AMD B650 motherboards prices revealed, starting at $199

B&H, a US retailer, has released the first set of MSI AMD B650 motherboards at prices starting at $199.
The cost of the platform is one of the critical factors why most PC gamers and users are still hesitant to switch to AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs. There are currently only X670E and X670 chipset boards on the market, and they typically cost more than $300. In addition, you should consider the price of purchasing a reliable DDR5 memory kit. AMD will soon release its B650E and B650 motherboards, which plan to offer significantly lower costs, targeting the mainstream and budget gaming audience.

Although the debut date for the AMD B650E and B650 motherboards is October 10, US retailer B&H has already lined up a lineup of MSI B650 motherboards with prices ranging from $199 to $329. These latest motherboards have 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 – US$239.99
MSI PRO B650-P WIFI – US$219.99

Compared to the currently available X670E & X670 motherboards, these prices seem significantly better. Plus, there may be even more affordable options out there, with prices ranging from just $125 US. Since AMD has already confirmed this, once the AMD B650 & B650E line is formally launched, you can anticipate even bigger discounts. Retailers like Microcenter are also trying to attract customers by bundling high-end Ryzen 7000 & X670E offerings with a 32GB DDR5 EXPO memory kit.

You lose some features if you go the AMD B650 route, such as the Gen 5 M.2 and Gen 5 PCIe slots on B650E and X670E series motherboards. However, you receive a robust set of IO and the ability to overclock the CPU and DDR5 EXPO RAM in exchange for retaining most features.

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