What simply occurred? ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI revealed extra particulars about their upcoming high-end X670 and X670E motherboards. A number of the most notable options embrace PCIe 5.0 and USB4 help, excessive energy supply designs, and wider M.2-25110 slots. Nevertheless, the businesses did not point out something about their B650 motherboards, suggesting that these won’t launch concurrently AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors subsequent month.
At AMD’s newest Meet the Experts webinar, board companions confirmed off among the options and designs of their upcoming X670 and X670E motherboards. As a reminder, AMD’s AM5 platform will help CPUs with a TDP of as much as 170W, 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes (x16 for graphics playing cards, x8 common goal lanes used for storage and USB4/Thunderbolt 4 controllers, x4 to connect with the chipset), as much as 4 DisplayPort 2 or HDMI 2.1 outputs, and dual-channel DDR5 reminiscence.
ASRock solely revealed one new mannequin, the X670E PG Lightning, but in addition talked about among the new options coming to their X670E motherboards, together with USB4 ports with 27W quick charging, eight-layer PCBs, and an actively-cooled M.2 heatsink to maintain PCIe 5.0 SSDs from overheating.
Asus confirmed off two of its upcoming motherboards, together with the flagship ROG Crosshair X670E Excessive and the high-end ROG Crosshair X670E Hero. They’ll function spectacular VRM options with 110A energy levels (20+2-phase design for the Excessive, 18+2-phase for the Hero), 5 M.2 slots every (with some being on separate add-in playing cards), and high-end audio options based mostly on the ALC4082 codec.
On the rear panel, the Excessive has 9 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps), two USB4 able to 40Gbps, 10GbE and a couple of.5GbE jacks, audio ports, and Wi-Fi 6E antenna connectors. The Hero trades the 10GbE jack for an HDMI port.
In the meantime, Biostar’s X670E Valkyrie may have a 22-phase VRM design with 105A energy levels, two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, and 4 M.2 slots (with two supporting PCIe 5.0).
Gigabyte showcased 4 motherboards, together with the X670E Aorus Xtreme, X670E Aorus Grasp, X670 Aorus Professional AX, and X670 Aorus Elite AX. All fashions will include no less than one wider M.2-25110 slot and a THB_U4 Thunderbolt header. It is value noting that the X670E boards will every have one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for graphics playing cards, whereas the X670 variants will use PCIe 4.0 as a substitute.
MSI talked about 4 motherboards: the flagship MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E Ace, MPG X670E Carbon Wi-Fi, and Professional X670-P Wi-Fi. The Godlike may have the most effective VRM answer out of the bunch, with a 24+2+1-phase design and 105A energy levels for the Vcore. Different notable options embrace MSI’s new screwless M.2 heatsink and a PCIe adapter card that helps two M.2-25110 SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface.
These motherboards will doubtless launch next month along with AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series processors. The cheaper B650-based boards would possibly arrive at a later time, contemplating the businesses have not introduced something about them up to now.