Chipsets

In every motherboard generation on AMD's AM4 socket, we have seen a premium motherboard chipset and a more budget friendly chipset play out in the market. For the latest generation, focusing on Ryzen 3000 processors, we only have the X570 chipset in the market right now, and we're expecting to see a B550 chipset and motherboards built on that chipset at somepoint in the future. B550 hasn't been announced yet, but one avid Reddit user has spotted an OEM system built on the B550A chipset in stores. The existance of B550A has been verified by an AMD employee. AMD’s B550A chipset belongs to the company’s Promontory-LP family (B450) and therefore supports 2+4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 links, and six USB...

Intel’s Comet Lake U&Y 495 Chipset Datasheet: x8 Link, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support

Intel has published datasheet of its upcoming Intel 495-series chipsets revealing their key features. As it turns out, the family will feature two chipsets aimed at different types of...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/23/2019

Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets

Intel does not often disclose its own chipset names in advance, but from time to time we get glimpses into accidental publication. This week, driver documents from the company...

42 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

Intel Adds B365 Chipset to Lineup: The Return of 22nm

Intel has quietly added a new chipset that is made using the company’s 22 nm fabrication process to its 300-series lineup. As the name suggests, the Intel B365 PCH...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2018

More Details on Intel's Z390 Chipset Exposed

A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Multiple AMD B450-Based Motherboards Listed in Europe Ahead of Launch

AMD still has not formally announced its B450 chipset, but it looks like everything is ready for the launch. Pre-orders and listings for B450 boards from three major motherboard...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2018

Cypress and Zhaoxin Have USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Controllers

The market of USB 3.1 controllers is largely commanded by ASMedia and VIA Labs, who sell the lion’s share of USB 3.1 Gen 2 solutions either as standalone chips...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2018

Intel Releases Z390 Chipset Product Information: New Motherboards Inbound

In an unexpected disclosure of information, Intel’s Z390 Product Brief documentation went online today. No prior warning was given, and we were expecting something similar to perhaps pop up...

35 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2018

Intel Outs Z390 & X399 PCHs for Cannon Lake & Coffee Lake CPUs

Intel this week released its new Rapid Storage Technologies drivers, and thanks to their associated release notes, Intel has indirectly confirmed their upcoming Z390 and X399 PCHs. The drivers'...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/26/2018

Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2018

AMD Confirms CTS-Labs Exploits: All To Be Patched In Weeks

If you have been following our coverage regarding the recent security issues found in AMD’s processors and chipsets by security research firm CTS-Labs, it has been a bit of...

101 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2018

Our Interesting Call with CTS-Labs

In light of the recent announcement of potential vulnerabilities in Ryzen processors, two stories have emerged. Firstly, that AMD processors could have secondary vulnerabilities in the secure processor and...

122 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2018

AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge and AM4 Analysis: Up to A12-9800, B350/A320 Chipset, OEMs first, PIBs Later

Over the last two weeks, AMD officially launched their 7th Generation Bristol Ridge processors as well as the new AM4 socket and related chipsets. The launch was somewhat muted...

125 by Ian Cutress on 9/23/2016

Thunderbolt on Windows Part 2: Intel's DZ77RE-K75 & ASUS' P8Z77-V Premium

Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge, 2.5" SSDs and Thunderbolt together have allowed me to use a notebook as my primary work machine. I get all of the portability benefits of...

116 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Intel Z68 Chipset & Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching) Review

The problem with Sandy Bridge was simple: if you wanted to use Intel's integrated graphics, you had to buy a motherboard based on an H-series chipset. Unfortunately, Intel's H-series...

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2011

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