AMD will be hosting its New Horizon event on December 13, where we will be introduced to the new Ryzen CPUs, and their new enthusiast SKU motherboards in the form of the AM4-based X370 chipset.
There will be multiple board partners at the event, all showing off their new Ryzen-capable X370 motherboards rocking the new AM4 socket. AMD previous teased the New Horizon event, where they said: "Join AMD at New Horizon on 12/13 at 3pm CST for an exclusive advance preview of our new "Zen" CPU ahead of its 2017 Q1 release. New Horizon is AMD's fan-focused event, designed to engage our most dedicated customers".
AMD continued: "As well as a hands-on preview of the power of "Zen", attendees will be able to talk to the AMD minds behind the chip itself and grab expert gaming advice from eSports & Evil Geniuses legend PPD. The event is hosted by industry veteran Geoff Keighley, who'll introduce special guests throughout the day".
What will X370 deliver?
AMD has been behind Intel in the motherboard chipset game, but Zen and the new AM4 motherboards will make a big change to that. The high-end X370 chipset will include native M.2 support, PCIe 3.0, DDR4 memory support, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe and SATA Express - all of which have been missing from AMD motherboards until now.
The high-end X370 chipset will include CPU and RAM overclocking abilities, as well as enough PCIe lanes for multi-GPU setups with NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire rigs. The X370 chipset will support two x16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, or four x8 PCIe 3.0 lanes for dual/triple/quad-GPU setups.
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