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MSI teases AMD X670-based Zen 4 motherboard with dual-chipset design

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 25 2022 7:43 PM CDT

MSI has leaked out an interesting new dual-chipset X670 motherboard, which is ready for the next-gen AMD AM5 socket (LGA1718) and upcoming family of Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.

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But the new dual-chipset motherboard was teased during the recent MSI Insider live stream, the company teased an AMD X670 chipset design that was not only passively cooled but rocked a dual-chipset design. AMD's next-gen AM5 platform will support CPUs of up to 170W PPT (socket power).

As for the AMD X670E and X670 chipsets, their dual-chipset design will have up to 24 PCIe Gen5 lanes -- which can be used for PCIe 5.0-based GPUs and SSDs. AMD's upcoming X670 chipsets can be passively cooled, and don't require cooling -- allowing for a more simple design of X670-based motherboards -- which is good for consumers and gamers alike.

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GIGABYTE's new X670E AORUS Xtreme motherboard looks incredible

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 25 2022 5:42 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has unveiled its new flagship X670E AORUS Xtreme motherboard, ready for the world of next-gen Zen 4 processors from AMD.

GIGABYTE's new X670E AORUS Xtreme motherboard looks incredible 01 | TweakTown.com

The new GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS Xtreme motherboard features the new AMD AM5 socket (LGA1718) with an 18 Phase (105A) power delivery, through dual 8-pin connectors. GIGABYTE has 4 x DDR5 DIMMs that are good for up to 128GB of DDR5 RAM, and feature EXPO (Ryzen Extended Profiles For Overclocking).

You've got 3 x PCIe x16 slots (1 x PCIe 5.0 x8, and 2 x PCIe 4.0 x4) as well as a total of 4 x PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots for some next-gen SSDs capable of pushing the dizzying heights of 13,000MB/sec (13GB/sec) reads. GIGABYTE includes some enthusiast-class 10GbE networking, plenty of USB ports, while we should have a price of around $500 for the X670E AORUS Xtreme motherboard. Not too bad at all.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE's new X670E AORUS Xtreme motherboard looks incredible (full post)

MSI Project Zero: hides ALL of the motherboard power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 24 2022 7:45 PM CDT

MSI has unveiled its new Project Zero: a new LGA1700-based motherboard that has no power connectors -- well, no connectors at all -- on the front.

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The only things that you can see are the LGA1700 socket (for an Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU), 4 x DDR5 DIMMs, and some PCIe connectors. You can see the connectors are still there, but cleverly hidden -- it looks great, and seems to be a new trend -- hiding all of the cables for a more sleek look inside your PC.

GIGABYTE recently teased its new Project Stealth, offering a similar ninja-style hide-as-many-cables-as-you-can: but they also offered a custom GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, too. MSI is only doing the board here, but there's still some redesigning here: motherboard headers, SATA and power connectors, and more.

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MSI unveils X670E + X670 family of mobos, led by MEG X670E GODLIKE

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 24 2022 7:30 AM CDT

MSI has proudly announced its new flock of X670E and X670 motherboards, ready for the new worlds of AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series "Raphael" CPUs.

MSI unveils X670E + X670 family of mobos, led by MEG X670E GODLIKE 05 | TweakTown.com

The star of MSI's new X670 family of motherboards is the new flagship MEG X670E GODLIKE, followed by the MEG X670E ACE motherboard. MSI's huge new MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboard features an E-ATX form factor, with 24+2 VRM phases and 105A Smart Power Stage.

We have 4 x DDR5 RAM slots for up to 128GB of DDR5 RAM, as well as 1 x PCIe 5.0-ready M.2 slot (PCIe 5.0 x4) while there's 4 x on-board M.2 slots on the board. MSI even includes an M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN5 DUAL add-on card with the MEG X670E GODLIKE motherboard, giving you another 2 x more PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slots.

Continue reading: MSI unveils X670E + X670 family of mobos, led by MEG X670E GODLIKE (full post)

ASRock intros X670E Taichi Carrara mobo: celebrating 20th anniversary

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 24 2022 4:29 AM CDT

ASRock has officially unveiled its next-gen X670E range of motherboards, with the new flagship X670E Taichi Carrara -- which isn't just a beautiful board -- but also celebrates ASRock's 20th anniversary.

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The new ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara is a special edition motherboard that the company crafted for its 20th anniversary: combining the strength and aesthetic of Carrara marble. It looks astonishing in the photo, and I bet it looks even better in the flesh with some RGB lighting reflecting off of it.

ASRock is tapping the enthusiast-grade X670E chipset from AMD, which will be using the AM5 socket and capable of taking Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs in the future. There's next-gen PCIe 5.0 here as well, for future-gen GPUs and soon-to-be-released PCIe 5.0-powered SSDs... APACER just announced the world's first consumer-grade PCIe Gen 5 NVMe SSD, capable of up to 13,000MB/sec (13GB/sec) and it'll fit right in on the X670E Taichi Carrara.

