reported that Hardware Luxx, One of the forum members was able to dig up information about 7 newly unreleased B650 and B650E motherboards from Asus. These boards range from a single Prime model to multiple TUF Gaming variants and two ROG Strix models. All motherboards support PCIe 5.0 and one of them supports up to 4 M.2 SSDs.
These boards include Prime B650-Plus, TUF Gaming B650M-Plus, TUF Gaming B650M-Plus WiFi, TUF Gaming B650-Plus, TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi, ROG Strix B650-A Gaming WiFi, and ROG Strix B650E- Includes E. Game WiFi. Two of his TUF SKUs featuring the “B650M” nomenclature are Micro ATX motherboards and the rest are standard ATX.
Please note that this data is not official. These specifications or model name numbers are subject to change until officially announced by Asus.
The B650 is a new mid-range chipset option for AMD’s 1st Gen AM5 motherboards. The chipset was downgraded from the X670 to support PCI-E 5.0 on a single M.2 slot, while the B650E supports at least PCIe 5.0 on the primary PCIe x16 slot and one M.2 slot .
According to AMD, the B650 series chipsets and the X670 series have the same performance, so the only differences are related to PCIe connectivity and possibly even I/O connectivity – depending on the motherboard manufacturer.
According to the motherboard model data source, the Prime B650-Plus and Twin TUF Gaming B650M motherboards will feature a minimal amount of storage connectivity, limited to two M.2 slots, one of which will support Gen 5.
The ATX variants of the TUF Gaming boards and the ROG Strix B650-A take this to the next level by adding a third M.2 slot to a total of two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots and one Gen 5 slot.
However, the ROG Strix B650E-E sees the most significant upgrade as the chipset has changed to the B650E. Apparently, Asus has wired this board to not only have a single PCIe Gen 5 x16 slot, but his two x16 slots wired for Gen 5. Additionally, the M.2 storage has been upgraded to a total of 4 slots, 3 of which are Gen 4 compatible. One is Gen 5 compatible.
That’s all we currently know about these new motherboards. Later this year he will find out soon when the B650 and B650E motherboards start shipping.