Budget AMD B650E & B650-based mainboards hit the market, with none at the promised US$125 MSRP available yet
As many entry-range AM5 mainboards based on the B650E and B650 chipsets are going up for pre-order, the potential customers on a tight budget are still looking for the US$125 prices promised by AMD. Unfortunately, it looks like the best price one can get for such a piece of hardware at this time is above the US$150 threshold.
AMD's B650E and B650 chipsets focus on the mainstream sector on the market. The mainboards based on the first one come with PCIe Gen 5.0 and M.2, and the non-E products only feature PCIe 5.0 slot designs. These are some of the more accessible options currently available on Newegg (unfortunately not availabe for European customers):
- ASRock B650 PG Lightning - US$199.99
- ASUS PRIME B650-PLUS - US$199.99
- Gigabyte B650M AORUS Elite AX - US$199.99
- MSI PRO B650M-A WIFI - US$199.99
- ASRock B650M PG Riptide WIFI - US$189.99
- ASRock B650M PG Riptide - US$169.99
- Gigabyte B650M DS3H - US$159.99
- ASUS PRIME B650M-A AX - US$199.99
At the time of publishing, there were no B650E & B650 mainboards listed on Amazon. We will keep an eye on the prices and we will be back as soon as the first parts carrying the starting price promised by AMD show up on the market, so stay tuned.