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AMD confirms AM4 X570 and B550 boards will support Ryzen 4000 series CPUs

by Victor Ng
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The upcoming AMD Ryzen 4000 series CPUs are touted to arrive later this year – to go with it are the existing X570 and B550 chipsets as confirmed by AMD.  

They both built to be used on the AM4 socket, and although the Ryzen 4000 series are also AM4 chips too, there were questions as to whether they would be compatible since the two chipsets were built to initially support Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. In fact, you’ll need at least a 500 series motherboard to be able to use a Ryzen 4000 CPU. 

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That being said, the processors will not work on 400-series chipsets – so your X470 and B450 motherboards will need to be swapped out if you want to use the Ryzen 4000 chip.  

According to AMD, this is due to the flash memory chips’ limitations that does not have enough space to support a newer set of codes. The current 400-series chipsets already have support for every Ryzen generation so far, so perhaps AMD has stretched compatibility to its maximum.  

Regardless, it’s still nice to see the AM4 chipset being used, and at least if you have a 500 series board, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of Ryzen 4000 which includes the better Zen 3 architecture.  

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