AMD X499 chipset to make a debut at CES 2019?

Posted on Thursday, Sep 06 2018 @ 13:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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HD Technologia writes AMD still plans to bring its X499 chipset to market. This chipset was supposed to launch alongside the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, but instead it got shelved indefinitely. Now word is going around that the X499 reappeared on AMD's roadmap, and is currently on track for a CES 2019 debut.
There's no information on what X499 brings to the table, but there are two big areas for improvement: first, the downstream PCI-Express connectivity needs to be updated to current PCI-Express gen 3.0 standards; and second, unless Threadripper WX processors are hardwired to only support quad-channel memory; X499 could introduce 8-channel memory, which could make it even more competitive against Intel's upcoming 28-core HEDT processor that has 6-channel memory.
Via: TPU

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