High-end X670E motherboards from AMD from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar detailed

AMD’s motherboard partners such as ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte and Biostar revealed more details about their top X670E designs for Ryzen 7000 desktop processors.

ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and Biostar present their high-end AMD X670E motherboards

AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will migrate to a new home known as AM5, the successor to the long-running AM4 platform. This marks a new start for the Ryzen Desktop family and as such existing Ryzen processors starting with Ryzen 1000 and up to Ryzen 5000 will not be supported by the new platform, we’ll tell you why. is so.

The AM5 platform will primarily feature the brand new LGA 1718 socket. That’s right, AMD is no longer going the PGA (Pin Grid Array) route and is now focusing on LGA (Land Grid Array), similar to what Intel uses on its existing desktop processors. The main reason to move to LGA is due to the addition of enhanced and next-gen features such as PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, etc. which we will see on the AM5 platform. The socket has a single latch and the days of worrying about the pins under your precious processors are over.

Representatives from each motherboard manufacturer joined the latest Live Stream “Meet the Experts” to talk about their next-gen X670E designs, but it looks like we’re still missing some details regarding overclocking and memory support, which AMD might not like to talk about right now, although the announcement The full product line is only a few weeks away on August 29 with a launch scheduled for August 15. So let’s see what the new high-end motherboard offerings have to offer.

ASUS X670E motherboards

ASUS kicked things off by unveiling its top of the line ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and ROG Crosshair X670E HERO motherboards. ROG Crosshair motherboards come with 20+2 phases for Extreme & 18+2 phases for HERO models. Both models are designed with insane 110A power stages and in a team design. The VCore PWM controller is an Infineon ASP2205 while the Power Stages are based on Vishay’s SIC850.

  • ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme – 20+2 Phases (110A)
  • ROG Crosshair X670E HERO – 18+2 Phases (110A)

ASUS specifically states that high-end power delivery is a necessity when overclocking the CPU, as it leads to massive current fluctuations and an exponential increase in power demand. Some highlighted features include WiFi 6E (AX210), Marvell AQC113CS 10GbE connectors, Gen 5.0 PCIe x16 and M.2 ports, USB 4 and Quick Charge 4+.


MSI X670E motherboards

MSI will deploy four new X670E motherboards across its MEG, MPG and PRO lines. We recently unveiled their flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboards and the manufacturer confirmed the specs and PCB we reported. The VRM configuration for MSI’s X670E motherboard is as follows:

  • MEG X670E DIVINE – 24 (105A) + 2 + 1
  • MEG X670E ACE- 22 (90A) + 2 +1
  • MPG X670E Carbon – 18 (90A) + 2 +1
  • PRO X670E-P Wi-Fi – 14 (80A) + 2 +1

MSI pushes the boundaries with high-end heatsink designs such as screwless M.2 Shield Frozr technology, M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 5 Dual AIC (supporting up to two PCIe Gen 5.0 x4 SSDs) in an active cooling solution), 60W USB Type-C power delivery and more robust power supply for each level of the motherboard. We also get a better look at the MEG X670E GODLIKE which looks as dumb as ever with its massively saturated PCB design and tons of I/O to work with. More details on the MSI range here.

Gigabyte X670E motherboards

The range unveiled by Gigabyte includes four AORUS motherboards, including X670E AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, AORUS Pro AX and AORUS Elite AX. The Xtreme is expected to break some OC records on AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.

  • X670E AORUS Xtreme – 18 phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229628
  • Master X670E AORUS – 16 phase (SPS 105A) Renesas RAA229620
  • X670E AORUS Pro AX – 16 phase (SPS 90A) Infineon XDPE192C3
  • X670E AORUS Elite AX – 16 phase (SPS 70A) Infineon XDPE192C3

We’ve already covered these motherboards, including the AERO model previously here, along with their prices..

ASRock X670E Motherboards

ASRock introduces five X670E motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. These include the X670E Taichi Carrara, X670E Taichi, X670E Steel Legend, X670E PRO RS, and X670E PG Lightning. All five motherboards offer full compatibility with next-gen AMD Zen 4 processors, as well as DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5.0 memory.

The company has highlighted some of the key features being USB Type-C with fast charging, an 8-layer PCB design, PCIe 5.0, and an M.2 plus DDR5 fan heatsink design with protection circuitry. The program is also detailed by us here.

Biostar X670E motherboards

Biostar also talked a bit about its flagship X670E VALKYRIE motherboard which features a 22-phase VRM design and a very solid build that comes with DR.MOS and Digital PWM ICs. The motherboard is a very high-end product designed to support the most high-end AMD Zen 4 processors.

Will there be mATX and Mini-ITX AM5 motherboards?

Responding to a question posed by viewers as to whether we will see mATX and Mini-ITX designs within the AM5 family, ASRock’s Mike Yang said that there are certain hurdles they are working on, such as the heat dissipation on such a small form factor, but once a breakthrough is made, they certainly plan to offer smaller card designs for every chipset in the AMD 600 series lineup.

Are 2280 M.2 SSDs suitable for the new 2510 M.2 slots?

MSI’s Michiel Berkhout said that the current 2280 M.2 form factor is fully compatible with the 2510 M.2 slots found on their motherboards.

Will Gigabyte have a Tachyon motherboard for AM5?

Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou said there will indeed be a socket AM5-based Tachyon motherboard but it will be based on a different chipset, not the X670, so we’re probably looking at a B650(E) product.

It’s always good to hear more information directly from motherboard manufacturers, but key details like AMD EXPO DDR5 memory and overclocking support are still missing. It looks like we now have to wait for reviews that don’t come out until September 13th to get more data on those, but we’ll try to provide you with more information on that in the coming weeks.

Which motherboard manufacturer do you think has the best X670E design?

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