The AMD-B550-motherboards bring, PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but let older Ryzen CPUs behind

The AMD-B550-motherboards bring, PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but let older Ryzen CPUs behind

If the AMD-excellent Ryzen 3000-series processors, released last summer, snatching the desktop computing crown from Intel, one of its most important features is the support for the lightning-fast PCIe 4.0 interface-but only if you have purchased an expensive X570 motherboard also. Not more. After months of constant leaks (and the constant longing that AMD confirmed by enthusiasts) on Tuesday that it was revealed to the masses brings PCIe 4.0 with the announcement of the B550 motherboard, along with two very cheap new Ryzen 3-series processors.

The twist? Motherboards with the B550 chipset not start until June 16. But if you have already waited for a long time, without splurging on a X570 upgrade, what’s a couple of months?

Update: rotate other is revealed on the day, Ryzen 3 3000 series processor reviews lifted? B550 boards, no support for older 1st – and 2nd-gen Ryzen processors. You are only-support-3rd-gen-Ryzen 3000 chips, along with newer chip architecture with AMD’s upcoming Zen-3″. The older chips do not support PCIe 4.0 and will work well with existing B450-boards. On the bright side, the mainstream-B550-boards are a full 20 usable PCIe 4.0 support-tracks, so you will be able to run a PCIe-4.0-SSD and PCIe 4.0 graphics card, if you wish.

AMD will also continue to support the AM4 socket to the front, but chipset support is always…complicated. You can read about it here. Our original story continues below.

B550-boards are exactly what you expected: they are like the existing B450 mainstream Ryzen motherboards, built to be backwards-compatible AM4 socket, but with support for PCIe 4.0. The cutting-edge interface, promises faster speeds for each device that uses it, but it is particularly advantageous for the storage. PCIe 4.0 SSDs hit to reach incredible speeds—and this is the first wave of the technology does not even come close to maxing out the potential. Check out our PCI 4.0 primer if you want to know more.

[ read More: The best CPUs for gaming ]

ryzen lineup AMD

The new Ryzen 3 processors to join existing Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 CPUs in AMD 3rd gen lineup.

It remains to be seen how expensive the boards are, however. PCIe 4.0 achieves much of its speed frequencies is increased by faster clock, which means that more heat. Existing X570 motherboard is quite versatile, the improved heat sink and chipset fans to tame the temperatures. If B550 boards need similar hardware, you are sure to be more expensive than the previous-generation x50-class Ryzen boards.

Ryzen 3 companies

you need to couple of PCIe 4.0 motherboards with a Ryzen 3000-series processor to unlock their fantastic speeds, and announced that the purpose of AMD, a couple of inexpensive 7nm 3rd gen Ryzen 3 processors today. The $99 Ryzen 3 3100 and $120 Ryzen 3 3300X, the two four-core, eight-thread chips, designed for 65 watts, and with the full PCIe 4.0 support in tow. The cheap Ryzen 3 3100 sports a 3.6 GHz base clock and 3.9 GHz boost clock, while the Ryzen 3 3300X ups speeds up to 3.8 GHz base and 4.3 GHz boost for $20 more. Are you looking for land, in may, far ahead of the B550, oddly enough.

in contrast to Intel’s Core i3 processors, Ryzen 3 chips, the integrated graphics is missing, so you need to pair the new chips with a discrete graphics card.

stack The burning question: How does the AMD quad-core, 3rd gen Ryzen 3 chips against the $85 Ryzen 3 1600AF, a available budget barnstormer, packs six cores and twelve threads, but at lower frequencies (and without PCIe 4.0)? The wait time for the benchmarks should not last long. 

Update: The new CPUs look pretty damn good, according to reviews of the Hardware without packaging, Tom’s Hardware, Anandtech, and others—especially the $120 Ryzen 3 3300X, which holds its own against Intel’s older Core i7-7700K flagship. The 7700K was Intel the last four cores, eight Threads, champion, and costs $350, if it is introduced in 2017. We have not yet reviewed the new processors yet, but they have in hand. 

editors note: published This article originally on April 21, 2020, when the new parts were announced, but has been updated on 7. May with new information.

note: If you buy something after clicking on links in our articles, we can make a small Commission that I earn. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.

Released on Thu, 07 May 2020 20:05:00 +0000

Leave a Comment