AMD's new B650E motherboards: 'E for Extreme' with PCIe 5.0 SSD + GPU

AMD's new B650E chipset will usher in mid-range motherboards that will have PCIe 5.0 GPU and PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD support, for next-gen everything.

Published Aug 30, 2022 8:26 PM CDT
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AMD has its high-end new X670E and X670 series motherboards on the way, boasting next-gen PCIe 5.0 connectivity for new GPUs and SSDs... but the new mid-range B650E chipset is going to be a real star.

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The new B650E chipset ushers in PCIe 5.0 for the mainstream, as the big difference between the "E" and "non-E" motherboards -- where the E stands for "Extreme" is PCIe 5.0 for both GPUs and SSDs... not just one or the other. AMD will provide PCIe 5.0 lanes to at least one of the M.2 slots, while providing full 16 lanes to PCIe 5.0-based graphics cards.

B650E motherboards will benefit consumers greatly: a cheap entry cost with their B650E-based motherboard, a new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPU and if you really wanted... a PCIe 5.0-capable graphics card and PCIe 5.0-capable SSD. It provides that elusive "future-proofing" there, as you've also got DDR5 memory here along with PCIe 5.0, so you'll be good for up to 2025 and beyond.

AMD's new mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X processor offers 6 cores and 12 threads of Zen 4-based CPU power at up to 5.3GHz, with a 105W TDP and a price of $299 it would be the perfect companion for a B650E-based motherboard. This is where AMD will do the most damage: the mid-range with a $299 processor and DDR5 + PCIe 5.0-capable B650E motherboard.

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AMD compared its new Ryzen 5 7600X in a bunch of games at 1080p during its Zen 4 reveal event, where the 7600X is made on the 5nm process node at TSMC, with it keeping up with the Core i9-12900K in 1080p gaming with titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of War, F1 2022, GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, and Rainbox Six: Siege. In AMD's own internal benchmarks, we see the Ryzen 5 7600X ties with the Core i9-12900K in Cyberpunk 2077, is 3% slower (you wouldn't notice that) in GTA V, and beats the 12900K in everything else

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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