AMD is working on four 600-series chipsets for its AM5 platform which includes the X670E, X670, B650E, and B650 motherboards. While the X670E and X670 were the main talk and the B650 was official, the latest leaks bring us the final confirmation of the B650E chipset as well.
AMD B650E chipset motherboards: Offer PCIe Gen 5.0 slot and Gen 5.0 M.2 support at mainstream prices
We reported back at Computex 2022 that a file B650E series motherboards Offers more PCB layers to deliver better signals efficiently due to PCIE’s strict Gen5 protocol specifications. Right now, there’s an officially announced Extreme X670 chipset, which adds to the capacity of a PCIe Gen 5 slot for graphics support and PCIe Gen 5 M.2 for storage.
In an internal presentation leaked Tweet embedWe can see that the manufacturer has included the B650E (E For Extreme) chipset in one of its chips. The main advantage of B650E motherboards is that as they feature the unique Promontory 21 chipset, they are sure to target the mainstream consumer segment at an affordable price compared to the X670E and X670 chipset.
While the loss of the Promontory 21 chipset will result in lower I/O capabilities, this implementation will allow for more viable mATX and mITX designs. We have seen ASUS’s ROG Maximus X670E Gene and ROG STRIX X670E-I Gaming WiFi which feature the design of mATX and mITX, respectively.
Both motherboards are based on the X670E chipset which means they are more expensive. But the board with the B650E chipset can hold the two most important aspects of the Extreme series platform, and that supports the PCIe Gen 5.0 and PCIe Gen 5.0 M.2 slot. At the same time, the price compared to standard B650 (Non-E) motherboards will be slightly higher for the B650E offering considering that it will pack more PCB layers to support the signal interface necessary for the Gen 5 slot and M.2 support.
The B650E will give AMD an edge in the mainstream segment as it lacks DDR4 support versus Intel’s offerings, but having the right Gen 5 slot and M.2 port support could have a longer life, especially considering that Gen 5 SSDs and DirectStorage API are going to be a big deal in the next years.
So far, no product has been announced for either the B650E or B650 boards. But we do expect to see the products in October as they were supposed to launch in the early fourth quarter of 2022. Until then, you can feast your eyes on Many of the more expensive X670E offers in our roundup here. AMD will be hosting the official unveiling of the Ryzen 7000 & AM5 in a few hours, so be sure to keep up with us during the livestream here..
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