Dr. Lisa Su teases AMD Zen 4 CPU details on Monday, Gigabyte promises AM5 motherboards
Gigabyte announced its intention to showcase AM5 motherboards at this year’s Computex with support for AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 CPUs, and tacitly assumed that AMD might be talking about its new-generation Ryzen processors during Dr. Lisa Su’s Computex CEO keynote Monday morning.
Therefore Dr Su himself has been tweeting Big picture of the upcoming processor, I’d say it’s set by now.
In its Computex press release Gigabyte has a bright future Showcasing “AMD Socket AM5 motherboards with advanced design and extensive PCIe 5.0 graphics slots and M.2 Gen5 interface capabilities.”
Oh yes, there will be pins in that socket, not on the CPU itself. AMD is getting more and more like Intel every day…
We also know that the AM5 socket used on upcoming X670 motherboards will provide DDR5 support for the first time on AMD platforms. One memory brand even said it would support higher native RAM speeds compared to the Intel Alder Lake platform that originally debuted.
ASRock also kind of confirmed that it will also be showing X670 motherboards because Tohsaka Komachi discovers a private YouTube Video via Twitter. This details a number of upcoming Zen 4 motherboards, as well as…sorry when I swallow this bit of bile in my throat…the NFT version of the Intel Riptide board “co-designed by thousands”.
The video description reads: “ASRock showcased a series of motherboards based on the revolutionary AMD X670 chipset. The new motherboards are equipped with many exciting features and new technologies such as PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 capabilities, crazy IO capabilities including support for Thunderbolt 4.0 Support has pushed the X670 platform further into the high-end desktop category.
“ASRock has also gone all out in VRM design, with a total of 26-phase SPS Dr.MOS design on the X670E Taichi, which is the most powerful AM5 product that ASRock can offer.”
AMD’s Computex keynote sounds like it’s going to be mostly on the desktop side, which means we’re expecting a Zen 4 release, chips hitting the stage again, and maybe, just maybe, some RDNA 3 graphics cards getting a mention too.
The keynote will take place on Monday, May 23rd at 2pm Taipei time, which is 2am ET, 11pm PT (somewhat confusingly, Sunday the 22nd) and 7am UK time.