Images of the PCB of the upcoming AX370-Gaming K3 AMD AM4 socket motherboard, has surfaced on the Internet. The images showcased support for NVMe storage, DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0 and M.2 SSDs.
AMD AM4 Socket Motherboard: Gigabyte?s AX370 – Gaming K3
Unfortunately, all we can see in the images is a PCB. However, looking at the images allows everyone to see several features of the upcoming motherboard. Speaking of features, the list of basic motherboard features for the AMD AM4 CPU, or simply AMD Zen are as follows.
- USB 3.1 Gen 2
- Gigabit ethernet
- 8x ports of SATA III 6Gb/s
The motherboard shown below appears to be a mid to high-end AM4 motherboard. The said AM4 socket motherboard will use the AMD X370 chipset. Additionally, overclocking on these motherboards using Bristol Ridge APUs and AMD Zen CPUs are expected to be supported.
Furthermore, this motherboard is said to feature an 8-pin CP/EPS connection and a 7-phase VRM. This would allow the motherboard to run AMD?s flagship 95W 8-Core Ryzen processors. As can be seen in the image below, this specific motherboard by Gigabyte will feature two PCIe 3.0 16x slots.
One of which is?wires with 16-lanes while the other one is being wired with a lesser four lanes. Furthermore, the second PCIe slot of the Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 motherboard is not expected to be used with a second GPU. The x4 lane is believed to be more suited to PCIe SSD solutions of U.2/M.2 adapters.
A minimum of PCIe 8x for NVIDIA?s SLI feature is required before it functions properly. On the other hand, AMD does have a lower requirement of only PCIe x4 for its Crossfire feature. At present time, the AMD Ryzen CPUs and its corresponding AM4 motherboards are expected to arrive in early February or late January.
In addition, a paper launch is expected to take place early next month. AMD Vega GPUs are also expected to be unveiled during next month?s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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