ASUS EC Sensors Linux Driver Adding Support For The ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 8 July 2024 at 06:22 AM EDT. 9 Comments
For those with an ASUS ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI motherboard or thinking of getting one for this high-end AMD Ryzen 7000 series platform, the Linux support is taking another small step forward.

The ASUS ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI is a high-end ($425 USD currently at, affiliate link) AM5 Ryzen motherboard that comes complete with both 10Gb and 2.5Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E, 16+2 power, and other workstation class features. The ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI already runs fine with Linux just as most AM5 desktop motherboards do when it comes to core functionality, but the area where recent motherboards often struggle with under Linux is on the sensor monitoring side.

ASUS ProArt X670E CREATOR WIFI motherboard

Since Linux 6.3 this motherboard has already supported monitoring some sensors with the NCT6775 driver for hardware monitoring. With the upcoming Linux 6.11 cycle support for this motherboard is being added to the ASUS EC Sensors driver.

This forthcoming support allows for CPU and motherboard temperature monitoring by way of the embedded controller (EC) on this motherboard. The "asus-ec-sensors" driver support for this motherboard is being added via this commit in hwmon-next ahead of the Linux 6.11 merge window opening in the next week or two.
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