The AM4 platform has been with us for a couple of years and according to AMD, said platform and socket will be with us longer than we could at first think. While in the high range we have gone through the X370 and X470 with chipset reference, a new filtration provides more concrete data: AMD will present its new chipset in the Computex 2019 along with Zen 2.
The leak seems to have some time, since in it we see marked in red both the Athlon 2XXGE and the B450 chipset, both already launched, so the date of this presentation had to be before July 31 of this year.
The slide was allegedly presented by Gigabyte, and in it you can see three specific details. The first is the confirmation and nomenclature of the new chipset that will accompany the AMD CPUs with Zen 2 and Ryzen 3000, the X570.
In addition, according to that slide would be presented at Computex 2019, data that would fit perfectly, because as we reported days ago AMD would be preparing several presentations at the event, including the presentation of Zen 2 by the hand of TSMC and its process manufacture at 7 nm.
This would be perfect, because to present itself as expected would give the manufacturers of plates an unbeatable scenario to present all their products, monopolizing all the attention for days and encouraging the hype of the sector that looks forward to the details of the architecture.
As if that were not enough, in that slide Matisse is already directly named, with the great novelty that they would be the first CPUs in the world to support PCIe 4.0 in its entire range.
This detail may seem fabulous at first (and it is), but we are also assailed by doubts about the compatibility with different chipset and the use of new technologies with these CPUs. In principle, the compatibilities should not have a greater impact than a BIOS update that updates microcode, but it is very possible that if we do not have an X570 board, our bandwidth will be reduced because it will not be supported and will be limited to PCIe Gen3.
On the other hand, with the series 2000 and Zen + we saw that certain features such as Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2.0 were only compatible with X470 boards in the beginning, where later the upgrade of the lower chipsets supported, but the previous plates still do not support them logically
If everything ends up being confirmed in the Computex this will be in the background, since what people want to see is the increase in IPC and performance that Zen 2 should provide, what frequencies it supports and what improvements in memory and caches it brings to mitigate the deficit of its two previous versions.
Recall that Zen 2 is not a slight improvement on what has been seen so far. According to AMD it is a total remodeling of the architecture and for that reason many of the sectors are waiting for it with desire.
In addition, for months that the samples already passed the tests along with the betatester and according to they filter us, the tests were very positive in the closed systems supplied by AMD, where at the same frequency efficiency was improved up to 25%.