Reports surrounding AMD’s new Ryzen chip are starting to flow in now, with what seems to be a confirmed release date of March the 2nd, with reviews going live on February the 28th, which also coincides with AMD’s Capsaicin event which is being held on the same day. These are all from separate sources, which seem to tie together, making this the likeliest release date information yet. While it still remains unknown how many processors will be launched on this day, we have seen information on the specifications for the line-up of Ryzen processors which all point towards an equally powerful processor to Intel’s core i5 and i7, but at a much better price point. Following on from this, it is also now expected that motherboard manufacturers will be releasing a host of AM4 motherboards on the same day, with five new chipsets to choose from – X370 (Enthusiast), B350 (Mainstream), A320 (Essential), X300 (Enthusiast Small Form Factor) and A300 (Essential Small Form Factor).
Interestingly though, it appears that there will only be one chipset, the X370 that will support Crossfire/SLI. With potentially only another two weeks to go till the launch, we are looking forward to see just how strong the Ryzen and AM4 motherboards are going to be!