AMD diversifies to new AM5 platform to X670 Extreme, X670 and B650 chipsets to mark the start of new for first-gen AM5 motherboards
As expected, AMD has today launched a new AM5 platform officially bidding farewell to the old AM4 platform that was launched back in 2016. Its new LGA socket will be powering upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors to start with and has key advantages of choosing new socket.
AMD Socket AM5 Platform
The new AMD Socket AM5 platform provides advanced connectivity for our most demanding enthusiasts. This new socket features a 1718-pin LGA design with support for up to 170W TDP processors, dual-channel DDR5 memory, and a new SVI3 power infrastructure for leading all-core performance with our Ryzen 7000 Series processors.
AMD Socket AM5 features the most PCIe 5.0 lanes in the industry with up to 24 lanes, making it our fastest, a largest, and most expansive desktop platform with support for the next generation and beyond the class of storage and graphics cards.
The AM5 family features three levels of motherboards:
- X670 Extreme: Bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for two graphics slots and one storage slot
- X670: Supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support on one storage slot with graphics support optional
- B650: Designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support
Motherboard models spanning all three chipsets are expected from partners including Asrock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, and PCIe 5.0 storage solutions will be available from a multitude of partners including Crucial, Micron, and Phison.