After months of speculations, AMD finally showed off its Ryzen 3000 family of processors earlier at Computex 2019. Thanks to the 7nm technology, AMD claims that the upcoming processors will provide better memory support, higher clock rates as well as higher core counts at the high-end. In case you were wondering if you’ll need to upgrade your computer’s motherboard, then you’ll be glad to know that AMD has assured all of the processors will support 400-series motherboards.
If you are familiar with AMD, then this latest news shouldn’t come off as a massive surprise. Over the years, AMD has been popular among consumers due to the versatility and value the chip manufacturer. As a result, the company has revealed that users won’t notice any differences in case they decide to run processors in older motherboards.
Talking about the latest support, Donny Woligroski said, “Just because the X570 exists, and just because the X570 is the most advanced chipset you can get in 2019, that doesn’t mean that the B450 or X470 chipsets are no longer relevant.”
He continues, “If someone’s searching for a platform, and doesn’t really need that enthusiast-class PCIe Gen4 storage, or you’re not planning to buy a PCIe Gen 4 graphics card in the next six months to a year, it makes a lot of sense to look at those lower-tier boards like the X470 and B450, which will offer the same performance on those 3rd Gen Ryzen processors as the X570 will.”
However, you should note that the selling point of X570 remains to be the support for Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 GPUS or the upcoming PCIe 4.0 SSD. While it’ll be interesting to see how the upcoming hardware performs in X570, it’s good to see that AMD continues to provide value for its consumers with support for older models.