Gamescom: Asus Debuts ROG AM5 Motherboards with Dynamic OC Switcher Technology

Asus ROG AM5 motherboards will be kitted out with exceptional levels of additional technology as shown amid Gamescom

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Asus is pulling out all the stops this Gamescom with a full booth dedicated to the firm’s massive lineup of forthcoming AM5 socket motherboards, intended for use in tandem with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.

Amid Gamescom, Asus wields in total five of its different types of ROG AM5 mobos, each of which carries its own particular use case for PC parts enthusiasts. While all of those shown at Gamescom lean more on the higher end of the spectrum, Asus will have more low-end offerings available in the X670 line as opposed to the X670E design.

Thus far, Asus has shown off the following AM5 motherboards at Gamescom:

  • ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme
  • ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
  • ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
  • ROG Crosshair X670E Gene in mATX
  • ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi

As most can see with these newer AM5 products, everything is much larger. The VRM backplates sport massive new build sizes, similar to the boards’ doubled M.2 Gen 5 heatsinks. Asus AM5 mobos will also have built-in USB4 pre-mounted I/Os situated on the back of the device for ease of access and better connectivity.

Asus boasted that all ROG AM5 motherboards will have so-called “Dynamic OC Switcher” technology, a form of optimization parameter that already exists on high-end AM4 motherboards. The integrated Dynamic OC Switcher tech on forthcoming ROG motherboards will give it dynamic decisions depending on CPU situations, allowing the board to switch from AMD PBO (Precision Boost) to manual OC, so that users can get the best possible performance out of their CPU in varied overclocking workloads.

For instance, say the CPU temperature is getting a bit too hot due to the user utilizing multicore turbo frequencies. The Dynamic OC Switcher will thus avert to single-threaded performance so that functionality isn’t lost.

The AM5 motherboards out of Asus will also have “Ryzen Core Flex” technology, which gives hardcore overclockers increased wiggle room in their CPU boosting potentials. Essentially, the technology leverages enterable algorithms via the user to jack up the possible overclocking levels, ensuring that the CPU doesn’t overheat while still getting the best possible speeds.

Asus itself has been working on some interesting assisted overclocking tech in its AM5 boards beyond the Dynamic OC Switcher, as well, most prominent among them being its AI Cooling II. The firm claims the operation can optimize performance in real-time, ensuring that fans are not too loud yet still providing enough cooling to chill necessary PC internals.

AMD itself will be announcing information on its own Ryzen 7000 series CPUs in the coming weeks.

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