The PCB and connectors:
The tools for clocking:
Good news because this AORUS X670E Master comes with some tools inserted directly on its PCB that will make your life much easier if you feel like overclocking!
- The power button: allows the powering of the motherboard.
- The reset button : it’s a button whose function you can define. By default, it will be the reset button but you will have the opportunity via the BIOS parameters 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 can easily measure the different voltages.
- Status LEDs : depending on their color, you can identify a problem or know the voltage level of the component (CPU – DRAM – VGA – BOOT).
- The CMOS CLR button : 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 acquire 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 will talk about in our overclocking tests. With this AORUS X670E Xtreme, it’s a piece of cake to take readings thanks to the voltage measurement points present on the PCB.
The PCB of this AORUS X670E Xtreme:
This AORUS X670E Xtreme is equipped with a power supply stage consisting of 18 + 2 + 2 phases (vcore + SOC + MISC). The 16 vcore mosfets are 105A models and the other 4 are 90A versions.
The digital controller is a Renesas RAA 229628. The part in charge of the CPU consists of 18 phases and on this model the phases are placed in parallel: they are really 9.
Ultra complete connectivity:
As far as the connectors of our AORUS X670E Xtreme 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, a Clear CMOS button, the two connectors for the WiFi antennas, a DisplayPort, an HDMI 2.0, a USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2×2), a USB Type-C (3.2 Gen 2), six USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (red), four USB 2.0/1.1, an RJ-45 port, an optical output and the audio outputs.
Now that we’ve had a look at the AORUS X670E Xtreme and its PCB, let’s go to the BIOS to take a look at the available settings and the new features.