To go along with the Zen 4 launch AMD is also launching their new AM5 chipsets and motherboards. They have four new chipsets, the X670E, X670, B650E, and B650 but for the launch, I am testing with the highest-end X670E with Asus’s ROG Crosshair X670E Hero. To go with today's coverage of some of the new CPUs I’m also going to check out what the X670E Hero has to offer for features and put it through a few tests as well. With a new LGA style socket, USB 4, and PCIe 5.0 as just a few quick highlights when looking at the specifications I’m excited to see what else it will have to offer!

Product Name: Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero

Review Sample Provided by: Asus

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

CPU

AMD Socket AM5 for AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors*

Chipset

AMD X670E

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6400+(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/

5400(OC)/ 5200/ 5000/ 4800 ECC/Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports AMD® Extended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO™)

OptiMem II

* Supported memory types, data rate (Speed), and number of DRAM modules varies depending

on the CPU and memory configuration. For more information refer to www.asus.com for memory

support list.

** Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports on-die ECC functionality.

Graphics

1 x HDMI® port*

2 x USB4® ports support USB Type-C® display outputs**

*Supports 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.

**VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution

Expansion Slots

AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors

2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (supports x16 or x8/x8 mode(s)*

AMD X670 Chipset

1 x PCIe 4.0 x1 slots

* When ROG PCIE 5.0 M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.

Storage

Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*

AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors

M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 5.0 x4 mode)

M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 5.0 x4 mode)

PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot (Key M) via ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 5.0

x4 mode)**

AMD X670 Chipset

M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 )

M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 )

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

*AMD RAID Xpert Technology supports both NVMe RAID 0/1/10 and SATA RAID 0/1/10.

** Performance may vary based on the SSD firmware version, system hardware, and the system

configuration. For more information, refer to www.asus.com for the device support list.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Wi-Fi 6E

2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)

Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*

Bluetooth v5.3**

USB

Rear USB (Total 12 ports)

2 x USB4® ports with Intel® JHL8540 USB4® controller (2 x USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®)

9 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (8 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

Front USB (Total of 11 ports)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C® with up to 60W PD/QC4+)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

3 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback

Audio Features

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

-ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC

- Gold-plated audio jacks

- Rear optical S/PDIF out port

- Premium audio capacitors

- Audio cover

Back Panel I/O Ports

2 x USB4® ports with Intel® JHL8540 USB4® controller (2 x USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

9 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (8 x Type-A + 1 x Type-C®)

1 x HDMI® port

1 x Wi-Fi Module

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

1 x Optical S/PDIF out port

1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button

1 x Clear CMOS button

Fan Connectors

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header

1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header

1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header

4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

1 x W_PUMP+ header

1 x 2-pin Water In header

1 x 2-pin Water Out header

1 x 3-pin Water Flow header

Power Connectors

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

1 x 6-pin PCIe Power connector

Storage Connectors

4 x M.2 slots (Key M)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB Connectors

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (support(s) USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

3 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous Connectors

3 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

1 x Alteration Mode Switch

1 x AURA RGB header(s)

1 x FlexKey button

1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x ReTry button

1 x Start button

1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header

1 x Thermal Sensor header

Extreme OC Kit

- FlexKey button

- ReTry button

- Start button

Extreme Engine

Digi+

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

- MicroFine Alloy Choke

ASUS Q-Design

- M.2 Q-Latch

- PCIe Slot Q-Release

- Q-Code

- Q-Connector

- Q-DIMM

- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

- M.2 heatsink backplate

- M.2 heatsink

- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY

- BIOS FlashBack™ button

- Clear CMOS button

- ProCool II

- Pre-mounted I/O shield

- SafeSlot

- SafeDIMM

AURA Sync & Lighting Control

- AURA RGB header

- Addressable Gen 2 headers

Front Panel USB

Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 with Quick Charge 4+ Support

- Support: up to 60W charging*

- Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A

- Compatible with QC 4.0/3.0/2.0, PD3.0, and PPS

* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can

only support 27W

ROG Exclusive Software

- GameFirst VI

- ROG CPU-Z

- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion

- Sonic Radar III

- DTS® Sound Unbound

- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)

ASUS Exclusive Software

Armoury Crate

- AIDA64 Extreme (1-year full version)

- AURA Creator

- AURA Sync

- Fan Xpert 4 with AI Cooling II

- Power Saving

- Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation

AI Suite 3

- TPU

- DIGI+ Power Control

- PC Cleaner

- Turbo app

MyAsus

WinRAR

MyAsus

WinRAR

BIOS

UEFI BIOS

- ASUS EZ DIY

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

- 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables

1 x ARGB RGB extension cable

1 x RGB extension cable

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card with Heatsink

1 x PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card with heatsink

1 x M.2 screw package for ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card

Additional Cooling Kit

1 x Thermal pad for M.2

Miscellaneous

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas

3 x Rubber Packages for M.2 backplate

1 x Q-connector

1 x M.2 Q-Latch package

3 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate

1 x ROG Graphics card holder

1 x ROG key chain

1 x ROG stickers

1 x ROG thank you card

Installation Media

1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers

Documentation

1 x User guide

Operating System

Windows® 11 or 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

 

 

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