AMD skips 700-series motherboard branding – Expect 800-series motherboards at Computex 2024

AMD’s moving straight to X870 with Zen 5 at Computex 2024

AMD has already confirmed that they will be showcasing the “next generation of high-performance PC” at Computex 2024. That means that we can expect to see new Zen 5 CPUs and AM5 motherboards from the company. That said, it seems increasingly likely that AMD will release 800-series AM5 motherboards instead of 700-series models.

Today’s AM5 motherboards are 600-series designs, with X670 being the company’s current flagship chipset. At Computex, X870 motherboards are due to be showcased, at least according to Benchlife. Our own sources have also confirmed this, which means that AMD may never release 700-series AM5 motherboards.

Why is AMD skipping a motherboard generation? The answer to that question is simple. Intel’s partners will be revealing Z890 motherboards at Computex, and AMD doesn’t want their naming scheme to be behind Intel. Yes, that petty reason is why we should be seeing AMD 800-series AM5 motherboards at Computex 2024.

Currently, the specifications of AMD’s new 800-series AM5 motherboards are unknown. We will likely see both B850 and X870 motherboard designs at Computex. These motherboards might feature more PCIe 5.0 lanes than their predecessors, or feature enhanced connectivity options.

You can join the discussion on AMD’s 800-series AM5 motherboard plans on the OC3D Forums.

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