What happened now? ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI have revealed more details about their upcoming X670 and X670E high-end motherboards. Some of the more notable features include PCIe 5.0 and USB4 support, extreme power delivery designs, and wider M.2-25110 slots. However, the companies haven’t mentioned anything about their B650 motherboards, suggesting they might not launch at the same time as AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors next month.
In the latest version of AMD Webinar “Meet the Experts”, board partners showcased some of the features and designs of their upcoming X670 and X670E motherboards. Recall AMD AM5 platform will support processors with TDPs up to 170W, 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes (x16 for graphics cards, x8 general purpose lanes used for storage and USB4/Thunderbolt 4 controllers, x4 for connecting to the chipset), up to four DisplayPort 2 or HDMI 2.1 and dual-channel memory DDR5.
ASRock only unveiled one new model, the X670E PG Lightning, but also revealed some of the new features of its X670E motherboards, including USB4 ports with 27W fast charging, eight-layer PCBs, and an M.2 heatsink with active cooling to prevent PCIe 5.0 SSDs from overheating .
Asus has shown off two of its upcoming motherboards, including the flagship ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and the high-end ROG Crosshair X670E Hero. They will be equipped with impressive VRM solutions with 110A power stages (20+2-phase design for Extreme, 18+2-phase for Hero), five M.2 slots each (some of which are on separate expansion cards) and high-quality audio solutions. based on ALC4082 codec.
The rear of the Extreme has nine USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gb/s), one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gb/s), two USB4 40Gb/s ports, 10GbE and 2.5GbE connectors, audio ports, and Wi-Fi 6E antenna connectors. The Hero uses an HDMI port instead of a 10GbE connector.
Meanwhile, Biostar’s X670E Valkyrie will have a 22-phase VRM design with 105A power stages, two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, and four M.2 slots (two of which support PCIe 5.0).
Gigabyte showed off four motherboards, including the X670E Aorus Xtreme, X670E Aorus Master, X670 Aorus Pro AX, and X670 Aorus Elite AX. All models will ship with at least one wider M.2-25110 slot and Thunderbolt THB_U4 connector. It’s worth noting that each X670E board will have one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for graphics cards, while the X670 variants will use PCIe 4.0 instead.
MSI talked about four motherboards: the flagship MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E Ace, MPG X670E Carbon Wi-Fi and Pro X670-P Wi-Fi. Godlike will have the best VRM solution possible, with a 24+2+1 phase design and 105A power stages for Vcore. Other notable features include MSI’s new M.2 screwless heatsink and a PCIe adapter card that supports two PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2-25110 SSDs.
These motherboards are most likely to be released next month alongside AMD Ryzen 7000-series processors. Cheaper B650-based boards may come later, given the companies haven’t announced anything about them yet.
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