AMD is expected to announce its Ryzen 7000 Series processors very soon, and according to the latest rumors, they will be accompanied by as many as three next-generation chipsets. They are allegedly the B650, X670, and, most surprisingly, the X670E, an “extreme” version of the enthusiast-level chipset that will purportedly mandate PCIe 5.0 support for both the graphics card and storage. The X670 chipset, on the other hand, will merely enforce support for the older PCI Gen 4 standard. (PCIe 5.0 may still be supported, but only for one category of the aforementioned devices.) A lack of memory differentiation also seems to lend credence to previous rumors about how AMD’s new motherboards will only support DDR5 memory, a disappointment for users who were hoping to get away with cheaper and/or more easily accessible RAM.
X670 / X670E = Computex 2022 😏— Hassan Mujtaba (@hms1193) May 17, 2022
We can now tell you that the X670E will be a special SKU where the E stands for Extreme. Based on the information we’ve managed to source, 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 to both the GPU and the M.2 NVMe SSD slot or possibly slots, whereas X670 based motherboards can use PCIe 4.0 instead […]