First AMD A620 Motherboard Pictures: A620M-HDV/M.2 from ASRock

Last month, reports suggested that AMD was on the verge of introducing a more affordable A620 chipset, as manufacturers submitted new motherboard models to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), indicating that cost-effective AM5 motherboards are drawing closer for gamers. According to previous statements, the A620 motherboards do not support PCIe 5.0 and processor overclocking, but they do allow DDR5 memory overclocking.

As reported by VideoCardz, images of the first AMD A620 motherboard have been obtained, showcasing the ASRock A620M-HDV/M.2. With the release of the high-end X670 and mainstream B650, AMD’s new generation chipsets have finally entered the entry-level market, further reducing the cost of building an AM5 platform.

ASRock A620-HDV/M.2 motherboard, Source: VideoCardz

The ASRock A620M-HDV/M.2 motherboard features a Micro-ATX form factor, offering two DDR5 memory slots, one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, and two PCIe x1 slots. It also includes a PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot and an additional 2230 M.2 slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.

It is rumored that the A620 chipset will have two different versions, initially featuring the Promontory 21 (PROM21) chip, similar to the B650/X670 series, and later transitioning to the Promontory 22 (PROM22) chip. However, both should offer the same functionality. Additionally, the PCH-provided PCIe channels are downgraded from PCIe 4.0 in the B650/X670 series to PCIe 3.0, with no support for USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interfaces, and only supporting two USB 3.2 Gen2 and two USB 3.1 Gen1 interfaces.

For some gamers, pairing a Ryzen 7000X3D series processor with an A620 motherboard may be an appealing option. Processors with 3D Vertical Cache (3D V-Cache) technology are not designed for overclocking, and their power requirements are even lower than some models with an X suffix, thus not demanding high power delivery from the motherboard.