AMD’s Upcoming B550 Chipset Is Spotted On HP’s Website Alongside With The Unannounced Radeon RX 5300 XT

AMD’s Upcoming B550 Chipset Is Spotted On HP’s Website Alongside With The Unannounced Radeon RX 5300 XT
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HP, the multi-national IT company, has revealed two of its upcoming products that seemingly comes with AMD’s forthcoming chipset, the B550. Listed alongside with them is AMD’s unannounced graphics cards for gaming, the Radeon RX 5300 XT.

The upcoming chipset is also known as the AMD Promontory B550A. In both of the company’s future products, the chipset will function as the middle range chipset for the Ryzen 3000 processors series. This new chipset provides pretty much the same average feature set as that of the X570.

The chipset is produced by ASMedia, a company that is responsible for the production of other AMD’s chipsets up until now. It is rumored to be lacking the support of PCIe 4.0, which should help in lowering the production costs. Nevertheless, this rumor has yet to be confirmed. It is possible that the chipset would use the said support on the first slot for PCIe x16 as well as the primary port, M.2. Users will have to wait and see.

Alternate, the German retailer, has stated the arrival dates of both products, namely the Desktop M01-F0017ng and Pavillion Desktop TP01-0006ng, which would be on October 8 and 12, respectively. The new chipset perhaps would also be having its debut this upcoming month (via the OEM systems at the very least).

The PC developers, however, are still not sure of the readiness of this new chipset motherboards. A couple of months ago, DigiTimes revealed that the chipset manufacturer, ASMedia, would release the new chipset orders during the fourth quarter of the year. If this information is accurate, then the release of products with the latest chipset integration by the motherboard vendors this coming October is not likely to happen.

As for the RX 5300 XT that is listed alongside the chipset, not many details are provided by HP. The only revelation that the company gave out is that the graphics cards would perhaps feature a GDDR5 memory with 4 GB.

Discussion about AMD using smaller Navi, Navi 14 or Navi 12, for the graphics cards has also arisen. Nevertheless, not many pieces of information are revealed about the RX 5300 series to date, so it is impossible to tell that the series will use the Navi micro-architecture.

Due to the integration of GDDR5 memory, the new series seems quite similar to another rebrand of Polaris. Nonetheless, this would be different from the initial RX 5000-series lineup. Users tend to believe that the new series will utilize low-end Navi. As of now, nothing is confirmed.