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AMD's next-generation Ryzen 5000 processors are just around the corner, and are highly anticipated by enthusiasts. Motherboard manufacturers are not only preparing to launch a new generation of flagship motherboards to support these new processors [likely X670-based), but they are also trying to ensure that their existing AM4 motherboards support the new processors. MSI revealed today that it is pushing out the AMD Combo PI V2 version 1.1.0.0 BIOS for a wide range of motherboards. As of now, MSI says that the BIOS will be supported across its X570, B550 and A520 based motherboards. According to the company, the update will be pushed out in four phases; the first of which is available... Read more...
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...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of processors has been around since July 2019, and at the time included the Ryzen 5 3600 at the low-end and the Ryzen 9 3900X at the top of the heap (which was later eclipsed by the Ryzen 9 3950X). Today, AMD is expanding its lineup at the entry-level position with two new desktop processors, along with a new value-focused motherboard chipset. Starting off with the processors, AMD has announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X, both of which are based on 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. AMD is really gunning for Intel in the budget sector, as both of these processors include 4 cores with SMT enabled, meaning that they can execute 8 threads. The Ryzen... Read more...
According to a recent leak, the very first Ryzen 4000 Renoir-based laptops could be launching as soon as next Monday. However, these aren't the only Ryzen 4000 processors on the docket from AMD; a new leak confirms that Ryzen 4000 desktop-based APUs will be arriving soon. First of all, let's clear up any potential confusion. These Ryzen 4000 APUs will use the AM4 socket and will be based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. They also feature integrated Radeon GPUs. The forthcoming Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs, however, will be based on 7nm Zen 3 architecture and do not include onboard graphics. According to the leak from _rogame, the unnamed Ryzen 4000 APU has a stated frequency of 3.5GHz and... Read more...
We are still waiting for AMD to formally release its B550 chipset, though based previous leaks, we know its hardware partners have several planned B550 motherboard models. There's now even a picture of an actual B550 motherboard that is out in the wild. Not to be confused with AMD's B550A chipset for OEMs, B550 is a bit of a different beast and a true upgrade over the previous generation chipsets. Some background information is in order here. The B550A chipset is really an extension of the previous generation B450 chipset. It is only for OEM system builders, so you are not going to mosey over to Amazon or Newegg and find any B550A motherboards for sale. Technically, B550A offers support for PCI... Read more...
Motherboard makers can ill afford to let their foot off the gas pedal, not when there are now chipsets on the horizon. Intel is readying its Z490 chipset for its upcoming Comet Lake-S processors, while AMD is apparently prepping a B550 chipset for its Ryzen 3000 series. Meanwhile, Gigabyte is locked and loaded for both launches. Starting with the Z490 chipset, several Gigabyte-brand models were spotted at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website back in September. They included the following models... Z490 Aorus Elite Z490 D Z490 Gaming X Z490 UD Z490 White Z490M Z490M DS3H Z490M Gaming X Since then, there have been several new models listed at the EEC, including a few more that just showed... Read more...
AMD might soon be expanding its 500 series chipset beyond its sole offering, the X570. Over in China, there are rumblings about two additional 500 series chipsets making a debut soon, including the B550 and A520, both of which will represent more affordable options in the motherboard space for new and upgraded builds. This is not unexpected, given that AMD's 400 and 300 series chipsets both consist of multiple options as well—X470 (enthusiast), B450 (high-performance), X370 (enthusiast), B350 (high-performance), A320 (essential computing), and A300 (small form factors). As things currently stand, the X570 is the top option for new and upgraded builds in the mainstream desktop space. It... Read more...