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Amd New 3000XT Cpu's Launching 2020

Amd New 3000XT Cpu's Launching

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okay as you can probably tell I have a pile of motherboard boxes sitting right behind me and there's a good reason for that today marks a day where you can actually buy one of AMD's b550 chipsets now what exactly is a b550
 chipset or b550 motherboard well it's essentially bringing a mostly higher end features found on X570 boards more expensive ones to a more affordable price point okay so this video was originally gonna be about b550 but as of this morning AMD is rolling out a bunch of new processors for their lineup so that will be the rise in 9 3900 X TP Ryzen 7 3,800 XT and B Ryzen 530 600 X T now before I get to the specs do keep in mind that all of these CPUs are using an updated and refined version of AMD's 7 an immediate manufacturing process so what does that mean well looking at the differences between the Rison 3900 x and e 3900 XT there really isn't all that much going on here other than a small 100 megahertz increase in the boost frequency the CPU will be priced at $500 square as you can find me 3900 X for around $420 these days but what this doesn't show is that all XD versions will supposedly maintain a higher clock speed more consistently and for longer periods of time
 according to AMD that will lead to raw performance increases of about 4 percent the 3,800XT follows the same mold but it gets a boost frequency increase of 200 megahertz and a price of $400 yeah that's a pretty big jump since the 3800 X is hitting around 330 dollars these days but don't forget that sepia was officially launched at $400 as well finally there's the Ryzen 5 3600 XD and versus D 3600 X it gets a bump up a hundred megahertz and a price cut of two hundred and fifty dollars another thing to note is that the 3600 XT will be the the only one that's gonna be shipped with a cooler whereas aim D recommends an aftermarket cooling solution for the 3900 XD and the
 3,800 XE also these updated CPUs will start to go on sale on July the 7th back to motherboards now before I get too far into this video I do want to mention something that I'm pretty sure most of you would think is pretty bad news and that is AMD doesn't want to replace B450 with a B550 they will still be offering b450 motherboards it's just that B550 is more of the cut-down a version of X570 that means most of these new motherboards won't be able to hit the same kind of price point as B450 which is under the $120 price point as a matter of fact, we're gonna start to see a lot of overlap between higher end B550 motherboards and some X570 boards as well and honestly we think that this is gonna cause a bit of confusion so I decided to put together this quick a little video to explain b550 and its platform as well as walk you through some of the motherboard options that will be available out there now about this pile huge props to Asus for agreeing to our crazy idea basically she sent us their entire B flat 50 stacks so we could do some proper comparisons and see what the new B550 motherboards offer compared to B450 series also if you're interested in any of these motherboards I'll leave timestamps in the description down below so you can get to them relatively quickly there are a lot of great things to discuss in this video but I also have some concerns as well so let's kick things off by taking a closer look at the B550 chipset and what it brings to the table when it comes to compatibility basically if you have an older processor you can forget about upgrading to b550 without first upgrading your CPU to it's only compatible with 3000 series processors and upcoming next-generation CPUs based on sin 3 architecture but not ap use with processor graphics like the 3000 G series, it's also important to note that next generation of desktop CPUs based on Zen 3 is supposed to be the last ones on the aim for the socket so if you're planning to upgrade in the future b550 and X570 will likely only be viable for one more CPU generation at first and II tried really hard to push people towards their newer chipsets
