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Details on AMD’s high-end X670E motherboards from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar

Details on AMD's high-end X670E motherboards from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar
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AMD’s motherboard partners such as ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte and Biostar have unveiled more details about their flagships. X670E design for Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs.

ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar showcase their high-end AMD X670E motherboards

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will move 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 such, existing Ryzen CPUs from Ryzen 1000 all the way up to Ryzen 5000 will not be supported by the new platform. We’ll tell you why that is.

First and foremost the AM5 platform will feature the 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), which Intel uses in its existing desktop processors. The main reason to go LG is due to the addition of enhanced and next-gen features such as PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, etc. that we will see on the AM5 platform. The socket has a single latch and gone are the days of worrying about pins underneath your precious processor.

Representatives from every motherboard manufacturer attended AMD’s latest Live-stream “Meet the Experts” Talking about their next-gen X670E design but it looks like we might still be missing some details regarding overclocking and memory support which is something that AMD might not like to talk about right now even though the full announcement of the product lineup is just a few. Weeks away on August 29th with a planned launch for August 15th. So let’s take a look at what the new high-end motherboards have to offer.

ASUS X670E motherboard

ASUS launched it by unveiling its high-end ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO motherboards. ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20+2 phases for the Extreme and 18+2 phases for the HERO model. Both models feature some insane 110A power stages and 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 high-end power delivery is a necessity when overclocking a CPU as it leads to huge current swings and exponential increases in power demand. Some of the features highlighted include WiFi 6E (AX210), 10 GbE Marvell AQC113CS connector, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 & M.2, USB 4 and Quick Charge 4+ ports.

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MSI X670E motherboard

MSI will bring four new X670E motherboards in its MEG, MPG, and PRO lineups. We recently revealed their flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboard and the manufacturer confirmed the specs and PCB we reported. The VRM configuration for MSI’s X670E motherboard is listed below:

  • MEG X670E is like God – 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 high-end heatsink designs such as screwless M.2 shield freezer technology, M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 5 Dual AIC (supports up to two PCIe Gen 5.0 x4) actively pushing things like SSDs to the limit in cold solutions), 60W USB Type-C power delivery and more powerful power delivery for every level of the motherboard. We also get a better look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE which looks as beastly as ever with its heavily saturated PCB design and plenty of IO to work with. More details on MSI’s lineup here.

Gigabyte X670E motherboard

The lineup that Gigabyte has unveiled includes four AORUS motherboards including the 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 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
  • X670E AORUS Master – 16 Phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
  • X670E AORUS ProAX – 16 Phase (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
  • X670E AORUS EliteAX – 16 Phase (SPS 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3

We have already covered these motherboards including the AERO model here before along with their prices.

ASRock X670E motherboard

ASRock is showing off 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 are fully compatible with next-generation AMD Zen 4 CPUs with DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 5.0.

The company highlighted some key features which are USB Type-C with fast charging, an 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0, and M.2 fan with heatsink design plus DDR5 protection circuit. We also have the lineup detailed here.

Biostar X670E motherboard

Biostar also talked about their flagship X670E VALKYRIE motherboard which features a 22-phase VRM design and a very tough-looking design that comes with DR.MOS and digital PWM ICs. The motherboard is a very premium product designed to support the highest-end AMD Zen 4 CPU.

Will there be mATX and Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?

In response to a question raised by the audience about whether we’ll see MATX and mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, ASRock’s Mike Yang said there are some hurdles they’re working on, such as heat dissipation on a small form factor but once groundbreaking. However, they definitely plan to offer smaller board designs for each chipset in the AMD 600-series line.

Does the 2280 M.2 SSD fit in the new 2510 M.2 slot?

MSI’s Michiel Berkhout says that the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slot featured on their motherboards.

Will Gigabyte have a Tachyon motherboard for the AM5?

Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou said 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 such as AMD EXPO DDR5 memory and overclocking support are still missing. It looks like we’ll have to wait until reviews that aren’t released until September 13th to get more data, but we’ll try to provide more information on those in the coming weeks.

Which motherboard manufacturer do you think has the best X670E design?

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