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AMD Z490 Chipset Spotted, Has More PCIe Lanes Than X470 Chipset

While AMD is preparing to launch its upcoming line Ryzen 2000 CPUs and APUs with its flagship X470 chipset in coming days but it seems like AMD is thinking ahead as the company has also teased its Z490 Chipset which has more PCIe lanes compared to X470 chipset.

As reported by Videocardz, the following slide teasing the upcoming AMD Z490 Chipset was part of the official presentation on Gigabyte AORUS X470 motherboards.

The slide basically showcases the differences between different AMD Ryzen chipsets which also includes the mysterious Z490 Chipset.

Furthermore, the Z490 Chipset is not much different from the AMD’s flagship X470 chipset except for the PCIe lanes as the Z490 has 4 additional PCIe 3.0 lanes which is something that would benefit those who like to use multiple GPUs.

Z490 Chipset and X470 chipset

In related news, as we mentioned earlier that AMD Is preparing to launch its Ryzen 2000 products but some PC enthusiasts have already got their hands on them and are overclocking them to see just how far AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs can be pushed.

One particular PC enthusiast by the name of “TSAIK” recently submitted his results for overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X at 5.8 GHz across all cores using liquid nitrogen as a cooling solution.

The overclock results show that Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X has a lot of headroom to spare and can achieve higher clock speeds if the user desires to.

AMD has also confirmed that it has pulled some of the members of Zen micro-architecture team to its Radeon Graphics department to give its upcoming GPUs a boost in power and performance.

According to Suzanne Plummer, CVP of the Radeon Technologies Group, AMD is using the process that went into the success of Ryzen CPUs to give its upcoming AMD Radeon GPUs a boost in performance.

What do you think of the Z490 Chipset? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Videocardz