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ASUS details its next-gen ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 23 2022 9:05 AM CDT

AMD has officially announced its next-gen AM5 platform, which will support both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 technologies... with ASUS unveiling its monster new ROG Crosshair X670E motherboard.

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The new ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E motherboard is the new flagship X670E motherboard from ASUS, with both PCIe 5.0 SSD and GPU support. PCIe 5.0 will be standard on X670, but some of the X670E motherboards -- like the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E -- support both PCIe 5.0 SSDs and GPUs, not just one or the other.

ASUS has included everything including the kitchen sink with its new ROG Crosshair X670E, but that's no surprise for the upper echelons of the ROG enthusiast motherboards. ASUS includes next-gen USB 4 connectivity, 10GbE networking, a ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, and a ROG GEN-Z.2 card.

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MSI's beast X670E CARBON motherboard teased, +more X670E boards

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 6:05 PM CDT

MSI's next-gen X670E and X670 series motherboards have just been teased ahead of Computex 2022, with the introduction of the MSI X670E GODLIKE, X670E ACE, X670E CARBON WIFI, and X670-P WIFI.

MSI's beast X670E CARBON motherboard teased, +more X670E boards 01 | TweakTown.com

The beast new MSI X670E CARBON motherboard looks amazing, with the team at MSI tweaking the board enough to give it a slick new look, and underneath we have a PCIe 5.0-capable SSD slot and what should be a next-gen PCIe 5.0 x16 connector.

It seems MSI is tapping the higher-end X670E chipset from AMD for its flagship new motherboards, while the lower-end of its stack uses the X670 chipset: the MSI X670-P WIFI. MSI's new X670E CARBON motherboard reportedly has a beefy 90A power delivery, while the PRO X670-P WIFI has 80A of power delivery.

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GIGABYTE confirms X670 AORUS + AERO motherboards tease comes this week

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 6:05 AM CDT

The leaks on next-gen X670 motherboards isn't stopping, now it's time for GIGABYTE officially confirming its upcoming AMD X670 motherboards, ready for the world of Zen 4 processors later this year.

GIGABYTE confirms X670 AORUS + AERO motherboards tease comes this week 01 | TweakTown.com

Computex 2022 kicks off tomorrow, with GIGABYTE confirming their upcoming "Power of Computing" event will see the company show off their next-gen AMD X670-based motherboards. We are expecting to see GIGABYTE's upcoming X670 AORUS Xtreme, X670 AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX, and X670 AERO D series motherboards.

GIGABYTE did confirm that their flagship X670 AORUS Xtreme motherboard will be using the "standard" X670 chipset, and not the purported X670E chipset that will offer PCIe 5.0 for both the GPU and SSD -- where some boards are only doing one, and not both. DDR5 will be a standard, however.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE confirms X670 AORUS + AERO motherboards tease comes this week (full post)

GIGABYTE goes ninja, Project Stealth PC has hidden power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 5:35 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has partnered up with MAINGEAR for some beautiful new customized PC components, with a custom motherboard, graphics card, and case that makes building a PC simpler than ever.

The new AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit is self-explanatory, a new kit with the custom components while there's also the MAINGEAR Stealth custom gaming PCs that will be offered. GIGABYTE and MAINGEAR are offering regular ATX-compatible components, with awesome non-propietary connectors.

We have a custom motherboard, custom graphics card, and custom case -- all made to make the cables disappear from sight. It makes the PC look super-clean, and makes installation and building the PC very easy. We're talking about PCIe power connectors, PSU connectors, USB and front panel headers... all beyond easy to install, and once installed: invisible.

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ASUS X670 Prime: new rumor suggests interesting dual-chipset PCB

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 5:04 AM CDT

AMD has a big week ahead of itself, with the next-gen X670 chipset launching packing both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies... and ASUS... well, they have an interesting dual-chipset board being teased.

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In a new leak we're getting to see the purported ASUS X670 Prime motherboard through a PCB diagram, with 4 x DDR5 memory slots and a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. ASUS is using a 14-phase VRM design. But at the bottom, we've got two chipsets -- ASUS isn't the first and won't be the last -- but we can expect next-gen high-end X670/E motherboards to be insane.

AMD's new AM5 socket uses an LGA1718 socket, supporting both DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 but also AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. The difference here with the ASUS X670 Prime motherboard over the just-teased ASRock X670E Taichi is that we have PCIe 5.0 x16 for a graphics card... not a PCIe 5.0-based SSD. If you want super-mega-ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSD goodness, be careful which motherboard you buy.

Continue reading: ASUS X670 Prime: new rumor suggests interesting dual-chipset PCB (full post)

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