AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

 

At CES 2017 AMD has revealed their AM4 series of motherboards, these motherboards will be compatible with AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs and Bristol Ridge APUs and will make up AMD's 2017 product lineup.

AMD has confirmed that all AM4 CPUs will be overclockable, with every CPU containing an unlocked multiplier. This is in contrast to Intel who only allows overclocking on select K-series SKUs, all of which command a hefty price premium. 

AMD's AM4 motherboard lineup will come with five different chipset versions, three of which are capable of overclocking and most of which contain native USB 3.1 Gen 2 support. 

  

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards  

Looking at these feature sets we can see that AMD's AM4 platform scales from the low-end of the PC market to the high end, with the ability to offer overclocking compatibility with a range of different chipsets and feature sets. Unlike Intel, where overclocking limited to their Z/X-series chipsets, AMD allowing motherboard manufacturers to offer OC support with several different chipsets, allowing more affordable overclocking ready motherboards to be manufactured.   

It looks like AMD are aiming to make their AM4 series motherboards affordable while still offering a modern feature set, which should hopefully allow AMD to deliver a great price/performance ratio with Ryzen. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's AM4 series motherboards on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-01-2017, 05:30:26

g0ggles1994
Finally more confirmations, shame that all the mATX boards seen are the low end chipsets, I'm just praying that I can get an mATX X370 board. I really don't want to have to sell my 804.Quote

07-01-2017, 05:53:33

AlienALX
This is a great idea tbh. Intel usually only offer overclocking on the most expensive boards which is BS.

Mind you having said that AMD have always offered far more boards than Intel does because AMD make their own chipsets so don't have to apply for or pay licensing fees per socket like all of the AIBs do. I would imagine that is why you can still buy a plethora of AMD boards for AMD3 CPUs and why we were still seeing new 970 and 990 boards up until a few weeks ago.Quote

07-01-2017, 07:51:35

Kleptobot
Looking forward to seeing if there are any itx boards that will overclock well. Thinking about doing a lot quasi sff build with a heap of water cooling stuff tooQuote

07-01-2017, 11:06:24

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Kleptobot View Post
Looking forward to seeing if there are any itx boards that will overclock well. Thinking about doing a lot quasi sff build with a heap of water cooling stuff too
I wouldn't expect any overclocking. Cramming 8 phases or more onto an ITX board is seriously difficult. I would imagine what you will get is something like the Asrock X99 board that can take a 5820k to 4ghz or run a stock 5960x.

Looking like AMD are going to disable overclocking on smaller/cheaper boards. Good idea ! I can not even begin to start on how many older boards fried when they released the X6. People just didn't understand that the VRMs were lacking or not even cooled properly. Loads of MSI boards caught fire. It was made worse when the Bulldozer chips came along too. So many boards listing them as working but could not even hold them at stock without burning up.Quote

07-01-2017, 11:29:10

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Finally more confirmations, shame that all the mATX boards seen are the low end chipsets, I'm just praying that I can get an mATX X370 board. I really don't want to have to sell my 804.
The mATX X370 platform might not be necessary as the only thing I see that it has over the lower end segment (B350) is SLI/Crossfire capabilities. Since very few will Crossfire or SLI using an mATX board, that makes sense. All other features appear, at least to me, available with the B350 models.Quote
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