As reported last week in anticipation of the occasion, AMD simply held a companion showcase for its new AM5 motherboard lineup. These next-generation high-end motherboards are geared towards fanatics and include most options you’d anticipate. Since this was a partner showcase, AMD wasn’t alone in presenting these motherboards. ASRock, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and Biostar every had representatives to debate the respective merchandise.
AMD outlined what customers can anticipate from the next-generation AM5 motherboards. Firstly, these AMD motherboards make the most of the X670 and X670E chipsets. Commonplace X670 helps overclocking, whereas the X670E helps excessive overclocking, PCIe 5.0 slots for as much as two graphics playing cards, and an M.2 slot for an PCIe 5.0 SSD.
AM5 motherboards additionally assist a TDP of as much as 170W, dual-channel DDR5 reminiscence assist, as much as 4 HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 ports, and as much as 14 USB 3.2 and Kind-C ports on some fashions. A couple of motherboards additionally include Wi-Fi 6E assist as properly. As standard, the precise options will differ from mannequin to mannequin.
A slew of AMD AM5 motherboards
Let’s kick issues off with Asus’s providing of AM5 motherboards for the next-generation AMD CPUs. There are two motherboards supply right here: the Crosshair X670E Excessive and the Crosshair X670E Hero. Each of those include the identical kind of configuration. The Excessive is technically the extra superior of the 2 because of its further 10G Ethernet port, plus it has extra RGB. The X670E Excessive additionally has 20+2 energy levels, compared to the Hero’s 18+2.
ASRock plans to debut 5 X670E motherboards in whole for AMD’s AM5 platform. These embody the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Metal Legend, X670E Professional RS, and X670E PG Lightning.
In distinction, Biostar solely has one motherboard coming into the market with the X670E Valkyrie. This options 4 M.2 storage slots, a 2.5G ethernet port, 9 USB 3.2 ports, and two show outputs together with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4.
Gigabyte has 4 motherboards for the AMD AM5 platform, together with two X670 fashions, which we haven’t seen any of but. This lineup consists of the X670E Aorus Xtreme, X670E Aorus Grasp, X670 Aorus Professional AX, and the X670 Aorus Elite AX. The most effective of those from a specification perspective is the Xtreme, which options an 18+2+2 energy supply, whereas the others have 16+2+2.
MSI additionally has 4 boards coming into the market, with the MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E ACE, MPG X670E Carbon, and the PRO X670-P. Unsurprisingly, the Godlike is MSI’s flagship motherboard and comes with 24+2 energy supply and an M-Imaginative and prescient dashboard.
Not for much longer now
Whereas AMD didn’t launch its Zen 4 CPUs on the occasion, we don’t have for much longer to attend. Due to VideoCardz, which noticed some leaked slides from MSI, we all know AM5 X670E motherboards launch on September 15. This coincides with other rumors that each the AMD X670(E) motherboards and Ryzen 7000 Collection will launch on that day.
That is an thrilling generational leap for AMD Ryzen that can lastly embody assist for DDR5 reminiscence, PCIe 5.0, and Wi-Fi 6E. In the meanwhile, there are at the very least 16 motherboards launching with the Ryzen 7000 Collection, so there’s loads of selection relating to that. When every little thing’s lastly been launched, we are able to begin delving into extra specifics relating to which motherboards could or will not be the most effective match for sure configurations. For now although, we’re nonetheless eagerly anticipating the late August reveal of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup.