Unboxing test of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, which features a powerful 16+1 phase 60A power supply. The DDR5 frequency has been increased for improved performance

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard is built with the widely-used Intel B760 chipset and includes various features, such as a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and DDR5 7800+ (OC) support. Additionally, it has three M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD expansion slots, 2.5GbE LAN, and Wi-Fi 6E (AX211), which are all new additions to ROG’s mainstream motherboard product line. The onboard 16+1 phase 60A power supply comes equipped with a large VRM heat sink that’s suitable even under high-load processor usage scenarios.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi Specifications:
Dimensions: ATX 30.5 x 24.4cm
Processor Support: Intel 12th / 13th Core, Pentium, Celeron
Processor Pin: LGA 1700
CPU Power supply phase: 16+1 phase 60A Dr.MOS
chipset : Intel B760
Memory: 4x DDR5 DIMM, Maximum Capacity 128GB, DDR5 7800+(OC) MHz
Memory Certification: XMP
Display Output: HDMI 2.1, DP 1.4
Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1
storage slots: 4x SATA III(6Gb/s), M.2_1 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4, M.2_2 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4, M.2_3 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 4.0×4.
Network: Intel 2.5GbE LAN, ASUS LANGuard
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6E AX211 802.11ax / Bluetooth v5.3
Audio: Realtek ALC4080 ROG SupremeFX 7.1 channel
USB port (front expansion): 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (supports front two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports), 2x USB 2.0 (supports four front USB 2.0 ports)
USB ports (rear I/O): 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
RGB: 3x ARGB 5v-3pin, 1x RGB 12v-4pin
FAN: 1x 4-Pin CPU_Fan, 1x 4-Pin CPU_OPT, 1x 4-Pin AIO_Pump, 4x 4-Pin Chassis_FAN (1A 12W) ROG

Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi unboxing

In the past, ROG has typically only released the highest-tier motherboards under the ROG Strix series for the Intel B-series chipset while reserving the higher-end MAXIMUS series for the Z chipset models.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi boasts a 16+1 phase 60A power supply, and four DDR5 DIMM memory slots that can support up to 128GB of RAM when expanded. Additionally, it has a higher memory frequency support compared to the B660-F model, with the B760-F supporting up to 7800+ (OC)MHz.

The PCIe expansion slots on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi include two PCIe x16 slots and one PCIe x1 slot. While the first PCIe x16 slot supports the latest PCIe 5.0 specification, the remaining three slots adhere to the PCIe 3.0 standard. Additionally, there are three M.2 SSD installation positions, each upgraded to PCIe 4.0 specifications.

The front of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi box.
Basic specifications and product features are printed on the back of the box.

The Strix series motherboards from ROG have long been the top choice for mainstream users, with a variety of models available, including the F model with a tail pendant, the white version A, the M-ATX size G, and the ITX size I. With multiple models within the same chipset and series, consumers with different needs can find a motherboard that fits their specific requirements.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi has an ATX form factor, measuring 30.5 x 24.4cm in size. Its larger size provides ample space for expansion, allowing for the installation of multiple hard drives or PCIe devices without any concerns about insufficient space.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi expansion needs are not afraid.
The Strix series is printed on the back of the motherboard.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi is compatible with the LGA 1700 Intel 12th/13th generation Core, Pentium, and Celeron series processors. Its VRM power supply block comes with a black aluminum heat sink, which features a small pixel-style pattern in addition to the ROG totem.

Power cooling block around the processor.

Let me highlight the most important power supply and expansion slots on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard. It has an 8+4 pin processor power supply slot located in the upper left corner of the motherboard.

ATX_12V 8+4 Pin processor power socket.

In addition, there are two 4-pin fan power supply slots located on top of the processor. These are the CPU_OPT and CPU_FAN processor fan slots, and both of them support the Q-Fan control function.

Located in the upper right corner of the motherboard, there are two ARGB Gen2 5V 3-pin slots. ARGB Gen2 allows for the individual control of lighting effects for each LED through software and offers more lighting effects than Gen1. Each ARGB slot is capable of supplying power for up to 500 LED lamp beads.

CPU_OPT and CPU_FAN 4-Pin sockets.
Two ARGB Gen2 5V 3-Pin sockets.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi supports the latest DDR5 memory. If you prefer to continue using DDR4 memory, you can refer to other motherboards such as the B760-A/G Gaming WiFi D4.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi supports a higher memory frequency of 7800+ MHz (OC) and can expand up to 128GB of memory. Each memory slot can accommodate up to 32GB. It also supports Intel XMP memory one-click overclocking technology certification.

