After initial rumors, more details are now circulating about a possible X670E chipset for AMD’s upcoming desktop processors, which will launch as Ryzen 7000 (“Raphael”) on the new AM5 socket. The suffix “E” in the chipset designation must therefore stand for “Extreme”.
X670E, X670, and B650 for Ryzen 7000
AMD will accompany the release of its Zen 4 CPUs with RNDA 2 GPU, not only with an X670 and B650, but also with an X670E chipset at the top of the PCH portfolio. At the end of April, it already leaked that the X670 chipset could also be based on a so-called multi-chiplet design consisting of two chiplets. How “extreme” the AMD X670E chipset ultimately remains unclear, but it is said to offer a guarantee for high-end motherboards that the X670 and B650 cannot.
X670E guarantees PCIe 5.0 for GPU and SSD
The X670E, which like the X670 should be composed of two chips of the type Promontory 21 from ASMedia, should guarantee the connectivity for graphics cards and SSDs via PCIe 5.0 on any AM5 motherboard, while also allowing them to be used on motherboards. with X670 and B650 in combination or may only be offered with PCIe 4.0.
We can already tell you that the X670E will be a special SKU where the E stands for Extreme. Based on the information we managed to gather, it doesn’t seem to differ from the X670 chipset in terms of functionality or features. However, all X670E motherboards must provide PCIe 5.0 connectivity for both the GPU and the M.2 NVMe SSD slot or possibly slots, while X670-based motherboards can use PCIe 4.0 instead, if the motherboard manufacturers decide to make a more cost-efficient motherboard. . The rumor of a dual chipset configuration is also true, with X670E and X670 cards featuring two Promontory 21 chipsets and the B650 cards featuring a single Promontory 21 chipset. TechPowerUp
A few days ago, there was the first public talk of an “X670E”, details are expected next month. AMD’s CEO Lisa Su has already tweeted an accompanying photo showing the Ryzen 7000 CPU, the keynote recording should have been completed by now.
The new AM5 platform for AMD Ryzen 7000 only supports DDR5. There were already similar indications beforehand, but in communities, there was always hope that cheap DDR4 memory could also be used. AMD Ryzen 7000 (“Raphael”) By the end of the year, AMD Ryzen 7000 and the Core i13000 series, also known as Intel Raptor Lake, should have the next-generation CPU duel.
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