ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi Motherboard Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
The ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi is an interesting motherboard, and another one taking the trend further away from making everything black on black. This is a lighter grey PCB with a gun metal and titanium finish to the aluminium heatsinks that surround the CPU and cover the various M.2 storage mounts. It’s a bright looking motherboard, and while it’ll pop in a black case, it’ll look pretty slick in a white PC build too.
The CPU benefits from a 14+2 Teamed Power Stages configuration that can deliver (70A), more than enough to run any of the latest high-end CPUs at their boost clocks, but those wanting to push extreme overclocks will likely still want the more expensive RoG motherboards.
There are two heatsinks around the CPU to cool the VRM, with the rearmost one also forming the shroud for the rear I/O. There’s an engraved “01 Prime” logo here, which is RGB lit when the board is powered up.
Further down, you’ll find a large heatsink to cool the chipset (around the ASUS logo), which also matches up with the two M.2 heatsinks located below it.
The DDR5 slots are not fully armoured, but they’re reinforced in more critical points at the ends and in the middle for added durability.
The PCIe 5.0 slot is fully armoured, ensuring it can handle the significant bulk of modern graphics cards… I’m looking at your RTX 4090, you chunky boi!
Connectivity is extensive too, with 3 x USB 2 headers, a thunderbolt USB4 header, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, and Front USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers, as well as a lot of fan and RGB headers, so really, all the good stuff is well taken care of here.
Audio comes from the Realtek S1220A chipset and codec with an impressive 120 dB SNR line out and 113 dB SNR line in. It also features the latest processing with DTS:X Ultra, Crystal Sound 3, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.
Finally, there’s a really competent rear I/O offering up fast networking, plenty of USB 3.0 ports, but also a trilogy of USB 3.2 and Type-C ports, which is incredible. Interestingly, there are no USB 2.0.