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AMD's X570 chipset to launch at Computex 2019 with PCIe 4.0 support

Matisse is starting to look a lot like ROME

AMD's X570 chipset to launch at Computex 2019 with PCIe 4.0 support

AMD's X570 chipset to launch at Computex 2019 with PCIe 4.0 support

AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors will no doubt be one of the biggest consumer hardware releases in 2019, bringing AMD's Zen 2 processor cores to the masses with 7nm lithography.   

With a new series of processors will come a new selection of motherboards, with X570 succeeding X470. It is worth noting that both 400-series and 300-series AMD motherboards will be updated to support Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, but only new 500 series boards are guaranteed support out of the box and will enable the processor's full feature set. 

According to slides from Gamer.com.tw, which our sources confirm to be legitimate at the time of writing, AMD's X570 chipset will be launched at Computex, with Ryzen 3rd Generation "Matisse" processors being announced within a similar timeframe. 

These slides also state that Matisse will be an "all PCIe Gen4 Solution", which suggests that X570 will support PCIe 4.0, making it the first series of consumer motherboards to support PCIe 4.0. 

Taking these thoughts to their logical conclusion, we can see that Matisse takes a lot more from ROME than just their 7nm Zen 2 core design, adding PCIe 4.0 support into the mix, just like AMD's EPYC 2 processors. The timeframe market in this slide also suggests a mid-2019 release timeframe for Ryzen 3000 series processors. This makes sense given AMD's intention to release EPYC 2nd Generation processors first. 

AMD's X570 chipset to launch at Computex 2019 with PCIe 4.0 support  

As with all future product roadmaps, this release schedule is subject to change, though the addition of PCIe 4.0 should give us a lot to ponder over regarding the connectivity options of Ryzen 3000 series CPUs/motherboards. 

PCIe 4.0 offers a 2x bandwidth increase over PCIe 3.0, making faster M.2 drives possible while enabling the same possibilities as PCIe 3.0 while using half the number of PCIe lanes (on PCIe 4.0 compatible devices). For the low PCIe lane count on Ryzen processors, PCIe 4.0 could be used to deliver a 2x increase in bandwidth, which if configured correctly will offer a variety of new storage/connectivity options for AMD users, though this relies on the availability of PCIe 4.0 devices.  

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