The first B650 motherboards were spotted at US retailer B&H Photo Video. Relates to seven PRO, MPG and MAG boards from MSI, with Prices range from $199 to $329.
This is a little more expensive than hoped; MSI’s cheapest (non-E) X670 motherboard is “already” for $290. However, they are much cheaper than the X670E boards, which range in price from $480 to $1,300.
Cheapest: MSI PRO B650M-A WIFI.
The biggest difference with X670(E) motherboards is the lack of PCIe 5.0 lanes. Both PCIe x16 and m.2 slots work on PCIe 4.0. There are only DDR5 memory slots, and an AM5 socket for the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs too, of course.
mini-itx MPG B650I EDGE WIFI, $240.
In terms of specifications, the seven motherboards are not much different from each other. They all have a 2.5Gb/s Ethernet port, WiFi 6E, a set of USB 3.x ports, and an HDMI connection. There is one mini-itx type: MPG B650I EDGE WIFI, with active cooling for m.2-ssd.
Later this month, B650(E) motherboards from other manufacturers are also expected. Hopefully there is something cheaper out there; AMD previously talked about “low” prices of up to $125. You can actually get a B550 board for less than 70 euros.
B&H Photo Video
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