
19x USB total, 2.5 Gb LAN, and WiFi 6E
PCIe Gen 5
PCIe slot and 1x M.2
DDR5
Yes

ASUS Prime motherboards are a prime example of the fact you don’t have to sacrifice performance and function at lower price points. Prime motherboards have been bringing the latest technologies to the masses of budget-builders for years now, and that’s truly something special. 

The ASUS Prime X670E sports a 14 + 2 power stage design, meaning it’s on par in terms of power delivery with the TUF Gaming motherboard. Much to our delight we still see them with more premium Dynamic OC switcher and Core Flex functionality, Proving again you don’t have to make sacrifices at lower price points. 

The Prime of course comes equipped with AMD EXPO DDR5 memory compatibility, as well as both XMP and D.O.C.P compatibility. 

The Prime is sleek and white, with one of the cleanest designs to date. We really wish ASUS made more white motherboards. 

You don’t sacrifice PCIe Gen 5 connectivity either, as the Prime has both one PCIe X16 slot and one PCIe M.2 slot supporting PCIe Gen 5. 

Connectivity does fall a little short compared to some of the other ASUS motherboards, but we still do have plenty to serve its purpose as a motherboard. There are plenty of USB 2.3 gen 2 and gen 2×2 ports, HDMI and Displayport, USB type C, and 2.5GB ethernet. However, this time around you do have to live without the gold-plated audio jacks. 


Final word 

Every single one of these motherboards is a technological marvel and we strongly encourage you to check ASUS out if you’re in the market for a new motherboard. We personally use a lot of ASUS’ equipment here at WePC and it’s never let us down yet. 

There are many reasons ASUS houses the Republic of Gamers…we just showed you seven very good ones! Find out more about the X670E line-up here.

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