Category: AM4

AMD MEMORY CONSIDERATIONS

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AMD Ryzen processors can work with 2 or 4 DIMMs for a dual channel operation. Each DIMM is 64-bit word size so using a pair of them achieves 128-bit width. By comparison enthusiast video cards use a 256-bit memory interface to further increase net bandwidth. Interneaving dynamic memory is the fastest solution. CPU SERIES MAX …

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MSI B550 LINEUP

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MSI has tweeted that they now have the B550 series motherboards posted on their website. MSI has long been a leader for AMD based systems and now that commitment is paying off with the Ryzen processors. MSI had to use more copper to handle PCIe 4.0 performance. MSI also has larger aluminum heat spreaders over …

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RYZEN B550 SUPPORT

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AMD has finally released a slide that outlines CPU support for various motherboard chipsets. Backwards compatibility is hampered due the unreasonably small 128 megabit BIOS chip used motherboards prior of X570 which uses a 256 megabit BIOS. Part of the problem is the cost of the 256 megabit hardware is more than double the cost …

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ASROCK B550AM MOTHERBOARD

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The AsRock B550AM motherboard is an OEM model that is being sold to system integrators. These images are courteous of Komachi of Japan. Immediately there is speculation that the B550A is really the B450X with a new AGESA that allows the use of PCIe 4.0 for the graphics card and SSD. A close look at …

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MSI BIOS FOR APU SUPPORT

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MSI has released the new 1.0.0.4 BIOS that now included support for the R3 2200G and R5 2400G processors. This new BIOS is available for all models of X570 made by MSI. This guide is using the BIOS flashback feature which is now becoming more common on motherboards. Due to the inability to use the …

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MSI X570-A PRO MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI X570-A PRO is a standard ATX motherboard for socket AM4. Standard ATX 9″ x 12″ Socket AM4 AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 support / AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Supports PCI Express 4.0 with a Ryzen 3000 series or above processor 4x DDR4 up to 128GB PCIe x16 slot 3x PCIe x1 …

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MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI X470 Gaming Plus motherboard is an entry level gaming platform. The MSRP is $120. Supports AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics and A-series / Athlon X4 Processors for Socket AM4 Supports DDR4-3466(OC) Memory DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost Mystic …

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AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS

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Some overclockers are running into problems with the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform. Part of the problem is that memory speeds are faster than JEDEC can update the standard. Intel has developed the XMP profile to support faster speeds and now with DDR4 they have XMP2. AMD supports XMP2 however the UEFI-BIOS may have to be …

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MSI A320M GRENADE MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI A320M grenade motherboard is a basic µATX for AMD Ryzen processors. Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / AthlonTM Processors for socket AM4 Support DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933(OC)/3200(OC) Mhz 2x DDR4 slots, 32GB maximum memory DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost EZ debug LED to quickly identify problems Click BIOS …

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MSI B350M BAZOOKA MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI B350M Bazooka motherboard is a basic µATX for AMD Ryzen processors. Supports Athlon™ Processors for socket AM4 Supports AMD Ryzen 1000, 2000 and 3000 series processors Support JEDEC DDR4-2933 4x DDR4 slots, 128GB maximum memory M.2 (key M) PCIe x4 Rear I/O DVI-D, HDMI, VGA Realtek 8111H LAN Realtek ALC892 audio DDR4 Boost: Give …

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