AMD Announces A620 Chipset for Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs

Source: AMD AMD Announces A620 Chipset for Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs

A Budget Option that Just Might Be Enough for Almost Everyone

Some very affordable AM5 motherboards are on the horizon, as AMD has made the A620 chipset official today, with ASRock, ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, and MSI shown as partners. Obviously this won’t match the features of B650/B650E and X670/X670E boards, but it will provide those sub-$100 entry-level options in the search results (AMD states that A620 boards will start at $85 USD).

Here’s a breakdown of the full AM5 chipset family, via AMD:

AMD AM5 Chipsets Compared

Honestly, A620 is probably going to be enough for a lot of gamers. From the feature matrix slide shown above it’s clear that A620 isn’t as full-featured (here are fewer PCIe lanes, you don’t get CPU overclocking support, etc.), but you DO get 16 lanes of PCIe 4.0 for a graphics card along with 4 lanes of PCIe 4.0 for a fast NVMe drive, and there is still EXPO support for memory.

AMD A620 Chipset Diagram

The AMD A620 chipset will be available beginning March 31 and will provide a streamlined, trusted platform with plenty of connectivity and bandwidth options. That includes options like DDR5 memory, AMD EXPO technology, one-click memory overclocking, and up to 32x PCIe 4.0 lanes to satisfy demanding home and office users.

AMD AM5 Chipset Overview

Naturally, I missed one little caveat when originally posting this news, as the above slide clearly shows AMD’s intent for this new chipset to serve as the foundation for 65W processors – though that will ultimately be up to the motherboard vendors. I hope we end up see some options with more robust VRM designs for a more flexible option at the entry level.

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