Forward of the launch of AMD’s newest Ryzen 7000 processors, which can hit retail cabinets on September twenty seventh, MSI unveiled pricing on 4 of its X670/X670E motherboards. Given the world’s present monetary local weather and options comparable to PCIe 5.0 connectivity to M.2 storage drives and a minimum of one PCIe x16 slot, the writing has been on the wall for some time concerning pricing.
Presently listed of their US retailer, MSI has two premium (MEG), one mid-range (MPG), and one entry-level common X670 (Professional) mannequin, with costs starting from $290 (Professional X670-P WIFI) as much as $1300 (MEG X670E Godlike).
MSI MPG X670E Carbon WIFI ($480) ATX motherboard
As we have seen with earlier generations on each Intel and AMD platforms, MSI’s flagship for Ryzen 7000 is the MEG X670E Godlike ($1300). MSI is promoting a 24+2+1 energy supply, with as much as six M.2 slots, 10 GbE, 2.5 GbE, Wi-Fi 6E, and a touchscreen 4.5″ M-Imaginative and prescient dashboard panel.
Sitting simply behind the Godlike is the MSI MEG X670E Ace ($700), with help for as much as six M.2 drives, an marketed 22+2+1 energy supply, and 10 GbE/Wi-Fi 6E networking to sweeten the deal. Each fashions profit from PCIe 5.0 PEG slots and one PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slot for the most recent PCIe Gen 5 SSDs due someday in November.
X670E Mid-Vary Mannequin for $480, X670 Entry-Stage at $290
The MPG X670E Carbon ($480) represents MSI’s mid-range MPG choices with marketed 18+2+1-phase energy supply, an 8-layer PCB, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Regardless of costing practically $500, MSI gives a 2.5 GbE NIC contemplating this has been providing this on entry-level fashions for the final couple of generations. Importantly, nonetheless, that is the most affordable MSI X670E motherboard – which means it is the most affordable board MSI will likely be providing at launch with PCIe 5.0 slots.
Coincidentally, we simply reviewed MSI’s MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI, which is MSI’s equal motherboard for the Intel LGA1700/Z690 market.That board has an MSRP of $400 and a present promoting worth of $350 on Amazon. So there’s a vital premium proper now for the AM5 board, on prime of what is already a comparatively excessive worth for a mid-range Intel motherboard.
Lastly, the entry-level MSI Professional X670-P WIFI (non-E) mannequin has 2.5 GbE, an marketed 14+2+1-phase energy supply, and helps as much as 4 M.2 slots. Regardless of dropping PCIe 5.0 in favor of PCIe 4.0, the MSRP is sitting at $290, which may be very surreal pricing for an entry-level mannequin.
Regardless of not agreeing with MSI’s present X670E/X670 MSRP pricing, issues might change over the approaching weeks and months as extra distributors announce its choices to the market. The introduction of B650/B650E boards must also provide a less expensive different, although these boards will not be arriving for a minimum of one other month. Because it stands, the MSI MEG X670E Godlike will price $1300, the MEG X670E Ace will price $700, the MPG X670E Carbon WIFI has a price ticket of $480, and the Professional X670-P WIFI will price $290.
All 4 fashions are anticipated to launch on September twenty seventh, together with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 collection processors.