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GIGABYTE Launches its AMD B650E and B650 Motherboard Lineup

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions announced the latest AMD B650 motherboards based on the success of the X670 series. The comprehensive lineup includes AORUS, AERO, and GAMING series to provide more reasonable options with notable features for users. GIGABYTE select B650 motherboards adopt PCIe 5.0 / 4.0 x16 graphics interface and PCIe 5.0 / 4.0 M.2 slots with EZ-Latch technology, making it easier than ever for users to upgrade graphics cards and M.2 SSDs, avoiding accidental damage to the surrounding components. Further, up to 16+2+2 phase Twin Digital power, 105 Amps Smart Power Stage, and up to 12-layer PCB provide increased stability, optimal compatibility, and performance for AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors. With the advanced thermal design, VRM temperature is reduced, stabilizing the power and performance of the PCIe 5.0 slot and PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD and avoiding performance drop due to thermal throttling. Meanwhile, the enhanced shielding design of SMD slots strengthens the reliability of signals and slot structure. In addition, select models take advantage of Active OC Tuner technology to deliver optimized performance with a more flexible and user-friendly experience.



GIGABYTE B650 motherboards continue the innovative design, high-quality materials, and superior convenience of X670 models to offer users a complete product line from ATX to Mini ITX form factors. Users can choose accordingly to their needs, budget, and preference to build a system with a superb cost-to-performance ratio. GIGABYTE B650 motherboards embrace PCIe and M.2 EZ-Latch technology while B650E motherboards adopt advanced M.2 EZ-Latch Plus for the quick and screwless detach of M.2 SSDs. PCIe EZ-Latch technology incorporates an easily accessible design, making it simple to detach the installed VGA cards. Meanwhile, the enhanced SMD slots increase the shear resistance up to 2.2 times to provide strengthened stability. M.2 EZ-Latch and EZ-Latch Plus designs reduce the troubles of screw alignment or loss and greatly improve the user experience of M.2 SSD installation. GIGABYTE's B650 Micro ATX, even Mini ITX models include PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD support as well for users to enjoy ATX level gaming experience on their mini-PC or mini-server. Exclusively designed for creators, the B650 AERO G features innovative design concepts and top-notch materials with VisionLINK technology, which allows for data and video transmission based on the USB Type-C Interface and provides power delivery up to 60 W for high-end pen displays. It allows creators to focus more on their brilliant creations.

GIGABYTE select B650 motherboard boasts up to 16+2+2 phase Twin Digital power design, notably Mini ITX model B650I AORUS ULTRA equips an 8+2+1 phase direct digital power with each Smart Power Stage capable of managing up to 105 A providing the optimal power management and power load balance. This ensures more stability and purity of power to unleash the remarkable overclocking performance of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors. Meanwhile, select GIGABYTE B650 motherboards to incorporate Active OC Tuner active overclocking technology. The CPU overclocking frequency and the number of operating cores can be dynamically switched between the default precise-overclocking function, PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive), and manual overclocking according to different requirements of the current configuration and characteristics of running applications. This technology allows users to execute the corresponding application by frequency and core numbers to enjoy maximum performance.

GIGABYTE B650 motherboards incorporate well-reputed Shielded Memory Routing, SMD memory DIMMs, and dual metal armor for users to enjoy premium memory overclocking performance with more stability and durability. Further, GIGABYTE implements an 8-layer low impedance PCB on mid-range ATX and Micro ATX AORUS models, while the ITX model adopts a 12-layer 2oz copper PCB design to refine signals and lower impedance. The GIGABYTE B650 lineup features memory O.C. enhancement in the BIOS to support both AMD EXPO and Intel XMP technologies. The memory overclocking capability can be activated correspondingly to unleash the extreme performance of DDR5-6600 and beyond.

