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Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured

Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured

Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured

Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured

 
Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured, showcasing what we can expect from AMD low-mid range AM4 products. One board here uses the AMD B350 chipset and has a single PCIe 16x lane while the other has dual PCIe 16x slots while also supporting M.2 storage and additional SATA connections and |USB ports. 
 
Looking at these two motherboard designs it seems that both use AMD's mid-range B350 chipset, which will support AMD's Bristol Ridge APUs and Zen based Summit Ridge CPUs, allowing this platform to scale for low-end budget oriented systems all the way to AMD's high-end Zen lineup. 

  

Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured  Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured

 

One of the biggest changes when moving from AM3+ to AM4 is that all of AMD's new CPUs are now SoCs, completely integrating what would traditionally be referred to as the "southbridge" or "chipset". Now the additional chips on the traditional "southbridge" location of the motherboard are designed to offer additional PCIelane connectivity and/or SATA or USB connections to the CPU. 

 


  
Two Gigabyte AM4 motherboards have been pictured  

 

Right now it is expected that AMD's AM4 platform will not be released until early 2017, alongside AMD's Zen CPU launch. This will be the first major CPU release to system builders for several years, with the company expecting to gain a lot of market share from Intel with competitive pricing and system performance. 

 

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte's pictured AM4 motherboards on the OC3D Forums

 

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01-11-2016, 09:28:18

Kushiro
What about my PCI slot

Still got an old sound card that uses itQuote

01-11-2016, 09:33:13

AlienALX
Gigabyte cutting it to the bone. No VRM cooling, so this board will not work with the decent Zen chips. I'd say that is a £45 board.Quote

01-11-2016, 10:36:28

Kushiro
I thought this one was the budget one? It would be understandable that it didnt cool them.Quote

01-11-2016, 10:49:06

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
I thought this one was the budget one? It would be understandable that it didnt cool them.
Yeah, these are likely budget-oriented boards for prebuilt systems and budget-oriented PCs.

If it is not intended for overclocking additional cooling isn't entirely necessary.Quote

01-11-2016, 14:12:32

tgrech
Surely AM4 launches alongside Bristol Ridge, rather than Zen?, meaning these boards should hit the market fairly soon.Quote
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