AMD motherboard partners such as ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte, and Biostar have revealed more details about their best X670E designs for Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs.
ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar show off their high-end AMD X670E motherboards
AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will migrate to a new home known as AM5, the successor to the long-running AM4 platform. It marks a new beginning for the Ryzen Desktop family and as such, existing Ryzen CPUs starting with the Ryzen 1000 and up to the Ryzen 5000 will not be supported on the new platform. We will tell you why this is so.
The AM5 platform will first and foremost feature the 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), similar to what Intel uses in its processors. existing desktops. The main reason to go for LGA is because of the addition of next generation and enhanced features like PCIe Gen 5, DDR5 etc which we will see in the AM5 platform. The socket has a single latch and gone are the days of worrying about pins under your precious processors.
Representatives from each motherboard manufacturer joined AMD’s latest “Meet the Experts” livestream to discuss their next-gen X670E designs, but it seems we’re still missing some details on overclocking and memory support. , something that AMD might not like. spoken at the moment, though the full product line announcement is only a few weeks away, on August 29, with a release scheduled for August 15. So let’s take a look at what the new high-end motherboard offerings have to offer.
ASUS X670E Motherboards
ASUS kicked off with the introduction of its high-end ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO motherboards. ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20+2 phases for Extreme models and 18+2 phases for HERO models. Both models are designed with some incredible 110A power stages and in a combo 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 phases (110A)
- ROG Crosshair X670E HERO – 18+2 phases (110A)
ASUS specifically states that high-end power delivery is a must when overclocking your CPU, as it leads to massive current swings and an exponential increase in power demand. Some standout features include WiFi 6E (AX210), Marvell AQC113CS 10GbE connectors, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 and M.2, USB 4 ports, and Quick Charge 4+.
MSI X670E Motherboards
MSI will launch four new X670E motherboards under its MEG, MPG and PRO lines. We recently revealed their flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboards and the manufacturer has confirmed the specifications and PCB we reported. The VRM configuration for MSI X670E motherboard is shown 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 Wi-Fi – 14 (80A) + 2 +1
MSI is pushing things to the limit with high-end heatsink designs such as screwless M.2 Shield Frozr technology, M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 5 Dual AIC (supports up to two PCIe Gen 5.0 x4 SSDs) in one solution with active cooling), 60W USB Type-C Power Delivery and more robust power delivery for each motherboard level. We also get a better look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE, which looks as amazing as ever with its massively saturated PCB layout and tons of IO to work with. More details on the MSI lineup here.
Gigabyte X670E Motherboards
The lineup that Gigabyte introduced includes four AORUS motherboards including X670E AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, AORUS Pro AX, and AORUS Elite AX. Xtreme is expected to break some OC records on AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
- X670E AORUS extreme- 18 phases (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
- X670E AORUS MASTER- 16 Phases (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
- X670E AORUS Pro AX- 16 phases (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
- X670E AORUS Elite Ax- 16 phases (SPS 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3
We’ve already covered these motherboards, including the AERO model, earlier here along with their prices.
ASRock X670E Motherboards
ASRock is introducing five X670E motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. These include X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend, X670E PRO RS, and X670E PG Lightning. All five motherboards feature full support for next-gen AMD Zen 4 CPUs along with DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5.0 memory.
The company highlighted some of the main features which are USB Type-C with fast charging, an 8-layer PCB layout, PCIe 5.0, and a M.2 fan plus DDR5 heatsink design with protection circuitry. The lineup is also detailed by us here.
Biostar X670E Motherboards
Biostar also talked a bit about its flagship X670E VALKYRIE motherboard, which features a 22-phase VRM design and a very solid-looking design that comes with DR.MOS and Digital PWM ICs. The motherboard is a premium product designed to support high-end AMD Zen 4 CPUs.
Will there be mATX and Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?
Responding to a question raised by viewers about whether we will see mATX and Mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, ASRock’s Mike Yang stated that there are certain hurdles they are working on, such as thermal heat dissipation in such a form factor. small, but once a day. If a breakthrough is achieved, they certainly plan to offer smaller board layouts for each chipset in the AMD 600 series lineup.
Will 2280 M.2 SSDs fit in the new 2510 M.2 slots?
MSI’s Michiel Berkhout stated that the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slots that appear on their motherboards.
Will Gigabyte have a Tachyon motherboard for AM5?
Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou has stated that there will indeed be a Tachyon motherboard based on socket AM5, but it will be based on a different chipset, not the X670, so we’re probably looking at a B650(E) product.
It’s always good to hear more information directly from motherboard manufacturers, but key details like AMD EXPO DDR5 memory and overclocking support are still missing. It looks like we now have to wait until the hotfixes that don’t come out until September 13 to find out more about them, but we’ll try to bring you more about them in the coming weeks.