Let us look into one of the offerings from ASUS in our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review. The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI integrates all essential elements from the current AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors. ASUS combined these with excellent durability plus game-ready features.
The motherboard has military-grade components, an optimised power solution, and a comprehensive cooling system. It goes beyond every expectation with solid and stable performance for non-stop gaming.
But is it as good as claims, and is it worth the upgrade? Read our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review to know everything you need about the product.
We were excited to receive our motherboard in the mail and immediately unboxed it for our review. It arrived in a standard-looking motherboard box with the company branding, product name & image in front.
This area also displays some product features to give you an idea of what the motherboard offers.
Inside, you will find two SATA 6Gb/s cables, an ASUS WiFi moving antenna, and two M.2 rubber packages. There are also two M.2 SSD screw packages, a TUF certification card, and a user guide.
ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review – Design and Functionality
Generally, TUF products are slightly more industrial. And in our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review, you will see why the X670E-PLUS WIFI is no exception.
It is an aesthetic-looking motherboard sporting an all-black PCB. The product is also slightly low-profile, and only a few elements stand out from the board. These include the M.2 heatsink plates, integrated I/O shield, and VRM heatsink.
The rest of the board is subtle and works efficiently in various PC build styles.
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI is easy to build because of more PCBs exposed to elements. Why? Because there are not as many cover shrouds around to access specific areas of the product. Plus, it has two 8-pin connectors at the top-left corner to supply power for its CPU.
Below are CPU sockets, fan headers to the right, and four DIMM slots. The fan headers are necessary for hooking up your preferred CPU cooler.
Since this is a more affordable board, you will find fewer AIO and fan headers than the pricier ROG boards. The same goes for features like the OLED status indicator, which is specific for troubleshooting.
There are four M.2 and three expansion slots to install numerous components on the motherboard. One of the M.2 slots does not feature a heatsink bracket yet is limited to PCIe 4.0 speeds. It only means the heat will not be an issue.
Its four SATA ports are divided with two on the standard right area, while the rest are at the bottom. Specifically, the latter is among the USB headers.
The X670E chipset is notable since this is the first time AMD designated a chipset specifically for overclocking. We are not saying that non-E motherboards on the standard X670 chipset are incapable of overclocking. However, these are not as powerful or well-optimised as the E-version boards.
Generally, the X670E chipset offers the best for high-end builders. So it makes the low-cost approach of ASUS particularly interesting.
We can use a GPU and M.2 SSD at PCIe 5.0 speeds since it uses the X670E chipset.
This motherboard has two full x16 slots, an x4 slot, and four M.2 SSD slots. For the latter, only one is a PCIe 5.0. It has a lot of internal expansion for quick PC builds, especially for gaming.
The X670E board has full support for AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors. It also works efficiently with DDR5 RAM of up to 128GB and supports speeds of 6400MT/s. Also, its 16-phase power delivery design guarantees stable and reliable power sent across the motherboard.
The X670E chipset is ideal for overclocking the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. And overclockers can push the CPU past the respective boost clocks.
Generally, the VRM of this board is slightly weaker, but slight overclocking is possible. Also, it has a 14+2 digital power phase format, lots of VRM cooling, and a massive heatsink for optimised heat dissipation.
We also looked into the rear IO for this ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review. It features 10 USB ports. Two are USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 types, and the rest are USB 3.2 Gen 2s. The two ports are type-Cs.
The other three are type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2, while the other five are type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
You will also find the WIFI antenna headers on the rear IO, plus the Realtek 2.5Gbe LAN port. There is even a Realtek S1220A 5-plug audio stack + SPDIF.
When you use an AMD Ryzen 7000 and require video outputs, the present HDMI and DisplayPorts cover that.
Networking is also ideal with WIFI 6E modules. And the 2.5 Gigabit LAN is great for anyone who needs a stable internet connection.
Key Features of the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI
This motherboard from ASUS has notable features that make it a product to consider. We listed these to help determine if it is up to par with your building needs.
