Notebookcheck

Rumored AMD X590 chipset touted to offer even more PCIe 4.0 lanes for premium Ryzen 3000 CPUs

We could be seeing AMD X590 motherboards soon. (Source: @1usmus on Twitter)
We could be seeing AMD X590 motherboards soon. (Source: @1usmus on Twitter)
References to AMD X590 chipset were spotted in the BIOS code of a Gigabyte motherboard by a user on the Computerbase.de forums. This follows the tease of X590 by known Ryzen enthusiast Yuri Bubly on Twitter. Not much is known about the X590 platform but speculation is that it could feature even more number of PCIe Gen4 lanes than what X570 offers.

The AMD X570 platform has earned the distinction of being the first mainstream platform to offer PCIe Gen4 support for the new Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs. With 16 PCIe Gen4 lanes for I/O, four dedicated lanes to the CPU, and support for better memory overclocking, the X570 chipset is AMD's flagship offering for the Ryzen 3000 platform. Or may be not.

We might see AMD offering a new X590 platform for enthusiast Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs such as the Ryzen 9 3900X and the Ryzen 9 3950X. The first hints for X590 started appearing after Yuri Bubly (@1usmus), the developer of the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen tool, teased "AMD X590 and more possibilities coming soon... ;)" on Twitter of what is possibly a ROG Crosshair series board. The post was deleted after many publications started talking about the same. Now, a user cm87 on the Computerbase forums posted references to the X590 chipset mentioned in the BIOS file of a Gigabyte motherboard. In the said BIOS file, the X590 is listed next to the X570, but not much information can be immediately gleaned from the file itself. 

So what exactly does the rumored new chipset entail? Right now, our guess is as good as yours. However, there is speculation that X590 will offer even more PCIe Gen4 lanes than what the X570 offers. The X590 could add an additional four PCIe Gen4 lanes that the X570 now uses for CPU interconnect. Last year, AMD had reportedly planned to introduce a Z490 chipset with added PCIe lanes but that got shelved due to some reasons. The X570 is a premium chipset in itself so it remains to be seen how OEMs will be pricing X590 boards when they come to market.

Remember all this is still speculation at this point so we aren't quite sure as to when OEMs would be announcing enthusiast X590 boards or what the exact specifications of the chipset are. We'll be sure to keep you updated on these developments so stay tuned.

X590 references in a Gigabyte motherboard BIOS code. (Source: User cm87 on Computerbase.de forums)
X590 references in a Gigabyte motherboard BIOS code. (Source: User cm87 on Computerbase.de forums)

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 06 > Rumored AMD X590 chipset touted to offer even more PCIe 4.0 lanes for premium Ryzen 3000 CPUs
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-06-15 (Update: 2019-06-15)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.