AMD’s Ryzen 3000 desktop series is probably the most awaited computer hardware launch this year. Both Ryzen 1000 and 2000 series were major launches from AMD in 2017 and 2018, respectively and both of them were incredibly successful due to their insane price to performance ratios. Historically AMD has struggled quite a bit against Intel with their Bulldozer series of chips which again had a lot of unique design choices like the introduction of Clustered MultiThreading but fell flat on its face due to poor execution and various bottlenecks in the architecture itself (Detailed Here).
Ryzen brought AMD back in the CPU game and the 2000 series was where it really shined, having mitigated a lot of the memory compatibility issues present in the 1000 series. This is why the Ryzen 3000 series is so exciting because it will bring major performance improvements to the already well performing Ryzen 2000 series. We only got a tease at CES but rumors suggest significantly higher clock speeds with increased cores making up a bulk of the improvements.
New X570 Boards From AsRock
The Ryzen 3000 series will continue to be on the AM4 chipset which is great news for people who already own an AM4 board. But it doesn’t hurt to upgrade as there can be compatibility issues and missing out on some core features brought on by a new platform. x470 boards with Ryzen 2000 series chips brought support for Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2.0. Ryzen 3000 series chips with x570 boards will bring support for PCIe 4.0. Although TomsHardware in one of their articles stated “We spoke with AMD representatives, who confirmed that 300- and 400-series AM4 motherboards can support PCIe 4.0. AMD will not lock the out feature, instead it will be up to motherboard vendors to validate and qualify the faster standard on its motherboards on a case-by-case basis. Motherboard vendors that do support the feature will enable it through BIOS updates, but those updates will come at the discretion of the vendor. As mentioned below, support could be limited to slots based upon board, switch, and mux layouts.”
Coming to the new boards from ASRock, leaked from EEC Filings as reported by VideoCardz.
- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X
- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 6
- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4
- ASRock X570 Extreme4
- ASRock X570 Taichi
- ASRock X570 Pro4
- ASRock X570 Pro4 R2.0
- ASRock X570M Pro4
- ASRock X570M Pro4 R2.0
The lineup seems fairly standard but there are a few new additions. The Phantom Gaming X seems to be a new series for the AM4 chipset and could be a high-end option. The Phantom Gaming 6 had a variant for the z390 chipset, but it seems X570 will be getting one too.
The X470 Taichi is regarded as one of the best motherboards for the AM4 chipset, it had great power delivery and a high-end VRMs setup. Hopefully this can carry over to the X570 board.
These boards will probably launch with the release of the Ryzen 3000 series chips somewhere around in May.