AMD’s Meet The Expert event is behind us. As announced, we got to know the upcoming AM5 motherboards that will be the base for the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors. ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, MSI and BIOSTAR presented their models. At the time of the platform’s debut, there is no point in counting on budget models – well-known manufacturers will put the best of them first, i.e. motherboards with X670E and X670 chipsets.
It is worth noting that all the models shown are made in E-ATX or ATX standard. Mike Yang from ASRock stated that in the case of the tested mATX or mini-ITX platforms, there are problems related to, for example, heat dissipation, but we assume that over time manufacturers will develop appropriate solutions.
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Let’s start with ASUS. The manufacturer presented two motherboards: ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO. They will offer a power section in the configuration of 20 + 2 and 18 + 2 (110 A) respectively. The manufacturer also focused on some interesting features, such as support for WiFi 6E (AX210), 10 GbE Marvell AQC113C connectors, PCIe x16 Gen 5.0 with M.2, USB 4 or Quick Charge 4+. ASRock has announced a total of five new motherboards with the X670E chipset, including Taichi Carrara, Taichi, Steel Legend, Pro RS and PG Lightning. The distinguished features of these platforms include USB-C port with fast charging, 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 slots with protection circuits. Details can be found on the attached screenshots.
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GIGABYTE showed four motherboards: X670E AORUS Xtreme, X670E AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX and X670 AORUS Elite AX. Only the Extreme model is distinguished by the power section in the 18 + 2 + 2 configuration, while the other models offer 16 + 2 + 2. The upcoming MSI boards make a bigger impression. The Taiwanese manufacturer is preparing four models, including the flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE equipped with a 24 + 2 (105 A) power section or the M-Vision diagnostic screen. Finally, we have BIOSTAR and its Valkyrie motherboard with a 22-phase power section. It is worth noting that all the models shown are made in E-ATX or ATX standard. This does not mean that there will also be no smaller models. Mike Yang from ASRock stated that in the case of the tested mATX or mini-ITX platforms, there are problems related to, for example, heat dissipation, but we assume that over time manufacturers will develop appropriate solutions.
Source: WCCFTech, VideoCardz