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Asus Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi Review

The 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.

KEY FEATURES

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

TEST SYSTEM

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

COOLER COMPATIBILITY

CPU COOLERCOMPATIBILITY
Thermalright AXP90-X47Y
Thermalright AXP90-X53Y
Thermalright AXP120-X67Y (Requires widening holes on mounting kit plastic spacers or compatible replacements)
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
EK AIO Basic / D-RGBY

Comments 2

  1. I have seen someone mount the Scythe Big Shuriken 3 rev.B with the heatsink over the VRM instead of the RAM, were you not able to mount it this way?

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