It has been quite a while since I saw this motherboard, ASUS ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING WIFI, left on the shelf. However, I didn’t have time to even take a quick look at this board until now. Today, I’m going to share some photos of this motherboard with you.
Based on my personal understanding, if intel X-series chipset based motherboards are not counted, we can separate intel chipset based ROG motherboards into two different product segments: Strix and Maximus. “Strix” focuses on main stream gamers while “Maximus” stands for Z-chipset based high-end motherboards. Therefore, some features like “Q-Code LED” and “Start button” may be missing on this board. That’s understandable. Also, as you can see, this board doesn’t have a big box like other ROG Maximus motherboards. Fortunately, this board has a good product warranty.
You’ll see the motherboard and the Wi-Fi antenna when you open the box.
Under the motherboard, you’ll find accessories for the board, including the stickers, the manual, the driver CD, 4 x SATA cables, and so on.
Something’s interesting that this board uses a newly designed device instead of the screw for the M.2 SSD installation, which is called “Q-Latch".
Back to the motherboard.
As usual, you’ll see lots of plastic films on the board which I used to just leave them there in the beginning in case of any scratches, and will peal them off like 6 months later when the board is getting dusty.
I really love “integrated rear panel” so much. When it’s integrated with the motherboard, I’ll have no concerns if the rear panel somehow will be missing. And I’m thrilled that the Clear CMOS button is still on the rear panel.
The fan header, which has a different color from others, is for the CPU cooler. Totally, you’ll find seven fan headers on the board.
A “8 + 4” power connector for the CPU.
Other connectors: 24-pin power connector, USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector, USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, USB 2.0 headers.
For users who love RGB devices so much, you’ll find the AURA chip on the motherboard as well as 3 x addressable RGB headers, and 1 x traditional RGB header.
This is not that kind of motherboard which has RGB illumination everywhere. You’ll only find the RGB illumination here and let me just show you 2 photos for your reference.
This motherboard features 3 x M.2 slots. The printed tables on the board show that two of them support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode and the other only supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode.
The “16+1” power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors.
The 4 x memory slots support up to 6000+ (OC).
Unlike other Maximus motherboards, this board features Q-LED instead of Q-Code LED. Okay, acceptable.
On the back side of the motherboard, there isn’t any protection metal plate.
Despite having fewer fancy features comparing to other ROG Maximus motherboards, ASUS ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING WIFI perfectly matches my requirement since I need nothing more than a bench platform for just simple tests. Long in short, this board is surely a good choice for me.