Asus ROG Strix B760-I GAMING WIFI
Small form factor motherboards have taken on a new life over the last few years. Powerful hardware can now fit into a mini-ITX chassis and you no longer need the treasure reserves of a medieval king to afford one. At a glance, this packed board certainly looks deserving of the Republic of Gamers branding. However, a closer look reveals that it’s actually quite expensive. At $269 / PS279 / AU$499 it’s in competition with many Z790 boards that cost less. This doesn’t mean the board is bad though. With the exception of limited CPU overclocking (you can play with power limits if you’re using top spec cooling) it has all the features that will satisfy most gamers.
The main selling point of this board is the Intel WiFi 6E AX201 module, which provides low-latency wireless connectivity for online gaming and file transfers. Additionally, the board is loaded with various features that make building a PC easier. This includes SafeDIMM, which adds a metal divider to the RAM slots to prevent accidental removal of modules. The motherboard also comes with SafeSlot, which uses a stronger retention bracket designed to support heavier graphics cards.
As with most Asus boards you’ll get the tried and tested UEFI BIOS with both EZ Mode and Advanced options. From EZ Mode you can configure the basics and from Ai Tweaker you can play with CPU and memory settings. The board is bundled with Asus’ suite of software which includes benchmarking tools, stress testers and even AI noise-acoustic tuning to keep your fans in check without overworking them.