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AMD's AM4 motherboards are rumoured to launch in October

AMD's AM4 motherboards are rumoured to launch in October

AMD's AM4 motherboards are rumoured to launch in October

AMD's AM4 motherboards are rumoured to launch in October

 

This article was possible thanks to information provided by Kilbane on the OC3D Forums.  

 

Rumour has it that AMD will be revealing their upcoming AM4 motherboard platform in October, with DDR4 memory support, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 and NVMe storage support. 

At this moment specific details on AMD's AM4 platform are scarce, but we do know that AMD has integrated both the northbridge and southbridge onto the CPU, allowing the AM4 platform to be compatible with both AMD's upcoming APUs and CPUs, making AM4 a unified AMD socket.  

This means that both AMD's high-end and low-end CPU lineups will be using the same socket, giving future AMD users a lot of CPU upgrade room and giving PC builders a lot of versatility. Some gamers may opt to start off with a mid-tier APU and then upgrade to a dedicated GPU and then a higher-end CPU in the future, which is great for consumers. 

  AMD's AM4 motherboards are rumoured to launch in October  

In late 2016 AMD should be launching their AM4 compatible Bristol Ridge APUs and will be launching their Zen-powered Summit Ridge CPUs in late 2016 or early 2017. Later in 2017 AMD is expected to launch their Zen based Raven Ridge of APUs, moving their APU platform to 14nm FinFET and to AMD's most recent CPU and GPU architectures.

 

 Bristol RidgeSummit RidgeRaven Ridge
CPU ArchitectureExcavatorZenZen
Core Countup to 4up to 8up to 4
Thread Countup to 4up to 16up to 8
Process node28nm14nm14nm
GPU ArchitectureGCN 3.0-GCN 4.0
SocketAM4AM4AM4
Memory supportDDR4DDR4DDR4
Launch timeframe20162016/2017Late 2017

 

We will continue to give you more information on AMD's AM4 platform as we learn more. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's AM4 platform on the OC3D Forums

 

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30-08-2016, 07:03:01

Damien c
Zen looks interesting and hopefully is close to the claims that AMD have made, I hope it's not another Bulldozer.Quote

30-08-2016, 09:38:04

dwatterworth
It would be great to see a simplified number of chipset variants as well on the consumer side.Quote

30-08-2016, 11:33:59

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
Zen looks interesting and hopefully is close to the claims that AMD have made, I hope it's not another Bulldozer.
Jim Keller man, Jim Keller.Quote

30-08-2016, 11:37:52

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Jim Keller man, Jim Keller.
You know he works at Tesler now right? He left AMD aaaaages ago.Quote

30-08-2016, 11:40:25

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
You know he works at Tesler now right? He left AMD aaaaages ago.
Yeah he basically did what he had to do then went off in search of adventure elsewhere. I mean, why would AMD pay him when he's done what they asked?

TBH I have faith that he did it right. Of course they could monumentally mess it up but that would be pretty hard. The issue with Bulldozer was the design. AMD did everything to refine it but it just stank from the very beginning really.Quote
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