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Asus AMD X670E Motherboards Listed, Starting at $670

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A European retailer has listed several Asus X670E-based motherboards for AMD's Zen 4-based desktop processors. The new AM5 platforms can be pre-ordered and will be delivered shortly, but their prices will hardly please mainstream enthusiasts.

When AMD and its partners demonstrated initial AMD X670 and X670E-based mainboards earlier this month, they explained that X670E is a brand-new platform for hardcore enthusiasts with loads of new features and a variety of knobs for tuning. Such platforms are usually expensive, but it looks like early adopters of AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7000-series 'Raphael' CPUs will have to pay rather unprecedented sums for motherboards, based on listings from IPC-Computer.de (discovered by @momomo_us).

The basic Asus Prime X670-P mainboard will cost €483 ($412 without VAT), whereas the 'entry level' Asus ROG Strix X670E-A Gaming Wi-Fi mainboard is set to cost €783 ($669 without VAT). Meanwhile, the highest-end Asus Crosshair X670E Extreme will carry a rather whopping €1475 price tag ($1260 without VAT).

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AMD's X670E platform for enthusiast-grade desktop PCs will bring a number of advantages, including with support for processors with up to 16 Zen 4 cores as well as dual-channel DDR5 memory, a PCIe 5.0 interface, up to 14 USB ports (including several USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports as well as USB-C), and Wi-Fi 6E support on higher-end motherboards. Select AM5 mainboards will also offer M.2-25110 slots for future SSDs, 2.5GbE or even 10GbE connectivity, and USB 4 connectors.

The majority of AMD X670E-based motherboards will be aimed at enthusiasts who plan to overclock their processors, so they will offer extremely sophisticated voltage regulating modules that will be able to deliver hundreds of watts to CPUs to maximize overclocking potential. It's not surprising that such platforms will be rather expensive, but $1260 seems to be excessive even by enthusiast-grade standards. Of course, early listings at retailers tend to set particularly high prices on hardware that is not yet released. Over $1000 just for a motherboard is way too expensive for most of us, but there will inevitably be some buyers.

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • btmedic04
    i really hope these are placeholder/asus tax prices and not legit pricing. otherwise am5 adoption is going to be awful
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    I didn't know the "E" in X670E mean "extreme" pricing. :)

    Yeah, I hope these are just placeholders. If they are even close initially to those high prices, I will be looking for a more value-priced option.
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  • hirschbergt
    The prices for motherboards is totally out of control. I understand that inflation is a thing, as are supply chain constraints. But really? I remember the days when I could get a good board for $190...
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    So, they're going from a high end X570S motherboard (not counting the MEG) costing $400 to a low end X670E motherboard costing $670? AM5 is shaping up to me to be a Lucy's Folley, with high prices and marginal IPC improvement over Zen 3 which don't thrash Intel to justify it.
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  • -Fran-
    What is the relative price in that page for the current stuff?

    I found the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus WiFi for €500, so these prices are inflated.

    Going forward, whenever someone "leaks" pricing, please do due diligence if the site does show reasonable/comparable pricing with other things before posting? This is starting to smell like FUD when it's not too hard to double check and report on it.

    Regards.
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  • mdd1963
    I'm sure those will be flying off the shelves..!
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  • sdmf1974
    This is bleeping criminal! What a joke, an extra $600 or so for a few USB4 ports? Them are some expensive ports are they encrusted in diamonds? Or was it the M.2 110 slots that more than doubled the price?
    This just makes me hate AMD more, I mean Intel & board makers are guilty too.
    I know someone's gonna say "well their compatible with DDR4 & DDR5 memory, lol like that makes a difference if it's even true.

    "Extremely sophisticated voltage regulating modules that will be able to deliver hundreds of watts to CPUs to maximize overclocking potential"

    You mean overclocking potential with the ability to ONLY downvolt & not increase the voltage? This leak has to be untrue though cause if it's not it's a dealbreaker for sure, if the price isn't already. smh
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  • sdmf1974
    2Be_or_Not2Be said:
    I didn't know the "E" in X670E mean "extreme" pricing. :)

    Yeah, I hope these are just placeholders. If they are even close initially to those high prices, I will be looking for a more value-priced option.

    Not me. I will be waiting for Intel, which is what I always do anyway. Too many problems on amd
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