In the case that the player’s entry-level DDR5 memory has a locked power management IC (PMIC) setting, the AEMP function can automatically detect the memory chip and provide optimized frequency, timing, and voltage configuration files through this function to facilitate smart memory overclocking.

Four-slot single-clip DDR5 DIMM socket, supporting 128GB 7800+ Mhz(OC) memory.

Located on the right side of the motherboard are the Q-LED indicators, motherboard 24-pin power supply slot, front Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gb/s) slot, a USB 3.2 Gen1 slot (which supports two front USB 3.2 Gen1 ports), and four SATA III slots.

Q-LEDs Motherboard self-test status indicators.
Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gb/s) and Type-A USB 3.2 Gen1 front expansion slots.
Four parallel SATA III slots, supporting RAID 0/1/5/10 disk array function.

Located below the motherboard are the system front panel slots, three 4-pin fan power supply slots, thunderbolt (USB4) slot, temperature sensor slot, two USB 2.0 slots (which support four front USB 2.0 installation ports), ARGB Gen2 5V 3-pin slot, RGB 12V 4-pin slot, and an audio socket for AUDIO.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi comes with a thunderbolt (USB4) expansion slot located at the bottom of the motherboard. Users with thunderbolt expansion needs can install an ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 expansion card through this slot, which provides a Thunderbolt 4 port (USB Type-C) and a Mini DisplayPort input interface.

The front system has three 4-Pin fan power supply, a thunderbolt (USB4), a temperature sensor, two USB 2.0, and other slots.
ARGB Gen2 5V 3-Pin, RGB 12V 4-Pin, AUDIO audio source socket.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi still utilizes the LGA 1700+1200 composite hole in the radiator keyhole, and the CPU_FAN1 and AIO_PUMP slots are located in the lower-left corner of the processor. When installing an air-cooled tower or integrated water-cooling system, it’s best to install the cables beforehand. Additionally, it’s recommended that players install the water pump power supply on the AIO_PUMP first when installing an integrated water-cooling system. This slot is designed for continuous full speed, so the original factory recommends installing it first.

LGA 1700+1200 composite heatsink hole, CPU_FAN1, AIO_PUMP power supply slot in the lower left corner.

The PCIe slots on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi include two x16 slots and two x1 slots. While the first PCIe 5.0 x16 metal reinforced slot is directly connected to the CPU, the other three chipset channel slots are all PCIe 3.0 specifications, which is the same as the previous generation B660. However, these specifications are more than sufficient for most everyday users.

The first PCIe x16 slot on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard is often used for installing graphics cards, so a Q-Release button has been added in the lower right corner of the memory slot. This convenient button enables faster disassembly of the graphics card. Furthermore, a metal slot has been employed to strengthen the physical durability of the PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, in order to prolong its lifespan, given that display cards are becoming increasingly important these days.

PCIe 5.0 x16, PCIe 3.0 x16 (support x4 mode), two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi comes with three onboard M.2 SSD expansion slots. The first slot, M2_1, is directly connected to the CPU and supports 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSDs.

The second and third M.2 slots on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi are connected via the B760 PCH chipset channel. The second slot, M2_2, supports 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSDs, while the third slot, M2_3, located on the bottom right, can accommodate 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSDs.

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi upgrades the third M2_3 slot from B660-F’s PCIe 3.0 x4 to PCIe 4.0 x4. While the number of expansion slots remains the same, all M.2 SSD slots on the B760-F motherboard now support PCIe 4.0 x4.

Three M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD slots in total.
Each M.2 SSD has a matching thermal pad and heat sink.
The screw-free M.2 Q-LATCH rotation fixing latch, it is super convenient for fixing the M.2 SSD.

The rear I/O interface of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi has been updated to include DP 1.4, HDMI 2.1, 6x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 2.5Gb LAN, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port (20 Gb/s), Clear CMOS, BIOS Flash Back, 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E, S/PDIF, and an audio port, among others. Compared to the previous generation, one 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port has been removed, while two USB 2.0 ports have been upgraded to USB 3.2 Gen1. Additionally, a S/PDIF optical interface has been added to the audio section.

The USB 3.2 Gen2 interface located above the USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C interface, and marked with a white box, is used for BIOS Flash Back. To update the BIOS, users need to insert a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file into this slot and perform the BIOS update operation.

Overview of rear I/O interfaces.
When using the BIOS update function, insert the USB flash drive into the slot marked with BIOS to update the BIOS.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard power supply material / 16+1 phase 60A

After examining the expansion slots and rear I/O interface of the motherboard, let’s take a look at the power supply materials and other components under the heat sink. The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi features a 16+1 phase 60A Dr.MOS power supply and a 6-layer 2oz copper PCB circuit board.

