New Chipsets and Motherboards AMD and its motherboard partners today debuted a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two upcoming desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors: the X370 and X300. X370 chipset-based motherboards are designed for those who need the most performance, cutting-edge features, and superior I/O connectivity from their PCs including support for overclocking1, and dual graphics. For users looking for performance in a more compact size, the X300 chipset also features an AMD Ryzen-ready AM4 socket while utilizing the mini-ITX size ideal for small form factor PCs. Both chipsets take full advantage of innovative technology features including:
Dual-channel DDR4 memory
M.2 SATA devices
USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2
PCIe® 3.0 capability2
AM4 chipsets provide dedicated PCIe lanes for USB, graphics, data and other I/O, providing a powerful, scalable and reliable computing experience and bringing the benefit of future-ready technologies. Motherboards on display at CES 2017 include:
Looks like the X370 chipset is the only one that supports Crossfire/SLI and only 2x8. 8 lanes of PCIe 2.0 from the chipset, 32 total with 16 from the CPU, ah. Not 32 from the CPU, 32 total with the best chipset. So very much like Intel.
Why do all these chipsets have to have similar naming schemes?
I mean did AMD really have to use B- and X- to identify their parts? Why not use any of the other 20 letters of the alphabet that aren't already in use by Intel? I can just see somebody trying to stick an i5 into one of these boards.
VGA! LOL! I laugh but I can say that my son's monitor actually has VGA on it and so I guess if the HDMI broke at least it is there allowing him and I to use the monitor til we could truly afford to buy a replacement monitor. Still though I find it hilarious that VGA would still be included.
In regards to MSI motherboards I have seen enough complaints about them and the most complaints about them as compared to any other manufacturer of motherboards and so I will definitely stay away from their products. Also why would I go to what they offer when Gigabyte has never done me wrong?