GIGABYTE AMD B350 Socket AM4 Motherboard Spotted

The Gigabyte AM4 motherboard spotted. This particular model is an entry-mainstream offering by the company to launch with AMD’s 7th generation A-series “Bristol Ridge” APUs, while being ready for upcoming “ZEN” based CPUs and APUs, this board is based on AMD B350 chipset. The board also appears to feature a rectangular CPU cooler retention module like older AMD sockets. Could the “square” bolt-type RM we spotted on OEM boards, as well as AMD’s own platform demonstrator board not make it to the DIY segment?

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This motherboard is built in the micro-ATX form-factor, with standard 24-pin ATX power connectors and 8-pin EPS power connectors. With a 7-phase CPU VRM power design. The board comes with four DDR4 DIMM slots, and PCI-Express Gen 3.0 slots. The B350 chipset wires to the SoC over PCI-Express Gen 3.0, and SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.1 ports.

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