Many AMD fans are looking forward to the premiere of the Ryzen 3000 processors, which are looking forward to a new phase of the "core race" in the desktop section. As expected, the new processors will receive up to 12 or 16 cores on the Zen microarchitecture 2, forcing Intel to quickly prepare a 10-core response.
However, the AMD Zen 2 processors will be exceptional not only with high level of "raw" computing power, but also to improve performance on single-threaded loads. Motherboard manufacturers have been testing Ryzen 3000 engineering samples since the first quarter. It is reported that new processors carry 10-15% increase in IPC (number of instructions performed per clock) regarding Zen + solutions and operate at frequencies up to 4.5 GHz. In addition, the updated DDR4 memory controller is capable of working with faster modules.
Together with the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors, the X570 chip processors, which support the PCI Express 4.0 interface in the mainstream desktop segment. The entire platform (CPU + chipset) will receive up to 40 PCI-E 4.0 routers, which will allow to equip motherboards with a large number of ports and expansion slots. In addition, it has integrated USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 GB / s), USB 2.0 and SATA 6 Gb / s controllers.
The official presentation of AMD Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) chips motherboards based on the X570 chipset should be held as part of Computex 2019 (May 28 – June 1, Taipei). Selling new items will go in the middle of summer. As for the "popular" B550 chipset, the release will take place not before mid-fall.
New processors can also be used with commercially available motherboards for the AM4 platform by updating the UEFI firmware. It should be remembered that in this case, some "chips" Ryzen 3000 processors will be active. For example, an integrated PCI Express 4.0 controller will run at PCI-E 3.0 speeds.
According to the source, motherboards based on the AMD A320 logic can not work with the Ryzen 3000 processors. In other words, except for the X570 and B550 chips at the "Red" camp, the work is probably under way to replace it with a hypothetical A520.