Monday January 28, 2019

AMD To Collaborate with ASMedia For PCIe 4.0 Chipsets

Citing "industry sources," a recent report from Digitimes claims that ASMedia Technology is "expected to land contract design orders for all mainstream PCIe chips from AMD even after the US chipmaker rolls out X570 motherboard chipsets that support PCIe 4.0 in mid-2019." However, in the same sentence, the report says that ASMedia won't tape out their PCIe 4.0 solutions until the end of 2019. This seemingly corroborates an earlier report from GamersNexus claiming that X570 motherboards will launch with AMD designed, Epyc derived chipsets that support PCIe 4.0, but also suggests that AMD will continue to partner with ASMedia for lower-end "X500 series" chipsets.

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Despite specualtion that AMD will stop working with ASMedia in the development of next-generation 500 series motherboard PCH chipset after developing X570 motherboard chipsets on its own, ASMedia has maintained that its partnership with AMD in the next-generation 500 series chipsets will remain unchanged,as it has secured all the orders for mainstream motherboard PCH chipsets, the sources said. The company will roll out complete tape-outs for PCIe 4.0 solutions by the end of 2019, the sources added.