AMD’s new chipset, the B450, is now listed around the web in motherboards made by ASRock, Gigabyte, and ASUS. The board’s prices range from around $100-$217 and they support last year’s Ryzen chips as well as the new Ryzen 2000 line. The B450 chipset offers a lower price point than the current x470 chipset which is marketed to gamers with its more advanced features like SLI support, the B450 doesn’t offer that but instead has support for crossfire. You will still get your 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes pulled from the Ryzen processor, Ryzen alone has 24 lanes with 4 being used to interface with the chipset itself.
ASUS is prepping seven different models carrying the B450 chipset while Gigabyte and ASRock are only providing one for purchase. The chipset hasn’t been officially announced yet but the minor details of the boards are still more or less out there. It is expected that the new chipset will support CPU overclocking with enhanced techniques (XFR2 Enhanced and Precision Boost Overdrive), 6 PCIe 2.0 lanes for additional cards, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, DDR4 memory slots, and an m.2 SSD NVMe connector.
If listings are already going up online, then the launch of the new chipset can’t be too far away. However, AMD still hasn’t said anything new about this chipset, manufacturers are rearing to ship them to customers.