ROG STRIX B650-A Gaming WiFi – A New Era Is Coming
The ROG Strix B650-A Gaming WiFi comes equipped with potent performance and thermal prowess in a fresh-looking package. Robust power delivery designed to handle the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors is cooled with thick metal heatsinks that stand out against a black PCB. A PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, speedy DDR5 memory support, and the latest Wi-Fi 6E networking fleshes out the futuristic feature set.
- AMD Socket AM5: Supports AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Processors
- 12 + 2 teamed power solution rated for 60A per stage
- On-board PCIe Gen 5 M.2 slot
- 6400 MT/s+, AMD EXPO, DRAM IC profiles, and AEMP
- Easy installation for GPUs and SSDs, plus simple BIOS updates
- Faster-than-Gigabit Wi-Fi unlocks access to low-interference 6 GHz band
PCI-E Slot Q-Release
A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot’s security latch with a simple press, greatly simplifying the process of removing a PCIe card from the motherboard when it’s time to upgrade to a new GPU or add-in card.
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an SSD from an M.2 slot. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive, eliminating the need for a traditional screw.
BIOS FlashBack™ is a safe and simple way to update BIOS. Just drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port, and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
Four onboard LEDs indicate power status and identify problems with CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device for quick diagnosis.
Robust power delivery, speedy storage and RAM, and comprehensive cooling controls are core fundamentals of the ROG Strix B650-A, thoroughly preparing you for the future of gaming.
Blazing fast storage is at your command with a PCIe 5.0 and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, all featuring robust heatsinks to maximize performance. Push speeds even further, create a mirrored backup, or both; NVMe and SATA RAID configurations (0/1/10) are available through AMD RAIDXpert2. The top PCIe 4.0 x16 SafeSlot supports heavy graphics cards and features Q-Release for easy upgrades.
Overclocking - PBO Enhancement
AMD Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) pushes the CPU current and voltage budget to opportunistically increase performance. By aggressively tuning the PBO parameters, AMD's algorithm can leverage the motherboard's robust power solution to ramp up performance even higher.
12 + 2 power stages rated to 60A each deliver ample current in order to drive AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors through any workload with ease. Hi-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
For those who want to fly past stock DDR5 speeds, the Strix B650-A is primed and ready for enthusiast-grade kits courtesy of vast AMD EXtended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO) support. Seasoned veterans can further tweak performance via the extensive array of settings in the UEFI.
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) is an exclusive firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on your kit and then presents optimized profiles with higher frequency and tighter timings that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance.
Two VRM heatsinks, one expanding underneath the I/O shroud, provide ample surface area and mass to handle the power needs of high-performance AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors.
High-conductivity Thermal Pads
High-quality thermal pads are utilized between power stages and heatsinks, helping to improve heat transfer and reduce VRM operating temperatures.
Heatsinks cover every slot to help keep onboard NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.
The ROG Strix B650-A delivers next-gen connectivity for ultrafast data transfers and low-latency networking. An advanced audio solution allows you to pick out the smallest cues and home in on your opponents.
Onboard Wi-Fi 6E technology takes advantage of newly available spectrum in the 6 GHz band to provide up to seven 160 MHz channels for ultrafast throughput and better performance in dense wireless environments.
* Wi-Fi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz Wi-Fi. Learn more about ASUS Wi-Fi 6E.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software technologies that provide superior audio. The Strix B650-A implementation features the ALC4080 codec for high-resolution playback up to 32-bit/384 kHz across all channels. Front-panel output is streamed through the integrated Savitech amplifier that can drive high-fidelity acoustics to a wide variety of speakers and headsets.
Undeniably ROG STRIX
A bold silver and white aesthetic with a dash of RGB lighting delivers a build that looks as futuristic as its feature set. A meld of form and function is illustrated by a cut-out I/O shield, which allows additional airflow to pass through the VRM heatsink channels below. This design encompases the M.2 and chipset heatsinks as well, and the whole look is tied together with game-centric decals. Pair the Strix B650-A with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem to create a fully-customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.
Outshine the Competition
ROG Strix motherboards feature ASUS Aura technology, enabling full lighting control and a variety of presets for both onboard RGB LEDs and third-party accessories. Effects can be easily synced across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.
The ROG Strix B650-A bears the same mounting hole alignment as AM4 platforms, so it is backward compatible with many existing coolers, including all AIO offerings from ASUS and ROG.
The ROG STRIX Ecosystem Awaits
Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control, and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.
ROG-exclusive software delivers intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want.
Two-way AI Noise Cancelation
This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.
GameFirst VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
AI Suite 3
The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune your system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via simple and intuitive interfaces.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
DTS® Sound Unbound
ROG Strix B650 motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space - putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location of every gunshot, footstep, and other sounds.*
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with game publishers for supported titles.
The ROG Strix B650-A includes a sixty-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
* Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate's Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. You can also use Armoury Crate to download drivers, software and user manuals, register products, and tap into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.
* Windows® 10 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows® 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.
AMD® Processor Support:
This ASUS Motherboard supports AMD® Ryzen™ Processors for Socket AM5.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 11, 64-bit
|Make and Model||Asus ROG STRIX B650-A GAMING WIFI ATX Motherboard|
|CPU||Supports AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6400+(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200/ 5000/ 4800 ECC and Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports AMD EXTended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO™)
Support OptiMem II
* Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.
AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors:
AMD B650 Chipset:
|Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor:
1 x DisplayPort*
1 x HDMI port**
* Supports max. [email protected] as specified in DisplayPort 1.4. **Supports [email protected] as specified in HDMI 2.1.
Total supports 3 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop Processors:
AMD B650 Chipset:
*AMD RAID Xpert Technology supports both NVMe RAID 0/1/10 and SATA RAID 0/1/10.
Rear USB (Total 12 ports)
Front USB (Total 7 ports)
|LAN||Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
|Wireless Communication||Wi-Fi 6E
2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band
* Wi-Fi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later.
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
|Back Panel I/O||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
|Internal I/O Connectors||Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (supports USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x AURA RGB header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thermal Sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt™ header
1 x COM_DEBUGheader
|Operating System||Supports Windows® 11 64-bit|
|BIOS||256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||12" x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)|