New Ryzen X370 Motherboards Leaked
Today’s spin of the Ryzen Wheel of Rumors has brought us news that ASUS, Biostar and Gigabyte may currently be developing X370 motherboards for the new AMD processor. Whether or not these would be launched at the same time as the Ryzen is currently unknown, as is how much they would cost, though they could be priced as low as $100.
It is no surprise that several manufacturers are already jumping on the Ryzen bandwagon as the rumors swirling around the new AMD CPU indicate it will be an absolute showstopper: unconfirmed Ryzen benchmarks show that it will beat almost everything Intel’s Kaby Lake line has to offer except the very top end, while also costing quite a bit less. Though initially Intel CEO Krzanich said he was not too worried about the competition, with the latest news coming out it could very well be he has changed his mind.
The new X370 motherboards would likely make use of the Ryzen’s die-cast casing for an optimal effect, as well as offer a slew of other features to make full use of the new CPU family’s performance. There will likely be several variants from each manufacturer, with appearances by Gigabyte’s Aorus brand and ASUS’ Crosshair and Prime models. Whether or not these new mobos will also be tailored toward AMD’s other new product, the Vega GPU, is yet unknown.
Though at time of writing next to nothing is known about these new X370 motherboards, it’s clear that the imminent launch of the Ryzen has made many tech manufacturers sit up and take notice. What the Ryzen will actually be able to do, we’ll know in March, until then we’ll just have to see what else will come of this sudden, and maybe necessary, Ryzen shakeup in techland.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.