Over the years, multiple motherboards have captivated the market at various price points. Models like the Hero and the Formula are staples of ASUS's premium but popular ROG-themed offerings. One such series that was once the staple of ASUS's Intel models based on the micro-ATX form factor was the Gene, last seen in the days of Intel's 8th and 9th Gen Core series (2019). In what looks to be a resurrection of the Gene series for the release of AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors based on its latest 5nm Zen 4 microarchitecture, ASUS has announced that the Gene is back via the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene. 

Throughout the years, the ROG Gene series has been synonymous with highly premium micro-ATX offerings, and it looks as though the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Gene is no different this time. Some of the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene's main features include a full-length PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 4.0 x1 slot, and a single PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot. ASUS includes another expansion slot next to the two DDR5 memory slots for an included ROG Gen-Z.2 M.2 add-in card with support for up to two PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 drives.

The ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Gene will also feature a 16+2 phase power delivery with premium 110 A power stages, an Intel-based 2.5 GbE, and Wi-Fi 6E networking pairing, as well as support for USB 3.2 G2x2 with Quick Charge 4+ (60 W) capability. ASUS also states that it will also have rear panel USB4 support, although ASUS hasn't provided full specifications to us at this time.

At the time of writing, ASUS hasn't revealed much for the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene, nor how much it is expected to cost or when it might hit retail shelves.

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  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - link

    A good quality detangling shampoo and regular brushing will help with the crossed hairs problem probably. However it really can't do much for the awkward looking ROG. Reply
  • meacupla - Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - link

    Oh hey, Asus finally listened and offered a good mATX board for AMD.
    It looks pretty good on paper.
    2x RAM slots with short traces. Perfect for fast DDR5
    16x PCIe slot in position 1, when they didn't bother adding in any additional 16x PCIe slots is a bit of a miss. I understand that they added a 1x PCIe slot in position 4, but a GPU in position 1 is too cramped these days.
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  • Chaitanya - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Those 2 Ram slots will limit max capacity to mere 64GB(for now). Reply
  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Almost anyone going small probably won't care. But if there are no 64 GB modules soon, we might see 48 GB modules come to consumer for 96 GB total.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/17117/sk-hynix-to-m...
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  • meacupla - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    "a mere 64GB"
    I would rather have 32GB of RAM that works at >6400, than 64GB that only works at 4800.
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  • schujj07 - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Depends on what you need. If you need 64GB RAM but only have 32GB it doesn't matter how fast it is your application will run poorly. I personally need 64GB minimum for my next build so I can make a larger virtual home lab. Reply
  • meacupla - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Go get any other DDR5 mobo with 4 RAM slots then? It's not that hard. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Friday, August 26, 2022 - link

    Then a two ram slot board is a bad choice for you. However I suspect 99% of gaming builds would be fine with this board. Reply
  • shabby - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Lol every time there's a new matx board posted here people chime in that its almost perfect but it's missing this that and these things 😂😂😂 Reply
  • jeremyshaw - Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - link

    Premium mATX boards are few and far between, so coverage of features is likely to miss something. No kidding those who waiting for mATX offerings would be disappointed. I've long learned to not even bother with consumer mATX, since it's always going to disappoint. Reply

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