According to rumors, AMD is all set to introduce its motherboards based on X370 chipset and the AM4 socket at the New Horizon event scheduled on Dec. 13.
New Horizon Event
According to VR-Zone, the New Horizon event will be attended by several board manufacturers that are rumored to highlight their X370 motherboards. According to the website wccftech,com, on an invite AMD is presenting New Horizon as a fan-focused event.
Tech enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience hands-on the latest products that AMD has to offer. The event is hosted by industry veteran Geoff Keighley. He will also introduce throughout the day some special guests.
According to tech experts, the X370 Zen chipset is positioned at the high-end segment of the AM4 platform. Motherboards based on the chipset will offer USB 3.1, easy overclocking options, four x8 PCIe Gen3 lanes for multi-GPU setups or up to two full x16 PCIe Gen3 lanes.
According to Hot Hardware, most of the new AMD CPU releases in recent years were derived from older architectures. However, rather than being just an evolutionary release, the upcoming Zen CPU is a revolutionary one.
Ahead of the Dec.13 launch, leaks and rumors surrounding the chipset that will compliment Zen have begun to accelerate. According to the latest speculations, AMD will launch three different chipsets for Zen. Among them, the top-end model will be the X370. AMD will also introduce an entry tier called A320 and a mid-tier called B350.
Since the X370 will be considered to be the most high-end chipset in the lineup, the X initial in its name stands for Extreme. The upcoming X370 Zen chipset will support and Multi-GPU rendering Crossfire and SLI.
The X370 will come equipped with two full x16 PCI Gen 3.0 Express slots. Being the high-end chipset for Zen CPUs, the X370 will be the option of choice for gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.