ASRock’s cheap chipset-less Thin Mini-ITX motherboard with AM4

There are only a few modern motherboards of the Thin Mini-ITX format. The latest among them is the ASRock X300TM-ITX. It is in its essence very simple and does not even have its own chipset. The equipment of the board is thus more modest, but it will be one of the cheapest options for AMD APU. Support is across all classes, from Athlon Raven Ridge to the highest performance Renoir (Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G). Read more “ASRock’s cheap chipset-less Thin Mini-ITX motherboard with AM4” »

ASRock supports Zen 3 on X370/B350/A320 chipset motherboards

Ryzen 5000 only worked on X570, B550 and A520 chipsets initially, and 400-series chipsets are only now receiving support. Even these were not planned to get it at first, so support on even older 300-series chipsets seemed impossible for a long time. But here’s the good news: in the end, such an upgrade may work. It seems ASRock released BIOS updates for their X370, B350 and A320 motherboards that add support for the new Zen 3 processors. Read more “ASRock supports Zen 3 on X370/B350/A320 chipset motherboards” »

All motherboards with AMD A520 in one place. Prices included

You’ve already read the details about the A520 chipset in a separate article. The new cheap AMD motherboards lag behind B450 in some respects, in others they have the upper hand. Support for Zen 3 processors promises longer moral life, and this platform also offers pairing with APU Renoir. Modern connectivity with HDMI 2.1 is a standard here which is not a matter of course even with the B550. Can you find your favorite? Read more “All motherboards with AMD A520 in one place. Prices included” »

There is no Mini-ITX for Threadripper, but there is MicroATX already

There is something appealing about the possibility of taking the fastest hardware that exists in the PC world and putting it in the smallest case possible rather than using conventional tower case. We have seen this with X299E-ITX/ac mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors. We probably won’t witness a similar scenario for Ryzen Threadripper, because of the size of the socket, but there is a new MicroATX model at least. Read more “There is no Mini-ITX for Threadripper, but there is MicroATX already” »