ASRock X670E PG Lightning Motherboard, AMD Socket AM5
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ASRock X670E PG Lightning Motherboard, AMD Socket AM5

Availability: Available to Order
£330.00

Supports AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors

14+2+1 Phase Power Design, SPS
4 x DDR5 DIMMs, supports up to 6600+(OC)
1 PCIe 5.0 x16,
2 PCIe 4.0 x16,
1 PCIe 4.0 x1,
1 M.2 Key-E for WiFi
Graphics Output Options: 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
Realtek ALC897 7.1 CH HD Audio Codec, Nahimic Audio
1 Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5x4),
1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4),
1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3x4 & SATA3),
1 M.2 (PCIe Gen4x2),
4 SATA3
2 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (1 Rear, 1 Front),
1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (Rear),
10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 Rear, 4 Front)
Realtek 2.5G LAN

Optimized VRM Design
Dr.MOS design features the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology. It’s optimized for monitoring current and temperature of each phase, thus delivering smoother and neater power to the CPU with enhanced performance and OC capability.

14+2+1 Power Phase Design
Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

Server Grade Low Loss PCB
The server grade low loss PCB improves signal integrity, allowing motherboard to support PCIe 5.0 for both graphics card and M.2 SSD, it also improves memory OC potential to deliver the most extreme memory performance.

8 Layer PCB design
The 8 Layer PCB provides stable signal traces and power shapes delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency, ensures a reliable and long-lasting system while delivering ultimate performance without any compromise.

DDR5 DIY Friendly Design
Due to the unique electrical architecture of DDR5 DIMM, there’s a high risk of damaging the memory module if AC power isn’t disconnected properly during removal or installation. To prevent this, ASRock has implemented a trouble free protection circuit on every DDR5 motherboard, lowers the risk of damaging your memory module.

PCIe 5.0 + Surface-Mount Tech
Compares to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximize stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard.
The latest PCI Express 5.0 is capable to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.

Blazing OC Tuner
The Blazing OC Tuner allows AM5 CPU to switch between OC mode and PBO(Precision Boost Overdrive) mode when the CPU current hits threshold. Anything above current threshold will engage manual OC mode; if below current threshold then will engage Precision Boost Overdrive mode. This idea is to combine overclocking on all cores and automatic boost on a single core to get the best performance out of your CPU. There is no need to enter BIOS to setup up, you can modify all the settings on time under OS.

Nahimic Audio
Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.

Lightning Gaming Ports
Aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts! Lightning Gaming Ports are sourced from two different controller interfaces that assist gamers in connecting the high speed mice/keyboard with the lower jitter and latency!

Dragon 2.5 Gb/s LAN
The intelligent 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, you’ll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.

Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
The latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfer rate which is 2x as fast as previous generation, providing a blazing fast data transfer interface with reversible USB Type-C design that fits the connector either way.

Auto Driver Installer
Optical drive or driver DVD is no longer needed! ASRock motherboard already has its Ethernet driver prepacked in BIOS ROM, once finish installing the operation system, simply follow the instructions and allow ADI to download and install all necessary drivers automatically!
Step1: Install Auto Driver Installer
Step2: ADI will automatically download and install all necessary drivers.
Step3: Done!

BIOS Flashback
Get the most convenient BIOS flashing with just a simple click. Users can easily achieve the latest BIOS support with a USB and power supply, No CPU, RAM or other components required.

Flexible Integrated IO Shield
Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.

Unique Feature
Superb Productivity
- PCIe Gen5 (Graphics, M.2)
- Dual Channel DDR5
Rock-Solid Durability
- Server-Grade Low-Loss PCB
- 14+2+1 Power Phase, 70A SPS for VCore+SOC
- Pre-Installed I/O Shield
Ultrafast Connectivity
- 2.5G LAN
- ASRock Lightning Gaming Ports
EZ Update
- BIOS Flashback Button
- ASRock Auto Driver Installer
EZ Troubleshooter
- ASRock Post Status Checker

CPU
Supports AMD Socket AM5 Ryzen 7000 Series Processors

Chipset
AMD X670

Memory
Dual Channel DDR5 Memory Technology
4 x DDR5 DIMM Slots
Supports DDR5 ECC/non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 6600+(OC)
Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) and EXTended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO) memory modules

BIOS
256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support

Graphics
Integrated AMD RDNATM 2 graphics (Actual support may vary by CPU)
1 x HDMI 2.1 TMDS/FRL 8G Compatible, supports HDR, HDCP 2.3 and max. resolution up to 4K 120Hz
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC (compressed), supports HDCP 2.3 and max. resolution up to 4K 120Hz

Audio
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec)
Nahimic Audio

LAN
2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s
Dragon RTL8125BG
Supports Phantom Gaming LAN Software
Smart Auto Adjust Bandwidth Control
Visual User Friendly UI
Visual Network Usage Statistics
Optimized Default Setting for Game, Browser, and Streaming Modes
User Customized Priority Control

Slots
CPU:
- 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1), supports x16 mode
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3), supports x4 mode
Chipset:
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1 Slot (PCIE2)
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE4), supports x1 mode
- 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi module

Supports AMD CrossFire
15µ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)

Storage
CPU:
- 1 x Blazing M.2 Socket (M2_1, Key M), supports type 2280 PCIe Gen5x4 (128 Gb/s) mode
Chipset:
- 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2, Key M), supports type 2280 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s & PCIe Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) modes
- 1 x M.2 Socket (M2_3, Key M), supports type 2280 PCIe Gen4x2 (32 Gb/s) mode
- 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_4, Key M), supports type 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode
- 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors

RAID
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

Connector
1 x SPI TPM Header
1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
1 x RGB LED Header
3 x Addressable LED Headers
1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
4 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt 4 AIC Card)
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s) (ReDriver)

Rear Panel I/O
2 x Antenna Mounting Points
1 x HDMI Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Port (20 Gb/s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (USB32_34 are Lightning Gaming Ports)
4 x USB 2.0 Ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

Software and UEFI
Software
- ASRock Motherboard Utility (Phantom Gaming Tuning)
- ASRock Phantom Gaming LAN Software
- ASRock Polychrome SYNC
UEFI
- ASRock Full HD UEFI
- ASRock Auto Driver Installer
- ASRock Instant Flash

Accessories
1 x User Manual
2 x SATA Data Cables
4 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
1 x Standoff for M.2 Socket

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
8 Layer PCB

OS
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit / 11 64-bit