Once upon a time, motherboard chipset updates were major news — mostly because we were impatiently waiting for circuit engineers to fix whatever they’d broken in the previous hardware release. There’s a lot less of that these days, happily, but the flip side of that equation is that motherboards don’t tend to evolve as quickly, either. A new PDF released by Biostar — probably before the company was supposed to and since removed — suggests that AMD’s upcoming X570 chipset will buck this trend by introducing support for several significant features.

According to Biostar, its upcoming Racing X570 GT8 will feature support for PCIe 4.0, with two full-size slots electrically configured for x16 and x8 operation, and a third full-size slot with an x4 configuration hanging off the southbridge. The three M.2 slots are described as being connected to the CPU and the southbridge, respectfully, using PCIe Gen 4 in all cases. Bandwidth is stated to be 32Gb/s, which corresponds with a PCIe 4.0 x4 link.

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