AMD expects cheaper B650 AM5 motherboards to become available this quarter
AMD's AM5 platform is expected to become more affordable
Published: 4th February 2023 | Source: AMD |
AMD expects more affordable B650 motherboards to launch this quarter
AMD's new AM5 platform is going to be a long-lived one, with AMD guaranteeing support for the platform until the end of 2025 (possibly longer). AMD is expected to support their AM5 ecosystem throughout the DDR5 memory era, and early AM5 adopters should be able to upgrade to new AM5 CPUs as they launch, without needing a motherboard upgrade.
So far, the adoption of AMD's AM5 platform has been limited due to high motherboard costs and high memory costs, and while DDR5 memory pricing is steadily decreasing, AM5 motherboard prices remain high. Thankfully, that will soon change, with AMD confirming that their partners are ready to bring to market an expanded range of B650 motherboards that have a "broader range of price points". Hopefully this will increase the availability of sub-£200 AM5 motherboards, which will support both memory and CPU overclocking.
Below is what AMD had to say about their plans to expand their AM5 motherboard offerings.
Expanding B650 motherboard options
Not only is AM5 a platform that AMD has committed to supporting through 2025, but it is also a platform built on next-generation technology to keep your build performing for years to come. In the first quarter of 2023, our partners will bring an ever-expanding range of B650 motherboards to address a broader range of price points. Best of all, those B650 motherboards include many next-generation technologies and offer full support for overclocking any Ryzen™ 7000 Series processor. Look for those new boards to enter the market in the coming months to provide even more options to create the perfect Ryzen™ AM5 build.
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Awesome. Be interested to see what the differences between an expensive midrange chipset motherboard will be verses a midrange midrange chipset motherboard.
Amount of PCIe 5.0. As it is that's the current big difference. Not much most people only need a B650 tbh
I also thought maybe they'd have found cheaper ways to manufacturer the PCIe slots that seem to be expensive to produce.