ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar are the current state-of-the-art AMD X670E motherboards
AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs are reportedly moving to a new home Known as AM5, the successor to the long-running AM4 platform. This marks a new beginning for the Ryzen desktop family, and as current Ryzen CPUs starting with the Ryzen 1000 and up to the Ryzen 5000 will be supported on the new platform, we tell you why.
The AM5 platform will initially feature the new LGA 1718 socket. That’s right, AMD is moving away from the PGA (Pin Grid Array) route and is now focusing on LGA (Land Grid Array), which Intel is using in its current desktop processors. The main reason for moving to LGA is to add advanced features and next-gen features like PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, etc. that we will see on the AM5 platform. The socket has a single latch and the days of worrying about screws under your precious processor are over.
Representatives from all motherboard manufacturers attended AMD’s latest products “Expert Meeting” Live Broadcast Speaking of the next-gen X670E design, it looks like we’re still missing some details when it comes to overclocking and memory support, which AMD might not want to talk about right now, though, until the full lineup is announced a few weeks later on August 29th and August 15th. prescribed for So let’s take a look at what the new high-end motherboards have to offer.
ASUS launched it by unveiling the advanced device Motherboard ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO. ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20 + 2 steps for the Extreme and 18 + 2 for the HERO models. Both models are built with sometimes crazy 110A power stages and in an integrated design. The VCore PWM controller is an Infineon ASP2205, while the power stages are based on the Vishay SIC850.
- ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme – 20 + 2 phase (110 amps)
- ROG Crosshair X670E Hero-Mainboard – 18 + 2 phase (110 amps)
ASUS clearly points out that high-end power delivery is essential when overclocking a CPU, as it causes wide power fluctuations and dramatically increases power requirements. Standout features include WiFi 6E (AX210), 10GbE Marvell AQC113CS connector, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 & M.2, USB 4 and Quick Charge 4+.
MSI will introduce four new X670E motherboards in the MEG, MPG and PRO series. We recently unveiled the flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboard and the manufacturer confirmed the specs and PCB we reported. VRM configuration for MSI X670E motherboard mentioned below:
- MEG X670E Goodlik – 24 (105 A) + 2 + 1
- MEG X670E ACE – 22 (90 A) + 2 +1
- MPG X670E Carbon – 18 (90 A) + 2 +1
- PRO X670E-P WLAN – 14 (80 A) + 2 +1
MSI takes things to the extreme with its state-of-the-art heatsink design such as M.2 Shield Frozr screwless technology and M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 5 Dual AIC (two PCIe Gen 5.0 x4 SSDs (active cooling solution), supporting up to 60 W. USB Type -C power delivery and more powerful power delivery for each layer of the motherboard.We also get a better look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE, which looks more monstrous than ever with a highly saturated PCB design and lots of IO to work with. More details on MSI’s lineup can be found here.
The range presented by GIGABYTE consists of 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 Xtreme – 18-Stufig (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
- X670E AORUS-MASTER – 16-stafig (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
- X670E AORUS Pro AX – 16 phase (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
- X670E AORUS Elite AX- 16-phase (PLC 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3
ASRock X670E motherboard
ASRock presents five X670E motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. These include the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend, X670E PRO RS and X670E PG Lightning. All five motherboards offer next-generation AMD Zen 4 processors with DDR5 memory and full compatibility with PCIe Gen 5.0.
The company has highlighted some key features such as USB Type-C with fast charging, 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0, M.2 heatsink design, as well as DDR5 with protection circuit. We describe the lineup in detail here.
Biostar also talked about the X670E VALKYRIE flagship motherboard, which features a 22-stage VRM design with DR.MOS and digital PWM ICs and an ultra-durable design. This motherboard is a very high quality product designed to support the high-end AMD Zen 4 CPU.
Will there be mATX and Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?
In response to the question of whether we’ll see MATX and mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, ASRock’s Mike Yang explained that they are working on a few things like heat dissipation on this tiny form factor, but only once the breakthrough is made, they must. Each AMD plans to ship smaller board designs for the 600 series chipsets.
Is the 2280 M.2 SSD compatible with the new 2510 M.2 slot?
MSI’s Michel Berchot says that the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slot on motherboards.
Will Gigabyte have Tachyon motherboards for AM5?
Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou hinted that there will indeed be a Tachyon motherboard based on the AM5 socket, but it will be based on a different chipset, not the X670, so we’ll likely see a B650(E) view product.
It’s always great to hear more information directly from motherboard manufacturers, but important details like AMD EXPO DDR5 memory and overclocking support are still missing. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the fixes that don’t go live until September 13th to get more data on those fixes, but we’ll try to bring more information about those fixes in the coming weeks.
Which motherboard manufacturer do you think has the best X670E design?