AMD (Kind of) Keeps MoBo Forward-Compatibility with Ryzen 3000

AMD’s recent announcement of the third generation of Ryzen processors got a lot of buzz at Computex 2019 in Taiwan.

Now that Ryzen 3000 is on the horizon, AMD fans are remembering AMD’s promise that Ryzen’s compatibility with AM4 will last until 2020. And it seems that AMD kept its word… sort of.

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Courtesy of AMD

According to a chart from AMD, it seems that the older socket AM4 motherboards are not as forward-compatible as expected. It appears that the much maligned A320 boards are not compatible Ryzen 3000. The upgrade path for the X370 and the B350 chipsets are also in limbo with selective beta BIOS updates being the only ways for them to use the new processors.

Apart from the new X570 chipset that AMD also revealed in Computex 2019, only the B450 and X470 chipsets will be fully Ryzen 3000-compatible. So those who got B450s and X470s rejoice! And to those who got B450s because we recommended it: You’re welcome.

We also consider it a win that the A320 is finally relegated to what it really is supposed to be: A budget MoBo that can only be used with the Athlon 200GE processors. Please, oh please, don’t stick anything other than an Athlon in there. Pairing the A320 up with any other processor is a waste of money.

The new Ryzen 3000 processors and the X570 chipset will be released on July 7, 2019. Will you be upgrading your system with the shiny new Ryzens? Sound off at the comments section.


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