AMD announced today, the day after independent reviews published, the official launch of Ryzen 7000 series Raphael desktop processors on Zen 4 architecture and motherboards on the new AMD X670 and X670E chipsets.Image source: WccftechThe Ryzen 7000 series so far includes only four processor models: The flagship 16-core and 32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, running from 4.5 to 5.7 GHz; the 12-core and 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, running from 4.7 to 5.6 GHz; the eight-core and 16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X, running from 4.5 to 5.4 GHz; and the six-core and 12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X, running from 4.7 to 5.3 GHz.The first two chips have a claimed power consumption rating of 170W, the other two have a power consumption rating of 105W. Image source: AMDThe recommended price of the processors in the U.S.is $699, $549, $399 and $299, respectively.For this price and they went on sale in this country.Novelties can be found, for example, in Newegg and on Amazon.However, in other regions the final price will be different, higher, and will also depend on the retailer.Image source: CaseKingIn Europe, for example, the novelties are priced more expensive.The older Ryzen 9 7950X is offered for €849, the Ryzen 9 7900X model is priced at €699, the Ryzen 7 7700X got a price tag of €479, and the Ryzen 5 7600X model - €359.Image source: MindfactoryThe prices of motherboards for Ryzen 7000 processors are different and the range is not large yet.However, over time, the choice should expand.According to major U.S.retailer Newegg, offers start at $260 for the most affordable board models, such as the ASRock X670E PG Lightning model.The most expensive offer at the moment is ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme board, which is estimated by the same store at $1000.However, as previously reported, there will be more expensive offers.For example, the MSI MEG X670E Godlike board is expected to be priced at $1300. Image source: Newegg For the European market the variety of motherboards is scarcer yet.Their prices range from €329 (including 19% VAT) for the same ASRock X670E PG Lightning and up to €840 for the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Xtreme.
Germany has started taking pre-orders for ASUS boards with the X670 and X670E chipset for Ryzen 7000 - from €483 to €1,475
German retailer IPC-Computer has started taking pre-orders for senior ASUS motherboards based on the AMD X670 and X670E chipset for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors.By all appearances, the prices for these boards are preliminary and are far from recommended - they are in the range from 483 to 1475 euros.Novelties do not yet have an official release date, but the store predicts the start of deliveries within 3-8 weeks.Image source: ASUSThe seller has estimated the flagship model ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme at 1475 euros (including 19% VAT).A simpler variant - ROG Crosshair X670E Hero is offered for 1088 euros.The previously unseen ROG Crosshair X670E Gene model also made its debut on the list, and was priced at 977 Euros.Image source: IPC-ComputerAsus motherboards based on AMD X670E chipset cost from 783 Euros at the German retailer, while models based on AMD X670 chipset range from 483 to 510 Euros.The full list can be found below: ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, €1475;ROG Crosshair X670E HERO, €1088;ROG Crosshair X670E GENE, €977;ROG STRIX X670E-E Gaming WiFi, €912; ROG STRIX X670E-F Gaming WiFi - €809;ROG STRIX X670E-A Gaming WiFi - €783;PROART X670E-Creator WiFi - €894;PRIME X670-P WiFi - €510;PRIME X670-P - €483.Earlier AMD announced that the official announcement of Ryzen 7000 processors and Socket AM5 platform will be held on August 29.
MSI showed the AMD X670 dual chip chipset live for the first time
MSI in its online broadcast MSI Insider showed the AMD X670 chipset live on one of its motherboards without a cooler installed for the first time.It really consists of two chipsets.Earlier on AMD itself confirmed that its high-end chipset is a bundle of two AMD B650 chips, but the company did not show them live.Image source: MSII earlier confirmed that Ryzen 7000 systems will receive AMD EXPO technology to overclock DDR5 RAM, and also published a video instruction to install Ryzen 7000 in the new socket AM5.AMD itself doesn't seem to like that its partner is so straightforward in disclosing this information.Apparently, at Computex 2022 AMD only wanted to share some fresh details about its next-generation desktop processors, as well as the platform in which they will be used.No full-fledged announcement, at least now, was out of the question.It is expected this fall. After all, under AMD pressure MSI had to remove some previously published information.However, the manufacturer did not give up any fresh leaks, and the last one was live, where MSI was showing different products which are about to be released. The new AMD platform uses Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) processor socket and will support chips with a peak power consumption of 170W.First generation of Socket AM5 processors will be based on Zen 4 architecture, and will have support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 interface.Motherboards for new processors will be equipped with AMD X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets.The first and second are logical sets, consisting of two B650 chipsets.They will support up to 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0 for graphics and memory subsystems.X670E and X670 chipsets have 7 W heat pack per chip, and X670 boards with two chips moved away from each other are quite able to get by with passive cooling, which would be hard to achieve if all these chipsets possibilities were realized in one chip.
