Review: ROG Crosshair X670E Gene from Asus


The test configuration :

Here is the configuration that will be used to test this ROG Crosshair X670E Gene. For the publication of these tests, I used the latest BIOS received although new versions will certainly be available in the coming days. In the coming weeks, we will also be offering several overclocking guides for your processor and memory kit.

  • Motherboard: ROG Crosshair X670E Gene (BIOS 0609)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Memory : 32 GB GSKill Trident Z5 NEO 6000 MT/s CL30
  • Graphics Card: MSI GT710
  • Cooling system: Optimus waterblock + 480 mm EK radiator
  • SSD: WD SN850 500GB PCIe 4.0
  • Power supply: Super Flower Platinum 1600 watts
  • Operating system: Windows 11 64-bit

A note that is important! We are going to talk about it because we had this problem on several X670E motherboards. Impossible for the first boot of the motherboard to arrive in the BIOS with 2 memory sticks. We had to boot the first time with only one stick otherwise impossible to access the BIOS. After this first boot, no more problems in dual channel.

A quick tour through CPU-Z to make sure everything is in order before starting our tests. The frequency and voltage are not fixed but are continuously changing. We will see in the following tests if they are well respected.

Let’s go for the overclocking of this Ryzen 9 7950X and our GSKill Trident Z5 NEO 6000 MT/s CL30 memory kit (EXPO) on this ROG Crosshair X670E Gene.


Frequencies respected ?

An important point to check is that the frequencies are respected with the processor we are using. If this is not the case, it could mean a problematic BIOS, because the frequencies of your processor must be reached. It could also be due to your cooling system if it is not efficient enough. The processor will reach too high temperatures and therefore reduce its frequencies. Let’s see what happens with our Ryzen 9 7950X under Cinebench R23 in single core and multi core. According to AMD, our 7950X should reach a frequency of 5.7 GHz on a single core.

Good news as in the Cinebench R23 single core benchmark, we can see our frequency reaching 5825 MHz on core#1. Once all the cores are used, the first 8 cores of CCD0 reach 5325 MHz and the other 8 cores of CCD1 reach 5100 MHz. Our processor is therefore perfectly operational to attack our tests with a CCD0 that performs better than the CCD1.