AMD A620 motherboard at $86
Yesterday AMD announced its entry-level chipset for AM5 socket CPU.
The most affordable option for Ryzen 7000 CPUs is based on the PROM21 aka A620 chipset. This is a new budget-friendly platform for AM5 CPUs, finally bringing the motherboard pricing down. Last year AMD promised to offer first B650 motherboard starting from $125, but it wasn’t until very recently that such motherboards started to appear.
The good news is that the A620 chipset is indeed cheaper, with some exceptions. ASRock is among the first companies to offer AM5 motherboards below $100. The A620M-HDV/M.2 is both a mouthful and the cheapest AM5 motherboard on the market. It now retails at $86.
What this actually means is that the entry-point into AMD AM5 series has finally dropped below $430. This is by combining this board with Ryzen 5 7600 non-X 65W SKU, a perfect match for this motherboard (affiliate links below):
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600: $229.00 (Amazon)
- ASRock A620M-HDV/M.2: $85.99 (Newegg)
- 2x16GB G.Skill DDR5-6000: $114.99 (Amazon)
Of course, there is nothing stopping anyone from buying even cheaper memory (DDR5-4800), but 6000 MT/s is probably what most users would want. This would bring pricing down close to $400. Technically, there is also nothing preventing gamers on a slightly higher budget from choosing the upcoming Ryzen 7 7800X instead. But this CPU will cost just as much as this whole build.