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Sapphire Launches NITRO+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum, It's First AMD AM5 Motherboard

Sapphire Launches NITRO+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum, It's First AMD AM5 Motherboard

Neelam has. introduced Its first AM5 socket motherboard, the Nitro+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum features a Mini-ITX design.

Sapphire's first AMD AM5 socket motherboard is a Mini-ITX design with solid specs based on the B650 chipset.

The Sapphire Nitro+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum is the successor to the B550I variant of the same motherboard. This product comes in Mini-ITX form factor which means it is compatible with both large and small PC chassis. The motherboard is also the vendor's first AMD AM5 socket motherboard.

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Starting with the specifications, the AM5 socket on the Sapphire Nitro+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum is powered by an 8+2 phase (70A power stage) VRM controlled by an XDPE 192C3B PWM IC. The power supply is placed below the heatsink. The motherboard has two DDR5 DIMM slots that support capacities up to 64 GB at speeds of 6000+ MT/s (OC). Power is provided via a single 8-pin connector and a standard 24-pin ATX connector.

The motherboard supports all AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs and Ryzen 8000G APUs. Given that AMD's next-generation Ryzen “Zen 5” CPUs are fast approaching launch, we can expect new BIOS updates for the motherboard in the next few months.

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The expansion slots on the Sapphire Nitro+ B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum motherboard include a single PCIe 4.0 x16 slot and an M.2 Gen4 (x4) SSD slot. The motherboard is based on the B650 PCH which offers 36 PCIe lanes but no Gen5 lanes. The M.2 slot is covered by a Nitro+ heatsink which looks great and compliments the overall design and feel of this motherboard. There are also four SATA III ports.

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I/O on the motherboard include 1x HDMI, 1x DP, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps) ports, a single USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (20 Gbps) port, 1x Clear CMOS switch, 1 LAN port. Included. (1 GbE), two USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 ports (5 Gbps), a WIFI 6 antenna and a 7.1 channel audio jack. There are also RGB headers (5V 3-pin and 12V 4-pin). The motherboard retails for 1679 RMB ($230 US) and is currently only listed in Chinese retailers.

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