AMD X670E with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0: The manufacturers show their top motherboards for Ryzen 7000

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At a showcase of the “AMD Meet the Experts” series, AMD and the five partners have the top mainboards with the dual X670E chipset for the four desktop CPUs expected to be released on September 15th AMD Ryzen 7000 series (“Raphael”) presented. Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI are big at the top.

X670(E) boards from Asus, ASRock, Biostar , gigabytes and MSI

In the event “A Showcase of The New AM5 Motherboards”, which can now be accessed via the manufacturer's event website, the “experts”, in this case AMD and the five partners, invited users to the previously announced AM5 motherboards with AMD X670 and X670 Extreme in detail and to learn about new specifications.

Pictures and technical information were presented for the following eleven motherboards :

Asus

  • Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme
  • Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
ASRock

  • ASRock X670E PG Lightning
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Biostar

  • Biostar X670E Valkyrie

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Gigabyte

  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Extreme
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
  • Gigabyte X670 Aorus Elite AX
  • Gigabyte X670 Aorus Pro AX
MSI

  • MSI MPG X670E Carbon WIFI
  • MSI MEG X670E GODLIKE
  • MSI MEG X670E ACE

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In terms of features, the top models from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI from the ROG, Aorus and MEG series in particular are even more impressive than the AM4 platform, which is their last for the time being received a major update with AMD Ryzen 5000 (test) in November 2020 and will now be replaced by the upcoming AM5 platform with the LGA 1718 socket.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero & ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme

Asus presented for the first time the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, which has a digital 18+2-phase design and 110A power stages (“MOSFET”), as well as the already well-known top model ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, which has 22 phases (20+ 2) is equipped. Among other things, 10 GbE (“Extreme”) and 2.5 GbE (“Hero”) as well as add-on cards for PCIe 5.0 are also offered.

Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme (Image: AMD /Asus)
Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero (Image: AMD/Asus)

Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 as well as a powerful integrated Realtek ALC4082 sound solution with Asus&apos ; in-house branding SupremeFX are on board with the two full-featured X670E motherboards. It also offers tool-free M.2 assembly as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and USB 4.

Feature set of the X670E motherboards from the ROG Crosshair series (image: AMD/Asus)

The product pages of the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme are already online, while the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero does not yet have a website.

ASRock shows the X670E PG Lightning

ASRock had a rather small appearance in the showcase. The main innovation was the X670E PG Lightning, which supplemented the X670E Taichi, X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Steel Legend and X670E Pro RS models in the AM5 era. For the top models Taichi and Taichi Carrara, the manufacturer confirms a potent voltage modulation based on a Dr.MOS design with 26 phases.

The five X670E motherboards from ASRock (Image: AMD/ASRock)

The product pages of all ASRock AM5 motherboards are already online except for the latest release ASRock X670E PG Lightning.

Gigabyte introduces the Aorus Xtreme and Master

Gigabyte has the X670 Aorus Xtreme and the X670E Aorus Master presented and further technical details of the two AM5 boards announced. While the Xtreme features an 18+2+2 design for CPU, SOC and MISC, the Master features a total of 20 phases (16+2+2).

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Extreme (Image: AMD/Gigabyte)
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master (Image: AMD/Gigabyte)

Also on board are 10 GbE (“Xtreme”) and 2.5 GbE (“Master”) as well as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, as revealed by the new overview of all specifications for the manufacturer's X670 and X670E models. The two new products are designed in the particularly expansive E-ATX format and measure 305 × 269 mm.

The four X670 and X670E motherboards from Gigabyte (Image: AMD/Gigabyte)

Gigabyte has not yet put any product pages online for the six models of the upcoming AM5 boards.

Biostar with a big presentation

Biostar took advantage of the latest AMD Meet the Experts and detailed the new X670E Valkyrie with 22 phases and 105 amp VRMs. As with all X670E boards, PCIe 5.0 is fully supported for graphics and storage, and four DIMM slots accommodate up to 128 gigabytes of DDR5 memory.

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The Biostar X670E Valkyrie and its feature set (Image: AMD/Biostar)

Biostar has not yet released any product pages for the X670E Valkyrie.

MSI MEG X670E Godlike

MSI presented its absolute spearhead for socket AM5 at the showcase, the MEG X670E Godlike with 24+2+1 phases, which like the MEG X670E Ace, which is located a little lower and is also shown, has an expansion card called “M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen5” for the quick connection of M.2 SSDs the new PCIe 5.0 interface.

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MEG X670E Godlike, MEG X670E Ace and MPG X670E Carbon WIFI (image: AMD/MSI)

Like all other manufacturers, MSI does not comment further on the maximum supported DDR5 speeds. Up to DDR5-5200 out-of-the-box and DDR5-5600+ (OC) are expected for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X. DDR5-6400 should also be possible using RAM-OC and the corresponding memory chips (IC).

Phases, MOSFIT and M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen5 (Image: AMD/MSI)

Fast Ethernet with 10 Gb/s (“Godlike”) and 2, 5 Gb/s (“Ace”) as well as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are also a matter of course at MSI for the X670 and X670E boards for AMD Ryzen 7000 (“Raphael”) based on Zen 4.

More information on the upcoming AM5 mainboards is provided by the editors' overview “X670E, X670 and B650: AM5 mainboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 at a glance”.

The roadmap for AMD Ryzen 7000 with Zen 4 milestone Date AM5 Mainboard Showcase August 4, 2022, 6 p.m. Presentation Ryzen 7000 August 30, 2022, 2 a.m Clock* Ryzen 7000 sales start September 15, 2022, 3 p.m.* * not yet ht officially confirmed