The rumors have now been confirmed. As the leaked images on Twitter suggest, Gigabyte is developing a Tachyon motherboard for AMD AM5 CPUs that, unlike most motherboards for the Ryzen 7000 series, does not use the X670E chipset.
The SkatterBencher Twitter account shared the first images of Gigabyte’s new Aorus B650E Tachyon motherboard on the morning of December 16, 2022. This was specially developed for AMD AM5 CPUs, but does not, as previously suspected, use the set. of X670E chips, like most high-end motherboards for the Ryzen 7000 series.
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Instead, the Aorus Tachyon is based on the B650E chipset, using a single Promontory 21 (PROM21) chipset instead of two like the X670 series. This means that fewer PCIe lanes are available. One of the reasons for this may be that the Aorus Tachyon series is all about extreme overclocking. These boards feature a powerful VRM design, a revised memory layout, and dedicated overclocking buttons.
As usual with most overclocking boards, the Tachyon B650E only has two individual DDR5 slots. Overclockers often tend to use one or two memory modules at the same time, which guarantees a higher frequency. SkatterBencher, who posted the images on Twitter, is known for his very detailed overclocking guides for modern CPUs. It looks like we will have more information about the capabilities of the next generation AMD Tachyon soon.
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