MSI is already working on AMD B650 motherboards

MSI is already working on AMD B650 motherboards

The well-known leaker 9550pro has published on Twitter a screen in which it is possible to see some data coming from an MSI MAG B650 motherboard that runs an unknown AMD Engineering Sample processor with a voltage of 1.532V (quite high, but it could be a sample not optimized or an incorrect reading of the value). This, if verified, would confirm that the well-known Taiwanese manufacturer is already working on the mid-range of its motherboards for the future Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, based on the Zen 4 architecture, which will make use of the AM5 socket.

AM4 has completed its historical mission, a new era is coming.

- HXL (@ 9550pro) April 14, 2022

The name of the chipset should not be misleading, as B650 refers to Intel's mid-range chipset for Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors, while B650 will underpin AMD's mid-range for its next-generation CPUs.

Recall that Ryzen 7000 processors, built on the node of TSMC's 5nm process, should introduce a further IPC performance improvement over Zen 3, as well as support for new technologies such as DDR5 memory and PCI Express 5.0 interface. According to the latest rumors, it seems that the top of the range will offer 16 cores and 32 threads with a TDP of 170W. In addition, the new generation Ryzen CPUs (codenamed "Raphael") will also benefit from RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile), a technology for managing memory overclocking that will replace A-XMP (or DOCP), currently in use for DDR4.| ); }
AMD is also thinking of stacking machine learning accelerators (and more) on its future CPUs. Recently, an interesting patent has been published on the subject, of which you can find further details in our previous news.