It is X370 galore today it seems. AMD just launched 16 AM4 motherboards that will become available from five different manufacturers.
During CES, AMD showcased 16 cutting-edge high-performance AM4 motherboards from five manufacturers, including ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. In addition, AMD exhibited Ryzen processor-based “extreme performance” PC designs from 17 top system integrators across the globe, as well as innovative third-party CPU cooler designs, demonstrating a ready and robust ecosystem for Ryzen CPUs.
AMD and its motherboard partners today debuted a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two upcoming desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors: the X370 and X300. X370 chipset-based motherboards are designed for those who need the most performance, cutting-edge features, and superior I/O connectivity from their PCs including support for overclocking, and dual graphics. For users looking for performance in a more compact size, the X300 chipset also features an AMD Ryzen-ready AM4 socket while utilizing the mini-ITX size ideal for small form factor PCs. Both chipsets take full advantage of innovative technology features including:
Dual-channel DDR4 memory
M.2 SATA devices
USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2
PCIe 3.0 capability
New 3rd Party Thermal Solutions
For enthusiasts and PC builders focused on a premium, quiet, and effective cooling solution or wishing to overclock, AMD is working with 15 top cooler manufacturers and vendors to create an array of aftermarket CPU coolers for AM4 processors. For ultra-quiet air cooling, Noctua will offer both its NH-D15 and its slimmer counterpart the NH-U12S. In, addition, EKWB will offer AM4 support for its custom water cooling solutions.
AMD Ryzen processor-based PCs, AM4 motherboards, and compatible cooling solutions are expected to be available in Q1 2017.
AMD is to release X370, B350 and A320 chipsets that are compatible with the upcoming RYZEN based processors (previously named ZEN). Socket AM4 evolves the PC infrastructure towards DDR4, NVMe M2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 and sure, PCI Express 3.0 platform support.
AMD X370 Chipset (High-End)
So the most high-end chipset will be the X370 with that X for Extreme. This chipset will support Multi-GPU rendering (Crossfire and SLI) with two full x16 PCI Express slots (Gen 3.0). The chipset will support overclocking. Basically this is the chipset series you and yours truly will be after once Zen releases and yes you can expect a dandy overclocking software suite.
AMD B350 Chipset (Mainstream)
If it has a B in the naming schema, you should think mainstream and that B for Business. A more generalized chipset that offers full performance, yet less tweaking options and often less PCI-Express lanes available, the mainstream series. For B350 some specs already have leaked, next tot the 8x Gen 3 PCI-Express lanes, it'll add/hook another 6 Gen 2 lanes through the chipset and will offer a wide varyity of USB connectivity. This motherboard series will offer 2 channel DDR4 memory we assume up-to 2400 MHz.
AMD A320 Chipset (SSF/Budget)
Then there is the A320 and A300 series. These are intended for value, budget and small form factor products. This chipset will offer 4 PCI-e Gen 2 lanes with 1+2+6 (USB 3.1 Gen2, USB 3.1 Gen1, USB 2.0) support. A300 should be the chipset for SSF computers (like tiny home theater builds etc). And with this round of chipsets AMD is to offer a complete range and line from top to bottom in the desktop PC segment, they are ready for ZEN alright.
Today's revealed motherboards
ASRock X370 Taichi
ASRock X370 Gaming K4
ASRock AB350 Gaming K4
ASRock A320M Pro 4
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
MSI will be showing off their A320M Pro-VD, X370 XPower Gaming Titanium, B350 Tomahawk and B350M Mortar. Gigabyte the GA-X370 Gaming K5, GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and GA-AB350-Gaming 3, Biostar the X370 GT7 TOP and B350 GT3 TOP and ASRock the Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming and X370 Taichi. So that is everybody except ASUS. Check out the thumbnails below to check the photos.