GIGABYTE Malaysia has finally announced the price of its B650 motherboards for the mid-tier builds that utilize the AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors.
Offering all the goodies of the X670 models albeit at a smaller scale, the B650 motherboards from GIGABYTE and AORUS embraces all the great features like PCIe and M.2 EZ-Latch mechanism in form factors of ATX and mATX and is built with well-stacked power design of up to 16+2+2 phase Twin Digital (selected models) that can handle up to 105A of power for that great balance and stability. The Active OC Tuner overclocking function will adjust everything on the fly when there is enough headroom to do between default, Precision Boost Overdrive, and manual profiles.
Memory tuning can also be achieved with these affordable boards thanks to the Shielded Memory Routing and SMD memory DIMMS with enforced materials for good stability and durability via lower impedance contributed by the 8-layer PCB. Just a casual user, easily unleash the power of AMD EXPO / Intel XMP-certified RAM kits to achieve DDR5-6600 and beyond with a simple click
VRM cooling is a great deal as well with different features and configurations given to various models the AORUS ELITE and mATX AORUS models have larger surfaces and one-piece heatsinks to shove away heat effectively. Regarding the M.2 slots, first, they are PCIe 5.0 compatible, and two, they can accommodate the latest 25110 M.2 form factor while still having the M.2 Thermal Guard III SSD heatsink to keep temperatures under control.
Connectivity-wise, the B650 lineup offers 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E wireless connections (selected models) while the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C delivers up to 20Gbps of bandwidth towards data transfer and external peripheral connection. Exclusive to the B650 AERO G that carries the signature designer-class looks, the VisionLINK technology makes hosts USB-C interfaces that can do power delivery, DisplayPort signals, and data transfer at the same time.
Price and Availability
The official MSRP for the new GIGABYTE B650 motherboards is as follows.
- B650 AERO G @ RM1,598
- B650 AORUS ELITE X AX @ RM1,419
- B650M AORUS PRO AX @ RM1,359
- B650M AORUS ELITE AX RM1,269
- B650M GAMING X AX @ RM1,060
To be clear this is just the first batch of releases for the local market with the unannounced models coming in at a later date.