February 3, 2023
United Kingdom
Motherboards Reviews

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Review

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Feature Image

Introduction

The launch of Intel’s 13th-Gen CPUs was an overwhelming success, with consumers gaining access to a plethora of new processors that offered significant generational improvements. Intel have demonstrated yet again that they are the king of performance, and AMD were left in the dust with the competitive and powerful CPU options.

But despite the promising power of the 13th-Gen CPUs, those looking to build on a budget or upgrade their motherboards were met with hefty price tags on the Z790 chipset. This has meant those looking to build a cheaper system had somewhat restricted options on the initial launch, but with the brand new announcements at CES this year, it looks like budget builds are coming back!

Intel have officially released their B760 and H770 chipsets, giving consumers a plethora of new motherboards at a much lower price point compared to the flagship. In today’s article we’ll be taking a look at a brand new B760 motherboard from ASUS – the ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4. This Micro-ATX board comes crammed full of features offering an alternative design for those looking to build a cheaper system on Intel’s most powerful platform!

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What Are B760 Motherboards?

While the B760 chipset is a new addition to the 13th-Gen platform, the ‘B’ series motherboards are not an unfamiliar part of Intel‘s offerings. Z790 motherboards have always been the flagship, sporting the most amount of PCI-E lanes, CPU overclocking capability, alongside maximising USB ports, and expansion slots. However, ‘B#60’ boards provide a solution for the more price-conscious buyer looking to make use of the latest next-gen features.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Top-Half

The B760 chipset provides the various features that come with the Intel 13th-Gen architecture such as PCI-E 5.0 compatibility, Thunderbolt 4, and more, but it reduces the amount of them. This is done by the manufacturer to save on costs so that the motherboard can be priced at a much lower MSRP compared to Z790 options. This does mean that users will end up with less of the new technology, but arguably, the price difference tends to be worth it.

By contrast to AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 platform, Intel’s ‘B’ motherboards tend to offer a much more balanced solution whereby consumers still get access to a huge amount of the next-gen features. If we compared this the B650 and B650E chipsets, you’d find that B760 motherboards offer a much better value-proposition in terms of price, features, and design.

The purpose of the B760 chipset is to provide a more budget-friendly entry onto the 13th-Gen platforms, and this even includes DDR5 specced boards. The biggest upside to the release of the B760 chipset is that manufacturers have kept the price relatively similar to the B660 options. This means consumers can get an upgrade at a much more comfortable price point compared to the rest of the market.

Chipset Differences

To provide some more context about the differences between the B760 and Z790 chipset, we’ve put together a table that highlights the major features on the motherboard we’re reviewing today, and a similar Z790 option.

FeaturesASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4
CPU Overclocking SupportNoYes
VRM Power Phases12+116+1
DDR4 Overclocking Speed5333MHz5333MHz
PCI-E 5.0 Slots1x x16 PCI-E 5.0 Slot1x 16 PCI-E 5.0 Slot
PCI-E 4.0 Slots2x x4 PCI-E 4.0 Slots
1x PCI-E 4.0 x16 Slot
4x x4 PCI-E 4.0 Slots
2x 16 PCI-E 4.0 Slot
USB Connections (Rear)1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen2
3x USB 3.2 Gen1
4x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
3x USB 3.2 Gen2
4x USB 3.2 Gen1
2x USB 2.0
USB Connections (Front)1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen1
2x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen1
2x USB 2.0
LAN Type2.5 Gigabit LAN2.5 Gigabit LAN
WiFi ModuleWiFi 6EWiFi 6E
Estimated MSRPCheck on AmazonCheck on Amazon

Differences Breakdown

Briefly looking at the table there are some obvious differences to touch upon. The first is overclocking support, B760 boards unfortunately don’t officially support CPU overclocking which means the ‘K’ variant CPUs aren’t particularly ideal for this board. But, on the upside, consumers can save some money by picking up a non-unlocked SKU, such as the Core i5 13500, or the Core i7 13700. XMP profiles and memory overclocking is however supported, providing the option to unlock some extra performance from your RAM.

In terms of PCI-E, both the B760 and Z790 board have the same amount of PCI-E 5.0 slots which are ready for the next generation of graphics cards. In terms of PCI-E 4.0, the ROG STRIX B760 does miss out on two Gen4 slots compared to the Z790 board. This is a bit of a loss if you’re looking to max out your storage options, however, two M.2 slots will be more than enough for the majority of consumers, especially as the SATA ports can also be used too.

In terms of USB ports, both of these boards are very similar when it comes to quantity, with the Z790 motherboard only offering one extra port. Generationally, the B760 board does lose out on two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, alongside one USB 3.2 Gen1 port. Although this will affect transfer speeds, unless you’re moving loads of files I’d argue that this won’t be much of a problem for most consumers.

The rest of the motherboard is very similar overall when it comes to features. The B760 option may lose out on various usability features, but this is entirely dependent on the manufacturer. ASUS tend to be more forgiving on their cheaper boards, providing their Q-Latch and Q-Release features on the majority of their boards.

Design & Aesthetics

Moving onto the aesthetic of this motherboard, the biggest point to touch upon is the size. The B760-G is a Micro-ATX motherboard which seems to be the only smaller sized ROG STRIX SKU. This does mean that there will be less features compared to an ATX motherboard, but despite this ASUS has still crammed in plenty which make this board a worthwhile purchase (but more on that later).

