ASUS hints at X570S in Q3 2021Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of rumors about an upcoming AMD X570S refresh. This is said to be a more efficient version of the X570, that will not require beefy cooling. Now things got a little more concrete as ASUS is teasing passively cooled ROG X570 motherboards.
According to the motherboard maker, these boards will launch in Q3 2020. It's unknown whether the company plans just a couple of models, or whether the entire X570 lineup will be transitioned to X570S.
Either way, an X570S launch does seem to indicate that AMD's Socket AM5 will not arrive until well into 2022. This lends credence to a refresh of the current Ryzen 5000 series. It wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to roll out X570S motherboards in Q3 2021 if Socket AM5 was scheduled for early 2022. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of clarity about AMD's near-term CPU roadmap.