After AMD released its entry-level A620 platform for budget PCs with Ryzen 7000 series processors, many motherboard makers launched products in MicroATX and ATX form factors, but also launched Mini-ITX A620 mainboards. No manufacturer did. However, this is about to change as Gigabyte prepares the UD A620I-AX Mini-ITX motherboard for cheap and compact PCs. video card.
Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable A620I-AX does not support high wattage overclockable AM5 CPUs based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture. It also does not support PCIe Gen5 for graphics cards and solid state drives. The board supports two slots for DDR5 memory, a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for the graphics board and his M.2-2280 slot with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface for the SSD. Additionally, the motherboard is equipped with Wi-Fi 6. + Bluetooth adapter, Ethernet port, SATA connector, display output (for future AM5 APU), audio, USB connector.
The UD A620I-AX may not offer best-in-class features, but the motherboard has everything needed to deliver an affordable AM5 experience in a small form factor. Many miss USB4 and others miss PCIe Gen5 SSDs, neither of which is definitively necessary for gaming. What remains to be seen is whether this platform will support AMD’s Ryzen 7000X3D processor with 3D V-Cache, one of his best CPUs for gaming.
At the moment it is impossible to know how much Gigabyte plans to charge for the UD A620I-AX. VideoCardz says the unit will cost less than $100. However, keep in mind that for the time being this will be the only Mini-ITX platform based on AMD’s A620 chipset, so Gigabyte may try to take advantage of it.