Amd b550 motherboard preorders sold out
Last weekend, we began to see some new AMD B550 motherboards appearing online. At least five different variants appeared on Amazon for booking, but the inventory levels did not last long.
We don't know if these motherboards went online due to errors, but since the "currently unavailable" listings were quickly removed from Amazon, we assume they are. It would be interesting to see if the people who booked successfully will complete their order, but it seems that we can see the launch of the B550 series soon anyway.
Amazon pre-ordered the five motherboard models as follows:
AMD has confirmed that the B550 and X570 motherboards will be compatible with the upcoming Zen 3 processor. They also announced that the previous generation of X470 and B450 motherboards will also be compatible with the new generation. All
motherboards are based on AMD's B550 chipset and are configured to provide PCIe 4.0 support to a wider range of customers. This should result in these motherboards being much cheaper than the X570 model, but previous leaks indicate that this may not be the case. For example, the retail price of
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master motherboard is US$279, while MSI’s main product is MSI B550 Gaming Carbon WiFI, which is priced at US$219. For models and manufacturers, it is interesting that everyone can start buying cheap X570 chipset motherboards for as low as $160.
Before we get these motherboards, it's hard to see what the price increase will bring, but we hope it's worth it. Good to know that some of the leaked reserve prices appear to be more reasonable than what we initially saw.
When we see it, we will pay close attention to more motherboard news. Be sure to keep checking here at WePC for the latest technology news every day.