X470 3000 series support and PCIe4

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by kilroy67, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. kilroy67

    kilroy67 Gawd

    Oct 16, 2006
    So I have two questions really and maybe someone has the answer.

    1. With the latest F40 bios update for my Gigabyte board, I have read the PCIe 4 will be enabled to some extent on the X470. I can confirm that I have the option for Gen4 in my bios, but would only be activated with a 3000 series CPU. So does anyone have anymore information on this or thought?

    2. Will the X470 support all the 3000 series including the 3900X? I have seen some X570 motherboards with dual 8-pin connectors for the CPU Im assuming, the X470 only has one.
  2. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

    Sep 13, 2008
    since the gaming 5 uses a fake 8+3 vrm (is actually 4+3) it might be fine running the 3900x stock depending on how accurate the 105w TDP is.. but overclocking it, definitely not.. there's no way it'll run the 16 core though.

    if you can handle Buildzoid's rambling this is definitely worth a watch
  3. Nobu

    Nobu 2[H]4U

    Jun 7, 2007
    Shit, they really dropped the ball with that board. iirc, the x370 gaming 5 was nearly identical to the 7 other than a few firmware differences and the bios switch.