Where to buy AMD AM5 motherboards? AMD is coming soon and we wanted to consolidate all known AM5 SKUs into one place to allow for a sourcing page.
Read now: AM5: What we know.
AM5 is AMD’s latest and greatest CPU socket, the socket is designed to accommodate the brand new Zen 4 based CPUs. Things are different this time around, however, as AMD has jumped to the LGA socket configuration with AM5, the same socket configuration Intel has been using for years.
LGA offers many advantages over PGA, mainly more stable connections between motherboard and CPU, as well as cheaper CPU manufacturing.
Of course, if you are in the market for an AM5 motherboard, you will need a Zen 4 CPU. Visit our Zen 4 page for more information. Or check out our Zen 4 sales page if you already know what you want.
Release date of AM5
dr AMD CEO Lisa Su has announced that the release date for both AM5 motherboards and Zen 4 CPUs is scheduled for fall 2022, meaning we could see AM5 motherboards and Ryzen 7000 CPUs already will hit shelves in September 2022.
We already have some information about the chipsets that will be released for the first time and guide the launch of the new AM5 motherboards.
The chipsets initially available at the launch of AM5 are:
- X670E (extreme) is the best of the best, offering all connectivity with the latest and fastest technology – DDR5, PCIe 5 and the most extreme overclocking potential.
- X670 offers some PCIe Gen 5 connectivity but not all PCIe or M.2 slots. X670 will also most likely have less connectivity, but will still offer strong overclocking potential
- B650 is the budget option, a motherboard with more barebones and less connectivity. The perfect balance between price and performance – with all the connectivity that AM5 has to offer but none or much less of the overclocking features.
AM5 X670E chipset
The X670E chipset is the best that AM5 has to offer, with the letter “E” meaning “enhanced”. The X670E chipset offers all the benefits AMD announced at its keynote, namely PCIe Gen 5 for graphics and storage, SVI-3 power delivery infrastructure for better overclocking and more performance levels, and up to four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 ports. The X670E offers PCIe connectivity for all of its PCIe slots i.e. primary and secondary PCIe slots and all M.2 storage slots.
The Extreme version of the X670 is also said to have fully unrestricted overclocking, meaning the X670E offers all the VRMs you could ever need, with excellent power scaling and power delivery.
AM5 X670 chipset
The X670 chipset is the little brother of the X670E, with all the connectivity just not as many features. The X670 still offers enthusiast-level overclocking support, although it may not have quite as much VRM power delivery potential.
The main difference is the PCIe Gen 5 support, with the X670 only having PCIe GPU support in its primary X16 PCIe slot, the rest will be PCIe Gen 4.
Storage remains the same, however, with PCIe Gen 5 supporting M.2 storage on both the X670E and X670 chipsets.
AM5 B650 chipset
The B650 chipset is the budget-oriented AM5 motherboard. The B650 will not offer overclocking support and will therefore most likely have a lot fewer VRMs. This potentially means that the power supply could also be affected.
The B650 chipset does not have PCIe Gen 5 capabilities for any of its PCIe slots, 8x or 16X. However, the B650 will still feature PCIe Gen 5 storage technology for compatible M.2 NVME SSDs.
Estimated price of the AM5 motherboard
We don’t have solid data to get started yet as nothing has been confirmed, but we do have historical data that allows us to make some estimates.
- X670E: $350-$500
- X670: $225-$350
- B650: $125-$225
X670 & X670E dual chipset design
The AM5 X670 and X670E feature a dual chipset design, which means there are two chipsets on one motherboard. The dual-chipset design is relatively unknown, in fact AMD didn’t discuss it at all in its keynote presentation at Computex 2022. It was MSI that “opened the bin” on the dual chipset design.
Why use two chipsets? Good question. A big complaint among X570 users was the noisy active chipset cooling solution that motherboards have stuck with. A problem that was particularly common on Aorus X570 motherboards. This time around, AMD decided to double the chipsets and spread the processing load across them, meaning each chipset doesn’t have to work as hard, reducing the heat generated and lowering the TDP of each chip.
Not much is known about the nature of the dual chipset design, however we see that it will most likely be dual B650 chipsets.
Where to buy AM5 motherboards?
Below we have listed all known AM5 chipsets and where to find them.
Pre-order AM5 X670E chipset
Here are all the places where you can find X670E AM5 motherboard.
Pre-order AM5 X670 chipset
Here are all the places where you can find an X670 AM5 motherboard.
Pre-order AM5 B650 chipset
Here are all the places where you can find a B650 AM5 motherboard.
Other useful pages to buy and pre-order
Here are some other “Where to buy” sites if you can’t find what you are looking for on this site.
Where to Buy AMD AM5 Motherboards: Final Word
AM5 marks the beginning of a new era in computing, AM4 was a behemoth of softness in terms of support, usability, and features, but its technology was starting to get a little dated. AMD kept AM4 alive for over five years and is planning a bit longer with the launch of the Zen 3D CPUs.
AM5 is here and it’s big. We hope you found an AM5 motherboard for your brand new Zen 4 CPU. We hope this Where to Buy AMD AM5 Motherboards article has been helpful.