Asus has a brand new AMD motherboard to indicate off and this one makes use of the brand new AM5 socket. The ROG Crosshair X670E Excessive is closely impressed by the quantity 5, together with PCIe 5.0 x16 to actually pump the information to appropriate graphics playing cards. AM5 motherboards are slowly showing on-line, with a leak showcasing MSI’s X670E showing yesterday.
An train in future-proofing as a lot as a extremely viable platform for a brand new PC construct, the ROG Crosshair X670E Excessive is constructed round an AM5 socket for Zen 4 AMD chips (that’s Ryzen 7000 for now) and together with the PCIe 5 gives DDR5 slots and 5 M.2 sockets.
The board seems properly designed, with LED-spangled heatsinks overlaying many of the necessary bits – gone are the times when you could possibly see each transistor on the motherboard. The uncovered parts are are the AM5 socket, DDR 5 RAM slots and two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots. Good touches embody USB 3.2 entrance panel headers that assist Fast Cost 4+, providing as much as 60W charging from appropriate USB-C ports in addition to fast switch speeds.
|2 x16 Slots|
|Storage||5 x M.2 (4 Supporting PCIe 5.0)|
|6 x SATAIII|
|USB||USB 4, USB 3, USB 2, USB-C|
|Networking||Wi-Fi 6E, Marvell|
|AQtion 10Gb, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard.|
4 of the M.2 slots function at PCIe 5.0 x4 speeds, if you could find the SSDs to suit them. All slots get heatsinks, and there are six SATA III ports so that you’ll haven’t any excuse for not having sufficient storage. The board’s AniMe Matrix LED show exhibits customized animations, and its right-hand aspect options underglow lighting. Mix this with an AURA RGB header and two addressable Gen 2 headers for RGB gentle strips, and also you’ll most likely have to consider tinting your case’s glass window.
Six fan headers, and choices for 2 high-power pumps give loads of cooling alternative, and there are sensors to observe liquid stream. Considerate additions embody the Q-Launch button on the PCIe slot that makes eradicating a hefty graphics card simpler, and an M.2 latch that may be tightened utilizing simply your fingers. There is a diagnostic array of LEDs too, offering helpful error codes to diagnose the boot course of. Audio comes by way of a SupremeFX 7.1 Encompass Sound audio resolution with built-in amplifiers, whereas an ESS ES9218PQ Quad DAC connects to the entrance panel for headset customers.
There isn’t any information but after we can anticipate the ROG Crosshair X670E Excessive to be out there, or for what worth, however with Ryzen 7000 anticipated within the second half of the yr, that might most likely be a superb time for ASUS to let it off the leash. AM5 boards are additionally anticipated from the ROG, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt, and ASUS Prime households.