The VRM thermal design of GIGABYTE B650 motherboards is enhanced by full-coverage heatsinks and heat-pipe according to different features and configurations of various models. The mid-range AORUS ELITE and Micro-ATX AORUS models stand out from the competitors with up to 4X large surface and real one-piece build heatsinks, while the passive heat dissipation design of B650I AORUS ULTRA greatly improves thermal performance. Meanwhile, the enhanced SMD slot design purifies signals for PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots to reduce noise interference and processor's high-speed Gen5 signals more easily. In addition, the adjustment of the M.2 slot surrounding area enables the support of the latest 25110 M.2 SSD form factor, while the strengthened metal shielding design increases the stability up to 50%. Furthermore, B650 select motherboards adopt exclusive M.2 Thermal Guard III with heightened SSD heatsink to keep temperatures under control and allow users to eliminate any throttling due to overheating. GIGABYTE will soon release next-gen AORUS PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs as well to unleash the utmost transfer speed. Further enhanced by PWM/DC fan support, multiple temperature detectors, 7-phase dual fan curve adjustment modes, Fan Stop technology, and GIGABYTE Smart Fan 6 Technology, users can manage the temperature variation accurately and obtain the supreme thermal performance on the processor, VRM, chipset or key components.

The GIGABYTE B650 lineup offers 2.5 Gbps Ethernet connection speeds for gamers to enjoy faster and more stable wired network connectivity. All WIFI enabled models in the lineup feature Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax which delivers blazing fast 2.4 Gbps connection speeds on a dedicated band. With both high-speed Ethernet and WIFI, users have extra flexibility in connectivity options and ridiculously fast connection speeds. The B650 lineup also integrates USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C with up to 20 Gbps bandwidth for ultra-fast data transfer speeds. With the GIGABYTE VISION DRIVE 1 TB external SSD, users will be able to fully utilize this high-speed transmission. Notably, the B650 AORUS ELITE, Wi-Fi enabled B650 AORUS ELITE AX, and several other models boast up to nineteen sets of USB ports to provide more diverse and flexible options for external expansion. The built-in USB 3.2 Type-C of B650I AORUS ULTRA features DisplayPort Alternate function, which can control multiple devices such as PC, laptops, or cell phones using one single mouse and keyboard when working with KVM-supported GIGABYTE monitors. Users can have improved work efficiency and enjoyment in both ways.

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So when it comes to castrating features(in case of these boards connectivity(even the top end Master lacks 20Gbps USB)), Gigabyte has been infected by Asus's castration fetish.
 
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It's there, just buried at the last couple paragraphs.

"The B650 lineup also integrates USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C with up to 20 Gbps bandwidth for ultra-fast data transfer speeds."
 
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It's there, just buried at the last couple paragraphs.

"The B650 lineup also integrates USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C with up to 20 Gbps bandwidth for ultra-fast data transfer speeds."
The top end board might have that feature, it is generically worded to imply all boards have it.
 
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So when it comes to castrating features(in case of these boards connectivity(even the top end Master lacks 20Gbps USB)), Gigabyte has been infected by Asus's castration fetish.
Keep in mind that it takes two 10 Gbps lanes to make one 20 Gbps lane, so some boards will priortise more ports over faster ports, as stupid as it may seem to us.
 
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They all agreed to never release a B650E micro-atx or what ?

We'll see the actual price, but it's already better than x670. Frankly, x670 is just not worth it compared to those chipsets given what they add.
 
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Where the hell is mini ITX!!! :confused:
 
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Keep in mind that it takes two 10 Gbps lanes to make one 20 Gbps lane, so some boards will priortise more ports over faster ports, as stupid as it may seem to us.
Comparing "flagship" B650E boards from MSI, Asus and Gigabyte it seems like Gigabyte has sacrificed quite a bit of USB connectivity(not a fan of this design choice and competition is offering 20Gbps USB) while their M.2 config is really interesting of bunch(If I remember correctly Asus X370 or X470 Crosshair Hero had similar x16 slot bifurcation for M.2). Also what I dont understand is since Gigabyte is not providing any M.2 slots from chipset(all 3 are connected directly to CPU) then why Sata port count is restricted on B650E master.

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really still codec 1220?..other brand already 4080
 
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Comparing "flagship" B650E boards from MSI, Asus and Gigabyte it seems like Gigabyte has sacrificed quite a bit of USB connectivity(not a fan of this design choice and competition is offering 20Gbps USB) while their M.2 config is really interesting of bunch(If I remember correctly Asus X370 or X470 Crosshair Hero had similar x16 slot bifurcation for M.2). Also what I dont understand is since Gigabyte is not providing any M.2 slots from chipset(all 3 are connected directly to CPU) then why Sata port count is restricted on B650E master.

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Yes, they connected all 4 M.2 slots to CPU but they share lanes with main graphic slot, i.e. it will run PCIe5.0 x8 instead of 16x when you connect the third or fourth NVMe.
4 SATA ports is not a restriction here, it is a maximum for B650.

