We’ve known for a while now that the AMD 3000 series processors are right around the corner so it comes as no surprise that motherboard manufacturers are gearing up for this launch. One of which in this case is the ASUS X570 series motherboards based on the AMD X570 chipset. The new chipset will thankfully be based around the popular AMD AM4 socket which will encourage cross-compatibility with older AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd generation CPUs.
In the latest leak, twelve new motherboards were found listed which will be a direct successor to the current AMD-based ASUS X470 series motherboards currently available today
AASUS X570 Motherboard Lineup:
- ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA
- ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO
- ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
- ROG CROSSHAIR VIII IMPACT
- ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING
- ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING
- ROG STRIX X570-I GAMING
- PRIME X570-P
- PRIME X570-PRO
- Pro WS X570-ACE
- TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
- TUF GAMING X570-PLUS
While exact features for each motherboard are unknown at this point, we can deduce that modern currently supported features for the current AMD Zen series processors will work for the AMD Zen 2 based CPUs. Some of these features include PBO2 (Precision Boost Overdrive), and XFR 2.0. It will be interesting to see if these auto overclocking features get their own upgrade as well, perhaps XFR 3.0?
PCI-E 4.0 has also been another talked about feature that we’re hoping makes its way into this particular launch. Last year, AMD announced that it would be an early adopter of PCI-E 4.0 and has since been speculated we will be witnessing a lunch this year.
Will 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs work on older motherboards?
The answer is most definitely: Yes. When the AMD Ryzen 2nd gen processors released, motherboard manufactures released BIOS updates for the older 1st gen boards to support the new processors. From a technical pinout standpoint, AMD Ryzen processors feature the same footpring across all generations so we expect the 3rd gen to stay the same.
So in the end, you may not need to upgrade to these fancy new ASUS X570 motherboards in order to take advantage of the AMD 3000 series RYZEN processors, however I definitely recommend them if you’re putting together a new build to take advantage of the new features the AMD X570 chipset will bring to the table.