When AMD AM4 X470 motherboards were announced there was a bit of confusion regarding whether or not these motherboards would be compatible with previous 1st generation Ryzen chips. Intel CPUs need new motherboards but it has been confirmed that it will not be the case for AMD AM4 X470 motherboards as they will support all chips even the 7th generation APUs.
AMD AM4 Platform Remains Unchanged
The AM4 interface is unchanged and this means that the new motherboards will support the first generation AMD Ryzen CPUs as well as AMD APUs that are coming out next month. The current 300 series motherboard will just need a BIOS update in order to work with the upcoming APUs and CPUs.
It is interesting to see that the 7th generation APUs are based on a completely different architecture and yet they will still be able to work with the upcoming AMD AM4 X470 motherboards. Goes to show what kind of tricks Intel has been playing with the general consumers.
We also got a look at the upcoming X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi, which is one of the first AMD AM4 X470 motherboards to be to showcased and you can check out the images of the motherboard below:
It seems that you can rest assured that your money will be well spent and that these motherboards will be relevant till 2020. That is a lot of time if you already have a 200 series motherboard and if you are planning on getting the new X470 motherboard then you can still rest assured that you will not have to change that for the next 2 years which is a lot of time considering how often Intel wants you to swap motherboards.
Let us know what you think about the new AMD AM4 X470 motherboards and the fact that that the AM4 platform is unchanged and supports all kinds of CPUs and APU, previous and upcoming.