AMD Ryzen fans looking forward to getting hands on a Second Gen Ryzen chip and needing a new motherboard to strap it onto will have a trio of slick new mainboards from ASUS apparently, and those boards have had their specs leaked rather extensively. The three new Ryzen boards are AMD X470-series chipset models promising enhanced features, refined designs, and other improvements that remain a bit mysterious. Some details on all three boards leaked, along with some layout design images and specs, via user going by the name of emissary42 on the Hardwareluxx forums.
The schematics are for the Asus Prime X470-Pro, TUF X470-Plus Gaming and Strix X470-F Gaming. All three of the 2nd Gen Ryzen boards have a pair of M.2 slots for fast NVMe solid-state storage options. One mystery that remains for now is if these board will offer PCIe x4 support on those two M.2 slots as well. If those M.2 slots do support PCIe x 4 it would make AMD more competitive with Intel's Z370 boards.
The three boards all fit the expected standard ATX form factor that most gamers want. Other features that we can see in the leaked images include four DDR4 DIMM slots, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs for APUs and as many as seven 4-pin fan headers (depending on the board model) to keep things frosty.
The motherboards are expected to directly replace the X370 models already on the market. The boards will launch on the same day as AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs, and that launch is expected sometime next month. We have seen pricing and specs on the Ryzen 7 2700 and 2700X 2nd gen parts leak from Amazon. Geekbench results for the Ryzen 7 2700X have also been spied as well, so we must be getting close now.