MSI TALKS X570 PRICES

The CEO of MSI, Charles Chiang, has been in the media with a release warning that AM4 X570 motherboards will be more expensive. The MSI X570 Godlike is likely to be $600 at launch. There will be many more affordable motherboards available.

AMD has designed the X570 themselves instead of farming it out to ASmedia. The design is apparently very complicated and it needs a fair bit of power.

AMD has published some specs already.

  • Up to sixteen PCIe 4.0 Lanes
  • 8x USB SuperSpeed+ 10Gbps
  • Up to 12 SATA 6Gbps Ports
  • 4x USB HiSpeed 480Mbps
  • PLUS all of the PCIe 4.0, USB, and storage I/O from the AMD Ryzen Processor

The X570 should be fine with the R5 2400G which has less PCI Express lanes as the chipset can breakout more lanes with a crossbar. With a single video card this should not be a problem. Dual card may pose a problem which would be better served with the Ryzen 3000 series processors which provide more PCIe lanes.

The X570 has more USB 3.1 support and motherboards are now offering a type-C connector now that more mobile phones are using it for charging etc.

AMD RYZEN 3000 SERIES PROCESSORS

  • Ryzen 5 3600 6C/12T 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W 32MB L3 Cache 
  • Ryzen 5 3600X 6C/12T 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W 32MB L3 Cache 
  • Ryzen 7 3700X 8C/16T 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W 32MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 7 3800X 8C/16T 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W 32MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 9 3900X 12C/24T 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W 64MB L3 Cache

PREMIUM X570 MOTHERBOARDS

AMD has all of their motherboard partner’s flagship boards on display with links to each vendors respective product page. The MSI X570 Godlike motherboard comes with a PCIe 10GBASE-T card and another card for M.2 support in a slot.

NO B550 MOTHERBOARDS YET

Checking around found no B550 motherboards suggesting the existing stock will continue for some time to come. When E3 comes up there may be some news on the B550 for more mainstream gaming needs.