AMD is all set to launch its budget AM5 motherboards, focusing on the needs of the mainstream audience. We’re looking at simpler PCBs without PCIe Gen 5 and minimal overclocking support. Unlike the B650 and X670 chipsets, this segment has no “E” or Extreme edition boards. However, for most mainstream users, even the stripped down A620 offerings should suffice.
The A620 chipset will feature up to 28 PCIe Gen 4 lanes from the CPU (vs. 28 PCIe Gen 5 on B650). The chipset to CPU interconnect will be downgraded to Gen 3 instead of Gen 4. Furthermore, there won’t be any USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports, limiting high-speed I/O to a dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface. Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 port will back these.
As is the norm with x20 chipsets, overclocking will be limited to the memory and fabric, with multipliers and BLCKs remaining out of reach. High-speed EXPO memory profiles will be supported across the stack. And finally, multi-GPU support, including CrossFireX and SLI, has been curbed with a single PCIe x16/x8 dGPU slot per board.