Why is it important: AMD will be hosting a presentation next week that could give us more details on their upcoming hardware. After that, as expected, at Computex, motherboard manufacturers will demonstrate their new products based on socket AM5.

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Computex kicks off next week, and for the first time in two years, the event will be held in person after being canceled in 2020 and held online only last year.

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Dr. Lisa Su will conduct keynote address this Monday (or Sunday, depending on where you live) and may announce new information about upcoming AMD Zen 4 processors, AM5-based motherboards, and even RDNA3 GPUs.

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There are also some new AM5 motherboard rumors, starting with the chipsets. There will be reportedly Three chipsets supporting Ryzen 7000 desktop processors will be unveiled next week, including the B650, X670, and X670E.

The two more expensive devices are expected to have a dual-chip design combining two B650 chips to expand I/O capabilities. The claims indicate that the main difference between the X670 and its “extreme” counterpart is that the X670E will have mandatory PCIe 5.0 support for both graphics card and storage, while the X670 will be downgraded to Gen 4 for one or both.

All AM5 motherboards will reportedly only support DDR5 memory, unlike LGA 1700-based Intel boards that come with DDR4 or DDR5 support. Let’s hope that by the time they hit the market, DDR5 memory will cost more reasonably.

Also have Press release from Gigabyte, confirming that it will showcase X670 motherboards at Computex. Besides, in video it’s private now, ASRock accidentally revealed its X670E Taichi flagship board, which has a 26-phase VRM design and Thunderbolt 4 support.