AMD A620 Motherboards Listed Overseas For Under $100
AMD’s entry-level A620 motherboards may finally give consumers a reason to upgrade to the AM5 platform. Overseas retailers have started listing his A620 motherboards for under $100 from various vendors.
B650 motherboards are a great option for consumers who don’t need all the features of premium chipsets like the X670 and X670E. Still, it’s only recently that the motherboard vendor started rolling out his B650 motherboard at his $125 price point. But the A620 motherboards are real heroes for consumers on a very tight budget. The manufacturer has to cut corners to bring his AM5 motherboards in the sub-$100 range to market, so we can expect the A620 chipset to have a significantly reduced feature set. This could include slower interfaces, more basic connectivity options, and a very modest power delivery subsystem, similar to his previous A520 motherboards.
Polish retailer BuyIT and Slovak retailer Edis Computers (via) momomo_us (opens in new tab)) listed the MSI Pro A620M-E for $82.90 (opens in new tab) and $79.11 (opens in new tab), respectively (after conversion to USD). The price could be a placeholder, but given the similarity I don’t think so. Unfortunately, neither retailer has released detailed information about his MSI Pro A620M-E. Additionally, both had the wrong specs, incorrectly stating that the motherboard featured his LGA1700 socket. With little information available, the MSI Pro A620M-E is a microATX motherboard with HDMI and VGA ports.
Early rumors suggest that the A620 chipset could come in two designs. One (Promontory 21) is reportedly a cut-down version of the B650 chipset, while the other (Promontory 22) appears to boast a new design with a lower manufacturing cost. The first wave of A620 motherboards is said to have used the Promontory 21 design but the latter ones are set to move to his Promontory 22 design. The vendor believes he may temporarily do the first design to coincide with AMD’s rumored launch of his windows mid-year before jumping on his second design later. I’m here.
AMD A620 motherboard price
|MSI Pro A620M-E||$82.90||BuyIT (Poland)|
|MSI Pro A620M-E||$79.11||Edis Computers (Slovakia)|
AMD has not disclosed the specifications of its A620 chipset.However, a reputable hardware leaker chi11eddog We’ve reportedly got some information on the upcoming budget chipset. The B650 chipset offers 8 PCIe 4.0 lanes with an uplink consisting of 4 PCIe 4.0 lanes. The A620, on the other hand, is purported to offer the same number of chipset lanes and uplinks, but is limited to PCIe 3.0 speeds.
Unlike the B650, the A620 doesn’t seem to have PCIe 5.0 support. So the Zen 4 processor’s 28 PCIe lanes are limited to PCIe 4.0 speeds. PCIe 4.0 SSDs are still fast enough for most consumer needs, so this isn’t a huge disappointment. Additionally, even the best graphics cards are happy with the PCIe 4.0 interface (none support PCIe 5.0 yet), so it’s a big no-no to use a cheap chipset that doesn’t support PCIe 5.0. It’s not a problem. The A620 is also rumored to be missing his CrossFireX support — nobody uses that feature.
A620 motherboards likely don’t have robust power delivery subsystems, so it’s possible that the A620 chipset will show up without processor overclocking support. For the same reason, some basic A620 motherboards may not have what it takes to handle high wattage Ryzen 7000 chips such as the 170W Ryzen 9 7950X. You have to wait until you find it.
Luckily, according to leaked information, memory overclocking is still under consideration. Another rumored compromise is the USB connection. A620 chipset may not support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports. You can limit yourself to 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports while retaining 6 USB 2.0 ports.
A620 motherboards are a welcome addition to the expensive AM5 platform. Consumers will finally have access to the best CPUs without spending a fortune on AM5 motherboards. Additionally, with DRAM prices plummeting, DDR5 memory should be cheaper soon, giving buyers even more impetus to hop on his Zen 4 train.