AMD 800-Series AM5 motherboards, not the 700-series, will launch alongside Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” desktop CPUs

AMD will reportedly debut its next-generation AM5 motherboards for Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” desktop CPUs under the 800-series brand.

AMD’s 800-series AM5 motherboards to add more features to Ryzen PCs, debut alongside Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” desktop CPUs

Reports surrounding AMD’s upcoming CPUs are starting to mount as we’re just weeks away from Computex. but, Table life AMD has confirmed that AMD’s new Ryzen 9000 series will debut with “800” series motherboards, meaning that the 8** naming convention will be followed and that the company has decided to remove the 700 series from the equation. Another interesting fact about this change is that AMD and Intel are now on equal footing with their motherboard naming system.

Obviously, we can expect many motherboard manufacturers to showcase motherboards with AMD and Intel 800 series chipsets at Computex 2024; It has been confirmed that the chips used with the AMD Ryzen 9000 will be called the 800 series, the same name as Intel.

However, there are still motherboard manufacturers hard at work on first-generation AM5 motherboards, such as GIGABYTE’s upcoming B650E AORUS PRO

– Bench

Another interesting detail revealed by Benchlife is the description of Gigabyte’s B650E AORUS PRO B650E Urus Pro X USB4 matches the specifications of expected AMD 800 series motherboards. Looks like Granite Ridge is ready.

We revealed Gigabyte’s plans to release a USB4 motherboard on the AMD AM5 platform a while ago, and it looks like the standard has finally made its debut, arriving at the right time. As for the competition, they are looking to add more features as well in the form of native Thunderbolt 4.0 support. Based on the 800 series naming convention, we can expect the following series of AM5 motherboards:

  • X870(E) – High end
  • P850(e) – the current
  • A820 – Beginner
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Several new features inside the B650E AORUS PRO More notable features include more durable memory structures, a dedicated sensor board connection for connecting external displays for monitoring, and a high-quality PCIe “PCIe EZ-Latch Plus” slot.

It’s already a premium offering, and it looks like AMD’s upcoming motherboards will follow the same trend. It is expected to be revealed at Computex 2024, and as always, we will be in the showroom with details as soon as possible.

Comparing AMD desktop CPU generations:

AMD CPU family Code name Processor process Processor cores/threads (maximum) TDPs (maximum) platform Platform slides Memory support PCIe support launch
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14 nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95 watts AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Risen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12 nm (Zen+) 8/16 105 watts AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7 nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105 watts AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7 nm (Zn 3) 16/32 105 watts AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (3D Zen) 8/16 105 watts AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170 watts AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32 120 watts AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2023
Ryzen 9000 Granite Ridge 3 nm (Zn 5) 16/32 To be determined later AM5 800 series DDR5-5600+ Gen 5.0 2024

News source: Table life

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