Friday, May 20th 2022

ASRock AM5 Motherboard and More Leaked Ahead of Computex

It appears that ASRock got a little bit too excited and posted a Computex video earlier today that contained a brief glimpse of its upcoming X670E Taichi motherboard. The screenshot that was captured by Wccftech doesn't give away too much details, but the board appears to have at least three M.2 slots and a pair of PCIe x16 slots, of which at least one is meant to be of the PCIe 5.0 variety. The rest of the board is covered in heatsinks and various shrouds. The board will feature Realtek's ALC4082 USB attached audio codec, as well as a ESS ES9218 DAC. It is also said to sport a 26-phase VRM setup. The board is also expected to have Thunderbolt 4 support. The video has unfortunately been taken down, so we'll have to wait until next week to find out more details.

In related news, @momomo_us has leaked details of several upcoming AM5 motherboards, of which four models are from ASRock and two from ASUS. The ASRock models are the X670E Taichi mentioned above, the X670 PG Riptide, X670 Phantom Gaming 4 and the X670 Steel Legend. The two ASUS models are the ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi and the ProArt B650-Creator. Finally Gigabyte has revealed that the company will be displaying its X670 Aorus Xtreme, X670 Master, X670 Pro AX and X670 AERO D at Computex next week. The company mentions PCIe 5.0 for both graphics and the M.2 interface, which pretty much cements the earlier rumors about AMD offering PCIe 5.0 support for the M.2 interface on the AM5 platform.
Sources: Wccftech, @momomo_us, Gigabyte, via VideoCardz
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24 Comments on ASRock AM5 Motherboard and More Leaked Ahead of Computex

#1
john_
More options in the DDR5/PCIe 5.0 market, means more products sold, more competition, possibly, but unfortunately lately not surely, (much) lower prices for DDR5/PCIe 5.0 products.
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#2
dj-electric
john_More options in the DDR5/PCIe 5.0 market, means more products sold, more competition, possibly, but unfortunately lately not surely, (much) lower prices for DDR5/PCIe 5.0 products.
We're already in an age where DDR5 32GB kits reached a 199 USD price tag. This isn't optimal, but IMO if the market can keep this trend, and most of all insure supply, we should be in a great place by late summer
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#4
thegnome
dj-electricWe're already in an age where DDR5 32GB kits reached a 199 USD price tag. This isn't optimal, but IMO if the market can keep this trend, and most of all insure supply, we should be in a great place by late summer
199$ is actually pretty great, considering how new DDR5 is. I can only imagine it plummeting down to 150$ while providing performance better than most DDR4 kits out there.

As for the board, I can only hope they won't be ridiculous in pricing. B650 shouldn't be 200$ for a basic motherboard with crap VRMs and barely any IO like on Z690. B550 was already quite the X570 killer knowing how most people didn't need the extra bandwidth and came a year later, with newer stuff compared to X570 while costing a whole lot less.

I'd love to see that new MCM chipset though, it really is the future especially for IO.
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#5
mechtech
every time I see an LGA socket I just think intel. gonna take some time to get used to it.
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#6
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
mechtechevery time I see an LGA socket I just think intel. gonna take some time to get used to it.
Socket 1207 and newer for workstation was LGA already.
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#8
zlobby
Hmm, a high-end ESS DAC? Although it's not that good, I'm pleasantly surprised. It should be a decent upgrade for many users who rely only on the on-board audio.
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#9
AlwaysHope
dj-electricWe're already in an age where DDR5 32GB kits reached a 199 USD price tag. This isn't optimal, but IMO if the market can keep this trend, and most of all insure supply, we should be in a great place by late summer
That's for 4800MHz kits I'll bet. High quality 32GB DDR4 kits on good motherboards can already do that under rocket lake already with reduced latency of course.
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#10
TheLostSwede
DeathtoGnomesLeaked videos, thats n...ot new, is it?
It is when it shows you the first picture of a new platform/motherboard.
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#11
Lenne
S.T.A.R.S.
Though it still sucks that they don't support DDR4 too. Points to Intel on that one.
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#12
Chaitanya
LenneThough it still sucks that they don't support DDR4 too. Points to Intel on that one.
AM5 will be DDR5 exclusive, also do you remember the mess that was AM2+, AM3?
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#13
Lenne
S.T.A.R.S.
ChaitanyaAM5 will be DDR5 exclusive, also do you remember the mess that was AM2+, AM3?
I know. And I remember that AM3 Phenom IIs had support for both types, I have an AM2+ board with 955BE myself.
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#14
Assimilator
TheLostSwedeIt is when it shows you the first picture of a new platform/motherboard.
That photo could easily be of an Intel board, there's nothing to indicate it's AMD. WCCFTech have even taken that news post down.
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#15
chrcoluk
Hmm seems even ASRock are killing connectivity options now.

Their top end model cant even do a simple configuration such as GPU, Capture card, Discrete soundcard, PCI-E m.2 adaptor.
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#16
TheLostSwede
AssimilatorThat photo could easily be of an Intel board, there's nothing to indicate it's AMD. WCCFTech have even taken that news post down.
Because ASRock asked them to.
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#17
Tigger
I'm the only one
LenneThough it still sucks that they don't support DDR4 too. Points to Intel on that one.
Does mean lots of cheap DDR4 on the market though
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#18
ARF
ChaitanyaAM5 will be DDR5 exclusive, also do you remember the mess that was AM2+, AM3?
There will be a mess, anyways. Either they introduce boards with hybrid support or they must plan the supply and pricing in advance in order to establish a clear overall image of the situation - are they going to promote cheap old DDR4 AM4 systems or will they invest intensely in transitioning the whole market to the new 5th gen standards.
TiggerDoes mean lots of cheap DDR4 on the market though
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#21
Minus Infinity
LenneThough it still sucks that they don't support DDR4 too. Points to Intel on that one.
Huh, Raptor Lakew is moving to DDR5 only too. No points to Intel.
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#22
Lenne
S.T.A.R.S.
Minus InfinityHuh, Raptor Lakew is moving to DDR5 only too. No points to Intel.
But well, Alder supports both. Just like Skylake and Kaby did previously.
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#23
Minus Infinity
LenneBut well, Alder supports both. Just like Skylake and Kaby did previously.
And as does AM4 platform. Next gen for both are DDR5 only, it was always going to happen as it makes life a lot simpler for board designers.
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#24
Why_Me
Minus InfinityAnd as does AM4 platform. Next gen for both are DDR5 only, it was always going to happen as it makes life a lot simpler for board designers.
AM4 will support DDR5?
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