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AMD Showcases X670 AM5 Motherboards Arriving For Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 PC Builds


AMD recently teased a range of new motherboards their partners have been cooking up. Yesterday's Meet The Experts webinar revealed key details about X670 and X670E motherboards from the likes of ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte, and Biostar. These boards leverage the new AM5 socket which will be required to support AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series of processors as they launch in the coming months.

The AM5 socket transitions away from the PGA configuration used by AMD through AM4. PGA, or Pin Grid Array, is where the rows of tiny pins extend from the CPU package. Instead, AM5 joins Threadripper and rival CPUs from Intel in using LGA. LGA inverts the setup with pins coming from the motherboard while the CPU package has only contact pads. PGA has advantages for power delivery through increased contact but does not scale as densely as LGA when pin counts increase. With 1718 pins ...


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