With the launch of Ryzen CPUs, AMD assured that it plans to support the AM4 socket till 2020. Till now AMD has kept its promise, however, it seems that AMD or MSI isn’t waiting till 2021 to introduce a new socket as MSI is blocking Ryzen 3000 CPUs for its 300 series Motherboards including the B350 and X370 chipsets.
AMD has said many times that it intends to support the AM4 socket till 2020. Old motherboards just need a BIOS update to support new CPUs.
However, MSI is blocking Ryzen 3000 CPUs on its 300-series motherboards make it seem like the company wants consumers to buy new motherboards for upcoming Ryzen desktop CPUs.
Obviously, this is just MSI and there are other motherboard manufacturers that would support new CPU on their old motherboards.
Also, it’ll be interesting to see how AMD handles this situation as the company wouldn’t want to cause problems for MSI and wouldn’t want to be on the bad side of consumers by betraying its promise.
However, some Reddit users have noted that customer support/tech support teams usually don’t get information until the product’s launch.
So, the information provided by the tech support team might be wrong and MSI 300 series motherboards will support Ryzen 3000 CPUs and would only require a BIOS update.
Speaking of AMD, gamers and enthusiasts are waiting for the company to reveal its next-gen Navi GPUs. While we are still waiting, a rumor has emerged suggesting that AMD Navi GPUs will launch on July 7.
Reportedly, the GPU will provide performance somewhere between RX Vega 56 and GTX 1080. Furthermore, the GPU will cost $259 and features 1.8 GHz of boost clock.
With the launch of Ryzen, AMD has been giving Intel a run for its money. Even now, AMD Ryzen continues to bother Intel as Ryzen continues to outsell Intel CPUs by 2:1.
However, these stats only apply to European retailer Mindfactory. Furthermore, Ryzen 5 2600 continues to lead the charge as the most sold Ryzen CPU. Core i9-9900K was the most sold CPU for Intel.
But in terms of revenue, the gap between the two is very close. AMD amounted for 52% of overall CPU revenue while Intel amounted for 48%. The reason for this close gap could be higher prices for Intel CPUs.
Now apart from all the GPUs and CPUs, AMD also powers game consoles with its APUs. It’s highly-likely that PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox will be powered by AMD APUs given that Sony and Microsoft intend to support PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
Reportedly, AMD has prepared Gonzalo APU to power PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. According to the report, Gonzalo features 8 physical cores and base clock of 1.6 GHz.