Asus Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi Review

Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi is DDR5 Mini-ITX motherboard for Ryzen 7000 CPUs. It’s equipped with capable VRM, power delivery and supports PCIe 5.0 for graphics and 2x M.2 slots.


Supports AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors
Supports DDR5 Memory, upto 6400+(OC) MHz, 2 DIMMs, RAM Overclocking
Direct 10+2 Phases. Combining 70A Smart Power Stages.
WIFI 6E, BT5.2, Intel® 2.5GbE LAN
PCIe 5.0*x16 for Graphics
1x PCIe 5.0*x4 + 1x PCIe 4.0*x4 M.2 (front, back)
Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C® + Type-C® with DP Alt mode, Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®
4 Debug LEDs, BIOS Flashback, Pre-installed I/O Shield
Dedicated Water Pump 4PIN Header (1 Amp Power Delivery), Dedicated Thermal Sensor Header


CASEOpen Testbench
MOTHERBOARDRog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid link)
CPUR5 7600X (paid link)
GPURX 6900XT (paid link)
CPU BLOCKAlphacool Eisblock XPX Pro Aurora
GPU BLOCKEisblock Aurora for Radeon RX 6800XT/6900XT Gaming OC
RADIATORSAlphacool HPE-30 280
PSU SilverStone SX1000 (paid link)
RAM32GB DDR5 (2x16GB), 6000 (paid link)
FANS2x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax.Black


Thermalright AXP90-X47Y
Thermalright AXP90-X53Y
Thermalright AXP120-X67Y (may requires widening holes on mounting kit plastic spacers)
Thermalright SI-100Y
Alpenföhn Black Ride rev.BN (AM5 mounting kit not available)
IDCOOLING IS-55Y (heatsink over RAM only)
Scythe Big Shuriken 3 rev.BY (heatsink over RAM only)
Noctua NH-L9a AM4Y (NM-AM5-L9aL9i mounting-kit required)
Noctua NH-L12 Ghost EditionY (second orientation only)
Noctua NH-L12SY (default orientation only)
Noctua NH-C14SY
Noctua NH-U12AY
Noctua NH-D15SY
Noctua NH-D15Y


The Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi is an excellent motherboard with great aesthetic and packed with features. The only issue is the varying degree of VRM coil whine, which we experienced only during gaming scenarios.