Items tagged with b450

Just over a week ago, AMD gave us an update on its upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors, and the platforms that would support the chips. That update, however, didn’t go over very well with the enthusiast community, as AMD explained that only current-generation X570 and B550 motherboards would support Zen 3. "While we wish could enable full support for every processor on every chipset, the flash memory chips that store BIOS settings and support have capacity limitations,” AMD said in a blog post. “Given these limitations, and the unprecedented longevity of the AM4 socket, there will inevitably be a time and place where a transition to free up space is necessary—the... Read more...
Sometime later this year, AMD will unveil its Zen 3 CPU architecture with a new Ryzen 4000 series of desktop CPUs (not to be confused with AMD's Ryzen 4000 series of mobile chips based on Zen 2). The question is, will these next-gen parts still leverage the AM4 socket? It certainly seems that way, based on everything that's been said up to this point. The latest bit of evidence comes from Scenker XMG, a PC maker based in Germany that recently launched its Apex 15 laptop, a bodacious desktop replacement system configurable with up to a Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores and 32 threads. The motherboard inside the Apex 15 is based on AMD's B450 chipset, which has been "confirmed to be able to support future... Read more...
Last week, AMD officially rolled out the initial members of its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family. The processors promise higher instructions per clock (IPC), lower operating temperatures, faster clocks, and higher core counts (as witnessed by the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X). However, what many enthusiasts want to know is how will these new Ryzen 3000 processors perform on older motherboards. We already know that third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors are officially supported on X470 and B450 motherboards. In addition, motherboards running the X370 and B350 chipsets will also support the new processors with a "Selective Beta BIOS Update". Now, PCGamesN is confirming that enthusiasts... Read more...
AMD's plan from the beginning of Zen was to have a single socket last for several generations of processor releases. Making good on that promise, AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs will once again utilize the same socket, with many existing motherboards getting support by way of a BIOS update. Getting a head start on the launch, Gigabyte today announced new BIOS upgrades for its X470 and B450 motherboards. Gigabyte says its engineers have spent time testing and validating many of its existing motherboards with the newest BIOS updates to ensure full support for Ryzen 3000, and "top notch compatibility." As it stands right now, the latest BIOS releases are F40 and later, depending... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about a hot, new Samsung HDR Curved Gaming Monitor, Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered Smart Display, SanDisk's Extreme Portable USBC SSDs, Commodore's Beloved Amiga is being reborn, and NVIDIA has something special up their sleeves for GeForce and the Gamescom show in Germany this month. We also open a vortex to another dimension in a chat with Google Assistant on this episode, so you'll definitely want to check that out. Join us #LIVE every Wednesday at 5:30PM EST! 00:52 - Lord of The Hobos 02:32 - Samsung CHG70 FreeSync 2 Monitor Review 15:03 - Lenovo Smart Display Review: Google Home Assistant... Read more...
At long last, AMD's hardware partners have formally introduced a slew of new motherboards based on the company's B450 chipset. Whereas AMD's X470 is aimed at power users and enthusiasts, B450 boards typically target buyers on a budget. Prices vary depending on features, of course, but for the most part B450 motherboards should check in at under $200. The main thing you give up with B450 versus X470 is multiple GPU support (CrossFireX and SLI). Otherwise, B450 and X470 are overall pretty similar—they have the same number of PCIe Gen3 lanes (16 with Ryzen 7 CPUs), both support overclocking, and both can enable XFR2 Enhanced and Precision Boost Overdrive in second-generation Ryzen CPUs, whereas... Read more...