Where to buy AMD AM5 motherboards, AM5 pre-order & price
Outlining where you can buy, find, and purchase an AMD AM5 motherboard upon release.
Where to buy AMD AM5 motherboards? AMD is hitting the market soon and we wanted to consolidate all the known AM5 SKUs into one place to facilitate a where-to-buy page.
Now read: AM5: What we know.
UPDATE 26/09/22: AMD AM5 links are live! check now to snag your AM5 motherboard.
AM5 is the latest and greatest CPU socket from AMD, the socket is designed to house the brand new Zen 4-based CPUs. Things are different this time, however, as AMD has jumped to the LGA socket configuration with AM5, the same socket configuration Intel has been on for years.
The September 27th release is rapidly approaching AM5 is shaping up to be one of the best platform advancements we may ever see (at least on paper anyway). We can’t wait to get our hands on some of the latest technology from AMD.
LGA provides many advantages over PGA, mainly more stable connections between motherboard and CPU, also cheaper manufacturing of CPUs.
Obviously, if you’re in the market for an AM5 motherboard you must need a Zen 4 CPU, check out our Zen 4 page for more details. Or check out our Zen 4 where to buy page if you already know what you want.
AM5 release date
Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has announced that the release date for bothAM5 motherboards and Zen 4 CPUs will be scheduled for Fall 2022, meaning we could see AM5 motherboards and Ryzen 7000 CPUs hit the shelves as early as September 2022.
Recent leaks suggest the release date of AM5 motherboards will be September 27th, 2022. On the same day, Intel unveils its 13th gen “Raptor Lake” CPUs.
We already have some information about the chipsets that will be initially released, and lead the launch of the new AM5 motherboards.
The chipsets initially available upon AM5s launch are:
- X670E (extreme) is the best of the best, featuring all the connectivity powered by the latest and fastest technology – DDR5, PCIe 5, and the most extreme overclocking potential.
- X670 will feature some PCIe gen 5 connectivity, but not all PCIe or M.2 slots. X670 will also most likely have less connectivity, but will still feature strong overclocking potential
- B650 is the budget option, a more bare-bones motherboard with less connectivity. The perfect balance of price point and capability – featuring all the connectivity that AM5 has to offer, but none or much less of the overclocking capabilities.
AM5 X670E chipset
The X670E chipset is the best AM5 has to offer, with the letter ‘E’ meaning ‘Extended’. The chipset X670E features all the benefits AMD announced at its keynote, these are PCIe Gen 5 for graphics and storage, SVI-3 power infrastructure for better overclocking and more power stages, and up to four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 ports. The X670E features PCIe connectivity for all of its PCIe slots, meaning primary and secondary PCIe slots, and all M.2 storage slots.
The Extreme version of the X670 is also said to have completely unrestricted overclocking, meaning the X670E features all the VRMs you could ever need with excellent power staging and delivery.
AM5 X670 chipset
The X670 chipset is the little brother to the X670E, with all of the connectivity, just not as many features. The X670 still features enthusiast-level overclocking support, although it may not possess 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 powering 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 feature any overclocking support and will most likely have much fewer VRMs as a result. This potentially means power delivery could take a hit too.
The B650 chipset will not feature 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.
AM5 motherboard predicted price
We don’t have any solid data to go off yet as nothing has been confirmed, but we do have historical data allowing us to make a few estimates.
- X670E: $350 – $500
- X670: $225 – $350
- B650: $125 – $225
X670 & X670E dual chipset design
The AM5 X670 and X670E will feature a dual chipset design, meaning there are two chipsets on one motherboard. The dual chipset design is relatively unheard of, 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. One huge complaint among X570 users was the loud active chipset cooling solution that motherboards were stuck with. An issue that was particularly prevalent on Aorus X570 motherboards. This time around AMD decided to double the chipsets and spread the processing load among them, meaning each chipset individually won’t have to work as hard, lessening 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 they’re most likely going to be dual B650 chipsets.
Where to buy AM5 motherboards
Below we have outlined all the known AM5 chipsets and where to find them.
AM5 X670E chipset pre-order
Here are all the places you can find an X670E AM5 motherboard.
AM5 X670 chipset pre-order
Here are all the places you can find an X670 AM5 motherboard.
AM5 B650 chipset pre-order
Here are all the places you can find a B650 AM5 motherboard.
Other useful where to buy & Pre-order pages
Here are some other “Where to buy” pages if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this one.
- Where to buy an ASUS Noctua RTX 3080
- Where to buy RX 6650 XT
- Where to buy RX 6950 XT
- Where to buy an Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti
- Where to buy Zen 4 CPUs
Where to buy AMD AM5 motherboards: Final word
AM5 is the start of a new era of computing, AM4 was a behemoth of a soften in terms of support, usability, and features, but its technology was starting to become a little dated. AMD kept AM4 alive for over five years and plans too a little longer with the introduction of the Zen 3D CPUs.
AM5 is here and it’s big. We hope you managed to find an AM5 motherboard to seat your brand new Zen 4 CPU. We hope this Where to buy AMD AM5 motherboards article helped.
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