High-end AMD AM4 Chipset Leaked; Supports Multi-GPU Rendering
With the launch of their Zen-based Summit Ridge processor series, AMD is going to move towards a unified AMD AM4 socket. The new platform will combine the company’s upcoming CPU and APU families under one roof.
However, to be able to use these processors in that socket, you will want a chipset to support it. In that regard, new slides have just hit the web which reveal new details about the high-end AM4 board called the AMD X370 chipset, along with others.
AMD X370 is the most high-end chipset that will support the multi-GPU rendering (CrossFire and SLI) as well as two full x16 Gen 3.0 PCI Express slots. The prefix ‘X’ is for Extreme which indicates that the chipset is meant for overclocking.
The enthusisasts can definitely use the X370 board to achieve record-breaking performance using LN2 setups. Further, the chipset will allow AIB partners to add additional lanes through a PLX chip although that would also add to the cost.
Next up is the mainstream chipset, the AMD B350 which offers full performance but with less tweaking options. The chipset sports 6 Gen 2 lanes for those who don’t go multi-GPU, along with the latest DDR4 memory controller offering up to 2400MHz bandwidth. In addition, B350 offers various I/O capabilities including PCI-e Gen 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe and SATA Express support.
The low-end chipsets include the A320 and A300 series. These are intended for users who want decent capabilities for a low price. The A320 replaces the 760G and A68H based platforms, and retains most of the features from B350 but there will be no overclocking support. The A300 has limited functionalities but allows for great small form factor and HTPC builds.