Gigabyte shows Aorus Xtreme, Aorus Master, Aorus Pro AX and Aero D for Ryzen 7000 processors
Computex 2022 is in hybrid format and TechPowerUp got a chance to see live the motherboards that Gigabyte prepares for upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors.The manufacturer brought four models to the event: X670E Aorus Xtreme, X670E Aorus Master, X670E Aero D and X670 Aorus Pro AX.Image source: TechPowerUp / GigabyteGigabyte plans to release many more different board models, including those based on the AMD B650 chipset.But their appearance will have to wait until the Ryzen 7000 series release.Some models based on B650 will be as expensive and equipped as lower-end models based on AMD X670 chipset.By the way, it should be recalled that AMD X670 and X670E chipsets essentially consist of two B650 chips.The difference between X670 and X670E chipsets, at least according to Gigabyte, is a PCIe 5.0 compliant x16 slot for graphics cards. Gigabyte X670 Aorus Pro AXThe youngest of the boards shown by the company was the X670 Aorus Pro AX.The manufacturer also plans to release an Elite-version of this model, the Pro version will cost less.There is one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 4.0 x4 slot and one PCIe 3.0 x2 slot.The last two of these slots are the same as the first x16 slot, so there is also one PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot and one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot.It has two USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C (20Gbps) connectors.One of them is displayed on the front panel, the second is displayed on the back.There is also USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10Gbps) port, but the manufacturer does not specify whether it supports DisplayPort alternative mode. Gigabyte X670 Aorus Pro AXThe X670 Aorus Pro AX has a 16+2+2 power sub-system (each phase is rated at 90A), 2.5 Gbps network adapter managed by Intel, Wi-Fi 6E module, six SATA III ports, several USB Type-A ports and one DispalyPort and HDMI output each.A pair of 3.5mm audio jacks and one S/PDIF jack are in addition.There are also half a dozen connectors for additional fans, BIOS reset, start and reset buttons.You can expect to pay just over $300 for this board. Gigabyte X670E Aero DThe X670E Aero D, like previous Aero boards, is targeted at digital content creators or those who want fast memory subsystem capabilities.It's equipped with a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot.In addition, this is the only board from Gigabyte that offers USB4 support.The ASMedia ASM4242 controller provides two USB4 ports on the back panel.They also support DisplayPort alternative mode and Thunderbolt 3.0 standard. Gigabyte X670E Aero DThere is also one M.2 PCIe 5.0 slot and three M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots.Gigabyte let us take a picture of the back of the board, which shows the SMD components of the two X670E chipset chipsets on the left side, surrounded by four heatsink screws. Gigabyte X670E Aero DIn this novelty, the company has also introduced a function of quick video card removal with a special mechanism with a button.This was first seen on the ASUS Z690 for Alder Lake processors.The X670E Aero D has the same lower two slots for PCIe x16 as the X670 Aorus Pro AX.And in the rest of its features the model is similar to the board above. Gigabyte X670E Aero DThe nice addition here is the POST codes indicator as well as a small design element in the form of a leather tag with the inscription Aero on the upper M.2 radiator.The X670E Aero D will cost under $400. Gigabyte X670E Aorus MasterThe X670E Aorus Master board doesn't get USB4 support, but has two M.2 PCIe 5.0 slots.The model has a 16+2+2 VRM power subsystem.Each phase is designed for a current of 105A.The heat sink with heat pipe on the power elements draws attention.But otherwise this model repeats characteristics of X670E Aero D.But different USB Type-C options with transfer rate of 20 and 10Gb/s are available here. Gigabyte X670E Aorus MasterThe 10Gbps USB Type-C port supports alternate DisplayPort mode.The expected price of the X670E Aorus Master will be slightly lower than the X670E Aero D at around $360.The X570S Aorus Master for the Ryzen 5000 was released for about the same price. Gigabyte X670E Aorus XtremeThe X670E Aorus Xtreme, representing the senior segment.It uses the same VRM power subsystem as the previous model.The biggest difference is support for four M.2 PCIe 5.0 slots.However, we had to sacrifice one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for this, reducing the number of available lanes to eight. Gigabyte X670E Aorus XtremeThe X670E Aorus Xtreme is the only board on the list to claim 10 Gigabit LAN support.For its operation
ASRock announced X670E Taichi Carrara marble board and other AMD X670E motherboards for Ryzen 7000 chip
ASRock announced the first motherboards on AMD X670E chipset designed for upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors.The company announced the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend and X670E PRO RS.All four models support DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0.Image source: ASRockThe X670E Taichi Carrara is a special edition that was released on the occasion of ASRock 20th Anniversary.In its design, the novelty uses the look of Carrara marble. The features of ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara:AMD X670E chipset;26-phase power supply;DDR5 memory support;1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1x PCIe 5.0 x8;HDMI video output;Realtek ALC4082 7.1 HD Audio, ESS SABRE 9218 DAC amplifier;8x SATA III, 1x M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4, 3x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4;2x Thunderbolt 4.0/USB4 Type-C, 1x Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C;5x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 