MSI MAG B650 Motherboard Spotted Running Ryzen 7000 CPU


A new motherboard with an MSI MAG B650 branding has been spotted running the new AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU at 1.5V volts. The B650 chipset is expected to debut alongside the AMD 7000 platform later this year. In addition to the B650 chipset, AMD is developing a B550 chipset to power midrange motherboards. While it is unclear when these chips will be available, AMD is putting the B550 and B650 chipsets through extensive testing before the official release of the 7000-series.

A leaked image circulated on Twitter by hardware leaker @9550pro shows a part of the BIOS menu on an MSI MAG series motherboard. The motherboard is reportedly powered by AMD’s B650 chipset and runs a Ryzen processor at 1.532 volts.

Although these are high voltages, AMD’s Ryzen processors are designed to scale to these levels. If you’ve had problems with high voltage spikes on your Ryzen processor in the past, you’ll want to get an MSI B650 motherboard.

This is a rare find for an AMD motherboard, and if it is indeed the new AMD B650, it’s possible that it’ll make its way to the market before the high-end X670 line does. The motherboard’s high VCore, of 1.532V, suggests it’s a ‘bug’ or someone testing its overclocking abilities before releasing it.

While the new AMD Ryzen 7000 APU is not yet available for retail sale, it’s likely to be released in the coming months.

It will replace the current Ryzen 3000 desktop processor line, and come with a new 7nm Zen 2 CPU and AMD’s Vega GPU cores. AMD is also expected to release a new version of the Renoir APU, which features a chiplet design rather than a traditional “monolithic” design.