ASUS ROG Strix X670E-F Gaming WiFi Preview
Published: 27th September 2022 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
If ever you need an example of why we are sit here to test and write about hardware products rather than design them then we think the ASUS Strix range is the perfect choice. We remember when they first released it and it was heavy on the Owl theme and seemed to be treading on the toes of established ROG brands such as Rampage and Maximus. Did ASUS really need yet another variant upon the theme of high end motherboard?
As it turns out, yes. In fact that's such a big yes that Strix is probably the best selling of all the various ASUS brands. They generally combine some gamer focused features with attractive price tags. You're usually getting a lot of bang for your buck and sizzle with your steak. The Strix brand is the perfect demonstration that there can be a sweet spot between high end, high priced models, and ones that are affordable without cutting features to an intolerable level.
There are two ATX ASUS ROG Strix X670E Gaming WiFi motherboards, the E and F. What we'd call the Extreme and Formula, except ASUS keep telling us not to. We all know what they mean though. Unfortunately for you, and especially for us writing this, all the information they have released pre-launch is related to the E model, whilst we have the F in the office - rather than an F in chat. Bear with us whilst we do our best with what is available to us in this preview written prior to launch, that will probably be public knowledge by the time you read this. We're not prescient though, so bear that in mind.
The F model Strix eschews the USB 4 we've seen on the other ASUS ROG motherboards we've previewed, so we're expecting this to be considerably more affordable than the Crosshairs or even the Strix E. It still has two PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots, two PCIe 4.0, a PCIe 5 and 4 x16 slots as well as the PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Otherwise it's the full DDR5 experience with 16+2 power. The Strix X670E-E lists a 110A power stage, so we're expecting less than that. Perhaps, given the lack of USB 4, they'll be around the 90A mark. You'll probably know before we do. Let's look at it in the flesh though.
Updated : Post-launch ASUS are less coy about their relevant specifications and so we've updated this page to include the actual specifications rather than the ones gleaned from our years of experience.