AMD AM4-based X370 Motherboard Release Date, Specs, News & Update: AMD Promises More Details At December ‘New Horizon’ Event; What To Expect?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 06, 2016 05:25 AM EST

AMD is set to reveal more about its upcoming motherboard, the high-end chipset AM4-based X370. The tech giant is expected to give more details about the Zen-compatible motherboards at the New Horizon event next week.

AMD has confirmed that New Horizon event over the weekend, stating that it will be a venue where the company will give a preview of Zen-based processors that are set to be released in the first quarter of 2017. Happening on Dec. 13, 4 p.m. ET, the livestream event will also welcome motherboard manufacturers to showcase the AMD AM4-based X370.

According to WCCFTech, AMD will launch three different AM4 desktop platforms based on their quality of chipsets. The entry-level is the A320, the mid-tier is the B350 and the high-end chipset - the AM4 AMD X370. These chipsets feature M.2 connectivity, DDR4 memory, PCI-E gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 and NVMe & SATA Express. These features are said to be absent from AMD motherboards until the recent report.

The AMD AM4-based X370 motherboard is expected to cater to enthusiasts, considering the impressive specs suggested by a recent leak. According to the leak obtained by Digitimes, the AMD AM4 X370 motherboard supports CPU & RAM overclocking. Reportedly, it supports either two x16 or four x8 PCIe Gen3 lanes. The report also mentioned that the high-end AM4 X370 chipset will make its official debut at the CES 2017 sometime in January, while the two other tiers will be unveiled at a much later date. It was also stated that the motherboards will start shipping this month.

The New Horizon event is an event that focuses on fans of AMD. What's great for enthusiasts is that they can experience the upcoming products from the company. Those who will be in attendance will also get the chance to talk to the people behind AMD chips and even get some great gaming advice from experts. With a preview of the Zen CPU and the reveal of the AMD AM4 X370 motherboard, the Horizon Event is expected to be the company's biggest opportunity to increase the hype around the Zen family of processors.

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