Tuning becomes more efficient because ASUS AI Overclocking will profile cooling and CPU to determine ideal configurations. It also tests the limit of the system at the same time. You can automatically use predicted values as a springboard for more experiments.
Progressive OC Switcher
This feature helps enhance CPU performance, letting you set temperature and current thresholds to shift between manual overlocks. It is for Precision Boost Overdrive and heavy multithreaded workloads for single-threaded tasks.
Another feature we are discussing in this ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review is Core Flex.
It enables you to push boundaries further by letting you control power and thermals. In its most basic form, you can use breakpoints to reduce CPU core frequencies as temperatures/currents increase.
The system is highly adaptable, with multiple user-controlled functions that can manipulate power, current, and temperature limits. It allows you to bend CPU performance to your will.
Teamed Power Stages
Each of the 14+2 power stages is rated at 70 amps and combines high-side and low-side MOSFETS. It also mixes drivers into a single package to deliver power, efficiency, and stable performance for all compatible AMD processors.
AI Cooling II
With a single click, you can balance the thermals and acoustics of any build. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary noise and monitors CPU temperatures during quick stress tests. It dynamically adjusts fans to optimal speeds.
UEFI BIOS of the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI
Everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your system is available on the ASUS UEFI BIOS. It provides intelligently-simplified options for novice PC DIYers and comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
The Armoury Crate is exclusive to ASUS and centralises easy control of supported gaming products. A single user-friendly interface lets you customise RGB lighting for all compatible devices. It will allow you to connect them to Aura Sync for unified lighting.
With input device settings, Fan Xpert 4, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, it provides information/control for a hardware eco-system. Armoury Crate also includes product registration and a news section to keep you updated with the gaming community.
Eight-Layer PCB Design
The multiple-layered printed circuit board design instantly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators. It improves overall system stability and provides more overclocking headroom to the CPU.
8+8 PIN ProCool Power Connectors
Unlike conventional power inputs, ASUS ProCool connectors ensure complete contact with PSU power cables, resulting in lower impedance. It helps prevent connector failure and hotspots.
TUF Chokes for Optimal Power Delivery
Certified military-grade TUF chokes provide optimal power to the CPU, improving system stability. As a result, the TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI delivers a better user experience.
TUF Capacitors of the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI
The TUF 5K black metallic capacitors offer 52% wider temperature tolerance. Its lifespan is also over two times longer than conventional motherboard capacitors.
Digi+ Voltage Regulator Module
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI integrates Digi+ VRM, one of the best in the industry. It offers ultra-clean and ultra-smooth power delivery to the CPU at all times, resulting in enhanced performance.
Easy and Convenient PC DIY
We will also discuss the features that make this motherboard DIY-friendly in our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review. These include the TUF Gaming Alliance and Armoury Crate.
Thanks to its features, the TUF Gaming series motherboards make setting up and building the PC easier. TUF Gaming Alliance eco-system offers compatibility, while Armoury Crate has various intuitive tools and settings for optimising your system.
ASUS collaborated with trusted PC component brands for the TUF Gaming Alliance. It ensures compatibility across multiple computer parts like PSUs, PC cases, CPU coolers, memory kits, etc. With the increasing partnerships and compatible components, TUF Gaming Alliance continues to grow its eco-system.
SafeSlot Core+ & SafeDIMM
ASUS used the SMT manufacturing process for the faster SafeSlot Core+ to guarantee the highest data speeds. The SafeSlot core+ is a metal sheath added to a PCIe slot to keep cards securely installed.
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI also uses the SafeDIMM, which protects and supports memory modules. As a result, you can insert your modules with accuracy, confidence, and speed.
ESD Guards of the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI
ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge to prolong the lifespan of components. These protect parts from up to +/- 6 kV of contact discharge and +/- 10 kV of air discharge, surpassing industry standards.
