ASUS ROG Strix B560-I Gaming WIFI

ASUS also plans to release a mini-ITX form factor model based on its Strix series. The ASUS ROG Strix B560-I Gaming WIFI has all the hallmarks of a typical ROG mini-ITX board, with subtle, but Strix-inspired styling. The design follows an all-black PCB, with black heatsinks and rear panel cover, with a combinedM.2/chipset heatsink that includesGraffiti style lettering.

Along the bottom is one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with two M.2 slots including one PCIe 4.0 x4 and one PCIe 3.0 x4 with support for SATA drives. In the bottom right-hand corner is four straight-angled SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. As the ROG Strix B560-I Gaming WIFI is mini-ITX, this means there are just two memory slots, although ASUS includes support for DDR4-5333 memory with capacities of up to 64 GB.

The rear panel includes a single USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, five USB 2.0 Type-A, and one USB 2.0 Type-A audio port. ASUS includes a ROG SupremeFX S1220A HD audio codec, with an assisting Savitech SV3H712 amplifier which powers five 3.5 mm audio jacks. For users planning on leveraging Intel's UHD integrated graphics, there's one HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort 1.4 video output pairing, while networking includes a Realtek-based 2.5 GbE controller and Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 CNVi.

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  • limitedaccess - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Rocket Lake CPUs have 20 PCIe (4.0) lanes off the CPU. This a departure from previous generations in terms of lane count. Comet Lake (and older) for Intel have 16 lanes off the CPU.

    4 of those lanes are connected to the "first" m.2 slot of B560/Z590 motherboards. 10th gen CPUs don't have those lanes even as PCIe 3.0. Previous generation motherboards have all their m.2 slots using lanes connected to the chipset.
  • - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - link

    Thanks for the explanation. My AMD X570 has PCIE 4 lanes from both CPU and chipset, so this is my first build wheres I'm running up against this limitation. Now it all makes sense and fortunately, I did place my Samsung 970 EVO into the 2nd M.2 slot. Thanks again! And old dog CAN learn something new!
  • ScottSoapbox - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    There are three typos in the first paragraph that Word or a browser would catch if you took 10 seconds to check. Hint: words need spaces between them.
  • Linustechtips12#6900xt - Thursday, April 8, 2021 - link

    am I the only one who noticed the CMOS battery on the wifi thing in the asrock board?? lol
  • utmode - Saturday, April 10, 2021 - link

    has reaktek fixed speed dropping issue in their RTL8125B 2.5G NIC
  • mammuthus - Sunday, June 20, 2021 - link

    Guys, witch one I should choose between ASUS ROG Strix B560-I Gaming WIFI and MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi?
  • aigo - Thursday, July 29, 2021 - link

    There is no sound through HDMI ports regardless of the OS; Linux, Windows. Definitely not a multimedia board, and neither it is for gaming.
  • dwoodcock - Friday, August 13, 2021 - link

    After messing about with this board all day trying to get RAID working I find out it doesn't support RAID at all!!!
  • BadConfiguration - Thursday, October 28, 2021 - link

    Hi Gavin, will the M.2_2 (marked ultra m2) use the pcie lanes from chipset ? Or would it use the pcie lanes from cpu ?

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