Wish they'd have also given details and specs... we were hearing that PCIe gen 4 applies only to NVME and 1st PCIe socket, furnished by the CPU. All other lanes furnished by the chipset would be PCIe 3. In addition to letting Asmedia do the honors with it, that should help drive cost down a lot while still uplifting performance since B450/X470 chipset furnished all PCIe gen 2 lanes if I'm not mistaken.I am also curious how B550 is a budget board but includes PCIE 4.0. I wonder what kind of pricing we will see.
That's not the purpose of these CPUs. The upcoming desktop Renoir APUs should excel for that as well as some gaming as the flagship model will be roughly equivalent to the base PS4.The lack of integrated graphics makes this a tough choice for media boxes, regardless of price. Intel still takes that space with their NUCs.
Many B350/450 were able to do PCIe 4.0 fine for CPU-hosted lanes until AMD decided to push microcode update to kill it. Since B550 does little more than officially allow PCIe 4.0 support from the same CPU-hosted lanes and refresh existing IOs, B550 board prices shouldn't go up by much more than whatever premium AMD/ASMedia decide to charge for the chipset itself.I am also curious how B550 is a budget board but includes PCIE 4.0. I wonder what kind of pricing we will see.