It’s getting even cheaper to upgrade to a shiny AM5 system. AMD officially launched its budget-oriented A620 chipset for Ryzen 7000 Series processors today, and with it comes the first motherboard options from the usual manufacturers, including MSI, ASUS, BIOSTAR, ASRock, and GIGABYTE. GIGABYTE’s A620M GAMING X AX and A620M GAMING X motherboards are available beginning today, according to a press release that the leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and other hardware solutions has shared, while ASRock’s options appear to comprise four models in the form of the A620M Pro RS, A620M Pro RS WiFi, A620M-HDV/M.2, and A620M-HDV/M.2+. Some of the major differences between the B650 and A620 chipsets are the latter’s lack of PCIe Gen 5.0 support and omission of USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports, as hinted by a comparison table that chi11eddog shared last month.
From a GIGABYTE press release:
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions today unveiled the latest AMD A620 series motherboards with optimal memory performance and all-round features. With the perfect support of the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, GIGABYTE A620 motherboards deliver the most competitive AM5 platform for users to enjoy performance flexibly and affordably.
Enhanced by GIGABYTE exclusive layout design and BIOS setting, the A620 lineup can achieve optimal memory performance of DDR5 EXPO/XMP overclocking up to DDR5-6400, which exerts the utmost value and performance of the AM5 platform. Boasted with comprehensive features, GIGABYTE A620 motherboards can best fit users’ needs and budget, and become the best choice for users who plans on stepping up to the latest AM5 platform.
Meanwhile, GIGABYTE’s A620 motherboards boast the innovative PCIe EZ-Latch technology to simplify the upgrade of graphics cards, and to avoid accidental damage to the surrounding components. By GIGABYTE exclusive Q-Flash Plus feature, users can update the BIOS without installing any processor, memory, or even graphics card, making it possible for users to easily enjoy the benefits brought about by the new BIOS code and processors. Further with GIGABYTE GCC software platform, GIGABYTE delivers the competitive A620 platform with user-friendly features and multiple form factor options which covers Micro ATX to Mini ITX.
From an ASRock press release:
Leading global motherboard manufacturer ASRock proudly announces its new series of AMD A620 motherboards. The latest AMD A620 platform aims at a more budget-friendly market while still offering a wide variety of features, such as DDR5 memory support, multiple M.2 slots for NVMe storage devices, and WiFi 6E for daily tasks as well as gaming.
To maximize the affordability of the AMD A620 platform, ASRock offers four models, including both 4 and 2 DIMMs motherboard layout options. If 4 DDR5 memory is a must for your next build, the A620M Pro RS will definitely be the number one choice. It offers a luxurious amount of USBs including Type-C for both front and rear panels, 3 M.2 Key-M onboard and 2 of which support PCIe Gen4 x4 to give multiple storage options. With a 6-layer PCB and Dr.MOS for Vcore design, A620M Pro RS can fully support the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors. A620M Pro RS also comes with a WiFi 6E variant the A620M Pro RS WiFi, an all-rounder choice for wireless environments.
For 2-DIMMs AM5 users, the ASRock A620M-HDV/M.2+ or A620M-HDV/M.2 is definitely the motherboard for you. Although both motherboards are targeted on the budget-friendly side of the spectrum, they still packed with all the exciting features such as 2 M.2 Key-M for NVMe SSD, USB 3.2 Type-C to support all those modern portable devices, and Dr.MOS design for Vcore to give better power and thermal efficiency for daily tasks, and with up to 6+1+1 power phases on the A620M-HDV/M.2+, light gaming is perfectly achievable with AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology.
AMD A620 chipset vs B650. CPU overclocking is not supported on A620. pic.twitter.com/LT4TKnJM3m— chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) February 1, 2023