 by blockings n3 compatibility 4x4 70 and B450 motherboards and as we all know that caused a major major outrage but since we all screamed really loud certain beta biases for those chipsets allowed next-generation support so what's really new with B550 well I guess the obvious thing is PCI Gen 4 and a few of the features so let's take a closer look let's start with the most obvious and that's the capabilities that come directly from the CPU earlier generation rising processors could natively offer the platform for five gigabits per second USB connections and 16 Gen 3 PCI lanes for graphics there were also four Gen 3 lanes dedicated to nvme storage that could be broken into two nvme lanes and a pair of SATA 3 gigabytes per second links the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs pretty much increased that in every way instead of the four USB ports operating in five gigabits per second they're able to run at 10 gigabits per second which is twice the data rate and then, of course, there's the move to PCI Gen 4 for that you get 16 graphics lanes that some boards can divide into 2 8 X links for Nvidia SLI or crossfire and there's an additional 4 dedicated to nbme storage those can also be separated for either a single x4 nvme drive 2 X 2 drives or a single extra connection along with SATA one of the carryovers from b450 are the CPU to chipset interface which sticks to for Gen 3 lanes whereas boards based on x5 70 again Gen
 4 support the reason for that is pretty simple basically b550 gets all of its Gen 4 lanes from the CPU and the chipset doesn't have any itself so there's no need for a higher bandwidth path between the 2 X570, on the other hand, offers a a ton of PC engine for connections from the chipset what the chipset offers is the same number of USB connections as B450 but at the top end there's a pair of native 10 gigabits per second ports the b550 chipset also offers six more flexible PCI gen3 lanes instead of Gen 2 so there's more possibility of seeing,
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higher bandwidth features like Wi-Fi 6 added to these new motherboards meanwhile the possibility of SATA connections
 stay pretty much unchanged what this all leads to is actually a serious problem for intel on many levels, these b550 motherboards offer a very similar the feature set to Z490 while also including overclocking and PC engine 4 so that's an overview of what you can expect from B550 but just like any another motherboard there is a pretty big catch you see
 everyone needs to remember that it is ultimately up to the motherboard manufacturer to implement the full extent of B 50 features in order to save money and offer different products at separate price points a lot of these features do tend to get cut down on lowering boards so that could mean that a higher-end B550 motherboard could end up offering more connectivity options than a mid-tier or a mid-range X570 board just think about that for a second so I guess this makes for a perfect introduction into the Asus lineup now I do need to repeat this one more time and that is generally b550 motherboards are much more expensive compared to b450 and the reason for that is PCI Gen 4 signaling requires upgraded PCBs and it's not only that a lot of these motherboard manufacturers are packing these boards with features like you know upgraded VRMs more heat sinks to support higher core council use 2.5 g LAN Wi-Fi 6 and a bunch of other stuff I want to get things kicked off with the lower end Prime series since their prices have increased the least from B450 but that means there are less new features added as well basically there's uptake of 20 to 25 dollars and there's a new b550m-a board that
 includes a Wi-Fi 6 module in this price range the m80 X form factor is really popular since it cuts down on price without killing off too many features the B550M-K is pretty typical of what you would normally find in an entry-level board but it isn't something that I'd want to run a Ryzen 9 CPU on but it does have PC edge and for compatibility for a GPU and a single 4 Lane and dr. slot those two items give some good future upgrade options on the another hand the prime b550m-a is supposed to be the sweet spot but to be honest with you attics a bit more from $135 motherboard it
 actually looks a lot like the Kor with the only editions being an expanded BRM design with heat sinks - or RGB headers and a single addressable RGB header the one that I have here has an optional Wi-Fi six-module which adds about 15 dollars to the price personally I gladly pay a small premium for a Wi-Fi enabled motherboard but that's just me stepping things up and we're out of the m80 exports to the full-size ATX b550-Plus that's supposed to go for $150 cos it has all the features from the smaller ones but there's also a Thunderbolt 3 header a USB 3 point to gen2 type-c on the backplane and a second full-length m2 slot just make note that like all of these p50 motherboards only the top m2 the slot uses a high-speed Gen 4 connection while the lower one has PCI gen3 and SATA support speaking of Gen 3 that second x16 PCI slot uses for Gen 3 lanes from the chipset on the top slot gets the CPUs 16 gen 4 lanes oh and the be 50 plus doesn't have Wi-Fi either moving on to the B550 tuf series and now is when we're starting to see some major price increases versus previous-gen just so you know I had a B450 pro to the list since the new plus series have features that align more with those than the B450 pluses either way I think these motherboards will be a good balance for price versus
