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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  • Lolimaster - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Maybe with enough money one can order an ASRock X370 Konata edition.
  • Lolimaster - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    The 1st boards need more red/grey and less white.
  • Lolimaster - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    It seem's AMD axed the Bristol Ridge APU's. The no mention of a release gives me hopes of Raven Ridge being close after the non APU Ryzen releases.
  • tarqsharq - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    It looks like they were destined purely for big box OEM's like HP and such to put out in low cost PC's.
  • Joffer - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    What's "Ultra M.2"? I saw it on the first mobo picture
  • ZeroPointEF - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    This has been an extremely disappointing CES from AMD.  From what I have read here and elsewhere, X370 + Ryzen is not the equal of Z270 + Kaby Lake, and not even in the same ballpark of X99 + Extreme Broadwell.

    You would think that if Ryzen was going to be any good, they would have matched it with a decent chipset.

    Very disappointing.

    I have been waiting for 3 years for nothing.
  • speely - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    I'm curious. What features were you looking for - and planning to use - that are present in Z270 + Kaby Lake, but reportedly absent in X370 + Ryzen?
  • ZeroPointEF - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    I wanted to have more PCI-E lanes so that communication in my system would be saturated by the storage subsystem in a home virtualization box. I realize you can't put faith in rumors, but I did. I was hoping for a competitor to X99 since they kept comparing to the 6900K, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I could have lived with the dual channel memory if the PCI lanes were more robust. Even the X99 has serious limitations when using multiple NVME drives.

    Additionally, they announced nothing about Ryzen, and very little about Vega.
  • Cygni - Friday, January 6, 2017 - link

    So you got yourself hyped up on nothing and now you're mad at AMD for letting you down? This sounds like a you issue, not an AMD issue. Ryzen is the consumer part, I don't know why you were expecting quad channel memory to be included. The server part very likely will have 4-8 channel memory, but its not worth the die size at all in a consumer part.
  • Kakti - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Has AMD announced any details regarding the number of PCI-E lanes that the CPU has, and how many the X370 chipset will have? What speed is the link between the CPU and chipset?

    If AMD hasn't formally said anything, how have they been relative to Intel in the past? Do they usually have a good number of lanes, usually the exact same, usually less? With m.2 drives becoming the go to choice for enthusiasts, I think this will become one of the make or break features for CPU architectures and chipsets.

    Already Z270 is essentially limited to one full speed m.2 drive with a dGPU, or two drives splitting the x4 DMI. I want at least one m.2 boot drive and a second for games/transcoding/random.

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