AMD stands out with its line of Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, based on its Zen 2 architecture, and the associated X570 chipset supporting the PCI Express 4.0 protocol. Users will soon be able to build a robust PC based on the latest and most advanced technologies of the company. However, as fascinating as they have been announced so far, as we saw at AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event at E3, the company likes to surprise us with subsequent launches, like his Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 hearts and his 32 sons. So what else could AMD have?
Rumor has it that there is an X590 chipset even higher up in the corner. To be clear, the X570 is already a high-end chipset, and is the successor of the X470, which has itself succeeded the X370. The addition of support for PCie 4.0 is the largest upgrade from previous chipsets, which AMD recently confirmed will fail to make its way to X470 and X370, but it also offers better power delivery to the latest AMD processors.
As a natural progression of the AMD Ryzen ecosystem, we expect that there are also B550 and A520 motherboard options, with fewer bells and lower prices. But at the other end of the spectrum, the X590 could tip things up a notch. Although nothing of the sort has been announced, rumors have erupted when a teaser photo appeared on Twitter.
"AMD X590 and more possibilities, coming soon …", read the message before it went offline. In addition to the publication on Twitter, which has since been deleted, a member of ComputerBase The forum searched the Gigabyte BIOS files for its upcoming X570 motherboards. These BIOS files contain references to "X570 / X590" (as shown above) and appear in many places, suggesting that this is not a typo.
What the X590 would introduce compared to the X570 is not clear, although one of the possibilities would be to have more PCIe 4.0 channels. This may or may not be related to reports that ASMedia is poised to end tape recording for PCIe 4.0 chip solutions by the end of the year. It's quite possible that the X590 is using ASMedia's future PCIe 4.0 chips, but like everything else, it's speculation. As it stands, PCIe 4.0 is already impacting products under development, with several SSD manufacturers having announced new PCIe 4.0 drives with read speeds of approximately 5,000 MB / inch. s.
An X590 chipset could also be a workstation solution, designed primarily for the Ryzen 9 3950X. Previously, a user had to purchase a workstation processor (Xeon or EPYC) or a Threadripper chip to access the core / wire category of the 16-core / 32-wire Ryzen 9 3950X.
In other words, there are many possibilities and we will simply have to wait and see what happens.