AMD’s motherboard partners like ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte & Biostar have revealed more details about their top X670E designs for Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs.
ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock & Biostar demonstrate their high-end AMD X670E motherboards
The AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will migrate to a new home known as AM5, the successor to the durable AM4 platform. It marks a fresh start for the Ryzen Desktop family and as such, existing Ryzen CPUs starting with Ryzen 1000 and all the way up to Ryzen 5000 will not be supported by the new platform. We will tell you why this is so.
The AM5 platform will primarily feature the brand 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 on its existing desktop processors. The main reason for going for LGA is the addition of enhanced and next-gen features like PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, etc. which we will see on the AM5 platform. The socket has a single lock and the time of worrying about pins under your precious processors is over.
Representatives from every motherboard manufacturer took part in AMD’s latest “Meet The Experts” live stream to talk about their next-gen X670E designs, but it seems we’re still missing out on some details regarding overclocking and memory support, something AMD does. might not like to be talked about right now, though the full product lineup announcement is just a few weeks away on August 29, with a launch slated 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 it off with the unveiling of its high-end ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO motherboards. The ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20+2 phases for the Extreme and 18+2 phases for the HERO models. Both models are designed with some insane 110A Power Stages and in a Teamed 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 the high-end power supply is a necessity when overclocking the CPU as it leads to huge power swings and exponentially increasing power consumption. Highlighted features include WiFi 6E (AX210), 10GbE Marvell AQC113CS connectors, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 & M.2, USB 4, and Quick Charge 4+ ports.
MSI X670E Motherboards
MSI will roll out four brand new X670E motherboards within the MEG, MPG and PRO ranges. We recently unveiled their flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboards and the manufacturer confirmed the specs and PCB we reported. The VRM configuration for MSI’s X670E motherboard is as follows:
- MEG X670E DIVINE – 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 pushes the boundaries 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 actively cooled solution), 60W USB Type-C power supply and more robust power supply for each layer of the motherboard. We also get a closer look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE, which looks as beastly as ever with its massively saturated PCB design and tons of IO to work with. More details on MSI’s lineup here.
Gigabyte X670E Motherboards
The lineup that Gigabyte has revealed includes four AORUS motherboards, including X670E AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, AORUS Pro AX and AORUS Elite AX. The Xtreme is expected to break some OC records on AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
- X670E AORUS Xtreme – 18 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
- X670E AORUS Master – 16 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
- X670E AORUS Pro AX – 16 Phase (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
- X670E AORUS Elite AX – 16 Phase (SPS 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3
We’ve discussed these motherboards, including the AERO model, here before, along with their prices.
ASRock X670E Motherboards
ASRock presents five X670E motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs. These include the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend, X670E PRO RS & X670E PG Lightning. All five motherboards are fully compatible with next-generation AMD Zen 4 CPUs, along with DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 5.0.
The company highlighted some of its key features, which are USB Type-C with fast charging, an 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0 and M.2 fan heatsink design, plus DDR5 with protection circuitry. The line-up is also detailed here by us.
Biostar X670E Motherboards
Biostar also talked a little bit about their flagship X670E VALKYRIE motherboard with a 22 phase 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 very best AMD Zen 4 CPUs.
Will there be mATX & Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?
Responding to a question from viewers whether we’ll see mATX and Mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, Mike Yang of ASRock stated that there are certain hurdles they’re working on, such as thermal heat dissipation on such a small form factor, but once a breakthrough is made, they certainly plan to offer smaller board designs for any AMD 600 series chipset.
Will 2280 M.2 SSDs fit the new 2510 M.2 slots?
Michiel Berkhout of MSI stated that the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slots on their motherboards.
Does Gigabyte have a Tachyon motherboard for AM5?
Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou has stated 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’re probably looking at a B650(E) product.
It’s always great 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’ll have to wait until the September 13 reviews to get more details on that, but we’ll try to give you more information on this in the coming weeks.