AMD Ryzen 3000 backwards compatible

AMD Ryzen 3000

AMD fans have something to be really excited about with the brand new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Anybody that owns older AM4 400-series socket motherboards shouldn't have to worry about upgrading to the brand new 3000 series CPU. AMD is ensuring that you get equal performance across the board and promises performance parity with that of the B450, X470 and X570. If you arent looking to take advantage of the PCIe 4.0 interface and bandwidth then you have no reason to rush an upgrade of your motherboard just yet.

We saw the announcement at Computex 2019 with AMD finally releasing the 7nm Ryzen 3000 series family or processors. With this release AMD promises higher instructions per clock, better memory support, higher clock rates and way more cores at the high end. AMD thrives on being versatile and bringing value for money when they release products which is why they are adamant that their new chipsets wont lack in performance with the older 400-series motherboards!

AMD Radeon RX 5700

If you are looking to upgrade your system and you want to get the brand new Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 GPU then it will be in your best interest to upgrade your motherboard in order to take full advantage of the brand new GPU. Or alternatively if you are looking at using the PCIe 4.0 storage then it would be a good idea to get your hands on the x570 motherboard. Included in the recommendation would be anyone looking to get the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X should also consider getting their hands on the X570 motherboards.

If any of the early benchmarks are anything to go by then there is not much that people need to be worried about when it comes to the older generation motherboards and performance. They will perform equally as well as the newer generation.

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