ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCI Express® 4.0 interface. The flagship of the B550 motherboard range, ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI, offers robust power delivery and effective cooling, making it well-equipped to handle the popular 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and the latest AMD Ryzen™ 5000 (Zen 3 architecture) processors. Unleash Unlimited Performance ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides robust power delivery and comprehensive cooling to handle the latest Ryzen processors. It also supports faster memory and superfast high-capacity storage, providing everything you need to create a PC that's ready to play in the big leagues. POWER DESIGN Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI has the muscle to control the latest AMD processors. TEAMED POWER STAGES The power stages are each rated to handle 90 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Ryzen processors. 6-LAYER PCB The 6-layer PCB used in ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI includes 2-ounce thickened copper and mid-loss PCB materials for better heat dissipation and more stable performance. ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard. DIGI+ POWER CONTROL ASUS Digi+ Power Control is an innovative set of controllers for digital VRM and DRAM voltage. These controllers offer ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for optimal system efficiency, stability and performance. PROCOOL POWER CONNECTOR The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation. DDR4 OC 5100 MHz ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI supports up to 128 GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins. Advance Your Gaming Immersion ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides the latest connectivity options for supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. Audio enhancements give you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the subtlest of cues for a completely immersive gaming experience. WiFi 6 (802.11 ax) Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions. Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, lag-free gaming, and high-res video streaming. SupremeFX Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI. Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets. Audio cover Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality. Audio-line shielding Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio. Dual OP amplifiers Two onboard op-amps with 32 ‒ 600 Ω headphone impedance provide exceptional audio for a wide array of headphones. Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors High-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity. Audio USB Type-C® A dedicated Audio USB Type-C® port on ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI has an S210 integrated chip that automatically determines audio signal type, while a bundled USB Type C-to-3.5 mm adapter ensures compatibility with various headsets and headphones. S210 An S210 control chip automatically detects the type of connected device so the port can be used for both Type-C audio devices and standard USB connectivity as needed. Power Noise-filter Circuit A dedicated power noise-filter circuit helps reduce power-input noise, ensuring consistently quiet performance from any audio source. USB Type-C-to-3.5mm Jack Adapter Cable The bundled USB Type-C-to-3.5 mm jack adapter makes it easy to connect audio devices with a 4-position microphone/audio jack. AI Noise-Canceling Microphone ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ROG Strix motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth® headsets. The utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance. Sonic Studio III Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR 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 dts ROG Strix B550 series 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 and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment. * DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with game developers for supported titles. STEREO SOUND Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup. SURROUND SOUND Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels – e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 – to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane. SPATIAL SOUND A virtual audio ‘sphere' effect creates astonishing 360° immersion – with you at the center, where sounds seem to travel in all directions. Play Your Own Style The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing your rig with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style. UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics. Parallel strakes cutting across the upper-left to the bottom-right of the board add a ferocious look, while embedded Aura RGB LEDs illuminate the aluminum I/O shroud and Strix logo. The LEDs can be synced with other Aura-compatible hardware for a unified look. These new design features move ROG Strix boldly into the future, while clearly reflecting the series' gaming roots. OUTSHINE THE COMPETITIONROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware. Pre-mounted I/O shield Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard. Q-Code Diagnostic codes provide a quick reference to help resolve common installation or component issues. FlexKey Front-panel header allows customization of the front-panel chassis reset button, providing options for quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey, or system reset. BIOS FlashBack™ Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present. CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. 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 Gives You More ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want. 5-Way Optimization Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers. Fan Expert 4 provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Control is also possible via the award-winning ROG UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, allowing you to switch frequency and power-efficiency settings so you can fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ― so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing. UEFI BIOS 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 comprehensive features for seasoned veterans. Advanced Mode When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want. EZ Mode Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.