ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME is the flagship product of ASUS’s next-generation AM5
platform, which was introduced as early as AMD’s Meet The Experts event for enthusiasts and professionals. It uses a 20+2 phase power supply (110A), provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, has dual USB4 and is equipped with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front interface (supports QC4+ 60W fast charge), and also has a Q-Release solution for graphics cards and Q-Latch for M.2 SSDs. In addition, it will be equipped with a new ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 expansion card.
Recently, Twitter user @momomo_us
revealed the situation of the new ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 expansion card, which will add support for PCIe 5.0 SSD.
The ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 expansion card is a proprietary PCIe expansion card, which is only used for ASUS motherboards with corresponding slots, such as ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME, which is inserted outside the memory, which is the extra slot on the right side of the motherboard superior. There is an M.2 slot on each side, one supports PCIe 5.0, and the other supports PCIe 4.0, both of which support SSDs with a maximum length of 110mm. At the same time, the PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot has a dedicated radiator to assist the heat dissipation.
The appearance of the ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 expansion card is black, and the color and texture match the design style of the ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME motherboard. Expansion cards are designed perpendicular to the motherboard, allowing them to have more airflow for better cooling efficiency.
With the ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 expansion card, users can increase the storage capacity of the ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME motherboard, increasing the motherboard’s M.2 slots from two to four, three of which support the PCIe 5.0 standard. The ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME motherboard also comes with a ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 expansion card, which can be further increased to five M.2 slots, four of which support the PCIe 5.0 standard. In addition, the ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME motherboard itself has 6 SATA 6Gbps interfaces, giving users rich storage scalability.