ROG STRIX B660-A GAMING WIFI D4 ROG Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4 offers premium power delivery and optimized cooling to unleash the full force of the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Onboard PCIe® 5.0, WiFi 6 and three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots provide lightning-fast data transfers for an endless variety of scenarios, and ASUS-exclusive intelligent controls to help optimize PC settings. On top of all that, DIY-friendly innovations help simplify the PC building process to get to you up and running smoothly. TEAMED POWER STAGES 12+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of. ALLOY CHOKES AND CAPACITORS High-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards. PROCOOL POWER CONNECTOR The ASUS ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation. DIGI+ POWER CONTROL The Digi+ voltage regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU. SIX-LAYER PCB A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom. COOLER BY DESIGN ROG Strix B660 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that configurable via the Fan Xpert 4 tool in Armoury Crate or within the UEFI BIOS. CPU Fan Headers A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers. AIO Pump Fan Header A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups. M.2 Heatsink Keeps a mounted M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability. 4-Pin PWM/DC Fan Header Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans. TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls. *A splitter cable is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset. AI COOLING ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature. SELF-ADAPTIVE FAN TUNING CPU temperature detection AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down. Automated optimization Under stable system loads, the software then automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance. *Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN / H_AMP / RAD_FAN Ongoing monitoring AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load. AI NETWORKING The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technologies to ensure faster and smarter network optimization. Identification GameFirst VI analyzes usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. Boost GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay ― even when you're streaming high-quality video or transferring large files. Visualization An intuitive graph provides an overview of real-time network status. Simply click on the tab to view the current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, or an analysis of the WiFi channels. WHAT IT DOES ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE GameFirst VI notes what you're currently doing and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smooth online experiences, even when multitasking. GAMING FIRST MODE Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming. NETWORK INSIGHT WIFI Quick Assist analyzes network information and generates a graph to give you a clear picture of current network status. In addition, when paired with an ROG router, you can scan your WiFi network to find the best channel and use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets. OptiMem II OptiMem II technology offers higher clock speeds through trace layout optimizations that significantly reduce signal distance and crosstalk while enhancing memory stability and compatibility. ROG Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4 supports up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory across four slots. 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. Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5x improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming. SUPREMEFX ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4, SupremeFX features the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through a highly integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving of a wide variety of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones. UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX The ROG Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4 will turn heads with a striking silver-white finish that contrasts with a bold Aura RGB-illuminated glitch-effect logo. Meanwhile, parallel strakes and dotted text on the aluminum I/O shroud, M.2 and PCH heatsinks tie the whole aesthetic together and underline the ROG Strix fundamentals of speed, diversity and attitude. OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION 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 both embedded RGB LEDs and third-party lighting strips. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with other Aura-capable ASUS hardware. M.2 Q-LATCH The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws. CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) provides a reference for identifying guaranteed-compatible components and memory. ASUS AIO coolers are also compatible with a wide variety of CPUs, up to and including 12th Gen Intel processors, giving you ultimate flexibility to cool the CPU that fits your needs. 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. 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 and more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans. MEMTEST86 For added convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into the ROG UEFI (BIOS). Run the test to pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without needing to insert a USB stick or load an operating system. The memory report will also be stored in the BIOS archives for reference. Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents 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. SONIC STUDIO III ROG 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. SONIC STUDIO LINK The new Sonic Studio Link allows you to apply effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any connected device. SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix. APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES Apply customized audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen. DTS: SOUND UNBOUND ROG Strix B660 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. AIDA64 EXTREME ROG Strix B660 motherboards include an AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring 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 OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*. *Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models. ARMOURY CRATE 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.