1. PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR
ASUS ProCool II connector is built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with power supply cable wiring. A metal sheath improves heat dissipation, and low electrical impedance helps prevent hotspots and bolsters reliability.
2. TEAMED POWER STAGES
14+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.
3. ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORS
High-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
4. DIGI+ POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
5. EIGHT-LAYER PCB
The PCB design quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
Two thick heatsinks that are bonded to the metal I/O shield cool the VRMs. This structure provides ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.
2. Thermal Pads
Specially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
3. Two M.2 Heatsinks
Multiple M.2 heatsinks help maintain onboard M.2 NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.
4. Two M.2 Backplates
Two integrated M.2 backplates help 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
Keeps a mounted M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers:
Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
AIO Pump Fan Header:
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Provides additional mass to deal with the thermal load of high-performance M.2 drives.
Cooler by Design
A dedicated circuit on the motherboard safely circumvents DDR5 memory PMIC restrictions, allowing you to step past the default 1.1-volt limit and push frequency and timings to the max.
Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. ROG motherboards leverage onboard hardware and firmware to cleverly work around this irksome limitation, enabling voltage adjustments to be applied through the same soft system-reset process employed for previous generations of DDR memory.
* ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) is an exclusive firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on your kit and then presents optimized frequency, timing and voltage profiles that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance.
DDR5 Overclocking Strength - ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile
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.
Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, delivering speeds up to 2.5X faster standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, low-lag gaming and high-res video streaming.
UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX
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.
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™ BUTTON
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update the BIOS. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without memory modules or a CPU installed.
Onboard LEDs indicate power status or issues with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device.
4. PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD
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.