AMD B650E Chipset Motherboards To Offer PCIe Gen 5.0 Slot & PCIe Gen 5.0 M.2 At Mainstream Prices


AMD is working on four 600 series chipsets for its AM5 platform, including X670E, X670, B650E and B650 motherboards. While X670E and X670 were the main talk and B650 was official, the latest leaks also bring us the final confirmation of the B650E chipset.

AMD B650E Chipset Motherboards: Support PCIe Gen 5.0 Slot & Gen 5.0 M.2 at Regular Prices

We reported at Computex 2022 that the B650E series motherboards offer more PCB layers to more efficiently provide better signaling thanks to PCIE’s rigid Gen5 protocol specifications. At this time, the Extreme X670 chipset has been officially announced, adding to the capabilities of PCIe Gen 5 slot for graphics support and PCIe Gen 5 M.2 for storage.

Leaked in an internal presentation by @wxnod, we can see that a manufacturer has listed the B650E (E For Extreme) chipset in one of its slides. The main advantage of B650E motherboards will be that since they have a unique Promontory 21 chipset, they will definitely target the mainstream consumer segment with more affordable prices compared to the X670E and X670 series.

While the loss of a Promontory 21 chipset will lead to reduced I/O capabilities, this implementation will allow for more viable mATX and mITX designs. We’ve seen ASUS’ ROG Maximus X670E Gene and ROG STRIX X670E-I Gaming WiFi that feature mATX and mITX designs, respectively.

Both motherboards are based on the X670E chipset, which means they will be priced higher. But a board with a B650E chipset can keep the two most crucial aspects of the Extreme series platform and that is support for a PCIe Gen 5.0 slot and PCIe Gen 5.0 M.2. At the same time, compared to the standard B650 (Non-E) motherboards, prices will be slightly higher for the B650E offering, as they will contain more PCB layers to support the necessary signaling interface for Gen 5 slot and M.2 support. .

B650E will give AMD an edge in the mainstream segment where they don’t have DDR4 support over Intel’s offering, but with the right Gen 5 slot and M.2 port support can have a longer lifespan, especially considering that Gen 5 SSDs and the DirectStorage API are going to be a big deal in the coming years.

There have been no product announcements related to the B650E or B650 cards so far. But we expect to see products in October as they were previously intended to launch in early Q4 2022. Until then, you can feast your eyes on the different but more expensive X670E offers in our overview here. AMD will be hosting its official Ryzen 7000 & AM5 reveal in a few hours, so be sure to tune in during the livestream here.

News source: Videocardz

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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