AMD X670E, X670 and B650 will be the next AMD chipsets

AMD X670E, X670 and B650 will be the next AMD chipsets


New rumors reported by Videocardz from a source later removed for embargo reasons, reveal some rumors about the next chipsets that will equip the new AMD Zen 4 motherboards with AM5 socket. As reported on multiple occasions, the upcoming Ryzen 7000 Raphael will support the latest standards, such as DDR5 RAM and PCI-E 5.0. The controller range consisting of the X670, X670E and B650 chipsets is also expected to be fully announced at Computex as early as next week.

According to the source, the X670E model is expected to be a special edition that will adopt the standard PCI-E 5.0 for both GPU and NVMe SSD, definitively abandoning the PCI-E Gen 4 that will instead be kept on the X670 controller. The info, however, does not mention support for DDR4 memory, although according to recent rumors this should be abandoned solely in favor of the new and for now more expensive DDR5 standard.

The rumors related to the possible presentation of the new line of AMD controllers at Computex 2022 had already been released two months ago by more authoritative sources, such as Hassan Mujtaba of Wccftech. The fact that this information is increasingly circulating among the specialized press is no doubt a sign that it is realistic. The new Ryzen 7000s should debut in September, the month in which we should also be able to see the Raptor Lake processors, with which Intel intends to maintain its recently regained leadership.

Rumor: AMD to announce X670 Extreme, X670 and B650 Chipsets

AMD will present at Computex next week, and it appears that the company will introduce at least three chipsets for its future AM5 platform.

This news is highly speculative, as we don't know if processors will be included in the actual announcement, but industry insiders are mentioning that AMD will offer three different CPUs for the AM5 platform at launch. The three new chips would be the X670E, X670, and B650. The names have been floating on Twitter for at least a few weeks, but there has been no verifiable verification, and the X670E popped out of nowhere around a week ago. the source of this rumor is techpowerup:

We can now tell you that the X670E will be a special SKU where the E stands for Extreme. Based on the information we’ve managed to source, it doesn’t seem to differ from the X670 chipset in terms of functionality or features. However, all X670E motherboards must offer PCIe 5.0 connectivity to both the GPU and the M.2 NVMe SSD slot or possibly slots, whereas X670 based motherboards can use PCIe 4.0 instead […]

— TechPowerUP

It is speculated that the X670E will be a limited edition model, with the E standing for Extreme. All X670E motherboards are expected to support PCIe 5.0 for both the GPU and the M.2 slot for future NVMe SSDs, while X670-based motherboards should support PCIe 4.0 in case motherboard manufacturers decide to produce a more profitable product. The speculation of a dual chipset configuration seems genuine; the X670E and X670 motherboards will feature two Promontory 21 chips (two AMD B650 chipsets (Promontory 21) packaged together) the B650 motherboards will have a single Promontory 21 chip.

Unfortunately, no details on the type of connectivity will be provided for the time being, although the partner for AMD chipsets remains ASMedia. I guess we'll learn more next week. 

#6018705 Posted on: 05/19/2022 06:41 PMgood movepcie4 is plentybut it needs to be cheaper than b660 that offers pcie5On top of what you said, it also needs to be more power efficient than the 500 series boards. If a modern chipset runs potentially hot enough to need active cooling, I'm not interested.

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