7x USB 3.2 Gen1 (three on back panel, four on front);Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN and Killer AX1675X with 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) and Bluetooth network controllers.ASRock X670E Taichi model follows the features of the above model.The novelty differs in the design theme.It uses mostly black coloring with some colored elements.This is ASRock's flagship model. ASRock X670E Steel Legend model is aimed at building a powerful gaming system.Unfortunately, the vendor didn't tell us about the product appearance, so let's name the key features: AMD X670E chipset;18-phase power supply;DDR5 memory support;1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1x PCIe 4.0 x4;1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort;Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio with Nahimic Audio support;4x SATA III, 1x M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4, 3x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4;Front and rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C;1x rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 10x USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 rear, 4 front);Dragon 2.5Gbps LAN, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) and Bluetooth support.ASRock X670E Pro RS is designed for mainstream customers.It features a simplified power supply circuit, but is suitable for building a gaming system based on Ryzen 7000 processors. Featured features: 16-phase power system;DDR5 memory support;1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 2x PCIe 4.0 x1;1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort;Realtek ALC897 7.1 HD Audio with Nahimic Audio support;6x SATA III, 1x M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4; 3x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4, 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x2/SATA;rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A+C;8x USB 3.2 Gen1 (four front, four rear);Dragon 2.5Gbps LAN controller.No information on availability and pricing were available.
MSI Announces MEG, MPG and PRO Series Motherboards With AMD X670E and X670 For Ryzen 7000 Processors
MSI Announces MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E Ace, MPG X670E Carbon WIFI and PRO X670-P WIFI Motherboards at Computex 2022.The first three are based on flagship chipset AMD X670E, while the Pro model is based on AMD X670 chipset.New models are based on upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors, to learn more about them please read our previous article.Image source: MSI All new MSI boards offer support for up to four DDR5 memory modules.Except for PRO X670-P WIFI model, these new boards also offer PCIe 5.0 for graphics gas pedals.The Pro model has PCIe 5.0 support only for NVMe SSDs of M.2 format.Also worth mentioning is the availability of network controllers with Wi-Fi 6E standard support. MSI MEG X670E AceMEG X670E Godlike and MEG X670E Ace are made in E-ATX form factor.The first one has 24+2-phase VRM, the second one has 22+2-phase VRM.The MPG X670E Carbon WIFI and PRO X670-P WIFI models are made in ATX form factor and have 18+2 and 14+2 phase power supplies respectively.The MEG X670E Godlike board is equipped with three PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and four M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs: one PCIe 5.0 x4 and three others PCIe 4.0 x4.In addition, eight SATA ports (6 Gbit/s) are offered.A total of 19 USB ports: three USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and four USB 2.0.Two network controllers are claimed, one provides wired speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s and the other 2.5 Gbit/s.Unlike other models MEG X670E Godlike has no external video interface. MEG X670E Ace model also has three PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and four M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, one PCIe 5.0 x4 and three PCIe 4.0 x4.The board has six SATA ports (6 Gb/s) and provides up to 17 USB ports: three USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gb/s), ten USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) and four USB 2.0.Wired network support is provided by one 2.5 GbE controller.Moreover, the board offers USB Type-C slot with DisplayPort 2.0 alternative mode support. MSI MPG X670E Carbon WIFIThe MPG X670E Carbon WIFI has two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot.The board has four M.2 connectors: two PCIe 5.0 x4 and two PCIe 4.0 x4.There are 19 USB ports: one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and six USB 2.0. A 2.5 Gigabit controller is responsible for wired network support.HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4 and DisplayPort 2.0 video interfaces (USB Type-C forces) are also claimed. MSI PRO X670-P WIFIThe PRO X670-P WIFI may interest digital content creators as well as corporate users.However, it is also a good choice for gaming system builders.It has three PCIe 4.0 x16 and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.One M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot, three M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots as well as six SATA (6Gb/s) ports are included.There are 17 USB ports: one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps), four USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), eight USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and four USB 2.0. The board comes with a 2.5 Gigabit network adapter and the same set of external video interfaces as the MPG X670E Carbon WIFI model. All presented MSI boards will be available for sale this fall together with the release of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.More precise information about the release date, as well as the cost of new products manufacturer did not specify.
