Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
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.
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.
ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI features two onboard M.2 slots, one of which supports the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available via the latest AMD Ryzen processors. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.
ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI is also suited for work. In addition to the two onboard M.2 slots, the Hyper M.2 Gen 4 card offers four more M.2 slots for superfast high-capacity data storage.
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ROG Strix B550 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
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.
The power stages are each rated to handle 90 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Ryzen processors.
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.
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
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.
The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Two onboard op-amps with 32 ‒ 600 Ω headphone impedance provide exceptional audio for a wide array of headphones.
High-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
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.
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.
A dedicated power noise-filter circuit helps reduce power-input noise, ensuring consistently quiet performance from any audio source.
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.
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 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.
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.
Apply customised audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process audio that's true to life.
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.
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup.
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.
A virtual audio ‘sphere' effect creates astonishing 360° immersion – with you at the center, where sounds seem to travel in all directions.
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 customised gaming setup that reflects your personal style.
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.
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.
ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI's Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard.
Diagnostic codes provide a quick reference to help resolve common installation or component issues.
Front-panel header allows customisation of the front-panel chassis reset button, providing options for quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey, or system reset.
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.
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. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).
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 utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimises power consumption and maximises 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, prioritise network data and optimise audio settings at app level ― so your system is perfectly optimised for whatever you're doing.
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.
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 organised, 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.Learn more
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.
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.Learn more
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 technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognised.
GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritises game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.
An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.
WiFi Quick Assist analyzes network information — including real-time bandwidth use — to generate a graph that provides a clear overview of current network status. When paired with a ROG router, WiFi Quick Assist lets you quickly scan your WiFi network to find the best channel; then you can use Game Boost to prioritise gaming devices and packets.
GameFirst VI analyzes current app usage and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smoother online experiences, even when multitasking.
Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritise gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customise RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronise them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
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