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Asus showcases its latest X670E motherboards and new ROG Loki SFX-L 850W Platinum PSU

The Crosshair X670E Gene. (Source: Asus)
The Crosshair X670E Gene. (Source: Asus)
Asus has announced the expansion of its X670E motherboard offerings at Gamescom 2022, with new ROG Crosshair, ROG Strix, Prime and ProArt variants. They are all rated to upgrade to DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support as well as that for the latest AMD Ryzen chipsets - plus USB4 in some flagship cases. Meanwhile, the OEM's popular Thor series of power supplies has just been joined by a first-gen Loki variant with an 80 PLUS Platinum certification.

Asus has devoted part of its Gamescom 2022 exhibition to motherboards, as it has now prepared new Ryzen 7000-friendly X670E models for more of its various high-performance series. All of them boast DDR5-compatible and PCIe 5.0 slots, as well as Wi-Fi 6E where applicable and often even multiple USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and USB type-C headers - the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene even has rear USB4 ports.

That same new Crosshair board is decidedly the front-runner of the bunch, and is presented as the microATX answer to the X670E Extreme. It is joined by the ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi mini-ITX, which has one of Asus' integrated LED diagnostic arrays and a pre-mounted I/O shield.

Those 2 new motherboards share the X670E Extreme's penchant for holographic branded accents all over their heatsinks and I/O shields. The Thunderbolt 4 header-equipped Prime X670E-Pro WiFi has a different look, however, and emphasizes self-builds as one of the new X670E models with a PCIe-slot Q-Release button.

The ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi, on the other hand, definitely has more of a professional look, along with a front-panel type-C port rated for up to 60W charging. On that note, Asus has also now announced that it will vary on its ROG Thor line with a Loki sibling.

The new 850W PSU has an SFX-L form-factor, Aura Sync lighting and more PCIe 5.0 readiness, with a 16-pin header for up to 600W of power delivery to compatible cards.

It is intended for "high-performance GPUs and ITX builds", with dual ROG heatsinks, an up-to-92% rating for heat efficiency and noise reduction and a a 120mm axial cooling fan with PWM control. Asus has yet to say when these new components will become available.

Asus presents the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene...
Asus presents the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene...
...ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi...
...ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi...
...Prime X670E-Pro WiFi...
...Prime X670E-Pro WiFi...
and ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi motherboards. (Source: Asus)
and ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi motherboards. (Source: Asus)
The ROG Loki SFX-L 850W Platinum is Asus' latest gaming PSU. (Source: Asus)
The ROG Loki SFX-L 850W Platinum is Asus' latest gaming PSU. (Source: Asus)

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Asus ROG Press Release

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-08-25 (Update: 2022-08-25)