The AMD Ryzen 3000 ecosystem may be about to get a little cheaper. ASMedia has reportedly won the contract to produce AMD Ryzen B550 and A520 chipsets, which are expected to head into production immediately for shipment this side of 2020.
Following a protracted development cycle, likely due to controller technology constraints, ASMedia has finally net the ability to produce high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 capable chipsets, China Times reports. It will hereafter be in charge of B550 and A520 chipsets, expanding its existing AMD Ryzen portfolio of X470, B450, X370, B350, A320, and A300 chipsets.
AMD uses in-house design teams for the enthusiast X570 chipsets, and will likely continue to do so. Motherboards fitted with the 500-series chipsets are the only available with mainstream PCIe 4.0 support, but have so far been an expensive venture. Even the Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus racking up a price tag of $165 (£181).