- Mar 13, 2017
I got to thinking about this, and I wonder if refresh X399 boards will allow for 8-channel instead of 4-channel. And if AMD is preserving backward compatibility by allowing the extra two dies' memory controllers to be disabled on older X399 boards to meet a 4-channel configuration. Also, wouldn't be a problem for 16 core or less TR2s, as I understand those will still be 2-die, not 4-die like the 24 and 32 core variants.To be perfectly honest, I do
Or at least it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
AMD still operates on a shoe string budget and they're juicing the existing designs all of their worth, as they should. However, time to time they go too far with doing so, in my opinion.
That would make more sense. If the socket can handle it, and the package can handle it - it would just be a board refresh.