At the CES 2017 show today, AMD is lifting the lid on some of the upcoming AM4 motherboard designs coming to end users for Ryzen/Summit Ridge and Bristol Ridge. The sixteen boards being displayed come from the major manufacturers, and include overclocking and gaming oriented models. These boards will be the base for system integrator PC designs to come, with at least seventeen SIs coming on board for today’s announcement.

Motherboards for the 300-series chipsets, which includes A320, B350 and X370, will come in standard motherboard sizes (mITX, mATX and ATX), and the designs will feature technologies including dual channel DD4, support for NVMe drives via M.2/U.2 or PCIe, native support for USB 3.1 10 Gbps connectivity (as well as the new USB 3.1 front panel interface we’ve seen on some motherboards already), and PCIe 3.0 from the processor for external graphics or other PCIe co-processors.

Formally, the motherboards being announced are:

  • ASRock X370 Taichi
  • ASRock X370 Gaming K4
  • ASRock AB350 Gaming K4
  • ASRock A320M Pro 4
  • ASUS B350M-C
  • Biostar X370GT7
  • Biostar X350GT5
  • Biostar X350GT3
  • GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming K5
  • GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5
  • GIGABYTE AB350-Gaming 3
  • MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
  • MSI B350 Tomahawk
  • MSI B350M Mortar
  • MSI A320M Pro-VD

We’re waiting for more information before we can get into the meat of this announcement. At this point it indicates that AMD’s AM4 platform should be ready to go, and we’re eagerly awaiting the processors to also reach ready-to-retail status. A number of partners at CES are talking to us about Ryzen plans, so stay tuned as we’re able to report more.

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  • Alexvrb - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    I will not settle for a *basic* Z270/55 R20, I demand Ultra High Performance boards. With an aggressive layout and sticky overclocking compound!!
  • Alexvrb - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    Darn right! You hear that extide and etamin, Intel is copying Via by using a chipset with 2xx!! In fact they've gone and added +4 to make 270! Low blow, copycatting! rolleyes.gif
  • Findecanor - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    I think maybe AMD would have wanted to use 'Z' as prefix to go with "Zen", but that was already taken by Intel.
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    That's because the actual product is likely gonna suck.
  • OEMG - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    IKR? Now if OEMs only bring functional aesthetics on high(er)-end mobos I bet many will be very happy. There should be something for everyone and not just make variants of the same "gamer" design with almost the same specifications.
  • C@mM! - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - link

    Any news on ECC support in X370 (or lower)? It was always a nice feature on many AM3 boards.
  • GodHatesFAQs - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Nothing yet. I'm eager to learn about this as well.
  • kgardas - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Me too! AMD was good (at least in the past) in providing ECC even on cheap boards, let's see how this will change or not change with Zen.
  • The_Countess - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    i could be wrong, but i don't think the chipset has anything to do with ECC support or not.
    If the (consumer) ryzen cpu's suppport both then it's just a questing of using normal or ECC memory slots on the motherboard.
  • extide - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    On Intel platforms it matters what chipset, but its not a technological limitations, it's just that Intel disables ECC support making you buy the more expensive kit if you want ECC. AMD is usually a lot more lax about leaving features like this enabled across all their products.

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