Biostar Reveals X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard – PCIe Gen 4 and More

Biostar Reveals X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard - PCIe Gen 4 and More

Biostar Reveals X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard – PCIe Gen 4 and More

We all know that AMD’s next-generation CPUs and motherboards will be showcased at Computex. AMD has been hinting it, motherboard makers have been teasing it and Ryzen 3rd Generation’s mid-2019 release window makes Computex 2019 the perfect venue for a paper launch, or at a minimum a prime location for some hardware showcases. 

With Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will come X570 series motherboards, packing support for AMD’s next-generation processors out of the box while packing more optimised power designs, more optimal component placements and features that older X470 and X370 mainboards lack. 

Biostar has revealed their X570 Racing GT8 motherboard ahead of Computex, listing PCIe 4.0 capabilities within its specifications, DDR4 memory support up to 4,000MHz and a 12-phase VRM design that draws power from an 8+4 power configuration. An image of Biostar’s X570 Racing GT8 is available below. 

The listing of 4000MHz support suggests that 3rd generation Ryzen processors will support faster memory, as Biostar’s X470 GT8 motherboard is listed with 3200+MHz support. 

Biostar Reveals X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard - PCIe Gen 4 and More  

Biostar’s specifications sheet states that the X570GT8 offers three M.2 slots, each of which is said to support PCIe 4.0. Strangely, these ports are also listed with 32Gb/s capabilities, which is the same speeds that are offered by PCIe 3.0 x4 configurations. This is a strange conflict, as M.2 slots with PCIe 4.0 x4 configurations should offer 64Gb/s transfer rates. 

The motherboard also features active cooling on its chipset heatsink, suggesting that the chipset may produce more heat than AMD’s X470 equivalent. This X570GT8 also features three PCIe x16 lanes in a 16x, 8x, 4x (shared with chipset) configuration. These PCIe lanes are not explicitly listed as PCIe 4.0, though PCIe 4.0 support is likely. 

Biostar Reveals X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard - PCIe Gen 4 and More  

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