ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WiFi Review (Page 11 of 12)

Page 11 - Thermal Measurements

The ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WiFi has two large heatsinks over the 8+1 60A power stage design. The B660 chipset is rated at 6W TDP, which does not require active cooling.

For this test, I put the system under full load using Prime95 and used an Etekcity Lasergrip 800 infrared thermometer to measure the surface temperature of key areas of the motherboard after 30 minutes. The surface of the larger VRM heatsink came in at 53.1c, while the smaller heatsink came in at 41.3c, which are both decent results. The SSD heatsink came in at 44.7c, which is also not bad. I did not experience any stability issues caused by the heat when using my PC. I scanned the rest of the motherboard with the infrared thermometer and there were no areas of concern.

The Intel B660 chipset does not support CPU overclocking. Therefore, CPU overclocking was not tested on the ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WiFi.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Bundle and Chipset
3. Physical Look - Hardware, Board Layout
4. BIOS and Test System
5. Benchmark: AIDA64
6. Benchmark: Cinebench R23
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark
10. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
11. Thermal Measurements
12. Conclusion