Don’t be fooled by its flyweight frame; the Strix B650E-I packs walloping performance! With a jacked VRM and pumped with both DDR and PCIe 5, it’s a perfect partner for Ryzen 7000, particularly in stealthy SFF builds.
- Power Stages – Robust 10-stage power solution rated to 70A each
- Overclocking – Dynamic clocking to simultaneously maximize Ryzen gaming and compute performance
- PCIe 5.0 – Both the x16 slot and an on-board M.2 slot are PCIe Gen 5-ready
- DDR5 Memory – 6400 MT/s+, AMD EXPO, DRAM IC profiles, and AEMP
- WiFi 6E – Faster-than-Gigabit WiFi that unlocks access to the low-interference 6 GHz band
- DIY Friendly – Easy installation for GPUs and SSDs, plus simple BIOS resets and updates
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.
BIOS Flashback Button
BIOS FlashBack™ is a safe and simple way to update BIOS. Just 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 having memory or a CPU installed.
At its default, FlexKey functions as a system reset button, but it can also be easily reassigned to quickly activate Safe Boot or enter the BIOS.
Four onboard LEDs indicate power status and identify problems with CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device for quick diagnosis.
To keep up with the big boys, the ROG Strix B650E-I comes stacked with a beefy power solution and a quiet thermal array, giving it a nice share of headroom to push for faster frequencies. But the speed doesn’t stop there: memory, graphics cards, and storage can all be cranked to the max thanks to DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support.
Fully embracing the new standard, the Strix B650E-I offers end-to-end PCIe 5.0 support to give unfettered bandwidth for the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available. The x16 expansion slot is Gen 5-ready, and is protected with a SafeSlot retention bracket. The onboard M.2 slot is also geared for PCIe 5.0, allowing for blistering 16 GB/s read and write speeds, while the other slot delivers still-impressive 8 GB/s transfers over its PCIe 4.0 interface.
Dynamic OC Switcher
Lightly-threaded tasks get fantastic uplift using AMD Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO), but all-core frequencies can be pushed higher via traditional overclocking. The Dynamic OC Switcher automatically engages PBO or your preferred settings based on the CPU current or temperature, giving you the best of both worlds. Core Flex and PBO Enhancement can also be deployed to work in tandem with the Dynamic OC Switcher and further bolster performance.
Core Flex empowers you to smash limits farther than ever before by letting you control current, power, and thermals in creative new ways. In its simplest form, you can let your system run unrestricted during lighter loads and set breakpoints to gradually reduce power consumption as temperature increases. But the system is extremely adaptable, supporting multiple user-controlled functions that can manipulate parameters independently so that you can bend CPU performance to your will.
AMD Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) pushes the CPU current and voltage budget to opportunistically increase performance. By aggressively tuning the PBO parameters, AMD’s algorithm can leverage the motherboard’s robust power solution to ramp up performance even higher.
10 + 2 power stages rated to 70A each deliver ample current in order to drive Ryzen 7000 through any workload with ease.
Alloy Chokes And Durable Capacitors
Hi-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
For those who want to fly past stock DDR5 speeds, the ROG Strix B650E-I is primed and ready for enthusiast-grade kits courtesy of vast AMD EXtended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO) support. Seasoned veterans can further tweak performance via the extensive array of settings in the UEFI.
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 profiles with higher frequency and tighter timings that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance.
VRM Cooling Array
Substantial heatsinks cover the power solution, bolstered by a quiet thermal system that intakes from the core and outputs heat upwards through a ventilated top, so the VRM stays cool even in air-restricted systems.
High-Conductivity Thermal Pads
High-quality thermal pads are utilized between power stages and heatsinks, helping to improve heat transfer and reduce VRM operating temperatures.
Heatsinks cover every slot to help keep onboard NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.
CPU Fan Headers
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers provides easy access to CPU coolers.
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header connects self-contained water-cooling setups
4-pin Fan Header
The chassis fan header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Despite its tiny desktop footprint, the Strix B650E-I stands tall in the connectivity department, with beyond-Gigabit tethered and wireless networking options, and gigantic audio quality via the enhanced SupremeFX solution.
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of newly available spectrum in the 6 GHz band to provide up to seven 160 MHz channels for ultrafast throughput and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Intel 2.5G Ethernet
Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software technologies that provide superior audio. The Strix B650E-I implementation features the ALC4080 codec for high-resolution playback up to 32-bit/384 kHz across all channels. Front-panel output is streamed through the integrated Savitech amplifier that can drive high-fidelity acoustics to a wide variety of speakers and headsets.
Play In Style
The understated black shrouds and PCB of the Strix B650-I make it a solid foundation for nearly any rig, especially when coordinated with the vast range of offerings in the ROG ecosystem.
Undeniably ROG Strix
The mesh-like texture on the VRM cooling array and the unidirectional brush lines may seem minimalist by Strix standards, but the B650E-I is far from modest, proudly displaying a metallic ROG eye on the I/O shroud and subtle pink accents for a simple, unique flavor.
The ROG Strix B650E-I bears the same mounting hole alignment as AM4 platforms, so it is backward compatible with many existing coolers, including all AIO offerings from ASUS and ROG.
The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control, and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.
Customize your rig through a suite of intuitive software and firmware utilities that let you maximize performance and tweak your experience to your liking.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.
GAMEFIRST VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
AI Suite 3
The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune your system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via simple and intuitive interfaces.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.
DTS Sound Unbound
ROG Strix B650E motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location of every gunshot, footstep, and other sounds.
The ROG Strix B650E-I includes a sixty-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.