Fremont, California, January 3, 2023 — ASUS today announced numerous new motherboards for Intel® 12th Gen and 13th Gen processors. In 2022, ASUS launched a cutting-edge Z790 motherboard platform. Built to handle the most potent 13th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs, these boards serve the needs of PC enthusiasts, extreme overclockers, demanding gamers and professional creators alike. Today, ASUS is expanding the motherboard family with new Z790 models and several more options that feature the H770 and B760 chipsets. These bring the latest Intel chips to a wider audience than ever before. At the high end, ASUS is taking the wraps off the new ROG Strix and ASUS Prime Z790 motherboards, and it is also helping everyday builders move beyond boundaries with a wide selection of H770 and B760 motherboards from the ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt and Prime product families.
New ways to beat the heat
Alongside new motherboard options, ASUS is debuting a BIOS feature that gives users an easy way to unleash the power of their new 13th Gen Intel CPU while putting a lid on temperatures. Users of last-gen ASUS boards might be familiar with the ASUS MultiCore Enhancement and ASUS Performance Enhancement features. These BIOS options allowed users with exceptional cooling systems to let their CPU boost beyond stock settings. Now, ASUS is adding a new option to both menus.
As with the existing modes, the new options remove the limits holding back CPU boosting behavior, but also impose a CPU temperature limit of 90° Celsius. This gives users outstanding multicore performance, but with restrained thermals. Even with the temperature restriction, ASUS MultiCore Enhancement and ASUS Performance Enhancement remain powerful tools for increasing performance. ASUS engineers tested these two MultiCore Enhancement settings with an Intel Core i9-13900K CPU, and they observed that the new setting can reduce CPU temperatures by a full 10° Celsius while offering broadly similar performance. The new mode results in only a 2.8% performance drop compared to the earlier version while offering the significant cooling benefit.
This new ASUS MultiCore Enhancement option will be available to users of all overclocking-ready ASUS Z790 motherboards, and the similar ASUS Performance Enhancement option will debut in ASUS H770 and B760 motherboards. Existing owners will be able to access the new feature through a BIOS update.
Z790 motherboards hardened for battle
The new ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi and ROG Strix Z790-H Gaming WiFi motherboards help users build the ideal setup for an overclockable K-series CPU. DDR5 support ensures that a CPU has plenty of bandwidth—perfect for the latest chips decked out with a fleet of cores and threads. Both motherboards boast a PCIe® 5.0 x16 slot ready for the best graphics cards of today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Prime Z790M-Plus offers a compelling feature set: a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, three M.2 slots, a header primed and ready to give you a front-panel Thunderbolt 4 port in compatible cases and much more.
New H770 boards deliver high-end features at midrange prices
The new TUF Gaming H770-Pro WiFi and Prime H770-Plus D4 provide a plentiful supply of PCIe lanes and boasts the horsepower and reliable performance needed for gaming rigs. The TUF Gaming H770-Pro WiFi offers a high-bandwidth PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for a next-gen graphics card, four onboard M.2 slots, and a bevy of USB ports. Seamless networking comes courtesy of an Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet port and WiFi 6 connectivity.
For DDR4 users, ASUS offers the Prime H770-Plus D4. With plentiful PCIe x16 slots and M.2 slots, this motherboard is ready for an array of expansion cards and storage drives.
B760 Boards Provide Intel 13th Gen Horsepower
The ASUS B-series motherboards are the most affordable lineup of the ASUS 700-series ―catering to builders on a budget, people who intend to purchase non-overclockable CPUs, and users with more modest performance needs.
The ProArt B760-Creator D4 provides a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, ample storage options and broad connectivity, giving designers, filmmakers, engineers, and artists a robust platform for their projects. Sophisticated finishes and elegant design touches lend the ProArt line an air of professionalism, whether users are meeting with clients or following inspiration.
The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi features ROG accents across all heatsinks, a pre-mounted I/O shield, and full-coverage M.2 heatsinks. Its robust power solution, impressive power delivery subsystem, and comprehensive cooling make it the highest-performance model in the ASUS B760 lineup. DDR5 support unleashes new 13th Gen Intel CPUs with copious memory bandwidth, and a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot paves the way for users to enjoy the horsepower of a cutting-edge graphics card. Featuring the ASUS PCIe Slot Q-Release button, users will be able to quickly pop out their graphics card without pinching their fingers. The ASUS M.2 Q-Latch system ensures that users will never lose another tiny M.2 screw into the depths of their case. The board also features a Q-LED diagnostic array that can ease troubleshooting.
For gamers who make a habit of heading for the boundaries, the ROG Strix A-series motherboards feature brilliant white and silver surfaces. Pair the motherboard with ASUS White Edition components to make a true showcase PC. Bolstered by heavy-hitting power delivery subsystems, these motherboards can house the latest high-end Intel CPU. Offering a trio of M.2 slots for PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and they help users hit high frames-per-second rates with a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot ready for a next-gen graphics card.
The ROG Strix B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 features a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for graphics cards and expansion cards. Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots let users build a spacious and speedy storage array for their gaming library. An Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet port provides a high-bandwidth gateway for online gaming, while an Intel WiFi 6E radio offers convenient wireless connectivity.
The ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WiFi is a small motherboard that supports the latest 13th Gen Intel CPUs, DDR5 memory, and PCIe 4.0. The motherboard can support a potent 13th Gen Intel CPU, a pair of high-bandwidth DDR5 sticks, two speedy PCIe 4.0 SSDs and a cutting-edge graphics card in its PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, for overall high PC performance.
The TUF Gaming B760-Plus WiFi D4 ATX motherboard offers a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, a WiFi 6 radio, and a wide selection of USB ports.
ASUS will also offer ATX and microATX B760 motherboards in the Prime series for all-around builders. Images and more details about specifications for the entire lineup of ASUS Z790, H770, B760 motherboards can be found in the Edge Up Buyer’s Guide and the 700 series landing page.