AMD introduced 600-series chipsets for Ryzen 7000 with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support
During the speech at Computex 2022 AMD CEO Lisa Su and her team announced new products.AMD chipset 600-series and new Socket AM5 (LGA 1718), which supports processors with TDP up to 170 W, were introduced to the Ryzen 7000 desktop platform.New platform will offer support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 bus for graphics cards and/or memory sticks.As expected, flagship AMD X670E (Extreme) chipset will offer maximum performance and overclocking capability, it will be used in flagship motherboards.It will also allow PCIe 5.0 to connect both SSDs and graphics cards.AMD notes that \"PCIe 5.0 will be everywhere\" here.A simpler X670 model for \"enthusiast overclockers\" is also being prepared for release, also with PCIe 5.0 support for drives and, optionally, for GPUs.Apparently, motherboard manufacturers will decide which interface to connect to the PCIe x16 connectors.AMD didn't comment on the difference between X670 and X670E chipsets.Also, B650 chipset, which is going to be used in entry-to-midrange boards, was presented.It will only connect memory drives via PCIe 5.0 while the graphics cards will use PCIe 4.0.Company representatives noted that the new bus will be supported by NVMe storages, already under development by Gigabyte, Corsair, MSI and others, and provides read speeds more than 60% faster than PCIe 4.0. AMD 600-series motherboards will be able to support up to 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0 for GPU and SSD, up to 14 USB ports of up to 20Gbps (SuperSpeed USB), Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 (LE).Additionally, it became known that the 600-series motherboards will get up to four video ports, including HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort, allowing you to connect multiple monitors simultaneously.The new socket AM5 (LGA 1718) comes to replace AM4, which was introduced back in 2016 and is still used by AMD - the last chip for it was introduced this year, it Ryzen 7 5800X3D.The new socket favourably differs in performance: instead of PGA (legs on the processor) AMD has implemented LGA connection, when the chip has only contact pads, and the legs are in the socket itself.As Intel has been doing since the noughties.At the same time, the developers stressed that the new AM5 supports cooling systems designed for AM4. It became known that the new AM5 platform also supports SmartAccess Storage technology, which is designed for \"pumping up\" the memory performance.But AMD didn't go into details.Among the motherboard models announced at Computex 2022 are ASRock X670E Taichi, ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, Biostar X670E Valkyrie, GIGABYTE X670 Aorus Xtreme and MSI MEG X670E Ace.
A leak has confirmed that senior motherboards for Ryzen 7000 processors will get a chipset of two chips
Following the information about ASRock and Gigabyte motherboards for Ryzen 7000 processors, which the manufacturers themselves shared and then deleted, some details about similar boards from ASUS appeared in the web.Someone from the Chinese social network Baidu has published a picture of ASUS X670-P Prime WiFi board with the new processor socket AM5 (LGA 1718).Image source: VideoCardz / BaiduWorse rumors claimed that some older chipsets AMD 600-series, which became known the other day, will actually be a set of two chips.In turn, the younger AMD B650 system logic will be a single chip, sort of half of a pair of chips from the senior segment. Image in higher resolution.Source: VaiduThe published schematic of the ASUS X670-P Prime WiFi motherboard shows the contact pads for the two chipset X670.One of them is in its usual place on the right side of the board, under the RAM sockets, the other is located under the PCIe x16 slot.The presence of two chipset doubles the number of supported PCIe lanes, as well as I/O interfaces.Apparently, AMD decided to take this approach to avoid overheating of one system logic chip.Also, on the image you can see the pin pads for two PCIe x4 and one PCIe x1 slot, 14-phase VRM and four DDR5 slots.Moreover, it offers two M.2 slots for NVMe sticks and six SATA III ports.Picture source: AMDAlso, ASUS is reportedly preparing new ProArt series motherboards for Ryzen 7000 processors: ProArt X670E-Creator WIFI and ProArt B650-Creator.
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