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Old 12-07-19, 02:28 PM
tgrech tgrech is offline
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X570 is more expensive because of the chip itself, its the first time a Ryzen chipset has been designed by AMD and its the first time one has used 12nm GloFlo, the cost will be down to the more modern node and larger than typical die size for a chipset. The increased costs from the extra PCB layers or cooling will be essentially negligible here.

What Robert says is correct, here the boards themselves are not supporting a PCIe4 interface, they're using the small amount of lanes exposed directly from the chipset die within the CPU package itself(All Ryzen processors are full SoCs with some chipset functionality built in the package). They'd clearly rather manufacturers didn't do this as it creates boards which vary across slots and stuff but can't control them at the end of the day.
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