AMD AM4 Chipset Specifications: Mainstream B350, Low-end A320
AMD AM4 Chipsets have started to make their way to the physical retailers. These include the mainstream B350 AMD AM4 Chipset as well as the more low-end A320 AMD AM4 chipset. AMD has promised the Zen chipset will be coming out soon.
AMD has made a huge move with their AM4 platform which will enable the unification of both the FM and AM platforms. What this means in plain English is that Gen7 APUs and Zen will be compatible with the same motherboard.
AMD AM4 Chipsets will support PCIe Gen3 and USB3.1 Gen2 natively. This ensures the coexistence of AMD CPUs and APUs. However, if you are planning on upgrading then it would be wise to do a compatibility check before making actual purchases.
The B350 AMD AM4 chipset has the following features:
- 2x USB3.1 Gen2,
- 2x USB3.1 Gen1
- 6x USB2.0
- SATA III lanes
- 1x SATA-E
- 6X PCIe Gen2 lanes
- SATA RAID supported at 0, 1, and 10
- 5.8W TDP
A320 AMD AM4 chipset is not something that we can recommend for gaming or heavy workloads. It is comparatively low-end so it will be used for light office use or if you do not use your setup for much more than browsing the web and media viewing. The chipset will lose a USB 3.1 Gen2 channel as well as 2x PCIe Gen2 lanes.
This was all about the Mainstream B350 and Low-end A320 chipsets. We will find out more as time passes and we will keep you updated about the pricing and availability of these AMD AM4 Chipsets. AMD is taking a step in the right direction and we appreciate that, as will many other team red fans out there.
Let us know what you think about these AMD AM4 Chipsets and whether or not you will be making the shift. Will it be worth it?