From manual of Aorus Master B650E
CPU: - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 5.0 (Note) and running at x16 (PCIEX16) * The M2B_CPU and M2C_CPU slots share bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the M2B_CPU or M2C_CPU slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode
 
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Comparing "flagship" B650E boards from MSI, Asus and Gigabyte it seems like Gigabyte has sacrificed quite a bit of USB connectivity(not a fan of this design choice and competition is offering 20Gbps USB) while their M.2 config is really interesting of bunch(If I remember correctly Asus X370 or X470 Crosshair Hero had similar x16 slot bifurcation for M.2). Also what I dont understand is since Gigabyte is not providing any M.2 slots from chipset(all 3 are connected directly to CPU) then why Sata port count is restricted on B650E master.

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Did you read this news post back in May?

The B650/E only supports four SATA ports in total, unless you use a third party controller.
Gigabyte isn't the only company sharing the x16 slot with M.2 slots, but I agree that it feels wrong and personally I wouldn't get a board like that.

no more wima audio capasitor and amp 600ohm
really still codec 1220?..other brand already 4080
Actually, a lot of other brands went with the even older ALC897 on their B650 boards...
Lower-end Gigabyte models will use them too.

Where the hell is mini ITX!!! :confused:
There's a B650I Aorus Ultra coming, but not sure when.
 
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no more wima audio capasitor and amp 600ohm
really still codec 1220?..other brand already 4080

and asrock has ALC897
 

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Did you read this news post back in May?

The B650/E only supports four SATA ports in total, unless you use a third party controller.
Gigabyte isn't the only company sharing the x16 slot with M.2 slots, but I agree that it feels wrong and personally I wouldn't get a board like that.


Actually, a lot of other brands went with the even older ALC897 on their B650 boards...
Lower-end Gigabyte models will use them too.


There's a B650I Aorus Ultra coming, but not sure when.
Now I am really curious how MSI has managed to add 6x Sata ports on their B650 boards without bandwidth sharing or 3rd party controller. I am fine with that PCI-e bifurcation as Multi GPU is dead and most GPUs wont be bottlenecked by x8(PCIe 4 or 5) bandwidth anyways.
 
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no more wima audio capasitor and amp 600ohm
really still codec 1220?..other brand already 4080
Actually, 4080 isn't any better than 1220, it is the same, just connected by USB2.0 instead of I2C.
Never understood why everyone switched to 4080. Only 4082 is slightly better.

Asrock is the worst regarding Audio, even relatively high end boards use ALC897.
 
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Now I am really curious how MSI has managed to add 6x Sata ports on their B650 boards without bandwidth sharing or 3rd party controller. I am fine with that PCI-e bifurcation as Multi GPU is dead and most GPUs wont be bottlenecked by x8(PCIe 4 or 5) bandwidth anyways.
It has to be a third party controller, it would be impossible otherwise.

Actually, 4080 isn't any better than 1220, it is the same, just connected by USB2.0 instead of I2C.
Never understood why everyone switched to 4080. Only 4082 is slightly better.

Asrock is the worst regarding Audio, even relatively high end boards use ALC897.
Because bigger number sounds better?
I thought it was related to Intel moving to their "Smart Sound Technology", even though the standard high-def audio is still supported.
 
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It has to be a third party controller, it would be impossible otherwise.
Specs on website dont mention anything(neither do MSI have manuals posted and seems like MSI manuals are useless compared to Gigabyte who usually have full block diagrams) other than under RAID section: SATA_A1_A2 do not support RAID function.
 
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Specs on website dont mention anything(neither do MSI have manuals posted and seems like MSI manuals are useless compared to Gigabyte who usually have full block diagrams) other than under RAID section: SATA_A1_A2 do not support RAID function.
That suggests a third party controller.
 

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Why couldnt we have the Aero G come in B650E flavor =/ Oh well. Guess i might look elsewhere other than GB for a mobo.
 
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The B650 chipset is really cut down it seems. But GB figured out how to work some magic.
Let me guess, Gigabyte will still charge $300+ for it.:pimp:
 
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Why couldnt we have the Aero G come in B650E flavor =/ Oh well. Guess i might look elsewhere other than GB for a mobo.
Gigabyte in general has made the regrettable decision to only offer PCIe x16 instead of 2x8 and to offer Gen5x16 only on the very few most expansive boards.
 
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