Gigabyte Tachyon on the B650 . chipset
High-end overclocking boards may not need the X670 after all.
During the AMD Meet The Expert event, Gigabyte representative Sofos Oikonomou confirmed that the company will be releasing a Tachyon motherboard for the AM5 socket. Interestingly enough, this board will not be based on the X670 chipset but rather on a mainstream B650 chip.
The Tachyon series is designed for overclocking with the most outstanding feature being dual memory slot configuration instead of four. AMD has already confirmed that memory overclocking will be enabled for the B650 series (such as the B550), however the X670E and X670 are still advertised for “overclocking/enthusiastic”, while the B650 is not.
Will Gigabyte have a Tachyon motherboard for the AM5?
Gigabyte’s Sofos Oikonomou stated that there will indeed be a Tachyon motherboard based on the AM5 socket but that it will be based on a different chipset, not the X670, so we’ll likely be looking at a B650(E) product.
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Other companies have yet to confirm such designs. Neither the MSI Unify-X nor the ASUS ROG Crosshair Apex was shown during the event, either indicating there were no plans for them, or that it’s based on the B650 chipset as well, a chipset that wasn’t shown during the webinar.
Interestingly enough, AMD has never acknowledged the extreme variant of the B650 motherboard chipset. This particular variant of the “mainstream” PCH can feature PCIe Gen5 support for both storage and GPU.
Source: AMD Meet The Experts Q&A