NZXT has pulled the covers off (but additionally stored them on) a brand new motherboard to accompany AMD’s Ryzen 7000 (opens in new tab)-series processors. The N7 B650E has the shrouded look we’ve come to count on from the agency’s different choices (opens in new tab), and retains the sturdy wi-fi networking and storage choices.
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B650 is the mid-range AMD chipset (opens in new tab) for this era – you’ll have to look to X670 (opens in new tab) for the premium options – and B650E is its ‘excessive’ model. Right here within the excessive center, you possibly can count on PCIe 5.0 x16 in your GPU, however a cut-down variety of different lanes and fewer USB ports.
At the very least the Wi-Fi is excessive, with Wi-Fi 6E on board for these with suitable routers. You get Bluetooth 5.2, too, plus a 2.5G Ethernet socket. The PCIe 5.0 x16 slot sits alone, accompanied solely by two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots and a Key E M.2 socket for a PCIe Wi-Fi module. There are three different M.2s – one PCIe 5.0 x4, one PCIe 4.0 x4, and one PCIe 4.0 x2. Getting the precise drive in the precise slot is essential with this board. There are additionally 4 SATA 6Gbps ports, so you possibly can probably fill your case with seven drives.
Your shiny new Ryzen 7000 CPU matches into the brand new LGA AM5 socket, and sits subsequent to 4 DIMM slots for as much as 128GB of dual-channel DDR5 RAM that may be overclocked above 6000 MHz and helps each XMP and AMD EXPO profiles. AMD’s B chipsets have all the time been good for overclocking (opens in new tab), so we hope to see the identical right here.
Audio is dealt with by the Realtek ALC1220 codec, and makes itself recognized by way of the 5 analog outputs and single S/PDIF output on the backplate, the place you’ll additionally discover an HDMI port for these built-in Radeon graphics, and a bunch of USB. As with the M.2 slots, there is perhaps a little bit of thought concerned in getting the precise peripheral into the precise socket, as there’s an assortment of USB 2.0 (2x), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Kind-C (1x), USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports Kind-A (2x), and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Kind-A (4x) ports. There are additionally buttons for cleansing the CMOS and BIOS Flashback.
The board makes use of the acquainted ATX kind issue, with 24-pin and eight+4-pin energy connectors, and likewise options 5 fan connectors, further USB 2.0 and three.2 headers, 4 RGB LED connectors, and two 5V ARGB LED plugs. There are additionally 4 POST LEDs for troubleshooting.
MSRP for the board is $349.99 (which undoubtedly screams excessive center), and it ought to be accessible in This fall of this 12 months.