Biostar leaks flagship AM4 X570 motherboard details


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AMD is expected to announce its much anticipated Ryzen 3000 series of processors at Computex 2019. Along with that, we also expect to hear about its new flagship chipset, the rumored X570 platform. However, thanks to Biostar, we can get an early glimpse of what the X570 chipset will offer.

Biostar has ended up leaking its flagship socket AM4 X570 motherboard, by way of a PDF catalog posted to its website. The Racing X570GT8 motherboard looks similar in aesthetics to Biostar's other motherboards in its Racing series, which is certainly an acquired taste. More interesting though is the focus on power delivery.

The Racing X570GT8 sports a 12-phase VRM, presumably to accommodate 12-core and 16-core Ryzen 3000 parts. It's also interesting to see a fan on the chipset itself, which gives traction to the speculation that the chipset's power envelope will be substantially higher than AMD's 400-series chipsets, primarily due to the PCIe 4.0 connections.

The board comes with three PCIe x16 slots (x16, x8, x4), and while the specifications sheet doesn't explicitly say so, they should be PCIe 4.0; rumors have long suggested that AMD's X570 chipset would be the first to support the new PCIe 4.0 specification.

Memory support has been something of a chink in the armor for Ryzen, as frequency thresholds have been relatively low on past generations. It's a good sign to see DDR4-4000 support (after overclocking), indicating that AMD has overcome some of the past memory limitations of early Ryzen platforms. There has been talk about Zen 2 supporting BIOS settings allowing for memory overclocking up to 5000 MHz, but we'll have to wait and see about that.

Other amenities include USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and three M.2 slots -- one being denoted as "PCIe Gen 4 x4" and capable of 32 Gb/s of throughput. We'll see how many of these specifications are substantiated at Computex this year.

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I think I'll be building at least one of these machines later this year with this chipset. It looks like the complete package for 2019 assuming the expected inclusion of PCIe 4.0.

It'll be the first AMD powered machine I will have built for my own personal day to day use since about 2004! After a long history of all Intel since Core 2 I think this could be where the Intel train derails for me. Higher end memory support should signify a more refined memory controller and chipset, all good news for Zen 2 performance.
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Honestly, all I want for gaming, streaming and minor content creation is an 8core/16thread processor for home use, that gets close to matching Intel's IPC, Threadripper is nice but I just built a work PC using the ASUS Dominus mobo board and although insanely expensive it more than gets the job done.


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If the X570 BIOS is *still* incapable of two full x16 PCIE slots, then (to me) this isn't much of an improvement.
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This will 1 st be a try out on the marked. so if they get full 32 gb speed up down with gtx rtx amd vega ans o on. it would be enormous fps ingames. just remember version 1 of motherboard is a try out. so if we get version 2 later or bios update to get more better performance and so on. cad programs written for this cryengine 5.0 uningine 5.0 3dmark must be there too. all you have of games programs must now support pcie 4.0-5.0 pcie. so what comes after these pcie.
a big job to get new hardware. and will all work. ddr5-ddr? (future)