The overall design of the B760-G is very similar to that of the B760-A variant which we’ve also reviewed on the GeekaWhat website. The B760-G sports a white and silver set of heatsinks which house various ROG STRIX logos all across the board. I like the alternative colour option as it presents a different style for consumers that don’t want to build an all-black PC. However, much like the B760-A, I’m really not a fan of the darkened PCB. Cheaper boards tend to show off much more raw metal, and I feel ASUS could at least provide more colour to the PCB itself to bring a much more clean aesthetic.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Wide

However, I do think ASUS have done an excellent job with the colour on this board. The RGB isn’t overkill which is refreshing to see, especially from a brand known for putting RGB lighting everywhere. The RGB ROG logo can also be customised using AuraSync adding some additional flair to a PC build. Overall, the aesthetic is nice, and many consumers will be happy with the alternate look, but I would just prefer ASUS to create a cleaner look across the entire board.

Features

Although the ROG STRIX B760-G is a cheaper and rather small board, ASUS have crammed this motherboard with a plethora of features for consumers to sink their teeth into. We’ve noted down all of the standout ones below:

Usability Features

The ROG STRIX B760-G has plenty of usability options which can aid users during the building process. The included PCI-E Q-Release button allows users to easily remove their GPU which makes upgrading much simpler. The M.2 Q-Latch also allows consumers to install their storage drives without the use of any tools. The BIOS Flashback and Q-LED also provide a way to diagnose and troubleshoot should there be any problems when your system is powered on.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Q-Release

PCI-E 5.0 Support

The ROG STRIX B760-G supports the new Gen5 standard providing upgrade paths for when we see the next generation of graphics cards enter the market. Although there currently aren’t any PCI-E Gen5 products available, having a PCI-E 5.0 slot will be ideal for those that plan on upgrading in the near future.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 PCI-E Slot

Memory Overclocking

The B760-G supports memory overclocking up to 5333MHz unlocking extra levels of performance once XMP is enabled. Although users won’t be able to overclock their CPUs with this board, overclocking RAM DIMMs can provide significant performance improvements in a variety of applications and games.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 RAM

Rear IO

When it comes to USB, networking and audio, the ROG STRIX B760-G has a myriad of options on this board. For USB, users have access to nine on the rear which includes multiple variants of USB 3.2. For networking, consumers have the option of WiFi 6E and 2.5 Gigabit LAN for a more stable connection. And finally for audio, the rear IO features a full suite (minus S/PDIF) which is ideal for those with speaker or MIDI setups.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Rear IO

What’s In The Box?

The extra accessories that ASUS have provided can aid users during the building process whilst providing a way to save moneys on cables, screws, and any extras that might be needed in a build.

SATA Cables

MSI B650 MAG SATA Cables
For those using an older storage option, the included SATA cables allow you to install your SSDs or Hard Drives with ease.

WiFi Antenna

ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-I WiFi Antenna
The included ASUS WiFi antenna will need to be installed on the rear IO to make use of the onboard WiFi 6E.

Cable Ties

ASUS ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi Cable Ties
Users that want to keep their build nice and clean can use the included cable ties to clear up any cable mess.

M.2 Q-Latch

ASUS ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi M.2 Latch
The extra M.2 Q-Latch allows users to install any SSD without the usage of any tiny screws or screwdrivers.

Compatible CPUs

Part of the PC building process is choosing out components, more specifically choosing the right components is a vital decision. In doing this, consumers will be able to get the right level of performance without over, or underspending. For this reason, we would recommend sticking to the Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, but specifically the non-overclockable variants.

B760 motherboards are designed to offer a cheaper entry to Intel’s 13th-Gen platform, and thus are not designed to handle the top-end CPUs. Although they might be compatible in theory, I imagine the VRMs will directly affect performance metrics.

CPU NameCompatibilityDo We Recommend?
Intel Core i9 13900K
Intel Core i7 13700K
Intel Core i7 13700
Intel Core i5 13600K
Intel Core i5 13600
Intel Core i5 13500
Intel Core i5 13400F
Intel Core i3 13100F
Intel Core i9 12900KS
Intel Core i9 12900K
Intel Core i7 12700K
Intel Core i7 12700
Intel Core i5 12600K
Intel Core i5 12600
Intel Core i5 12400F
Intel Core i3 12100F

Conclusion

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4

Product Name: ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4

Brand: ASUS

  • Features
  • Design
  • Performance
  • Value For Money
3.8

Summary

The ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 offers a vast amount of features at a very reasonable price. Despite this motherboard sporting a smaller Micro-ATX form factor, consumers will be very happy with the various features on offer including PCI-E 5.0 support, high speed memory overclocking, alongside a bountiful set of rear IO. My only gripe with the B760-G is the contrasting design. ASUS have opted to use a white and silver aesthetic on the heatsinks which I really like, but the rest of the PCB does not follow suit. If ASUS were to follow through by creating one seamless colour this motherboard would like much better providing plenty of form and function. But despite this, this is my only criticism and I believe otherwise ASUS have created an excellent budget/mid-range motherboard that has plenty of great features to get you started on the Intel 13th-Gen platform.

Pros

✅ Plenty of usability features.

✅ Plethora of high speed USB ports.

✅ Very well priced.

Cons

❌ Doesn’t sport an all-white design.

❌ Micro-ATX design does limit features.

❌ Not many extra accessories in the box.

editor
Jay joined Geeka Media in April of 2022, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and a background in Computer Science. Jay is an avid gamer, keyboard-builder and tech wizz with years of PC-building passion under his belt.