An aluminum I/O cover and two VRM heatsinks connected by an L-shaped heat pipe provide ample surface area and mass to deal with the heat generated by the latest Intel processors.
2. Thermal Pads
High-quality thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
3. M.2 Heatsinks
The M.2 heatsinks keep the M.2 SSD at optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
4. M.2 Backplate
An integrated M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Water Pump Header
A dedicated header that can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers
Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
*Supports ASUS HYDRANODE
Cooler by Design
1. Teamed Power Stages
14+2 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
2. 6-Layer PCB
The PCB design quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
3. Alloy Choke & Capacitor
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
4. ProCool II Power Connector
The ASUS ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. Metal armor improves heat dissipation, and lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It provides up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds and improved capacity as well as better performance in dense wireless environments.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.
Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX
The patented ROG I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted, which further simplifies the process of installing the motherboard.
2. Clr CMOS Button
A quick press of the Clr CMOS button helps reset BIOS settings. It can also be used to reboot the PC if incorrect BIOS settings have been selected.
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update BIOS. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, and plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
FlexyKey makes it possible to redefine the role of the chassis reset button. Assignable options include quick Aura lighting control, booting directly into UEFI, or performing a safe boot to recover settings.
4. M.2 Q-Latch
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.