SuperMicro has been popular for manufacturing reliable hardware for data centres, servers, and other workstation builds. According to TweakTown, SuperMicro has promised that they’re working on gaming motherboards with PCI Express 4.0 and DDR5 RAM Support, and they’re expected to release next year in 2020.
PCI Express 4.0, or PCIe 4.0 in short, will feature much higher transfer rates at 16 GT/s compared to its predecessor, PCIe 3.0 which supports a maximum of 8 GT/s. AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series is confirmed to have support for this new standard, but it will depend on the motherboard specifications. DDR5 Memory is expected to be up to 60% faster compared to previous-gen DDR4 Memory. SK Hynix announced DDR5 RAM with 5200MHz Speeds built on a 10nm manufacturing process back in November last year, with intentions to start mass production in 2020. SuperMicro’s plans line up with this.
SuperMicro has released some gaming motherboards in the past, but they don’t really compete with gaming motherboards from brands like MSI, GIGABYTE, ASUS and others. I’m eagerly waiting for their new DDR5 Motherboards with PCIe 4.0 support, which will be competing with these major brands next year.
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