Ahead of the launch of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 processors, which will hit retail shelves on September 27th, MSI unveiled pricing on four of its X670/X670E motherboards. Given the world's current financial climate and features such as PCIe 5.0 connectivity to M.2 storage drives and at least one PCIe x16 slot, the writing has been on the wall for a while regarding pricing.

Currently listed in their US store, MSI has two premium (MEG), one mid-range (MPG), and one entry-level regular X670 (Pro) model, with prices ranging from $290 (Pro X670-P WIFI) up to $1300 (MEG X670E Godlike). 

MSI MPG X670E Carbon WIFI ($480) ATX motherboard

As we've seen with previous generations on both Intel and AMD platforms, MSI's flagship for Ryzen 7000 is the MEG X670E Godlike ($1300). MSI is advertising a 24+2+1 power delivery, with up to six M.2 slots, 10 GbE, 2.5 GbE, Wi-Fi 6E, and a touchscreen 4.5" M-Vision dashboard panel.

Sitting just behind the Godlike is the MSI MEG X670E Ace ($700), with support for up to six M.2 drives, an advertised 22+2+1 power delivery, and 10 GbE/Wi-Fi 6E networking to sweeten the deal. Both models benefit from PCIe 5.0 PEG slots and one PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slot for the latest PCIe Gen 5 SSDs due sometime in November.

X670E Mid-Range Model for $480, X670 Entry-Level at $290

The MPG X670E Carbon ($480) represents MSI's mid-range MPG offerings with advertised 18+2+1-phase power delivery, an 8-layer PCB, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Despite costing nearly $500, MSI offers a 2.5 GbE NIC considering this has been offering this on entry-level models for the last couple of generations. Importantly, however, this is the cheapest MSI X670E motherboard – meaning it's the cheapest board MSI will be offering at launch with PCIe 5.0 slots.

Coincidentally, we just reviewed MSI's MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI, which is MSI's equivalent motherboard for the Intel LGA1700/Z690 market.That board has an MSRP of $400 and a current selling price of $350 on Amazon. So there is a significant premium right now for the AM5 board, on top of what's already a relatively high price for a mid-range Intel motherboard.

Finally, the entry-level MSI Pro X670-P WIFI (non-E) model has 2.5 GbE, an advertised 14+2+1-phase power delivery, and supports up to four M.2 slots. Despite dropping PCIe 5.0 in favor of PCIe 4.0, the MSRP is sitting at $290, which is very surreal pricing for an entry-level model.

Despite not agreeing with MSI's current X670E/X670 MSRP pricing, things could change over the coming weeks and months as more vendors announce its offerings to the market. The introduction of B650/B650E boards should also offer a cheaper alternative, though those boards won't be arriving for at least another month. As it stands, the MSI MEG X670E Godlike will cost $1300, the MEG X670E Ace will cost $700, the MPG X670E Carbon WIFI has a price tag of $480, and the Pro X670-P WIFI will cost $290.

All four models are expected to launch on September 27th, along with AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors.

Source: MSI

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  • Threska - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - link

    The same applies to cellphones. What people forget is that the chips that provide WiFi also supplies Bluetooth.

  • TheWereCat - Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - link

    The WiFi model is typically around 10 to 20 €/$ more over the one that don't have it. And also has Bluetooth.

    I use the WiFi on my MoBo when my Internet drops out and switch to my phone mobile Internet via hotspot in a pinch or to connect wireless headphones or boombox. Nothing wrong with having that option even if you use ethernet.
  • rmfx - Friday, September 9, 2022 - link

    They removed the plastic panel around the connectors on the 300 dollars version??

    That's such a cheap mean move, I won't buy this brand.
  • Khanan - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - link

    These prices will come down probably, as mentioned in the article a comparable Intel mainboard is about 100 bucks cheaper, I guess simply because it’s older. New stuff is always more expensive and AM5 is hyped right now.
  • haukionkannel - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - link

    These seems to be really close to X570 at the release. Most people wait for B650 anyway, and yeah in a year these will come down a little bit. Though inflation will increase by 20% so in general the prices will remain about the same.
  • citan x - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - link

    I had budgeted $400 for a mid range motherboard. That $100 dollar increase hurts. Hopefully, other manufacturers will more reasonable.
  • occidental - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - link

    I think people unable to afford the Godlike should be ridiculed, shamed, and generally taunted until they crumple in a heap. Not having money is an indication of no talent, ambition, or discipline. I'm a Threadripper guy, so I will not lower my standards for the proletarian Ryzen 7000.
  • Harry_Wild - Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - link

    I wait to see if the boot time is fixed! Suppose to take almost a minute to have screen appear!

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