On October 3, 2022, ASRock announced “AMD B650E”(B650E) chipset and ”AMD B650(hereafter referred to as B650) announced a total of 7 motherboard products equipped with a chipset. Due to ASRock’s unique support, not only the B650E-equipped product, but also the lower model B650-equipped product is characterized by having an M.2 SSD slot compatible with PCI Express (hereinafter referred to as PCIe) 5.0.
The product lineup, the manufacturer’s estimated sales price including tax, and the release date are as follows.
- B650E Taichi: E-ATX, price undecided, release date undecided
- B650E Steel Legend WiFi: ATX,49,980 yenreleased on October 11
- B650E PG Riptide WiFi: ATX,45,980 yenreleased on October 14
- B650M PG Riptide WiFi: MicroATX, price undecided, release date undecided
- B650 PG Lightning: ATX,35,980 yenreleased on October 11
- B650E PG-ITX WiFi: Mini-ITX, price undecided, release date undecided
- B650 Pro RS: ATX,38,980 yenreleased on October 11
Both the B650E and B650 are chipsets for the middle class market. In contrast to the dual-chip “AMD X670E” (hereafter X670E) and “AMD X670” (hereafter X670) chipsets, the B650E and B650 have a single-chip configuration, and the number of PCIe lanes to connect peripheral devices is 4 lanes. Less is a noticeable difference.
Also note that motherboards equipped with high-end models with an E at the end of the model number are equipped with expansion slots compatible with PCIe 5.0 for connection with graphics cards, while motherboards equipped with X670/B650 do not. Want to. If you want to make full use of the performance of the PCIe 5.0 compatible graphics card that will appear in the future, you should choose a motherboard equipped with X670E/B650E.
The ASRock B650E/B650 motherboard is characterized by an enhanced power supply circuit, just like the X670E motherboard (related article). In particular, the B650E Taichi is equipped with the same 24-phase VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) as higher-end products.
In addition, the E-ATX and ATX models use an 8-layer PCB board that uses high-purity copper to reduce the heat generated by the board itself and the VRM.