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Old 16-10-2019, 05:53 PM   #1
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AMD B550A System Spotted: OEM Only Chipset, PCIe 3.0

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14983...m-only-pcie-30



In every motherboard generation on AMD's AM4 socket, we have seen a premium motherboard chipset and a more budget friendly chipset play out in the market. For the latest generation, focusing on Ryzen 3000 processors, we only have the X570 chipset in the market right now, and we're expecting to see a B550 chipset and motherboards built on that chipset at somepoint in the future. B550 hasn't been announced yet, but one avid Reddit user has spotted an OEM system built on the B550A chipset in stores. The existance of B550A has been verified by an AMD employee.

AMD’s B550A chipset belongs to the company’s Promontory-LP family (B450) and therefore supports 2+4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 links, and six USB 2.0 connectors. The chipset is supposed to support overclocking, but since it is only available to OEMs, it is up to them to support the feature. The key capabilty of the B550A is that is has been validated to support AMD's Ryzen 3000 desktop processors.

One of the interesting things to note here is that AMD’s B550 chipset has not been announced yet. In fact, the existence of the B550A was confirmed by an AMD employee in a Reddit comment. It was confirmed that B550A is an OEM version of one of AMD's chipsets based on that Promontory-LP hardware. It is unknown at this point if B550 will act more like B550A, or rather like X570.
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Old 16-10-2019, 06:19 PM   #2
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Going by past releases this month should be able to see B550...
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Intel Core i5 6500
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MSI B150A GAMING PRO
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Zotac GTX970
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KLEVV FIT4 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz
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Dell U2414H
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
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LG GH20N
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NZXT H440
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Super Flower Leadex Platinum 550W
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Old 16-10-2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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PCI-e 3.0 is fine to keep the price down. I don't see any benefit of 4.0 so far.
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Samsung 850 Pro & Evo 512GB/ Crucual MX500 500GB/ WD Black 750GB
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Seasonic G550
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Old 16-10-2019, 06:37 PM   #4
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What PCIE 4.0 devices are there now?
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