Some AMD boards with the budget B550 chipset cost more than X570

AMD’s newest CPUs, the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X are known entities, and both are impressive in their own way. The CPUs are only part of the story though, and the new B550 motherboards that support their full feature set are vital for weighing up their...

PCIe 4.0 support from Gigabyte’s Z490 boards makes zero sense

Multiple Intel Z490 motherboards from manufacturer Gigabyte have been spotted with PCIe 4.0 compatibility—just when you thought the long and winding tale of PCIe 4.0 support had been put to bed for this generation.Let’s start with what we know. There appears to...

AMD’s new $100 Ryzen CPUs and B550 boards are budget gaming gold

AMD today announced the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100—two budget processors bringing the Zen 2 architecture to the entry-level market. These will be available starting in May, followed soon after by the pared-back (and long-rumoured) B550 motherboard chipset in...