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AMD A620 motherboards may support RAM overclocking after all

AMD hasn't yet shared much about the A620-based motherboards, but recent leaks have given us an idea of what it will offer. More recently, a detailed report summarises what we can expect from these motherboards, cleaning up some misunderstandings and theories around AMD's entry-level 600 series chipset.

The table shared by chi11eddog lets us compare the rumoured specs of the A620 board with the already available B650 boards. As expected, there are some significant cuts in the capacities of the A620 compared to the B650, but there are also some good surprises in the middle, namely the support for RAM overclocking.

B650 supports up to 28x CPU PCIe 5.0 lanes, 8x chipset PCIe 4.0 lanes and PCIe 4.0 x4 uplink. Reportedly, A620 will offer 28x CPU PCIe lanes, 8x chipset PCIe lanes and PCIe x4 uplink, all following the PCIe 3.0 standard. Moreover, the USB bandwidth on A620 has been cut to 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 and 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. The maximum number of USB 2.0 ports is six.

Lastly, the entry-level won't support Crossfire nor CPU overclocking, but you can at least overclock the RAM. That means you can either manually overclock the modules or use an EXPO profile that comes with the memory that you're using. AMD A620 motherboards should come out soon, with the cheapest models expect to cost you around $125.

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KitGuru says: Depending on your use case and the AMD chip you're planning to buy, the A620 could be more than enough. However, most gamers will probably still go for B650 motherboards, as most will probably be willing to spend more for features such as CPU overclocking and superior PCIe connectivity.

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