The prices for AM5 motherboards that surfaced over the weekend do indeed seem to be early cash grab prices since MSI has released its actual pricing for four of its future motherboards in a live webcast. Although the price is still quite high, it is not as outrageous as the first ad implied.
The Pro X670-P WiFi has a starting MSRP of US$329 (before taxes) in the United States and an EU MSRP of €395 (after taxes and VAT). The next price point is the MPG X670E Carbon WiFi, which retails for US$499/€599, a significant increase in the eurozone, but when adjusted for the current exchange rate between the US dollar and the Euro, it’s still cheaper after adding a 20% VAT.
After that comes the MEG X670E ACE, which does not seem like a decent value at US$799/€969.Last but not least, we have the MEG X670E Godlike, which retails for $1,299/€1,599, however early listings in Europe indicate a price of €2,399. It brings the Godlike in line with MSI’s previous Godlike board, although it will most certainly be one of the most expensive X670E boards on the market.
According to the live broadcast, costs are projected to drop sometime after the first introduction, and we’ve also heard this from other motherboard manufacturers. MSI doesn’t mince words regarding their price, but it would not assist anybody interested in AMD’s AM5 platform.