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AMD X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets for AM5 AMD processors
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    AMD, along with the launch of the Socket AM5 platform for the new generation Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors, will release three chipsets: AMD X670E, X670 and B650.

    All three chipsets will reportedly be announced at Computex 2022 next week. The source also said that the X670E chipset version will be "special". The letter "E" in its name stands for Extreme. In other words, motherboards based on it will be flagship solutions.

    It is also noted that board models based on the AMD X670E system logic set will receive support for the PCIe Express 5.0 standard, both for graphics accelerators and for M.2 format NVMe solid-state drives. The regular version of the AMD X670 chipset will only support the PCIe 4.0 standard.

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  • Gigabyte have confirmed in their latest press release that their presence at Computex 2022 will focus on “Power of Computing”. Among many products that will be shown, the company will be introducing its new AMD X670 motherboards.

    The X670 is the next-gen chipset for AM5-based motherboards. The new series will host Ryzen 7000 processors based on Zen4/Raphael architecture. AMD has already confirmed it will be a LGA1718 socket and that X670 series will support DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 devices.

    In the PR, Gigabyte lists all motherboards that will be shown, including X670 AORUS Xtreme, X670 AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX and X670 AERO D series:

  • ASUS X670 PRIME diagram

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  • Schemes, note how AMD cheated and specially restricted B650

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    Note that X670 and X670E are software only difference (and on motherboard features level).

    PCIe 5.0 enabled on higher chipsets are also software restriction (coupled with cheaper motherboard design, but it is $2-5 total difference)..

    Now AMD is making only B650 chipsets and using pair of them, as some kind of bad extender.

    Note how strange is usage of PCIe 4.0 for communication with chipset, as it makes no sense at all. Main design goal here is restrict number of possible fast PCIe lines from chipset in such way.

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