The PCB and connectors :
Tools for clocking :
Good news as this AORUS X670E Master comes with a few tools inserted directly on its PCB that will make your life much easier if you feel like overclocking!
- The power button: this is where you turn on the motherboard.
- The MultiKey button: this is a button whose function you can define. By default, it will be reset but you will have the opportunity via the BIOS settings to choose also as function: ” switch LED off/on “, “enter BIOS setup” and ” boot Safe Mode “.
- Voltage measurement points: with the help of a multimeter, you will be able to measure the different voltages very easily.
- Status LEDs : depending on their color, you can identify a problem or find out the voltage level of the component (CPU – DRAM – VGA – BOOT).
- A jumper reset: you can connect a switch via a cable if you want to give it this function.
- CLR CMOS : is also present but in the form of a jumper.
- The Debug LED: allows you to identify the component responsible for the error during boot, but also to display the CPU temperature and voltages.
If you have the opportunity to purchase a multimeter, it is an essential tool to accurately measure the voltage of your processor. Personally, I can’t do without it anymore and it also allows me to see the impact of the “LoadLine calibration” which I’ll tell you about in our overclocking tests. With this AORUS X670E Master it’s a breeze to take readings thanks to the voltage measurement points on the PCB.
The PCB of this AORUS X670E Master :
This AORUS X670E Master has a 16 + 2 + 2 phase power supply stage (vcore + SOC + MISC). The 16 vcore mosfets are 105A models and the other 4 are 90A versions.
The digital controller is a Renesas RAA 229620. The CPU part consists of 16 phases and on this model the phases are placed in parallel, so there are really 8 of them.
Ultra complete connectivity :
As far as the connectors of our AORUS X670E Master are concerned, it is of course quite complete and largely sufficient for overclocking. From top to bottom, we find the following connectors: a Q-Flash button, two slots for Wi-Fi antennas, a DisplayPort, an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2, a USB Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 Gen 1, two USB 2.0/1.1, an RJ-45, an optical S/PDIF Out and the various audio outputs
Now that we’ve had a look at the AORUS X670E Master and its PCB, let’s go to the BIOS to take a look at the available settings and the new features.