B&H, a US store, has released the initial set of MSI AMD B650 motherboards at prices as low as $199.
The cost of the platform is one of the critical factors why most PC gamers and users are hesitant to move to AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs just yet. There are presently only X670E & X670 chipset boards on the market, and they are typically more than $300 US. Additionally, you must account for the price of purchasing a reliable DDR5 memory kit. AMD will soon release its B650E & B650 motherboards, which intend to offer significantly lower costs geared at the mainstream and budget gaming audiences.
Although the debut date for the AMD B650E and B650 motherboards is October 10th, US retailer B&H has already listed a series of MSI B650 motherboards with prices ranging from $199 to $329. These latest motherboards feature the following:
MSI MPG B650 Carbon WIFI – $329.99 US
MSI MAG B650 Tomahawk WIFI – $259.00 US
MSI MPG B650 EDGE WIFI – $289.99 US
MSI MAG B650M Mortar WIFI – $239.99 US
MSI PRO B650M-A WIFI – $199.99 US
MSI MPG B650I EDGE WIFI – $239.99 US
MSI PRO B650-P WIFI – $219.99 US
Compared to the X670E & X670 motherboards currently available, these prices seem significantly better. Additionally, there might be even more affordable options, with prices ranging from just $125 US. Since AMD has already confirmed this, once the AMD B650 & B650E line is formally introduced, anticipate even bigger discounts. Retailers like Microcenter are also attempting to attract customers by bundling high-end Ryzen 7000 & X670E offers with a 32 GB DDR5 EXPO memory kit.
You will lose out on some features if you choose the AMD B650 route, such as the Gen 5 M.2 and Gen 5 PCIe slots found on motherboards from the B650E and X670E series. However, you will receive a robust set of IO and the option to overclock the CPU and the DDR5 EXPO RAM in exchange for keeping most of the features.
— 188号 (@momomo_us) October 1, 2022