With the launch of the AM4 platform in 2016, weat AMDmade a commitment to maintain and support socket AM4 through 2020.Duringthat time, we have continued to evolve the platform to offer new features, more performance,andgreaterfunctionality. With a single socket ranging fromentry level to enthusiast classmotherboards, consumers have the flexibility to start with the hardware that meets their needs today, and upgrade to their growingperformance demandstomorrow.
So,how doyouknow whetheryou’ll be able to upgradeyourexisting processorwith a new motherboard ora newprocessorwith existing motherboard? With thenewAMDX570chipsetand AMD Ryzen 3000 seriesprocessors,we’re launchingRyzen3000 Ready.If a newX570, X470 or B450motherboard is calling your name, just look for the"AMDRyzenDesktop3000 Ready"badge(shown above)on theboxtoensureprocessor drop-in compatibility.
For those looking to update their existingPCswithanew processor,motherboard manufacturers have BIOS updatesrolling out now.Check out yourmotherboard vendor’swebsite fora list of supported processorssothatyou caneasily identifywhichmotherboardwill supportyour Ryzenprocessorof choice.
AMD’s Socket AM4 has historic forwards and backwards compatibility.Where else can youupgrade yourprocessorand be able to use yourcurrent motherboard?Even better,manycurrentcustomers will see a BIOS update to support the Ryzen 3000 series processors.That’s the beauty of thestable, flexibleAM4 ecosystem.
Erin Maiorino, Ryzen Desktop Product Marketing Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.