General view of motherboard PCB.
16+1 phase 60A power supply.
Vishay SIC623 Dr.MOS power chip.
PWM controller ASP2100R.
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Realtek ALC4080 encoder.
Genesys GL9904 DP ReDriver, ITE’s IT66318FN HDMI retiming buffer chip.
GENESYS GL9905V 20Gbps TYPE-C repeater, as media ASM1074 is USB3.0 HUB controller.
Intel I226 2.5GbE network chip.
NUVOTON NCT6798D (Super I/O) environmental control chip, mainly used for temperature measurement, fan speed control, and monitoring system voltage.
BIOS chip.
B760 PCH.
Motherboard power supply and PCH heat sink.

The accessory box of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi includes faith stickers, thank you letters, M.2 SSD thermal pads, disposable cable ties, two SATA cables, ROG rings, WiFi antenna modules, and M.2 Q-LATCH copper pillars.

List of accessories contents.
Angle-adjustable magnetic WiFi antenna module.
Additional spare M.2 Q-LATCH copper posts.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi BIOS Function Menu

When accessing the UEFI BIOS Utility, the default state is the EZ Mode. This mode provides users with a simple interface to view and adjust basic function settings and options of the motherboard. These include the boot hard disk sequence, hardware and BIOS version information, temperature and voltage monitoring, memory information and XMP settings, fan speed monitoring, and more.

The default is UEFI BIOS Utilty-EZ Mode.

Pressing F7 in EZ Mode allows users to switch to Advanced Mode. In this mode, there are more detailed adjustable options available, and the right half of the interface includes simple hardware monitoring.

Regardless of whether the BIOS is in Simple Mode or Advanced Mode, there are various shortcut options available at the top of the interface. These options include language settings, Q-Fan control, function search, AURA, ReSize BAR, and Memtest86 memory test software.

Press F7 to enter the advanced mode, and organize the more frequently used setting options in My Favorites.
The summary shows that the current BIOS version is version 0406 x64.
Ai Smart Overclocking and XMP/AEMP II can be set in Ai Tweaker.
Small memory parameters and timing settings in Ai Tweaker.
Advanced page.
Other settings of the platform.
Thread setting option
CPU setting.
PCI Express setting.
Thunderbolt-related options.
Re-Size BAR is enabled by default.
The monitoring page contains Q-Fan settings.
Q-Fan Fan curve setting.
The startup hard disk can be adjusted in the startup setting, and the CSM setting option is also here.
The tools include BIOS update function, SPD information view, Mem Test86, etc.

Armory Crate integrated software

When ROG users first enter the system, the hard disk may not have the required drivers for the motherboard installed. In this case, the system will prompt the user to install Armory Crate and network drivers. Armory Crate is an ASUS-integrated software that provides features such as hardware monitoring, ARGB lighting effect settings, and software program downloads. For many users, Armory Crate is the only software they need to customize and optimize their system settings.

The control panel includes hardware monitoring, lighting effect setting, fan speed mode and other functions.
Shutdown Effect You can set the lighting effect of the ROG faith logo on the rear I/O cover when the device is powered off.
Onboard three ARGB Gen2 slots set.
Sound settings can enable two-way AI noise reduction.
View hard disk information.
Aura Sync lighting effect setting.
Mainboard driver download integration.
Tool program download.

Apart from the three ARGB and one RGB slots on the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, there is also a ROG Faith RGB logo on the rear I/O cover that can be customized using Armory Crate for lighting effects.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard lighting effects.
On the motherboard, only the rear I/O cover is equipped with an RGB light board.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard performance test

During the performance test of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, an Intel i5-13600K processor with 6 P-Cores and 8 E-Cores, totaling 14 cores and 20 threads, was used along with T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 16GBx2 6200MHz dual-channel memory. Since a non-K or non-K series processor was not available, this setup was used for testing purposes, and the default mode was used except for turning on the XMP configuration file for the memory.

Test Platform
Processor: Intel Core i5-13600K
Radiator: 360mm AIO
Motherboard: ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi
Memory: T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 16GBx2 6200MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 FE
Operating System: Windows 11 Home Version 21H2

To begin the performance test of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, the hardware information of the test platform was checked using CPU-Z. The processor used was the Intel Core i5-13600K, code-named Raptor Lake Intel-7, and built on a 10nm process. It had 6 P-Core and 8 E-Core cores, totaling 14 cores and 20 execution threads. The motherboard used was the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi, supporting PCI-E 5.0 channel, and the memory used was DDR5-6200 MHz dual-channel, with a total capacity of 32GB. CPU-Z’s built-in test version 17.01.64 was run simultaneously, achieving a single execution score of 831.5 points and a multi-threading score of 9876.6 points.

