The New AMD Socket AM4 Chipsets Revealed

Together with the official release of the new 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop APUs, AMD also revealed the new AMD chipsets for their new Socket AM4 platform. Let’s check out the details of the new AMD Socket AM4 chipsets!

The New AMD Socket AM4 Chipsets Revealed

Be sure to check out our companion article – The 7th Generation AMD A-Series Desktop APUs Revealed.

 

AMD Socket AM4

The Socket AM4 platform is designed for both longevity and scalability. AMD will use Socket AM4 for all of their future processors, from entry-level processors all the way to the top-of-the-line AMD Zen processors.

AMD has also committed to use the Socket AM4 for many years to come. This will give users peace of mind, because they know they can upgrade on the same platform, preserving their investment for many years.

 

The New Socket AM4 Chipsets Revealed

In this video, Don Woligroski, Global Marketing Manager for Desktop Processors at AMD, reveal the new Socket AM4 chipsets to complement the new 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop APUs.

Here is a simplified table of the capabilities of the three Socket AM4 chipsets announced today :

Chipset PCI Express Support SATA Ports SATA Express Ports SATA RAID Capability USB Support
B350 PCI Express Gen. 2 (6 lanes) 2 1 0, 1, 10 USB 3.1 G2 x 2
USB 3.1 G1 x 2
USB 2.0 x 6
A320 PCI Express Gen. 2 (4 lanes) 2 1 0, 1, 10 USB 3.1 G2 x 1
USB 3.1 G1 x 2
USB 2.0 x 6
X/B/A300 None None None 0, 1 None

 

The New Socket AM4 Chipsets Slides

For those who prefer to go through the presentation slides in detail, here they are for your perusal :

Be sure to check out our companion article – The 7th Generation AMD A-Series Desktop APUs Revealed.

 

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