Printed circuit board (PCB) of an upcoming MSI motherboard pictures
AMD is poised to introduce the more affordable A620 chipset, which, compared to the current X670 and B650 series chipsets, will diminish support for PCIe 5.0 and processor overclocking, though DDR5 memory overclocking remains viable. Recently, numerous manufacturers have submitted new motherboard models to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), and images of ASRock’s A620M-HDV/M.2 motherboard have already surfaced, indicating that economical AM5 motherboards are on the horizon.
Twitter user @hms1193 recently revealed a printed circuit board (PCB) image of an upcoming MSI motherboard, likely an imminent A620 model. The design suggests a low-end, entry-level Micro-ATX specification product. Previously, a European retailer had posted an MSI PRO A620M-E motherboard sales page online, which may correspond to the revealed model.
The MSI AM5 motherboard features a 24-pin ATX power connector, an 8-pin CPU power connector, an 8-phase power design, two DDR5 DIMM slots, an M.2 NVMe slot (uncertain whether it is PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0 standard), a full-length PCIe x16 slot (presumably PCIe 4.0), a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, and four SATA interfaces. The motherboard also offers HDMI and D-Sub ports for display output, a gigabit Ethernet card, and support for 5.1-channel high-definition audio.
The new MSI motherboard is anticipated for release later, emphasizing an exceptional price-performance ratio.
Due to the A620 motherboard’s lack of PCIe 5.0 support, the PCIe 5.0 channels directly connected to Ryzen 7000 series processors will be downgraded to PCIe 4.0, with no change in quantity, while the PCH-provided PCIe channels will be downgraded from PCIe 4.0 on the B650/X670 series to PCIe 3.0. Additionally, the A620 chipset does not support USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interfaces, only offering two USB 3.2 Gen2 interfaces and two USB 3.1 Gen1 interfaces.