ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar show off their high-end AMD X670E motherboards
AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be migrated to a new home AM5. is referred to as, the successor to the long-standing AM4 platform. It marks a fresh start for the Ryzen desktop family and as such, existing Ryzen CPUs starting with the Ryzen 1000 all the way up to the Ryzen 5000 will not be supported by the new platform, we’ll tell you why.
The AM5 platform will be the first to feature the all-new LGA 1718 socket. That’s right, AMD is no longer going the PGA (Pin Grid Array) route and is now focusing on LGA (Land Grid Array), as Intel uses on its current desktop processors. The main reason for going LGA is to incorporate advanced and next generation features like PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, etc that we will get to see on AM5 platform. The socket has a single latch and the days of worrying about the pins on the bottom of your precious processor are gone.
Representatives from Every Motherboard Manufacturer Join AMD’s Latest “Meet the Experts” Live-Stream to talk about their next-gen X670E designs, but it looks like we’re still missing out on some details regarding overclocking and memory support, which AMD might not like though the product lineup The full announcement of Just a Few Hain is weeks away on August 29th with a launch planned for August 15th. So let’s take a look at what the new high-end motherboards have to offer.
ASUS X670E Motherboard
ASUS has released its high-end . started it by unveiling ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO Motherboard, ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20+2 steps for the Extreme and 18+2 steps for the Hero model. Both models are designed with some crazy 110A power stages and in a team design. The VCore PWM controller is an Infineon ASP2205 while the power stages are based on Vishay’s SIC850.
- ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme – 20+2 Phase (110A)
- ROG Crosshair X670E Hero – 18+2 Phase (110A)
ASUS specifically states that high-end power delivery is a necessity when overclocking a CPU as this leads to massive current and power demands exponentially. Some of the features highlighted include WiFi 6E (AX210), 10 GbE Marvell AQC113CS connector, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 and M.2, USB 4 and Quick Charge 4+ ports.
MSI X670E Motherboard
MSI will introduce four brand new X670E motherboards in its MEG, MPG and PRO lineups. We recently revealed their flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboard and the manufacturer has confirmed the specs and PCB we reported. The VRM configuration for MSI’s X670E motherboard is listed below:
- Meg X670E Godlike – 24 (105A) + 2 + 1
- MEG X670E Ace – 22 (90A) + 2 +1
- MPG X670E Carbon – 18 (90A) + 2 +1
- Pro X670E-P WiFi – 14 (80A) + 2 +1
MSI is pushing things to the limits with high-end heatsink designs such as the screwless M.2 Shield Frozr technology, the M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 5 Dual AIC (supporting up to two PCIe Gen 5.0 x4 in an actively cooled solution) , 60W USB Type-C power delivery and more robust power delivery for each tier of the motherboard. We also get a better look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE which looks like the usual beast with its massively saturated PCB design and tons of IO to work with. More about MSI’s lineup here,
Gigabyte X670E Motherboard
The lineup that Gigabyte unveiled includes four AORUS motherboards including the X670E AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, AORUS Pro AX and AORUS Elite AX. The Xtreme is expected to break some OC records on the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU.
- X670E AORUS Xtreme – 18 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
- X670E AORUS MASTER – 16 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
- X670E AORUS PRO AX – 16 Stage (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
- X670E AORUS Elite Ax – 16 Phase (SPS 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3
ASRock X670E Motherboard
ASRock is showcasing five X670E motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPU. These include the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend, X670E PRO RS and X670E PG Lightning. All five motherboards feature next-generation AMD Zen 4 CPUs with DDR5 memory and full compatibility with PCIe Gen 5.0.
The company highlighted some of the key features like USB Type-C with fast charging, 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0, and M.2 fan heatsink design plus DDR5 protection circuit. The lineup is also detailed by us here,
Biostar X670E Motherboard
Biostar also talked a bit about its flagship X670E VALKYRIE motherboard, which features a 22-stage VRM design and a very solid looking design that comes with DR.MOS and digital PWM ICs. The motherboard is a very premium product designed to support the highest-end AMD Zen 4 CPUs.
Will there be MATEX and Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?
Responding to a question posed by viewers as to whether we’ll see MTX and mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, ASRock’s Mike Yang said there are some constraints they’re working on such as thermals on such a small form factor. heat dissipation but once a breakthrough is made, they certainly plan to introduce smaller board designs for each of the chipsets in the AMD 600-series line.
Do 2280 M.2 SSDs Fit Into the New 2510 M.2 Slot?
MSI’s Michiel Berkhout said the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slot displayed on their motherboards.
Will Gigabyte Have a Tachyon Motherboard for the AM5?
Gigabyte’s Sophos Oikonomo has said that there will actually be a Tachyon motherboard based on the AM5 socket, but that it will be based on a different chipset, not the X670, so we’re likely looking at a B650(e) product.
It’s always good to hear more details straight from motherboard manufacturers but key details like AMD Expo DDR5 memory and overclocking support are still missing. Looks like for now we’ll have to wait until the reviews that don’t come out until September 13th to get more data on them, but we’ll try to provide you with more details on them in the coming weeks.