1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

AMD assures Ryzen 3000 will perform equally across B450, X470, and X570

By onetheycallEric · 14 replies
Jun 2, 2019
Post New Reply
  1. AMD finally trotted out its 7nm Ryzen 3000 family of processors at Computex 2019. AMD promises higher instructions per clock, better memory support, higher clock rates, and more cores at the top end. With the new chips, AMD is also maintaining most of its impressive socket compatibility, meaning owners of older motherboards can upgrade to AMD's newest CPU, X570 compatibility incongruities aside.

    Versatility and value are two of AMD's biggest platform strengths, and the chip maker is doubling down on both by promising older 400-series motherboards won't make any compromises in terms of performance with Ryzen 3000.

    "Just because the X570 exists, and just because the X570 is the most advanced chipset you can get in 2019, that doesn’t mean that the B450 or X470 chipsets are no longer relevant," says Donny Woligroski, who belongs to AMD's enthusiast desktop marketing team.

    “If someone’s searching for a platform, and doesn’t really need that enthusiast-class PCIe Gen4 storage, or you’re not planning to buy a PCIe Gen 4 graphics card in the next six months to a year, it makes a lot of sense to look at those lower-tier boards like the X470 and B450, which will offer the same performance on those 3rd Gen Ryzen processors as the X570 will," Woligroski explains.

    Indeed, the biggest reasons to migrate to a new X570 motherboard would be the Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 or the forthcoming PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Users looking at the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X might also consider an X570 motherboard, especially if overclocking becomes interesting -- doubly so for those holding out for a 16-core model.

    If early benchmarks are any indication, there's little reason to be concerned about Zen 2 performance on older boards, and it should be an exciting summer for CPUs.

    Permalink to story.

     
  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,610   +595

    "Indeed, the biggest reasons to migrate to a new X570 motherboard would be the Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 "
    That video card performs exactly the same on a pci-e 3.0 slot.
     
  3. godrilla

    godrilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +42

    I wonder if 1st version of Rdna takes advantage of the bandwidth if so how through a lower level APIs? Can you program to create a pcie bottleneck? I remember the 3d mark demo showed such thing.
     
  4. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,083   +3,629

    Well, within a few percentage points at best. AMD's PCIe 4.0 feature test using furmark was a bit misleading.
     
  5. godrilla

    godrilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +42

    If AMD makes next gen consoles PCIe 4.0 compatible can developers take advantage of that bandwidth?
     
  6. godrilla

    godrilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +42

    Does anyone know if PCIe 4.0 improves latency? I usually only hear bandwidth talked about but nothing on latency.
     
  7. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,083   +3,629

    Yes but there's no telling whether it would be a benefit or not. At the very least it means developers don't have to worry about PCIe bandwidth anymore for the time being.
     
  8. LogiGaming

    LogiGaming TS Addict Posts: 160   +146

    AMD: "You don´t need x570 to take full advantage of our new CPUs"
    Motherboard Vendors: "#%#"?? stfu!! We want to sell new mobos!"

    Consumers: "Happy days!"
     
  9. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 580   +469

    That's good to know as I haven't had my Rog Strix X470-f gaming for very long. I'm looking to drop a 3700X in it to replace my current 2700.
     
    veLa likes this.
  10. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 166   +354

    Mobo manufacturers..'Hey, Donny. Put the word out, mate. Sales of our B450 & X470 have just fallen off a cliff because of the X570 reveal, we've got mountains of the stuff to clear from our supply chain'.

    Donny..'No problem'.
     
    xxLCxx likes this.
  11. kingeri

    kingeri TS Rookie

    No mention of X370 or B350? Any performance difference would surely have to be artificially imposed, since my 2700X performs the same on my Strix X370-F and Strix X470-F.....
     
  12. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,515   +1,975

    just like with the previous version of the chipset they'll stop making the 4x0 version and the stocks will dry up fairly fast.
     
  13. Lounds

    Lounds TS Maniac Posts: 222   +139

    I hope Techspot do an article on 3000 series CPU's on B350 and X370 boards.
     
    Dimitrios likes this.
  14. godrilla

    godrilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +42

    From the compatibility chart it says that a bios update is needed.
     
    Lounds likes this.
  15. Lounds

    Lounds TS Maniac Posts: 222   +139

    Will be updating mine.
     

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...