AMD’s B650 / B650E Chipsets to Support CPU & Memory Overclocks

As a part of the AMD 600-series AM5 family, the AMD B650 motherboards will come in two flavors, the standard B650 and the B650E (Extreme). As is the case with the X670E and X670, the ‘E’ variant will feature all-around support for PCIe Gen 5 for discrete graphics & NVMe storage. The standard options will allow PCIe Gen 5.0 support only for the NVMe storage. However, bringing PCIe Gen 5 support for the storage will increase the adoption rate of next-gen Gen 5 NVMe SSDs which AMD & Phison are working on right now.

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AMD Introduces Ryzen 7000, AM5 Motherboards

As the announcement of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 family of processors officially brings the previous AM4 platform to an end. Ryzen 7000 will be the first family of processors using AMD’s new AM5 platform, which AMD is also disclosing the first deals of today. Using a LGA-type socket with 1718 pins, AM5 is the other piece of the puzzle in introducing DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, as well as higher processor TDPs.

The big news on the I/O front is of course PCIe 5.0 support. This is intended to be used to drive next-generation video cards (and other accelerators) as well as next-generation SSDs, with AMD expecting the first PCIe 5 consumer SSDs to be avaialble just in time for the AM5 platform launch. With up to 32GB/sec of bandwidth in each direction, PCIe 5.0 will offer a lot of bandwidth, but its very tight signal integrity requirements are also in part what required AMD to move to a new socket, with LGA apparently being a better fit.

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