The Ultimate AMD AM5 Motherboard Guide
Peter Donnell / 1 year ago
The next generation of AMD processors, motherboards, chipsets, and even graphics cards, are rolling out in the later part of 2022! While Their AM4 platform has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and their Ryzen CPUs stepped up and showed Intel what AMD was really capable of, it’s time for the next generation. Now, it’s important to remember that AMD will still have some support for the AM4 platform, as they’ve often promised to ensure nobody simply gets left behind. However, with the step up to AM5, it allows AMD to take things in new directions, and no doubt, AMD will retain this socket for many years to come too. While I don’t mean this article to be “AMD rules Intel sucks” when it comes to sockets, it seems Intel can’t boil a kettle without releasing yet another socket, and that means consumers need a new motherboard for each new CPU iteration, so it’s great to see AMD keep things fairly consistent.
“The adoption of a new processor, a new motherboard, and other components, can often mean uncertainty on the part of the user. Following half a decade of reliable support for the AM4 platform, AMD has carefully considered when the right time was to make the leap forward to AM5. And the time is now. While support for AM4 will continue, the AM5 platform delivers a wealth of new features and possibilities for users of all types and needs, from gamers to creators and beyond.” – AMD
The new AM5 platform will take several forms, With B650, B650E, X670, and X670E motherboards. That’s starting at the more affordable end and moving up to the flagship motherboards. While all these chipsets will offer the latest AM5 platform and the new LGA1718 socket. However, while all support PCIe 5.0, there will be varying configurations as you work through the chipsets, obviously more lanes on higher-end models. There will only be DDR5 across the board though, those wanting to stick with DDR4 will have to stay on AM4. Hopefully, this all-in-one guide will walk you through every aspect of the new chipsets, motherboards, and much more!
All AM5 Motherboards… So Far!
Please note, this list is a work in progress and other brands will be added as their motherboard details are made available to us.
- ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME
- ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
- ROG CROSSHAIR X670E GENE
- ROG STRIX X670E-E GAMING WIFI
- ROG STRIX X670E-I GAMING WIFI
- ProArt X670E-CREATOR WIFI
- TUF GAMING X670E-PLUS WIFI
Gigabyte & AORUS Motherboards
- X670E AORUS XTREME (rev. 1.0)
- X670E AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.0)
- X670 AORUS ELITE AX (rev. 1.0)
- MSI MEG X670E GODLIKE
- MSI MEG X670E ACE
- PRO X670-P WIFI
- X670E VALKYRIE Ver. 5.0
Please note this comparison chart is only based on the data available prior to launch and will be updated and replaced as more information, motherboards, and revisions become available to us. However, you can get a good overview of the number of memory slots, M.2 mounts and PCIe slots to find which one best suits your requirements at a glance. Further details of each motherboard listed below can be found in the further pages of this article.