AMD A620 motherboards lack PCIe Gen5 support but can overclock RAM

AMD A620 motherboards lack PCIe Gen5 support but can overclock RAM

AMD A620 Motherboard Specifications

Initial specs for AMD’s budget AM5 series of motherboards have been leaked.

Hardware leaker “chi11eddog” who previously shared confidential AMD/MSI information, claims to have A620 chipset specs. This is an entry-level chipset with AMD AM5 socket for the latest Ryzen 7000 series of processors.

According to the specifications, the B620 will not support PCI Express Gen5. This is a downgrade from the B650 series, which offers Gen5 as an option in its Extreme variant and Gen4 support by default. As with the B650, 28 PCIe CPU lanes will be available, but only Gen4 support is guaranteed. Additionally, Chipset PCIe lanes will be reduced from Gen4 to Gen3 compatibility.

AMD B650 vs A620 chipset specs, Source: chi11eddog

Unsurprisingly, A620 motherboards will not allow CPU overclocking; however, they will support OC memory. This means either manual overclocking support or support for AMD EXPO profiles. It should be noted that some A520 motherboards with socket AM4 supported overclocking via the BCLK setting, but these entry-level AMD series were never designed to do so.

AMD 600 series chipsets, Source: AMD

AMD had announced that AM5 motherboards should eventually cost as little as $125, but at the time of writing, none of the B650 motherboards available were that cheap. The introduction of the A620 chipset could finally change that.

Source: chi11eddog

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