AMD A620 will allow for cheaper motherboards

AMD A620 will allow for cheaper motherboards

AMD seems ready to reduce motherboard prices for its Ryzen 7000 processors, chips based on the Zen 4 architecture and using the AM5 socket. According to HKPC, AMD is preparing two versions of the upcoming A620 chipset, aimed at consumers on a budget. Currently, entry-level AM5 motherboards use the B650 chipset with standard PCIe 4.0 support, while the B650 Extreme model offers native PCIe 5.0 support.

A620 motherboards could bring prices close to the 125 mark dollars that AMD talked about when announcing the Ryzen 7000 platform. The first A620 chip is codenamed Promontory 21 and will be followed by Promontory 22 with the same hardware specifications. It is unclear why the company decided to release two identical versions of the A620, but it is likely that the second one will be cheaper to produce and not available in time for launch.

Due to AMD's need to reach lower prices, A620 will probably only support PCIe 4.0 interface, allowing partners to design motherboards with fewer layers to reduce costs. However, future buyers of A620 motherboards will face the extra cost of DDR5 memory over the cheaper DDR4 that can be used on Intel platforms.

There will be two versions of the AMD A620 chip, the "Promontory 21" chip will be used at the beginning, and the new A620 chip (Promontory 22 ??) will be launched later with the same specifications.

— HKEPC (@hkepcmedia) January 30, 2023

At the moment, only a few models from ASUS and Gigabyte have been revealed, but there will probably be more in the coming months:

Asus TUF GAMING A620M-PLUS D5 Gigabyte A620M D3H Gigabyte A620M DS3H Gigabyte A620M S2H Gigabyte A620M H Gigabyte A620M K AMD's least expensive AM5 processor to go with A620 motherboards is the Ryzen 5 7600, which has an MSRP of $229 and also comes with a free digital download of Star Wars: Jedi Survivor.