Saturday, June 22, 2024

AMD “X670E”: An “extreme” chipset is said to be planned for Ryzen 7000


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After the first rumors, more details have now circulated about a possible X670E chipset for AMD’s next desktop processors, which will be released as the Ryzen 7000 (“Raphael”) in the new socket AM5. Therefore, the “E” suffix in the chipset designation must stand for “Extreme”.

X670E, X670 and B650 for Ryzen 7000

AMD will accompany the launch of its Zen 4 CPUs with RNDA 2 GPUs 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 was already leaked that the X670 chipset could also be based on a so-called multi-chip design consisting of two chips.

It’s unclear how “extreme” the AMD X670E chipset ends up being, but it’s said to provide a warranty for high-end motherboards that the X670 and B650 can’t.

X670E guarantees PCIe 5.0 for GPU and SSD

The X670E, which, like the X670, will be made up of two ASMedia Promontory 21-type chips, will guarantee connectivity for graphics cards and SSDs via PCIe 5.0 on any AM5 motherboard, so they can also be used on motherboards with X670 and B650 in combination or may only be offered with PCIe 4.0.

Now we can tell you that the X670E will be a special SKU where the E stands for Extreme. Based on the information we’ve managed to obtain, it doesn’t seem to differ from the X670 chipset in terms of functionality or features.

However, all X670E motherboards must offer PCIe 5.0 connectivity for both the GPU and M.2 NVMe SSD slot or possibly slots, while X670-based motherboards can use PCIe 4.0 instead, if motherboard manufacturers motherboards decide to make a more cost-effective motherboard. The rumor of a dual chipset configuration is also true, with the X670E and X670 boards running two Promontory 21 chipsets and the B650 boards running a single Promontory 21 chipset.


A few days ago an “X670E” was publicly discussed for the first time, details are expected next Monday. AMD CEO Lisa Su has already tweeted a corresponding image that includes the Ryzen 7000 CPU, the recording for the keynote should have been completed by now.

The new AM5 platform for AMD Ryzen 7000 will only support DDR5. Adequate information had already been provided in advance, but there was always hope in the communities that cheap DDR4 memory could also be used.

AMD Ryzen 7000 (“Raphael”)

By the end of the year at the latest, AMD Ryzen 7000 and the Core i 13000 series, also known as Intel Raptor Lake, should have the next generation CPU duel.

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