Your PC stays protected from voltage spikes with surface-mounted TVS diodes in a dual in-line package.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation with premium surface-mounted capacitors and advanced signal-coupling technology. This feature improves throughput, protecting the motherboard from static electricity and lightning strikes.
Like all TUF Gaming motherboards, the TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI features a corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel. To increase its longevity by three times more than conventional panels, ASUS bonded this part with chromium oxide. With this protective feature, the motherboard passed the 72-hour salt fog testing.
The feature-packed and high-performance TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI offers ultrafast networking. As a result, you can enjoy smoother online gaming, pristine audio with positional cues, and synchronised onboard RGB lighting. All these features provide you with an immersive gaming atmosphere.
Two-way AI Noise Cancellation
The ASUS-exclusive Two-way AI Noise Cancellation uses a massive deep-learning database to eliminate microphone background noise. It also reduces distracting mouse clicks, keyboard clatter, and ambient sounds to make your audio clear when gaming/calling.
Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI uses the Realtek S1220A. This audio codec has 120dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) for stereo line out and 113dB SNR for the LINE-IN. It offers pure audio quality, and its impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to guarantee optimal volume range for headphones.
DTS Audio Processing
DTS Audio Processing allows customising audio settings and improves your listening experience by reducing distortion. It provides deeper bass to enhance the sound of music, games, and movies.
Outshines the Competition
Aside from a well-tuned system, the TUF Gaming X670E series has a matching aesthetic. Its edge lighting enhances the rugged look, and ASUS Aura offers complete RGB control.
Choose from presets for built-in LEDs and third-party strips and sync these with a constantly growing portfolio of Aura-compatible hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Headers
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI has three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers. These connectors support up to 500 LEDs and allow Aura Sync to tailor lighting effects automatically across your system. Also, these new headers are backwards compatible with existing Aura Sync gear.
Let us continue our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review and check the product specifications of this board. Starting with the chipset, the TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI has an AMD X670E chipset, hence its name. It also has four memory slots and supports a maximum of 64GB DDR5 of up to 6400MHz.
It has one 16x PCIe 5, a 16x PCIe 4, and a 4x PCIe 4 expansion slot. Plus, the motherboard has an 8-channel Realtek S1220A.
For networking, the product uses the Realtek 2.5 Gigabit LAN, 802.11ax WIFI, Bluetooth 5.2, and WIFI 6E.
Cooling-wise, ASUS integrated eight 4-pin fan headers, VRM heatsinks, a thermal probe header, and M.2 heatsinks into the board. And it measures 305 x 244mm.
Hands-on with the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI
Like we always do, the motherboard underwent a few tests for our ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review. But before we share our experience with it and how it performed, we will look into its BIOS.
ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI BIOS
When booting your PC for the first time, the EZ Mode BIOS will appear on the screen. It lets you make small changes to the system without complications.
Its Advanced Mode is perfect for anyone making changes and is ideal for individuals accustomed to BIOS complications.
The Advanced Tab is where you make changes to the SATA configurations, NVMe drives, etc. While the AI Tweaker Tab lets you change memory and CPU overclocking.
If you have an EXPO memory kit, you need to enable it in this tab. It will provide optimised clock speeds and latency.
For those who want the best thermals, you can change the pump and fan curve settings to achieve optimal performance.
Also, the Boost Priorities Tab is necessary for installing Windows.
Overall, the ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI motherboard performed notably, and we did not experience any issues during the tests. It is worth purchasing, and it is a product we recommend.
ASUS TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI Review Summary
The TUF Gaming X670E-PLUS WIFI is an excellent motherboard for enthusiasts and builders alike. Its features make building convenient, and the motherboard is compatible with many components, thanks to the TUF Gaming Alliance. With its support for the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, it can work perfectly with powerful parts.
This motherboard is ideal for building a capable system for gaming and demanding workloads. The product delivered excellent performance in our tests, which made us enjoy our overall user experience.
We highly recommend this motherboard for its unique features that offer a convenient building experience and superior performance.