Currently in the computer, we can install graphics cards, sound cards, SATA controllers and other expansion cards, as needed. The truth is that the last concept that was shown has left us crazy. AMD I will work on The ability to stack slides and It won’t be for servers, it will be For Socket AM5 Ryzen.
A chipset is basically a small processor that adds various additional features. It mostly adds USB ports, SATA ports, some M.2 ports, and a few PCIe lanes. It is also usually responsible for overclocking the processor and RAM.
Chipset capacity depends on the manufacturer (AMD and Intel) and model. It will always be soldered to the motherboard, usually near the bottom right corner, if viewed from the front. Additionally, they are usually capped with a small heatsink that helps control the temperature.
Stackable chipsets, genius or madness?
GamerNexus has gone through an AMD lab and witnessed something hard to believe. Engineers are working on stackable chipsets for socket AM5 motherboards. This is the socket that commercial processors use AMD Ryzen 7000.
It is based on stackable cards and can emulate all AMD chipsets, incl B650E and X670E (Most modern”). They allow you to create just about any I/O configuration you can think of.
These motherboards can operate independently of the motherboard chipset. AM5 motherboard. They are primarily installed into PCIe connectors in order to function. They allow for any configuration, the ability to integrate SATA ports, any type of USB version, and they have room for M. 2 NVMe SSDs, high-speed Ethernet ports and whatever you want to add. In addition, they can be superimposed on each other infinity and beyond.
Engineers use them to test all possible capabilities of the AM5 platform and Ryzen 7000 processors. They have the ability to support any type of I/O mix they can create. It allows to simulate B650, B650E, X670 and X670E chipsetin addition to its variants.
Another interesting function is that it allows you to test other chipsets without changing the board. This provides great convenience during work and reduces costs.
But the craziest thing is that they can be stacked “infinitely”. Basically, we can stack so many of these plates that we can get to the moon. They haven’t mentioned their stack count yet, but there are no restrictions beyond the motherboard’s PCIe Gen 4 interface.
Will we see interchangeable chipsets?
AMD struggled a lot with the AM4 socket chipset. Although they said that all chipsets would support all processors, that was not true. The amount of memory was not enough to support all processor models.
There were also capacity limitations. The Ryzen 1000s chipset can’t support PCIe 4.0, because it wasn’t “in” when it was released. Plus other features and technologies for which they are not designed.
If the chipset is removable, using a connector (for example) similar to M. 2, you may not need to change motherboards for years. You can share your AM5 motherboard now and have it until the socket is changed, which is usually every 5-6 years.
Now, are interchangeable chipsets viable? Well, no, because motherboard manufacturers wouldn’t see that favorably.