During CES 2022, ASUS announced its H670, B660 and H610 motherboards designed for Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processors. Among the launches of five new ROG Strix models for Intel’s cheaper B660 chipset, perhaps the most interesting of these is the ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI. With its small mini-ITX frame size, it boasts support for DDR5-6200 memory, 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 networking, as well as support for two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives.
Most of the motherboard announcements at CES 2022 were related to the latest Intel 600, H670, B660 and H610 series chipsets. Basically, these new motherboards have focused on users looking for an affordable entry point to Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake desktop platform. The vast majority of them come with either ATX or micro-ATX size printed circuit boards. One designed for small format enthusiasts who want to make a cheaper mini-ITX system compared to the Z690 is the ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI.
Some of the most significant features of the ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI include one full-length PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, support for up to two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives and four SATA ports that support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 arrays. The board also supports the latest DDR5 memory, with speeds of DDR5-6200 and a total capacity of up to 64 GB supported on two memory slots.
Although we don’t have a picture of the back panel, we know that the ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI includes one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, three USB 3.2 G1 Type-A and three USB 2.0 ports. For networking, there is one Ethernet port running an Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller, as well as an Intel Wi-Fi 6 CNVi. ASUS uses one of its Realtek-based SupremeFX S1220A HD audio codecs that control five 3.5mm audio jacks. The end of the back panel is a pair of video outputs, including one HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort 1.4.
ASUS has not provided us with any information on when the ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI will be available or how much it could cost.
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