Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is planning to launch their new X570 chipset, with rumored PCIe 4.0 support. Leaked slides from an insider presentation from Gigabyte show that the X570 chipset is launching at Computex 2019, which will take place in June 2019. The slides were leaked on a Taiwanese website, called Gamers.tw.
If the leaked information is true, this is big news, especially for gamers on the AMD platform. The upcoming 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 series processors, based on the 7nm Zen 2 platform, will also launch at around the same time, as they will be based on the X570 chipset.
The leaked slide shows that the X570 chipset is indeed launching at Computex 2019. Another thing to note here is that the slide does confirm that X570 will support ALL Ryzen processors, including the previous generations. This shows that AMD is dedicated to their AM4 platform. After a simple BIOS update, even the old B350/X370 chipset motherboards will support Ryzen 3000 series processors too, given that they use AM4 socket.
The PCIe 4.0 support is an exciting thing too. With a lot faster bandwidth compared to PCIe 3.0 (16 GT/s), the X570 boards will work perfectly with PCIe 4.0 supported GPUs, like the AMD Radeon Instinct and the upcoming AMD Navi GPUs.
With AMD ramping up their game and dominating the CPU market shares, the competition in the CPU market is strong. And thanks to competition, us consumers get to see major developments in the industry. We’ll know more about the AMD X570 as time goes by, stay tuned.