CPU-Z information overview and Version 17.01.64 built-in test results.

The next step in the performance test involved running the popular processor benchmarking software CINEBENCH R20 and R23, which are often used to evaluate the 3D rendering and drawing performance of the processor. Developed by MAXON based on Cinema 4D, this software is widely used in the industry.

Using CINEBENCH Release 20, the i5-13600K scored 772 points in the single-core test and 9260 points in the multi-core test. In the newer version, R23, the processor achieved a much higher score of 2007 points in the single-core test and 24153 points in the multi-core test.

CINEBENCH Release 20.

For the memory and cache test, we used the T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 16GBx2 6200MHz dual-channel memory with XMP configuration enabled. Using AIDA64, we obtained a reading speed of 89884 MB/s, a writing speed of 85568 MB/s, a copying speed of 85063 MB/s, and a latency of 68.7 ns.

AIDA64 memory and cache test.

Under the 3DMark CPU Profile test, the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard and i5-13600K processor achieved a MAX score of 12944, 16 threads score of 12784, 8 threads score of 12179, 4 threads score of 6149, 2 threads score of 3337, and 1 thread score of 1758.

The i5-13600K’s maximum thread score in the 3D Mark CPU Profile test is 10329 points, and the scores for 8 threads and 4 threads are 7263 and 4330 points, respectively. These scores can provide a reference for the CPU’s performance in gaming and other applications that utilize multiple threads.

3D Mark CPU Profile.

Furthermore, the writer utilized two widely used gaming performance simulation tests, namely 3D Mark Fire Strike and 3D Mark Time Spy, along with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card during the evaluation. The Fire Strike simulation test, which replicates DX11 situational game simulations at a 1080p quality, resulted in a Physics score of 38780. On the other hand, the Time Spy simulation test, which mimics DX12 situational game simulations at a 1440p quality, resulted in a CPU score of 18661.

3D Mark Fire Strike.
3D Mark Time Spy.

The V-Ray 5 Benchmark involves assessing the processor rendering performance of a V-Ray project using three distinct test scenarios. In one of these scenarios, the i5-13600K test platform was able to achieve a score of 16138 points.

V-Ray 5 Benchmark.

CrossMark is comprised of 25 distinct components that cover a range of work simulation load tests, including productivity, creative content work, and system responsiveness. Within these components, there are three scores that are evaluated based on unique scoring standards and usage scenarios. The productivity score assesses performance in film editing, spreadsheet management, and web browsing. The second score, creativity, focus on photo editing, photo organization, and video editing. Finally, the responsiveness score is determined by evaluating tasks such as file opening, file response speed, and multitasking capabilities.

The overall score achieved by the tested device in the CrossMark evaluation was 2413 points. This score is broken down into three distinct categories: productivity, creativity, and response. The device scored 2217 points in productivity, 2602 points in creativity, and 2479 points in response.

CrossMark daily use scene test items.

PCMark 10, like other benchmark tests, simulates various scenarios to evaluate overall computer performance. This evaluation includes basic function items such as application startup, web browsing, and video conferencing tests. The productivity item evaluates the ability to create documents and spreadsheets, while the image content creation item assesses performance in professional tasks such as photo editing, video editing, and rendering.

During the PCMark 10 test, the commonly used basic functions item achieved a score of 11967 points. The productivity item scored 11230 points, while the video content creation item received a score of 14754 points.

PCMark 10 test.

ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi Summary

The ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi, which is being discussed here, features a 16+1 phase 60A power supply, supports up to 4x DIMM 128GB DDR5 7800+(OC)MHz memory, and has a PCIe 5.0 x16 metal slot for graphics cards. It includes three M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 expansion slots, and the latest update brings improvements to memory frequency and performance, as well as enhancements to the third M.2 SSD installation position. Compared to the B660 chipset, the B760-F Gaming WiFi is capable of supporting higher memory frequencies and full line M.2 PCIe 4.0×4 SSD expansion.

While the rear I/O of the B760-F Gaming WiFi lacks a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port, it includes two USB 2.0 ports that have been upgraded to USB 3.2 Gen1. The audio section has also been updated to include a S/PDIF optical interface for higher fidelity output. Additionally, the B760-F Gaming WiFi features 2.5 GbE LAN, wireless Wi-Fi 6E, and USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C ports, making it suitable for daily use and multi-device expansion. Ultimately, whether or not an upgrade to the B760-F Gaming WiFi is necessary depends on whether or not the user requires these changes.

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Title: Unboxing test of the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, which features a powerful 16+1 phase 60A power supply. The DDR5 frequency has been increased for improved performance