compatibilities they aren't as expensive as the ROG products but they also offer more features that are overclocking and a lot of other upgrades when compared to the prime series I actually really like the look of these new tough motherboards especially in the smaller more compact m ATX format like the B550m-plus it has an 8+ two-stage doctor most power design that's covered in massive heat sinks one PCI gen 4 x16 slot and an X 4 gen 3 slot along with a single X 1 connector the m dot 2 area is interesting but in an odd way
 even though PCI gen 4 drives tend to run harder than other nvme SSDs the top m2 the area with its Gen 4 connection doesn't have a heatsink while the lower one does compared to the prime Series tough boards also have an upgraded PCB with a 2-ounce copper layer a better real tech audio controller 2.5 g LAN a handy BIOS flashback button and in general just more connectivity the the sample that I have here is the B550m-plus Wi-Fi which is identical to the standard plus but it has Wi-Fi 6 and as usual, you'll need to pay a bit more for that be tuf b550-Plus is essentially a copy and paste of the m80 export but in a larger 18 expect the only real changes are a longer end to slot 6 SATA connectors instead of for a key m2 slot for a scissors optional Wi-Fi module and 2 more x1 PCI slots and finally we've come to the ROG strict series and these guys are starting to get expensive but even the flagship b550-e barely reaches a mid-level X570 price so for some people who want tons of features without going X570 a higher-end B550 motherboard might be the way to go sometimes I mean maybe another thing I need to highlight is the premium for Wi-Fi is $20 here even though both b550-F boards are otherwise identical you'll also notice a lack of ma takes options here and the only ITX b550 the motherboard that issues will be offering at launch that's really too bad since it seems like ITX is now being considered a premium form factor of a lot of motherboard companies these days but let's start with that one and see what you can get for $230 well the Strix B550i is just jam-packed
 with absolutely everything Asus could possibly fit into a smaller
 form factor it has an 8 plus 2 face PWM design that's actively cooled by a fan and it also is the only motherboard in the entire lineup that supports memory speeds up to 50 100 megahertz for connectivity you name it and this board has it other than thunderbolt that is the larger boards do have a Thunderbolt the header for an optional add-in card but either way there's Wi-Fi 6 and Intel 2.5 g LAN port plenty of USB 3.2 gen 2 connectors and a built-in IO shield the boards back are also pretty straightforward but it's where the
 additional m dot two slots it's now moving on to the B550-F this is the lowest-priced ROG board and I have to wonder if this thing will cut into some of a scissors X570 sales, it gets a lot of the ITX features like 2.5 gland plus there is a 12 + 2 phase power section that's spent with an 8 + 4 pin connection a thunderbolt header and unlike meetup boards both m dot 2 slots again heatsinks these are all huge upgrades over the B450-f motherboard but you also can't forget they've pushed this thing's priced by a good $60 or if you add Wi-Fi by $80 finally we've got the king of the hill the Strix b550-e think of this like b550-F on steroids it has every feature that I've talked about up to now with the addition of splittable gen for GPU lanes so you can run crossfire or SLI in a by 8x8 mode this is also the only board in aces be 50 lineup that has aq code debug led a 14 plus 2 power architecture and Wi-Fi that you don't technically have to pay extra for with this motherboard you'll need to seriously ask yourself if you need to pay extra for next I'm 70 with the same feature set or Weather b550 is enough from the way I see it the b550 e has more than most people would ever need in a motherboard so that's it while B550 isn't necessarily replacing b450 like everyone was hoping for it certainly complements those cheaper products now I should also mention that this is an interesting platform that bridges the gap with X570 I mean in some cases I do wonder if some of these new B550 motherboards end up carrying entry-level X570 boards a run for its money not only that it's also really difficult to spending money on a comet Lake and a Z490 motherboard because it's just really hard to justify spending that much either way

 I'm excited about this new platform I'm actually looking forward to working on .