I checked a few AMD B550 motherboards that just appeared in the market and I am surprised that currently they only support 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and no Processors with Radeon Graphics. Does this mean that I have to wait until the ‘Zen 3’ Processors are announced?
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Last edited by kyrcy; 27th Jun 2020 at 13:46.
3000 APUs are based on older Zen+, CPUs are based on Zen2:
Die APUs der 3000-Klasse sind im Gegensatz zu den CPUs in 12nm gefertigt (Zen+; „Picasso“) und bringen dadurch nur evolutionäre Verbesserung. Die Markteinführung der 65W-Modelle erfolgte gleichzeitig mit den 7nm-CPUs ab dem 7. Juli 2019. Am 30. September wurden die Pro-Modelle der 3000-Klasse angekündigt. Der am 15. November 2019 angekündigte Athlon 3000G gehört hingegen sogar nur zu Zen („Raven Ridge“, manchmal in Zusammenhang mit dieser APU „Raven2“ genannt).
I am asking if I have to wait until the ‘Zen 3’ Processors are announced for a supported Processor with Radeon Graphics on a B550 motherboard. I don't understand what the above reply is supposed to mean.
You need Zen2 APU, which will be called 4000.
APUs are one generation behind cpus.
I would recommend 3300x which is sufficient for most users and the price is very good. And add a small dedicated GPU.
The 3300X has not yet appeared in the shop I usually buy from. I already have a dedicated GPU, but I think I prefer to buy a Processor with Radeon Graphics anyway. Is waiting for 4000 the only option?
Yes you will have to wait for 4000 APUs or buy a 3000 CPU, a 3600 (non X) is also a very good choice, a bit more expensive but more in stock at least here in Germany. If you want a higher end CPU just go above, but these little two are best bang for the buck.
Renoir desktop zen2 APU (ex: 4700G) did release on 21st July but only to OEM.
I would expect we will learn more about amd desktop APU at the AMD ZEN3 announcement event on October 8th.